I've always idled in #gamedev and helped people when I could, but trying to get help from even the most trivial problems is near impossible.
For example, today I had the following question:
Hey, does anyone know if it's possible to read pixel data from a texture in OpenGL? bladezor: possibly. Washu, isn't glReadPixels only for the frame buffer?
<@Washu> there are other commands, depending on which version of GL you use
<@Washu> R2T for instance
* Washu has quit (Quit)
it can read textures too Really? i believe.. rtfm? bzroom, the C specification only shows the frame buffer.. http://www.opengl.org/documentation/specs/man_pages/hardcopy/GL/html/gl/readpixels.html So I'm pretty sure I rtfm
After a few minutes I was highlighted by someone else
* Zao nudges bladezor towards dev.
I mean honestly, how is it that I get help from some person in a different channel? I wouldn't mind if some people didn't help me at all but when you respond with things such as "i believe...read the fucking manual" without even making the slightest assumption that I've done that and wouldn't be asking..damn that's less than helpful, it's insulting.
#gamedev has turned into a giant e-penis measuring fest full of 4chan related crap.