Hi!!! Here I am going to be talking about the whole “SBYP” thing. Just incase you didn’t know, SBYP means Search before you post :)
Sooo, I think a lot of people tend to misuse “Seach before you post” and what I mean by this is, there are some topics that are just fine and don’t need to be closed just because there is a similar topic. Yet somebody still went and posted: “Search before you post. There is already a topic like this.” :o
What if someone made a Hopscotch coding club and they made a topic for it. Then, about a week later, somebody else unknowingly made a really similar topic for their Hopscotch coding club. Should you say to search before you post? Nope! It’s not like these topics are exactly the same, and they are both about coding on Hopscotch. So don’t use “SBYP” here ;D
How about if someone made a topic telling a bunch of cool forum tricks, and then someone else unknowingly made a topic that was really, really similar two years later? Think it’s a good idea to tell them SBYP here? No! The topics may be really similar, but if one of them was made two years ago the forum tricks on that one may not even work with any new updates. Plus, even if you revive the old topic a lot of users tend to go on new topics more anyway so it would probably die again. Sometimes new and updated topics are good! (^-^)/
Sometimes you really should say to search before you post though. What if somebody unknowingly made a topic about drawing that was incredibly similar to the current and active drawing topic? You would probably say to search before you post then. Only if I were you, I wouldn’t say “Search before you post, there’s already a topic for drawing” because that can hurt feelings if the person making the topic didn’t know. Instead, I would say something like: "I think there’s already a topic just like this, although a topic for sharing your art is a cool idea!"
Here’s a link to another cool topic telling about other things you can say instead of search before you post: http://forum.gethopscotch.com/t/searching-before-you-post-other-ways-to-say-it/5586?u=lollypopcorn
And that’s all I wanted to say, thanks for reading this topic! And remember: This was meant to be a message for anyone and everyone, and I was not aiming this at anyone specific. Sorry if it looked that way or if I hurt anyone’s feelings, it was not intentional :)
Also one more thing- I did search before I made this XD but the topics I found were really old plus they weren’t saying the same thing I was trying to say here, so, yeah. ;D