Frequently Asked Questions

What should my questions be about?

Your questions should be about MND Q&A, of course! Make sure your question is:

  • to the point, so that others users can answer you the more precisely they can

  • clear and concise, to avoid confusion

  • relevant

What kind of questions should I avoid?

  • Try to avoid provocative questions asked in a subjective way

  • Post questions, not arguments

For example: Obama is trying to drill oil all over our coasts which will be an ecological disaster, what can we do about it?

Instead: Is drilling oil on our coast really necessary, what are the dangers for the ecology? What can be done about it?

Be a model netizen:

Be honest, helpful, keep a sense of humor and humility (it’s ok to be wrong) and if you find somebody to be wrong, explain why in a comment, vote the post down and try to edit the post to improve it.

How does reputation work?

This is a peer review system. Reputation is a rough measurment of the trust you’ve built within the community. Convince your peers that your contributions are of value and you will build reputation.

Basic use of this Q&A does not require any certain level of reputation. But, the more reputation you earn, the mortgage privileges you’ll earn. Build your reputation score and you’ll be rewarded.

More precisely, this is how it works:

If your question is appreciated by other users, they will vote it up and you will gain 10 reputation points. If they don’t like your post, they will vote it down and you will lose 2 points. As you gain points, you will be able to do more. Here is a non-exhaustive list of action and points you need execute them:

You’ll need:

  • 5 points to: Leave comments

  • 15 points to: Vote up

  • 15 points to: Flag posts as spam, offensive or offtopic

  • 100 points to: Vote down (costs 1 rep)

  • 250 points to: Vote to close or reopen your questions

  • 500 points to: Retag questions

  • 2000 points to: Edit other people’s posts

  • 3000 points to: Vote to close or reopen any questions

  • 10000 points to: Delete closed questions, access to moderation pages.

Users that reach 10000 points or more have almost the same rights as the site admins. This is because this Q&A is a participative platform and follows the Wikipedia example where users run the site. This Q&A belongs to you.

Can I add a signature or contact information to my answer?

Please don’t add contact, personal or business information to your posts. Posts with any of these are considered SPAM and will be removed.

Each post you make is “tagged” or “signed” with your user card, which links to your user page. This page contains your personal information and links to your MND profile as well.

Your user page is yours to edit as you see fit. You can add any necessary personal or contact information here.

Can I promote products or services in my answers?

No! No promotional verbiage of any kind is allowed in your answers. Answers containing promotional language will be flagged by our community and removed immediately. We have a low tolerance policy for this type of behavior and consistent violators will be banned.

Keep in mind that each answer is tagged with your user card, which links to your profile. Your profile is where your personal information should be listed.

What should I do if I spot abuse?

Each question or answer has a an option to ‘Flag’ them. If you spot abuse click this link and enter a reason for flagging the question, comment or answer. This will notify our moderators and the offending post will be removed.

Why are some questions or answers removed?

Questions or answers that are either incomplete, off-topic, low quality or repeats may be removed at the discretion of the moderators.