This is more of a discussion to bring to everyone attention an issue I see arising on this forum.
There are a ton of threads already created and most probably about to be created in the near future, of an amateur developer that wants to design video games, or an adept developer that wants to design games. They don't know which language to use, or where to even get started for that matter. They'll create an account on this forum, most of the time to simply ask the question about where they should get started, and will then move on with their lives most probably not taking anyone's advice.
Since this is a "For Beginners" forum section, there should be dedicated, locked, material that beginners can refer too. Call it a definite guide in progress for those that want to become game developers. It explains what game development is, and a set of good resources for them to get started. I don't think it should be about what programming language is the best, because if they don't have the discipline to see a project through or to even be creative for that matter then no programming language will save them.
If this is something that everyone agrees on, aka: "We need concrete information about getting started", can some of the moderators put up some content and potentially assign a set of people to maintain it on this site whoever that may be. If this content already exists, can we put a link up somewhere so that beginners can start using it. Finally, can we try and minimize the amount of content being asked on forums about where to start, this is just causing confusion and is inflating the beginners forums with useless content; I know that a forum is about discussion however if there are 20 threads on where a programmer should get started along with a bunch of different opinions, I don't see that helping anyone.
In case you think this is tl:dr, the conclusion of this thread is to have a solid resource for people to build off of when trying to get started with game development, specifically for the "For Beginners" forum.