This is somekind of a "standard" reply to new people who for some reason miss all of the helpful topics and the search warnings. I think that if this is just copy&pasted as a reply, we could eliminate some of the hostility around here towards new people. If you see a topic by a new member that you know has a answer already in some thread, just simply post this message to them and forget about it. None can acclaim after this that they haven't received any help or have experienced somekind of flaming.
This still might need a bit of work, so if you have any spelling corrections or suggestions, post them. I'll update it as long as i can. To get the "source text" so you don't have to quote this message and edit away this pre-speech, download this text file
--- Standard AVS Reply ---
You have discovered AVS, that is wonderful
, AVS can offer hours of fun and amazement, it is a fun tool to play with and it is a great thing to watch at while you play your favourite music.
However you have asked a AVS related question that has been asked & answered several times before. Here in the AVS forums we respect and value such skills as:
Simply put: Search before you post, you might have already seen the bold red letters
above the posting window, or you might have missed them for some reason, maybe red isn't a striking or alarming color to you. By searching for the answer you're looking for, you will get the answer you want immediately
, instead of posting a question that has been posted before and waiting
for a reply which usually takes several hours, sometimes even days
to get and it might not even be a reply you will appreciate.
Reading the FAQ
If you didn't know, FAQ stands for: F
uestions, it simply is a list of questions and answers to questions that over the long period of time have been asked multiple times. Since answering these questions each time they are asked can get boring and time wasting, we prefer usually not to answer them directly, but rather point you to the FAQ, where a pre-written and descriptive answer can be read. The FAQ explains the situation and solution much better than a quick reply by someone else.
Checking out the tutorials
Striving to be an AVS artist? That is wonderful
. Have a question about how to make something in AVS? Before you post this question it is recommended and expected
by other AVS artists that you read the AVS tutorials enlisted here
, before you post your question. The tutorials are a wonderful source created by long time AVS artists to learn the basics and sometimes even the more complex features of AVS. Realize that since this is a hobby for most of us, no one is going to hold your hand and teach you AVS from ground up. Believe it or not, but all
of us have learned AVS by ourselves
, some of the people who have been AVS artists for years didn't even have these wonderful tutorials at disposal and we had to learn everything by experimenting! You are indeed lucky
to have such great resources available to you, use them well and wisely, but most importantly read them
before you ask
Remember these guidelines and you should have no problems in your AVS future. And welcome to the AVS forums
Winamp AVS team