Welcome to DevAsk, an exchange-style Q&A site for the Clover developer community.

The DevAsk knowledgebase is freely searchable, however to participate in the community you will need to vist the Log In page and either sign in or create a new user account.

Searching For Questions

Search by entering a term or literal phrase in the search bar

Note: Your query will be treated as a single literal statement. If you are not seeing any results try starting with just a key term.

In addition to a query term you can add filters by including bracketed values

  • to search in title - enter [title: your text]
  • to search by tags - enter [tag: sometag] or #sometag
  • to search by user - enter [user: somename] or @somename or @"some name"

The Questions list, or search results can be filtered with the list filter selectors. In addition you can click on tags from the tags list to add them as a filter.

Asking a new Question

As long as you are logged in, you can start asking a new question by clicking the Ask Your Question button at any time. Please use the following guidlines when posting:

  • All posts should be respectful, and in the spirit of a meaningful, constructive discussion.
  • Discussion should be relevent to development on the Clover platform.
  • Before creating a new question, confirm that it has not been asked already.

Voting

We encourage you to upvote questions or comments you find useful, using the arrows located next to each entry. This will help to make those posts visible to other members in the community, and refine the available knowledgebase.

Once you have reached the nessecary karma total it is also possible to downvote posts. This should be done only in the case of posts which are incorrect, missleading, or directly detract from the knowledge base.

Karma

When your questions, comments, or answers are upvoted, you will gain "karma" points. When your posts are downvoted, you will lose karma point. These points serve as a rough measure of your contribution to the community. Moderation capabilities become available to you as your total karma increases.

Each upvote your posts recieve adds 10 points, each downvote will subtract 10 points. There is a limit of 200 points that can be accumulated for a question or answer per day.

Karma required to perform actions:

5 upvote
50 downvote
5 flag as offensive
10 post without captcha
10 skip link moderation
10 upload images
20 accept own answer to own questions
500 accept any answer
50 retag other's questions

Post Moderation

If your post includes links or images, it may be subject to moderation if your karma is below the nessecary threshold. If so your post will appear with placeholders instead of any links or images until the post has been approved by a moderator.

Gravatars

Your profile picture is called a gravatar (globally recognized avatar).

Here is how it works: a cryptographic key is calculated from your email address allowing the same avatar to be used across numerous sites. A default tile image is generated automatically, but you can create an account and upload your own image at gravatar.com. As long as you use the same email address that you used to register with DevAsk, the new avatar image will appear automatically.