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    Forum Guidelines - Please read before posting

    Here are some guidelines for use of this forum. Please read before posting. Thank you.

    00. Use AS tags when posting code samples
    The opening tag is: [HIGHLIGHT=Actionscript]
    The closing tag is [/HIGHLIGHT]
    these tags will preserve white space in the code and also do some syntax highlighting, which makes it much easier for others to read.

    Actionscript Code:
    button.onPress = function() {
        if (myVar == true) {
        } else {

    Look for this AS above your post when composing.

    01. Search before asking your question
    Even if your problem seems a new problem for you, it may have been answered already. Making a search will often provide more useful examples.

    02. Try and do your part
    This forum is not an o p e n s o u r c e provider. Instead of asking:
    "I want this and that, can you make it for me?" which sounds a bit rude, and may not make the others want to help you, do your part: show at least that you tried, providing a code or .fla example.

    03. Show respect to others who try and help you
    A little "thank you" will take only 5 seconds of your time. The person who helped you took sometimes more than an hour to try and solve your problem for free.

    04. Avoid Duplicate Posts
    Please do not post multiple threads on the same topic. Please do not start a new thread to reply to an old thread. If you do either of these things accidentally, you can delete the second post by using the 'edit' feature.
    Don't post the same thread in more than one forum. This is called cross-posting and is not allowed.

    05. Don't Post for/about Jobs
    Do not post messages which offer payment for services, or offer jobs, or request paid work. The moderators will delete such messages, when they see them.
    There is the Flash Freelance forum for this.

    06. Use Your Best Communication Skills
    If you have a question, try to be clear, detailed and specific. If a particular bit of ActionScript code might be a problem, post the code by cutting and pasting it from your project. Don't try to quote it from memory. Post a small .fla example if possible.

    07. Be Relevant
    Make sure your question is ActionScript-related. For example, if your post is about HTML, PHP, A S P or some other piece of the puzzle, you might find the Scripting & Backend forum more appropriate.
    Post your thread in the forum that best suits your question. Here's the list of FlashKit's forums.

    08. Use informative subject lines
    "help me add gravity to my game" is a much better subject line than "please help me!!!!!!" - Not only are you more likely to receive help from a game-physics expert, you will also make things easier for folks who are using the search feature.
    But, using words like help and/or please in the subject should be avoided. Everyone here is looking for help! "add gravity to game" is enough as the subject.

    09. Keep it simple
    Please, do not ask questions that would require a book as an answer.
    Programming is about putting the pieces together.
    Ask about a specific piece once at a time or make it clear that you just want advices on the logic, not the entire application build for you.
    Complex questions scare answers away.

    10. Flash Version
    Even if you're using the latest Flash version, in order to get the most appropriate answer and not cause confusion, specify which version you're using.
    As of June 2006, you can now choose the version in the thread you're starting, at the top, where it says: "Please select your Flash Version".
    Flash CS5 is the current version, but for now, Flash CS3 and 4, or even Flash 8 are still widely used.
    You may also specify the ActionScript (1.0 or 2.0) and Flash Player (FP5, FP6, FP7 or FP8) version if needed.

    11. Keep Questions in the Forums
    Please, do not pm or email other users with questions. That's what the forums are for.
    Be patient. Other people have the right to decide when they want to help.

    12. Mark Thread Resolved
    Be clear about your problem being solved or not.
    If your answers have been answered, mark thread resolved:
    In your thread, "Thread Tools" -> "Mark Thread Resolved"
    Saying "I'll look at it later when I get home from school or work" doesn't add interest to the post.
    In the same way, replying to your own question with "solved!" or deleting your thread shouldn't be done. Share your solution with others.

    13. Read FlashKit's F.A.Q
    In addition to all these guidelines, you should read FlashKit's F.A.Q..

    Last edited by gparis; 04-10-2008 at 01:38 AM.

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