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#ActualSerapth

Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

Ok, either I am exceptionally blind, part of the problem or otherwise ignorant, but I really don't see the point of the OP, at least so far as it goes with this particular forum. Simply put, I rarely if ever see threads I would consider overly critical, nor do I consider this community hostile. When people do step out of bounds, the moderators here do an exceptionally good job keeping the community inline, while not treading over into Nazi'ism. The general level of encouragement and support on these forums is LEAGUES beyond those you will find elsewhere.


Now to invert the conversation slightly, there are a few posts that will draw my ire or a rather terse response from me, if I bother responding at all.

First is extremely laziness. The number of questions I see that could be answered with six seconds of Googling is astounding, but generally even those are treated far more civilly than they probably deserve. There are also the "I got C++, how make game?" questions, which take lazy to a whole new level. Again I am still shocked at the treatment such a lazy question ellicits in these parts... I have seen pages of answer to a question someone took 2 seconds to write and often didn't bother with spelling or grammar checking in the least. On a near daily basis, I see two or three near identical threads on the same page! Yet, people still take the time and effort to respond to each of them.

Next is, a lot of people really DO need a reality check. People, most people it actually seems, want to skip the learning curve and "get to the fun bits". Game development doesn't work like that and pretending it does really is doing nobody any favors.



So I suppose I want to do the exact inverse of the OP. I want to congratulate the community at being so understanding of new developers, of having patience and giving your time and effort, even in the face of what is very often extreme laziness. And I want to applaud the moderation on this forum, for basically being mostly invisible, which is perhaps the high praise you can actually give them! The moderators on this forum seem exactly like all other (active) posters, while still maintaining civility in the face of absolute anarchy.

#1Serapth

Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:39 PM

Ok, either I am exceptionally blind, part of the problem or otherwise ignorant, but I really don't see the point of the OP, at least so far as it goes with this particular forum. Simply put, I rarely if ever see threads I would consider overly critical, nor do I consider this community hostile. When people do step out of bounds, the moderators here do an exceptionally good job keeping the community inline, while not treading over into Nazi'ism. The general level of encouragement and support on these forums is LEAGUES beyond those you will find elsewhere.


Now to invert the conversation slightly, there are a few posts that will draw my ire or a rather terse response from me, if I bother responding at all.

First is extremely laziness. The number of questions I see that could be answered with six seconds of Googling is astounding, but generally even those are treated far more civilly than they probably deserve. There are also the "I got C++, how make game?" questions, which take lazy to a whole new level. Again I am still shocked at the treatment such a lazy question ellicits in these parts... I have seen pages of answer to a question someone took 2 seconds to write and often didn't bother with spelling or grammar checking in the least.

Next is, a lot of people really DO need a reality check. People, most people it actually seems, want to skip the learning curve and "get to the fun bits". Game development doesn't work like that and pretending it does really is doing nobody any favors.



So I suppose I want to do the exact inverse of the OP. I want to congratulate the community at being so understanding of new developers, of having patience and giving your time and effort, even in the face of what is very often extreme laziness. And I want to applaud the moderation on this forum, for basically being mostly invisible, which is perhaps the high praise you can actually give them! The moderators on this forum seem exactly like all other (active) posters, while still maintaining civility in the face of absolute anarchy.

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