OtLand Introducing Best Answers

Don Daniello

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Dear Otlanders!

Today we have added a cool functionality available inside the Support board only. Once your problem was resolved, you can now mark the solution as a "Best Answer" - in a manner similar to how Q&A sites work.

This makes it easier for other people browsing the forum to clearly notice problems with existing solutions and it also helps our Support Team browse through the threads to see the ones without an answer (it is possible to filter threads by answer status at the bottom of the thread index when you expand "filters"). It also gives proper credit to our awesome community members who help others!

  • You can mark a post as a best answer in your own threads only (option exists between Like and Reply links under every post)
  • You can't mark your own posts as best answers
  • You can see the list of members sorted by having most "answers" here
  • Every profile page now has a tab with "Best Answers"
  • Under "Thread Display Options" (bottom of the thread list) you can filter threads by criteria such as Answered/Unanswered
  • We are working on bringing Trophies and other rewards to those who help the most!

Spriting Showoff
On unrelated news: we also created a Spriting Showoff thread which is a successor of the old "Art Showoff > Small Art" board targeted towards spriting efforts. Most of the spriting-related threads were moved already but if there is any thread we missed, please report it and we will move it to the appropriate section.

Please remember that selling sprites is not allowed. Making yourself available for spriting Jobs is allowed in the Jobs section. We are considering adding Spriting forum under Downloads if you feel like sharing your work. For now we welcome you to add download links in your showoff threads.
 

Stigma

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Great news but rly, market should come back. Whats wrong with selling your products (scripts, graphics)?
it is fine, as long as you're providing a service (like some freelancers) or asking for a job
otherwise, making something and wanting to sell it to anyone who wants it is douchey, since this is an open community.
it isn't "open" if you have people creating scripts for the intention of making profit off of a non-profit community.
 

Sir Knighter

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it is fine, as long as you're providing a service (like some freelancers) or asking for a job
otherwise, making something and wanting to sell it to anyone who wants it is douchey, since this is an open community.
it isn't "open" if you have people creating scripts for the intention of making profit off of a non-profit community.
Agreed, additionally we ran into issues of people reselling the same thing after buying it from other people, with virtually no way of proving it. Alot of people buying "100% real map servers" for 100euros then selling the same thing for 20euros each and screwing over the actual maker.
 

cbrm

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But Im talking about scripts and graphics, not data packs. They are made by various people so its not good idea to sell it. Every game developer buys and uses premade things like textures, systems and nobody has a problem with it. Its easier and cheaper to buy than hire a worker and wait for results.
That won't come back. Just give up.
 

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why were some answers marked as "best" in some of my old threads? I didn't mark anything back then. :eek:
 

Don Daniello

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why were some answers marked as "best" in some of my old threads? I didn't mark anything back then. :eek:
Moderators and Support Team can mark answers as "best" when the thread owner does not do that. We do it so it's easier to find the solution in the thread.
 

xKrazyx

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Dear Otlanders!

Today we have added a cool functionality available inside the Support board only. Once your problem was resolved, you can now mark the solution as a "Best Answer" - in a manner similar to how Q&A sites work.

This makes it easier for other people browsing the forum to clearly notice problems with existing solutions and it also helps our Support Team browse through the threads to see the ones without an answer (it is possible to filter threads by answer status at the bottom of the thread index when you expand "filters"). It also gives proper credit to our awesome community members who help others!

  • You can mark a post as a best answer in your own threads only (option exists between Like and Reply links under every post)
  • You can't mark your own posts as best answers
  • You can see the list of members sorted by having most "answers" here
  • Every profile page now has a tab with "Best Answers"
  • Under "Thread Display Options" (bottom of the thread list) you can filter threads by criteria such as Answered/Unanswered
  • We are working on bringing Trophies and other rewards to those who help the most!

Spriting Showoff
On unrelated news: we also created a Spriting Showoff thread which is a successor of the old "Art Showoff > Small Art" board targeted towards spriting efforts. Most of the spriting-related threads were moved already but if there is any thread we missed, please report it and we will move it to the appropriate section.

Please remember that selling sprites is not allowed. Making yourself available for spriting Jobs is allowed in the Jobs section. We are considering adding Spriting forum under Downloads if you feel like sharing your work. For now we welcome you to add download links in your showoff threads.
bring rep system back xD Someone could always come along and create a better answer >.>

Nice to see some activity.
 
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