There is no rule about reviving old topics. This forum is still new, so old here isn’t really very old yet [quote=“chibi_matoran, post:1, topic:13075”]
Should I report swearing, or is it allowed?
You should report/flag swearing.
The guidelines are a work in progress. As things come up they will be added.
I have posted code snippets to help people; but I refrain myself from giving themselves the answers.
If these posts of mine have broken the rules, please censor/remove them. I also have made other posts which didn't have code, but gave instructions about how to fix it and included names of functions. Are those allowed?
@chibi_matoran Well, posting code snippets to help people is fine normally, it's when people are posting answers for every lesson uninvited and stuff like that, that there's a problem. I don't see anything wrong with your answers :)
That's a good question, and kind of hard to answer :)
If the person is trying to explain the code, or has a reputation for being helpful in the forums, I don't report it unless there's something else wrong with the post. If someone comes into the forums brand new, sees a question asking for an explanation or something, and says "here's my code that worked for me", that's the type of post that I report. In general, look at the attitude of the post. If it's rude or sloppy or off topic, then it's likely to be the type to flag.
Posts asking for answers, I only sometimes flag. I actually haven't thought about what to do with those much. I guess they should probably be flagged :)
There is no rule about necroposting. There is currently a warning message when posting to anything older than 30 days. That is mostly to give the poster a nudge to rethink whether adding to the old thread is what they really meant to do.
There may be a bit of confusion but that is because there are different scenarios.
Necroposting an answer that doesn't add value is the only instance that is close to being frowned upon.
Case 1: You find a thread where someone has asked a question, and has already received a good/correct answer.
Posting an answer there will get you a frown.
Posting because you wanted to discuss the question or answer would be fine.
Posting because you have the same question but the answer doesn't work for you would usually be better handled by starting a new thread.
Case 2: You find a thread were the OP did not get an answer that solves their problem yet.
Posting an answer to that would be fine, just as long as you realize that the OP may have finished the course and will never see your response. It might be worth checking their profile to see if they have been on the site lately. If you like helping out in the forums, and you find an old, unanswered question, a quick "Do you still need help with this?" would save you the time of a full blown answer.
Case 3: The topic isn't exercise related and you just want to talk about that topic.