First off, apologies if this is in the wrong section, there wasn't really much direction as to where to put threads that abuse you guys as a help hotline, so I stuck it among people like myself.
I've spared the details and context of the issue I've run into and thrown all of the problem bits into a small example map. Here I've ripped the control panel off of the original map and placed it on a platform.
Here it is up close. The up arrow is to raise the staircase, the down one is to lower it.
Raises up just fine.
However, when the down arrow is pressed, the staircase does not retract into the ground. This is because I have no idea how to make it do that.
I really wanted to figure this out on my own, but after numerous attempts I had to ask around for help. I had heard that the folks here at TF2maps were more than competent in the area of mapping and might be able to give me a hand.
If whoever reads this would take a moment and see if there's anything to be done, that would be A+
You can add me here if you need.
(Also, the two buttons to the side of the arrows are tied to two trigger_hurt entities on the regular map. The goal of them is to activate the area long enough to kill everyone, but then deactivate so it can be repeated. I have no idea how to make this work, either.)