HELP PLEASE I GOT ERROR: '(' expected near 'return'

here is my code:

function ply:databaseFolders
return “server/example/players” … self:ShortSteamID() … “/”
end

i tryed:

function ply:databaseFolders
return (“server/example/players” … self:ShortSteamID() … “/”)
end

but nothing happedn please help!!!

function ply:databaseFolders**()**

You need () after databaseFolders

what is ply

A thickness or layer of a folded or laminated material.
ply:Exploderguy == n00b

Ply is short for player.

I think his question was more along the lines of: Is ply the Player Metatable, or is it a player object?