There are things that have been bothering me about help topics, so I'm going to make this post to make sure things go by more smoothly... Here is a list of things that I think should make a good help topic.
1). Be clear and descriptive!
There are some cases where somebody asks for help, but the people trying to help them can't do so because they're too vague. It bothers me when the 1st Reply answers a question with another question. It will end up being this question fest until your fellow kittens understand the problem. This wastes time that would be better spent trying to help the person instead of interrogating them.
2). If you're going to link to certain hacks in the vault, use the BrawlVault link instead of copying and pasting the download link from the host site.
Your call for help will look cleaner especially if you utilize the BBC Codes. But not only does it look neat, but it'll also inform your fellow kittens as to who made the hack, when it's made, any reports, and various other info that may help. It's less of a hassle to the helper.
3). This goes along the previous point, but... Make your posts neat.
It'll be easier on the helper's eyes if you make nice, neat posts. I'm sure some the somewhat messier posts don't look too bad, but if it comes to the point when the reader has to read over a couple sentences, then that's a problem. It could lead to confusion, which goes back to the 1st point about asking questions. I can understand if English isn't your mother tongue, but please try and make your posts neat.
4). Know your terms!
People aren't gonna know what you mean if you simply say "This hack."
Exactly what are you referring to? A hack from BrawlVault? Your GCT File? Something else not Brawl Hacking related? This will lead into confusion, and more questions that shouldn't be asked. So think about what you're referring to before you post.
Yes, I'm somewhat a neat freak when it comes to reading threads, which is why I tend to edit my posts if I see minor errors, but still, I guess what I'm trying to say is, the less questions asked, the better.
If more things come up, I'll add them on.