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Call to Arms: Create a beginners post, lock it, and move on

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Okay. I wrote a sticky with an arrow pointing to the FAQs. No need for further discussion (in my opinion). Edited by Tom Sloper

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I'm unlocking this (that is apparently what's ticking people off).
But the topic of this forum is beginner questions (and answers), not commentary about the forum (there's another forum for that).

I totally agree that For Beginners, in particular, needs a robust FAQ and stickies. While the existing FAQ may not be ideal (not that I've heard any complaints lately), creating "the ideal FAQ" is a thankless task, a lot of ongoing work, and any FAQ is likely to go unread (just as the existing FAQ does). How often does a new beginner show up and start with, "I have read the forum FAQ"? - not often. Anyway, someone other than me would need to write the FAQ since I'm not a programmer.

After the thread is unlocked, it'll have to get moved to GDNet Comments, Suggestions, and Ideas. Edited by Tom Sloper

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As a beginner here I wouldn't mind having those resources more readily available, though I will preface with, I was kind of under the assumption the beginner's forum was for bouncing questions about common issues you'd run into with programming, as opposed to discovering what language to start with/what part of game programming you wanted to do. I did not read the FAQ, but I believe there are some people with the right mindset and some without.

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