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16th Dec 2012, 3:53 AM
Programs, Plugins and Utilities

These are the rubrics that MTS staff use for evaluating Modding Tools shared here.

The title above the post text controls the rubric's category, a number indicating its display order in the list, and its title, with no spaces between the word and the dividing | character: Category|Display Order|Title

In the post text, the numbers at the beginning of a line indicate the star rating for a particular rubric item, with a possible 1 to 5. Exactly how these numbers are used will vary based on the type of rubric item... Is it a "was it done right? yes or no?" type evaluation which would have only 1 or 5 as options? Or a matter of quality that will be more of a sliding scale including 1, 2, 3, 4, 5? Or something else?

A dividing | character can be given at the end of any one of the 1-5 star items to give a link that is relevant to that item.

1. Usefulness (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4288052&postcount=2)

50. (From common rubrics) Rar, zip, 7z (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273650&postcount=2)

1. (From common rubrics) Title (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273660&postcount=3)
2. (From common rubrics) Description (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273664&postcount=4)
3. Installation Instructions (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4288053&postcount=3)
4. Usage Instructions (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4288054&postcount=4)

1. Illustrative Image (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4288060&postcount=6)

1. (From common rubrics) Pay or pirated content (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273889&postcount=14)
2. (From common rubrics) Adult content (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273896&postcount=15)
3. (From common rubrics) Content we do not allow (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273901&postcount=16)
4. (From common rubrics) Credits (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273902&postcount=17)


Note: These are the only rubric items that can be rejected for on their own, with no other rubric items selected at all.

1. (From common rubrics) Uploader requested (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273919&postcount=18)
2. (From common rubrics) Stolen content (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273920&postcount=19)
3. (From common rubrics) Other (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273923&postcount=20)
4. (From common rubrics) Duplicate (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4274541&postcount=21)
5. (From common rubrics) Uploads in Sets (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4288440&postcount=22)
6. (From common rubrics) Not Completed Requested Changes (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4294597&postcount=23)

Note to moderators: This first post (the summary) must be maintained manually. If you delete or add a rubric item or reorder anything, please edit this first post. All edits to Common Rubrics (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=514801) requiring editing its summary must be manually updated on every single individual rubric thread. Please copy the # link to use in the summaries, not the post number, to view the individual post.

24th Jan 2013, 3:50 PM
1:Your tool provides another way of doing something which can already be done in a much simpler way, without using any special tools; and doesn't make the process easier or more efficient.

3:Your tool is very useful, and will make certain tasks easier for modders or players. Thankyou!

5:Your tool is exceedingly useful, either making a difficult task much quicker and simpler, or even by making something possible which previously couldn't be done at all. Wonderful! Thankyou for uploading!

24th Jan 2013, 3:52 PM
1:There are no installation instructions for this tool. Please add some simple installation instructions.

2:You have included installation instructions, but they are unclear and will likely confuse some users. Please make sure that your installation instructions are clear, and that any pre-requisites are explicitly mentioned and, if possible, linked to.

5:You've included clear installation instructions for your tool. Thank you.

24th Jan 2013, 3:57 PM
1:There are no instructions on the use of this tool. You don't have to go into detail on every feature and function - just include some basic instructions to get users started.

2:There are usage instructions for this tool, but they are unclear and will confuse some users. Please make sure your usage instructions are clear. If you're struggling to explain the process in words, screenshots will help.

5:You've included clear and informative usage instructions. Great!

29th Nov 2013, 11:09 PM

29th Nov 2013, 11:12 PM
1: There are no images attached to the post. We know it can be difficult to capture something useful for modding tools, but we do require -some- sort of illustrative image for the mod to appear on the downloads pages.

3: There is an illustrative image attached to the post. Thank you.

5: The thumbnail is appropriate for the downloads page and the picture is great. You can easily tell what the modding tool does from the picture(s) you've set up. Thank you.