You may wondering, what this guide is about. Well, this guide is only for the newcomers who face a lot of problems in DYOM. Sometimes, they earn senior designers disrespect and get banned too young. So, I've to decided to help you. Yes, this guide may look similar to Chimpso's Becoming a successfull designer. But, this is completely different.I'm writing this guide from my own personal experience.
1. General problems, newbies face
Lack of better english
Even I suffered from this, when I began my DYOM carrer. This is the most common proble, some newbies face. Sometimes, old DYOM designers get easily annoyed by the use of poor english by the newbies. Alifjenius, the epic mission designer hate me at first due to this reason. He advised me to learn better english. I obeyed him, and today, he likes me. So, newbies should learn better englsih before they create a mission pack , topic, whatever.
NOTE: Some newbies think , they are good in english and advise the other DYOM Designers, to fix thier english. This makes them to gain disrespect from others.
Quoting long posts, Double posts , etc
This is one of the important thing, a newbie should keep in their mind. Some newbies unknowingly quote long posts and gain nothing but disrespect. So, they should never quote other's post, Double post is not so annoying but some old users get annoyed. So, better stay on safer side. Dont double post.
Some newbies gain disrespect by giving feedbacks. It doesn't mean that, you should never give feedbacks. But, it depends upon the type of feedbacks you give. Try to give Honest, true , constructive feedbacks. Honesty , true feedbacks doesn't mean that, you should give feedbacks such as boring, pain on my ass , etc. But, give feebacks which doesn't hurt anyone. If you feel that someone copied idea from a movie or any TV show , don't go and post on their topic, " you've copied, copycat." . This makes the others feel that the designer is a copycat and he will also gain disrespect and you'll also gain disrespect .
" I'm a wise asshole"
Some newbies think themselves as well experienced and act wisely. A newbie should never do that . Remeber, you're always a new comer and there are still thing you should learn. Many experinced users such as leoncj, Nitesh, Alifjenius, Notna. Satourn Fan ,etc avoided the above thing
and now look where they are. They are at the top and they have a countless number of fans.
Adding other people to disrespect list with no reasons
Some Newbies add people such as TonyCj, ILovegta and the other spammed ones without even knowing who they are. Remember, this makes them to develop a grudge on you and they can come back by creating a new account and they will seek revenge on you. So stay in the safer side.
A Funny thing some Newbies do
This act is really fun. Some Newbies [Dumping grounds] upload a mission to the site. Everyday, they'll come and check their mission pack and its download metre. Seeing that the download metre is too low, they themselves begin to download their missions to attract people to download it. Really funny, I know a few guys who do this but I don't like to mention them.
Some newbies unknowingly go offtopic . Offtopicing means discussing about something which is not related to that particular mission pack or mod . If a moderator sees it, they'll issue a warning to that particular newcomer . But some newbies don't know the meaning of offtopic and they'll continue to offtopic and get banned.
Your name should be short and good , if you wanna become famous. So, before creating an account , keep in mind that your name should contain no numbers because some old designers may feel it difficult to use your name . Don't create names like this Billy896300,Handsome84646,etc . Sometimes, you may even forget your name. Let your name be short as possible. For instance, take the names of some great designer such as leoncj,notna, alifjenius, mati,etc. Just look at this names . They are short , contains no numbers and decent. So, your name has the capability to create a huge impact.
Requesting help topics
If you're new to DYOM, then you will have some doubts. Don't go and post it on the support forums. Cause, some people may feel it annoying . Instead, there are many topics , where you can post your problems.
Here's a few words from Chimpso to the new comers
|There's only one thing you need to be a good "Newbie". Maturity. I was 13 when i joined this forum and one of the first topics I made was The SAPD Chronicles, which in no way looked "Noobish" at that point (IMO ). Take other great designers such as Mattata for example. If you make a good impression, people will like you.|
This guide is under construction. If you have any feedbacks, feel free to post it.
Edited by shiva s, 04 January 2012 - 11:09 AM.