Hi Gustavo, that's nice of you, thanks for trying to improve the forum. It'd be helpful to have some kind of basic instructions, the question is, would new users easily "see" it and actually read it?
as for some users soliciting free work, I don't think an announcement would stop them, some people are just like that, they try to take advantage of the generosity of others and many times they get lucky.
[...] the question is, would [...] users [...] actually read it?
I suspect low probability, at least based upon what I have encountered across many various forum sites concerning "read first" sticky announcements. Sadly human nature seems to have failed in this regard online. Does this forum even offer the ability to pin a post at the top of the question stack so it always appears there and also be somehow distinguished, via background color, etc? Given that most users fail to find the search button the odds are stacked against us it would appear.
Thank you very much.
Yes, I agree...most users wont open the announcement to read. I'll try to discover if this forum allows posting useful links in a highlighted area, so it's better.
Just to try to work with announcements, I've just made a first announcement. Look at the top of the discussion's list page.
What do you think? Do you think I should take off any information? Or add anything else? Did you find it useful?
Please note: my intention is not to dictate rulers for this forum. It's far from my intention. What I'm looking is for making an area or post where new users can find links for scripting documentation and also warn some users this is a place for help and sharing information, not a place where people develop script for free.
I tried to follow your suggestion and, instead of an announcement, I created a widget to publish a text. What do you think?
Carlos, did you see it? Do you think it's good and useful?
Thank you for the help!
Hi Gustavo, I don't see it, I just noticed the announcment is gone.
When I open the Illustrator scripting main page (http://forums.adobe.com/community/illustrator/illustrator_scripting), logged or not, the new yellow widget appears above the list of discussions. See my print of screen.
Other unecessary widgets was taken off from the avaliable area of the page.
Don't you see it in your side?
oh, ok I see it now, I was going straight to the discussions page.
that looks good, thanks
Ah, great, Carlos!
If you and anybody here have any suggestion to improve still more this forum (add more infos to the message, new widgets in the page etc...) to make it better for users, please let me know!!