Hi! Here’s a little essay that I wrote for new forumers:
It's a delight to have new forumers come! To get started, browse through some of the topics that have already been created to see what the forum is all about.
Things to remember about topics
Since you've made this topic, you know how to create a topic -- that's good news! Creating topics gives you the power to ask questions about coding! You can also make clubs and collaborations, and get feedback or help with your projects. There *are* guidelines for making topics, though -- here are the main ones, to set you in the right direction.
- Always make topics relating to
- If you like to get input on your projects, consider making a topic specifically for that, versus making a new topic each time that you want to get suggestions
- SBYP, or search before you post. Sometimes when you have a question, it has already been answered! Try searching through topics by clicking the icon up at the top of the page.
How to be a helpful Hopscotcher
When you are on other people's topics -- whether you are helping them out or simply chatting with others (or even learning from others), remember to always be cordial and kind. Even if someone disagrees with you, be respectful of their opinion, and discuss civilly, not irrationally or heatedly.
Also, remember to keep your discussion on-topic -- if you're in a coding collaboration, remember to only discuss that coding collaboration, not anything else. Same goes for any other topic.
Places to go when you don't have any ideas for what to code
Sometimes, no matter how great a coder you are, you just don't have any ideas of *what* to make! In that case, check out these links.
Rawrbear’s list is an impressively long source of inspiration!
My list is one that anyone can add to – it’s constantly changing.
This is Yusamac205’s topic of creativity – it has a lot of fun things other than coding ideas!
- OMTL: Official Mass Tag List
- THT: The Hopscotch Team
- WIP: Work In Progress
- AI: Artificial Intelligence
- RN: Right Now
- IRL: In Real Life
This is currently a work in progress – you can help out by adding more sections or suggesting sections. I will credit you! Thank you!