Read this on Kotaku recently (pulled from Lifehacker), and seeing as how we tend to end up with nearly as many comments per post over here, thought this might be a nice thing to share: Tips for useful commenting.
We value your comments, tips, and suggestions – and following these basic guidelines will help make sure everyone else does too. Remember, nobody respects people who say “First!”
• Stay on topic.
• Contribute new information to the discussion.
• Don’t comment for the sake of commenting.
• Know when to comment and when to e-mail.
• Remember that nobody likes a know-it-all.
• Make the tone of your message clear.
• Own your comment.
• Be succinct.
• Cite your sources with links or inline quoting.
• Be courteous.
• Don’t post when you’re angry, upset, drunk or emotional.
• Do not feed or tease the trolls.
Also, I think I’d add to that “Don’t comment 12 times in the same post.” The vast majority of you follow these guidelines on a daily basis, but these tips will help keep the BanSword in its sheath.
Anyways, if you’re just tuning in, here’s what you missed on PlayStation.Blog and SOCOM.com this week. Comment away!
- PS3 Greatest Hits Launch Today: 10 PS3 games now $29.99.
- Comic-Com Interview: SOCOM’s Rob Roy: Meet the man scowling at you from the cover box.
- PixelJunk in the Trunk: Contest Winners (Part 2): Just in time for the release of PixelJunk Eden. We’ll expect some new stories from that game!
- Warhawk Tips for Beginners/Salute to Experts: Now that Warhawk is down to $29.99, we get the newcomers up to speed.
- Firmware (v2.42) Now Available: The latest system software update for PS3.
- Flex Your Skills at The ESPN X Games: You can also get your hands on our latest games at Lollapalooza this weekend.
- A Grand Update for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue: GTTV is now live!
- PixelJunk Eden: Oh Glorious Gardens…and Did We Mention Trophies?: I’ve already got 4 Trophies, including “10 Minute Grimp.” How many do you have?
- The Last Guy Is Here To Rescue You: We announce another off-beat PSN game.
- PlayStation Store Update: featuring PJ Eden and a number of demos.
- Life with PlayStation update: Coming in August to a PS3 near you.
- Set Course for Booty this August: Coming in August to a PS3 near you.
- Bionic Commando: Rearmed behind the scenesComing in… oh, you get it by now.
- PLAYSTATION Store Video Content Update: The first of our weekly updates, with the Top 20 list.
Courtesy of David “Point Man” Brothers
- Gun of the Week: Fact-finding – This isn’t a “Gun of the Week” so much as a “What Guns Do You Want To See?”
- Poll of the Week: Custom Controls? – What’s your preference? Do you like defaults or do you change it up?
- Play Profiles – Here comes some info on how the profiles are going to work, complete with example.
- Dev Q&A 12 – David Seymour gives us the straight dope on sniping, chat, and weight lossencumbrance.
- Sneak Peek – Awards – I break down the rewards, which let you show off just how awesome you really are.