I think this thread is a long-time coming. I see a lot of posts on the Forum that simply don't follow a professional conduct when giving feedback.
So, I'm creating this thread as a little bit of a guideline. If you do NOT follow this guideline for giving feedback, your post will either be edited to do so, or the thread will be locked.
I said I was going to keep this Sub-Forum professional and efficient, and I intend to do so.
So, here are a few tips: 1: "Ugly", "Stupid", "Bad", and such words are NOT an acceptable form of feedback. In order to give the Devs a good amount of information in your feedback, you must not just state how things are in one line if you disagree with a certain aspect. Instead, you must explain (In a polite manner), WHAT you find unappealing about something, WHY you find it unappealing (Keeping in mind that not everyone will think the way you think), and HOW you think the 'issue' can be resolved. FINALLY, remember that this is also a place of discussion. You are not posting an ultimate solution, you are opening the floor for the community to agree with/disagree with/improve on your opinion.
Example: NO: "Excalibur's toes look stupid, please fix."
YES: "Personally, I think that Excalibur's toes might not be visually conducive to the rest of his design, perhaps they are too ___________. In my opinion, maybe ___________ would look better?"
(Note: I'm not saying you can't say bad things, you absolutely can, but they must be professional and polite. Criticism doesn't have to be rude.) 2: Things like calling Developers lazy, saying that they didn't work hard on something, or any other kind of abuse, is absolutely unacceptable. The rules don't stand for Dev-bashing, and neither do we in this subforum.
In my opinion (This is just how I like to go about it. If you disagree or have another perspective on it, ignore this.), when submitting feedback, you should pretend that you are an employee of DE, and you're sending a report to your superiors. If you did something like that in a real job, and used words like "Stupid" or "Ugly", and had an impolite and entitled attitude, your feedback would not be considered.
Likewise, on these forums, I ask very kindly that you keep a professional demeanour about you when in this particular Sub. Though they are places of discussion, the Feedback forums above all, are where we interact most commonly with the Developers, where they get most of the feedback. It HAS to be a constructive and professional environment. 3: Demanding changes.
When giving feedback, it's important to note that you are not necessarily instigating a change, you are only offering up an opinion and a suggestion. As such, you should not be using words / phrases like:
"DE, _______ is _______, fix it.",
"DE, you must change _______ because ______.",
"DE, I don't like _______ and it should be changed."
These are not appropriate formats for giving feedback. Warframe is DE's project, their responsibility, and above all, their creative property. We do not have the right to tell them to change something. What we can do, however, is explain why something bothers us, request that it be looked at, and offer up a suggestion about what could be done about it.
DE doesn't necessarily have to then make this change, and not every piece of feedback given is something that needs to be changed. However, if they see reason in your explanation, they will likely take a look at it.
Let me clarify something; much of what I say in here has a lot to do with simply how you phrase your feedback. If you happen to hate Vauban's left thumb with every fibre of your being, there is nothing stopping you from that. But it's not your right to demand it be changed.
These are some topics I chose to highlight, but in general, just stick to the Community Guidelines (https://forums.warframe.com/guidelines/), and everything will be just dandy.
That's all for the moment. It's a short list, but I would very much appreciate if I saw the contents more often.
I'll add to this list if and when I find any more behaviour I deem inappropriate.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and happy posting!