I left this forum for a few months recently. Here's why:
- People listing their idea and then asking a couple (shoehorned in) vague questions like "What programming language should I use?"
- People trying to "recruit" team members. "I'll pay you once it's done. It's totally going to be a hit."
This has got to be at least half of the posts in the For Beginners section (the most commonly trafficked part of this forum). I'm in this cycle of leaving this forum for a few months, coming back (because of the great long-term community), and then leaving again because this seems to be all I can really find. Just listing ideas and asking something like "What programming language should I use?" should be banned. It's been asked many times before, the forum isn't for simply listing ideas (there's a whole other forum for that), and there's been many, many posts written (which all come to the same conclusions) answering the Programming Language question. It's a waste of people's time which could be used, you know, answering real questions.
The whole recruiting team members, stealing game ideas, blah blah blah questions should be banned. If people can't use the search function, we shouldn't all have to deal with their question.
The main problem is these people listing ideas, and then saying "Yeah, I can't program at all. How do I make this?" It's just so annoying to see this post over, and over, and over, and over again.
For clarification, I don't want to ban the users who ask these. I want to ban the posts. I think the moderators should delete posts like these and direct them to the FAQ or some of the other times their exact question has been asked.