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#1 burnt_casadilla   Members   -  Reputation: 443

Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:22 PM

I've been part of the gameDev community for some time now, and I love it. Everyone on here is so helpful and very rarely ever gives bad advice or does the usual "read more tutorials" response, and if it is used, links and advice are followed.

I recently joined another forum to get some more information and I can honestly say that I hate the community there. The only good thing I can say about it is that I get responses to my questions usually within 5 minutes of posting the question. Most of the responses, however, are something along the lines of "Your code is messed up in so many ways, go back and relearn the language". I do get answers to my questions, but not without sifting through a lot of bullshit responses from coders that are better than you.

To me, the point of forums is to learn from your mistakes. I don't see the point in negatively criticizing someone if you're not going to at least point a link to a tutorial or give them some advice.

But that's just me rambling. How does gamedev compare to your experiences on other forums?


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#2 tstrimple   Prime Members   -  Reputation: 1737

Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:50 AM

I've pretty much completely moved to Stackoverflow for Q&A. I still browse the GDNet lounge an occasionally general development when I'm procrastinating. 



#3 ysg   Members   -  Reputation: 192

Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:21 PM

I've been part of the gameDev community for some time now, and I love it. Everyone on here is so helpful and very rarely ever gives bad advice or does the usual "read more tutorials" response, and if it is used, links and advice are followed.
I recently joined another forum to get some more information and I can honestly say that I hate the community there. The only good thing I can say about it is that I get responses to my questions usually within 5 minutes of posting the question. Most of the responses, however, are something along the lines of "Your code is messed up in so many ways, go back and relearn the language". I do get answers to my questions, but not without sifting through a lot of bullshit responses from coders that are better than you.
To me, the point of forums is to learn from your mistakes. I don't see the point in negatively criticizing someone if you're not going to at least point a link to a tutorial or give them some advice.
But that's just me rambling. How does gamedev compare to your experiences on other forums?

What other places have you frequented?

#4 Alpha_ProgDes   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4692

Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:52 PM

I've pretty much completely moved to Stackoverflow for Q&A. I still browse the GDNet lounge an occasionally general development when I'm procrastinating. 

 

You are a very very bad person. Shame on you.


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#5 tstrimple   Prime Members   -  Reputation: 1737

Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:05 PM

I've pretty much completely moved to Stackoverflow for Q&A. I still browse the GDNet lounge an occasionally general development when I'm procrastinating. 

 

You are a very very bad person. Shame on you.

 

It's hard to beat the responsiveness of Stackoverflow and this forum is painful to filter on. I would happily help out with C# questions here, but the tag system is broken. For example, here are all the C# "tags".

 

http://www.gamedev.net/tags/forums/C%23/

 

Not exactly useful. Compare to the gamedev stackexchange or even just stackoverflow.com.

 

http://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/c%23

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/c%23

 

Overall the forum software here is broken compared to any modern alternative.



#6 burnt_casadilla   Members   -  Reputation: 443

Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:28 PM

Im talking about stackoverflow. Everybody there just seems hostile and eager to tell you how bad you are. The fast responses are what keeps me asking questions there though


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#7 TheChubu   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4849

Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:49 PM

Other dev forums? Madness! This is GAMEDEV! *kicks casadilla into the abyss*

 

I should make a StackOverflow account someday but I often end up either solving stuff on my own (always thinking "now if i don't solve it in the next 10min, I'm starting a thread asking for help" and never actually doing it :D ) or I get sidetracked by something else (ie, was planning to code a scene graph, ended up trying to implement a fractal terrain paper).


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#8 burnt_casadilla   Members   -  Reputation: 443

Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:59 PM

Lol I usually get stuck on one thing at a time and if I can't figure out that one thing then I cant do anything else -.-


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#9 Hodgman   Moderators   -  Reputation: 32049

Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:00 PM

StackOverflow seem to have become my dedicated C# documentation source, but ive never needed to register an account there. Whenever I type "How to XYZ in C#" into google, the top result is always a StackOverflow page where someone's already asked the same question :-)

#10 Cornstalks   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 6991

Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:23 AM

Im talking about stackoverflow. Everybody there just seems hostile and eager to tell you how bad you are. The fast responses are what keeps me asking questions there though

I've started to use StackOverflow more, but it's not the best place to ask questions like "my code is broken how do I fix it?" If I have a "my code is broken how do I fix it" type of question, I usually ask it here on GameDev.net. If I have a more Q&A style question, especially one that digs into language standards, I ask it on StackOverflow instead of here.


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#11 Heath   Members   -  Reputation: 344

Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:31 AM

StackOverflow seem to have become my dedicated C# documentation source, but ive never needed to register an account there. Whenever I type "How to XYZ in C#" into google, the top result is always a StackOverflow page where someone's already asked the same question :-)

Basically the same here. I don't have an account at StackOverflow and apparently I don't need one.

#12 Memories are Better   Prime Members   -  Reputation: 769

Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:29 AM

Search in Bing, check first 4 results, usually they will be stack overflow but for graphics / gaming it is best to check GD.net first

 

GD.net is great for all graphic / game related issues, you can guarantee the question has been answered or will get answered here, for everything else though Stack Overflow seems to be a better choice, or at least has the questions answered.

 

Not sure about other forums but if you have a graphics / game related issue, it is better to check here first.

 

For libraries / language specific stuff it is best to keep an eye on the forum dedicated to that library / language as well keeping an eye on GD.net / Stack Overflow depending on what the problem is.



#13 burnt_casadilla   Members   -  Reputation: 443

Posted 13 April 2013 - 09:51 PM

Im talking about stackoverflow. Everybody there just seems hostile and eager to tell you how bad you are. The fast responses are what keeps me asking questions there though

I've started to use StackOverflow more, but it's not the best place to ask questions like "my code is broken how do I fix it?" If I have a "my code is broken how do I fix it" type of question, I usually ask it here on GameDev.net. If I have a more Q&A style question, especially one that digs into language standards, I ask it on StackOverflow instead of here.

Actually I think you said it best and thats what I've learned after using both of these sites. I spend about 95% of my time here, 3% googling answers, and 2% on stack. 


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