Before it was changed, one of my favorite forums to visit was the help wanted. I loved to see new ideas being posted and more importantly the feedback people gave. I also liked to see what kind of success they were having in recruiting or what kinds of questions people have. With the new system, I see none of that. People post into what appears to be empty space. It is like announcing your idea to an empty room. No reaction and no feedback. When I heard GDNet was developing a new system I was excited. I started picturing there would be a place to put your project. You would have a blog about your project and people could watch and stay up to date with their favorite projects even if they could not contribute. I was imagining that having a project would have community involvement. You could see how many people were following your project and maybe that would provide some needed motivation. You as the project owner could post images showcasing what work you have accomplished and blog about problems you have run into. The community could see who was actively involved in certain projects. Maybe there could even be a sort of resume about past projects you have been involved with giving you a sort of reputation when it comes to your work ethic on these projects. I would love to see these kinds of things because it is really encouraging and really gives a sense of community involvement. Is there any plans for something like this?
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:26 PM
Classifieds isn't really meant to work like you are describing, hence the reason it doesn't do the things you say. We want to do something like you are describing.. but it isn't in our immediate shortlist of projects. Right now we're largely focused on collecting game development information.
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:45 PM
I agree that the classifieds is certainly not where I would put it. I more mean the replacement to the Help Wanted forums is the classifieds and that it is lacking in what I believe is important. Not to say that the classifieds should be morphed into what I was imagining. I am glad to hear that there is interest in doing something like that and I hope it comes sooner rather than later. I believe it can really spur a sense of community here. The recent articles are definitely a good start to increasing game development information and I hope that it continues that way.