Making a good suggestion

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  1. Coconut

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    I see a lot of suggestions that have good ideas behind them, but are written so poorly that I just overlook them, and I'm guessing other people overlook them too. I am doing this to help people that have those great ideas, but are having trouble writing them down.

    Creating your suggestion

    Step 1 : Find your suggestion and expand upon it
    This one is kind of self-explanatory. Find your suggestion, and figure out what you want exactly. If you have a vague suggestion, people will see that there hasn't been a lot of thought behind it, which makes the suggestion less credible.

    Step 2 : Find the details
    Giving details is essential to your suggestion. If you keep it open, it might not turn out as you expected it to be when you suggested the idea. Maybe you had thought of a better way to implement your suggestion, but you missed out on it since you didn't give your suggestion.

    If you're unsure of the details, ask what others think on the post, and always be open to improvements on your suggestion from other people.

    Step 3 : Find arguments against your suggestion, and think of ways to work around or counter them
    This is what separates a good suggestion from a great suggestion. If you can find arguments against your suggestion, you can work around them making the suggestion even better.

    You can also try to find counter arguments in advance so it saves you from a big debate later on.

    Step 4 : Final Touches
    What I personally like to do is to format my suggestions. I use pale red for the template, and use white for the text, bit that's personal preference. I also like to add a poll to see who wants to see the suggestion added or not. If you are going to add a poll, make sure it's anonymous so people don't feel pressured to vote, and most of all make sure you can see the results without voting, and finally make sure people can change their votes.

    Responding to comments on your suggestion
    Usually the comments are either positive or constructive, and if they are that's good. Try to understand where people are coming from when they give constructive criticism. If you agree with them, change your suggestion up, and implement the necessary changes. If you don't agree, respond with a constructive reply.

    Now if someone says "-1" and doesn't give a reason, don't get mad. Try to ask why he thinks your suggestion wouldn't turn out good.

    If people are making unconstructive replies, and being obnoxious, get a staff member to intervene, no one's going to blame you for it.

    Examples of great suggestions
    These are some examples of good suggestions. Some are by me, and some by others, but they are all excellent (especially mine :p)
    https://desteria.com/community/thre...ons-faction-value-player-balance.96500/unread
    https://desteria.com/community/threads/suggestion-better-key-tiers-in-voting.96384/unread
    https://desteria.com/community/threads/suggestion-quests.96347/
    https://desteria.com/community/threads/suggestion-endermen-dropping-obsidian.96221/
    https://desteria.com/community/threads/suggestion-lower-prices-at-warp-market.96364/

    I hope you get a good idea now of how to make your suggestion, and good luck! ;)
     
  2. Tabby

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    Sad none of mine were part of the examples :(
     
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  3. Coconut

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    Sowwwwy, I put the ones I remembered, that doesn't mean they're the only good ones.
     
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