Programming Q&A Guidelines
Things to try before posting:
- Consult the manual
You can access the manual by pressing F1 in GM or by visiting http://docs.yoyogames.com.
- Search the forum
Use the search box in the upper-right corner of the GMC - you might find an answer without having to post a topic.
When posting a topic, please follow these guidelines:
- Use a meaningful title
Use a topic title that summarizes the problem rather than titles like "I need help" or "Error".
- Describe your problem clearly
Describe what you want your code to do, as well as what it actually does. If error messages are thrown, post the error messages.
- Make your code easy to read
Indent your code and use code tags to properly highlight and format it.
- Show some initiative
Post any code you have written to attempt to solve the problem on your own. Let people see that you at least tried to do so. Doing so will also make it easier for them to spot potential logical flaws in your code.
- Be concise
When posting code, post only what is relevant to the issue.
- A note for DnD / Drag and Drop users
If you are using Drag and Drop icons, you can still "post code". Open up any object and click the "Show Information" button in its properties. You can then post the relevant parts in your topic.
- We strongly advise against posting your entire project files
...but whenever you see no other way, make sure to point people towards the problem the best you can within the file, i.e, object or script name where you think the issue is occurring and any and all relevant information.
Things to do after your problem has been solved:
- Mark your topic as solved
Click the "Mark Solved" button in the lower-right corner of the best answer. This also flags the topic as solved.
- If someone helped you, thank them!
Thanks for taking the time to read this guide!
Edited by TsukaYuriko, 19 December 2015 - 06:42 AM.