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Frequently Asked Questions

The following is basic information about our forum. Please read this before posting questions or answers if you are unfamiliar with this sort of forum. Click on any question to show or hide the answer.
How to login to the Q&A system? To post a new question or to answer one, you need to login using your openCARP GitLab account. If you do not have already an account, please register here.
What kinds of questions can I ask here? Most importantly, questions should be relevant to our community. Before you ask, please make sure to search for a similar question or check our Getting Started section . You can search for questions by their title or tags. It is a good practice to use the available tags as they will trigger the maintainers and the users subscribed to these tags, decreasing the time of response.
What kinds of questions should be avoided? Please avoid repeating questions, take your time to look for already asked questions. Use the provided tags to trigger specific questions. Tags will group questions helping the community to find answers in a short time. Also, please avoid asking questions that are not related to our community, too subjective or argumentative. For bug reports or ideas for improvement, please use the issue tracker in GitLab as detailed in our contributing guide.
What should I avoid in my answers? openCARP Q&A is a question and answer site - it is not a discussion group. Please follow the Code of Conduct and avoid holding debates in your answers as they tend to dilute the quality of the forum.

For brief discussion, or to thank someone for their answer, please post comments, not answers.
Who moderates this community? The short answer is: you. openCARP is a meritocratic, consensus-based community project. Anyone with an interest in the project can join the community, contribute to the project design and participate in the decision making process. For more information please read the Governance of the openCARP project document.
How does point system work? When a question or answer is voted up, the user who posted it will gain points. These points serve as a rough measure of the community trust in that person. Various moderation tasks are gradually assigned to the users based on those points.

For example, if you ask an interesting question or useful answer, it will likely be voted up. On the other hand if the question is poorly-worded or the answer is misleading - it will likely be voted down. Each up vote on a question will generate 1 points, whereas each vote against will subtract 1 points. The following table lists points gained per activity:

Posting a question: 20 points
Selecting an answer for your question: 30 points
Per up vote on your question: 10 points
Per down vote on your question: -10 points
Limit from up votes on each question: 100 points
Limit from down votes on each question: -30 points
Posting an answer: 40 points
Having your answer selected as the best: 300 points
Per up vote on your answer: 20 points
Per down vote on your answer: -20 points
Limit from up votes on each answer: 200 points
Limit from down votes on each answer: -50 points
Limit from up votes on each comment: 100 points
Limit from down votes on each comment: 30 points
Voting up a question: 10 points
Voting down a question: 10 points
Voting up an answer: 10 points
Voting down an answer: 10 points
Add for all users: 100 points


The following table lists point requirements for each type of moderation task.

Who is involved in openCARP? For more information see people behind openCARP

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