When you first arrive on Unity Answers, you can choose what type of Questions you want to view. You can also sort them further by recent activity, popularity and amount of votes.
If you want to view Unanswered Questions in a specific space (such as the default one), navigate to the space first from the drop-down menu.
We have created a new section called the Help Room where any user regardless of reputation (amount of karma points) can post questions directly without having to wait for moderator approval. The Help Room will also contain posts where users are asking for more general help with problem solving.
If you want to post to the default Questions/Home section, a reputation of 15 KP or more is needed, otherwise your post will have to go through the moderation queue.
Sticky posts appear in a blue section above the list of questions, please make sure to read these as they contain guidelines or announcements.
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On a Question, you can see other related threads and see how many followers the post has.
When you start typing a Question, a list with suggested existing threads (+ amount of answers) will appear that may already hold the Answer you are looking for.
When writing the body of the question, provide enough context for other users to be able to help you out. Do make sure to format any code that you include by highlighting the code and hitting the “101/010” button.
Include as many descriptive topics/tags as you can, they will appear in a drop-down menu once you start typing.
Note that topics/tags are case-sensitive, so if you can't find the tag you want to use in the drop-down list, try using lower/upper case letters as an alternative. Here is the full list of tags.
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If you want to write an Answer, you will find the editor at the bottom of the post. Do make sure to format any code that you include in your reply by highlighting the code and hitting the “101/010” button.
If you want to follow up on an existing Question or Answer, make sure to use the Comment function rather than reply.
If you receive an Answer that helped you out, make sure to accept it by clicking on the “Accept” button. You earn karmapoints for accepting answers!
You can edit your entire post or just the topics.
In order to get to your user profile, click on the icon on the top right of the page then on your username.
You will find a list of all your activity here.
You can manage the content you follow from your user profile.
If you find an Answer to be helpful or discover a good Question, make sure to Upvote them. This helps other users find the content more easily and rewards the OP’s for their contributions.
You also have the option of Downvoting a Question or Answer if you find them unsuitable. Voting down can be done when you have a reputation of 100 karmapoints or more and it costs 2 karmapoints to downvote.
Reward other users with your own karma points for contributing with good Answers, asking good Questions and so on.
You become a Moderator once you reach 1000 karma points in reputation and thus you must follow the Moderator Guidelines. A space for Moderators has been created to keep track of mod or site-related questions rather than using [META] threads.
As moderators, you are able to move questions from the default Questions/Home section to either the Help Room or Moderators space. Typical posts to send to the Help Room are the “fix my script” type of posts that currently hide the authentic questions we need to find and answer. These types of posts don’t necessarily have to be posted by beginners, and vice versa.
Moderation tools will be accessible from the top right corner, similarly to how we have it on the forums. In the moderation queue, you can choose to either Publish a post to the default Unity Answers site, or Reject it. If you choose to reject the post, make sure to leave a comment on it by opening it up in a separate tab so the user knows the reason for rejection.
Reasons for rejecting a post are listed under the Moderator Guidelines.
You can also reach the Moderation Queue through the counter widget on the right side panel of the site.
You can choose to close a question for different reasons, some are provided in the drop-down menu shown below. If you choose “Other” - make sure to provide the reason. If you are closing a question due to it being a duplicate - provide a link to the post as a comment.
If you want to redirect a post to another, simply choose that option from the drop-down menu and search for the post which it should redirect to. This way, if you for example find a duplicate post, just redirect that one to a more suitable post.
1000 - View moderation queue and approve contributions, move questions between spaces, convert answers to comments and vice versa, use the "Ask an Expert" function
2000 - Edit other people's posts
5000 - Close any questions, accept answers
10000 - Delete any post, suspend users
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