A good answer can come in many ways! I think that the answer doesn't need to be fancy, but should include all the information that someone knows to be fact about the question given. Using sources such as, the official Tibia site, CM statements, and other Promoted fansites is a good way to know that the answer given is fact or just an opinion. The answer can include screen shots, pictures, or links to help show the person asking the question in a quick to the point manner if needed, but it should also include some kind of text or description. All the best guides to quests and items have descriptions, pictures, and detail about the topic that are right to the point. It can also be helpful to site your sources if it would be to hard or long to answer the question without directly plagiarizing other fansites. While giving an answer it is important to not repeat someone else's answer. Putting in your answer should give new information to the question. A good answer should be something that people can use in the future when asking themselves the same question given.
Things I look for when up-voting an answer are:
- Is it answering the question in full
- Does it stay on topic
- Am I no longer asking questions after reading their answer
- Did they provide facts or options (Did they know or just guessing)
A good example of an answer is Zupakode's here:
This answer is good because it gives good info that is right to the point with links to good videos without the need for a ton of text to explain a lot of information. It is also an answer that is going to be good for a long time because it gives many examples for different levels in the range they asked. The person asking the question can also look at it and choose a spawn he likes from the many given which is a cool additive.
Another great example is from Krwiopalczasty
This one is just right to the point. It has the answer to the question without a lot of text needed, as well as the right amount of detail about the topic without giving any useless information that the question did not ask for. It has a picture of what the monster looks like, a small description of where it is, and a link if they want more detail.