[/B]Please don’t use obscure thread titles, like “my idea” or “suggestion”. We know what it is if it’s posted in here, but we’d like to have some idea of what the suggestion is before we open the thread.
One Suggestion Per Thread
Please only post one suggestion per thread. In order to get an idea of how popular a single suggestion is it needs to be in its own thread, rather than mixed up with other suggestions. We prefer lots of threads over mixed up suggestions.
Rate The Thread
Rate each suggestion thread according to what you think of the suggestion. If you have unanswered questions about the suggestion hold off rating it until you have a response and can make a fully informed decision.
If you do post to a suggestion thread, try to add something to the discussion. If you must criticise, be constructive. If you can’t do that, then don’t respond at all.
Expect to be Questioned
If you post a suggestion you can expect questions, criticism, and discussion. Do not take this personally or react defensively. Simply address the concerns or questions raised in a rational and calm manner. If you can’t keep your temper or take this kind of discussion on board in a calm and rational manner please don’t post suggestions. Discussion is inevitable and aimed at bettering the content that comes up for consideration. It is NOT ABOUT YOU.
Bumping is out of line. Bumps will be deleted, and punitive measures may be taken if they occur after a warning. If your suggestion provokes discussion that’s great. If it doesn’t then that’s tough. It clearly didn’t inspire the community much.
Ignore Intellectual Property Issues
The fact that a suggestion is inspired by another game isn’t really relevant. It certainly isn’t a valid criticism. If someone comes in with an idea that exists in another game that’s fine. You shouldn’t point this out to them. You will make them feel needlessly that they have made a mistake.
Lastly, people can suggest things that have been suggested before. Don’t tell them that what they are suggesting has been suggested previously. It’s irrelevant, and you may needlessly make them feel they have done something wrong.