PyTom wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:33 pm
Empish wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:53 pm
I almost want to request a similar rule for the Works In Progress subforum, because that often has the same problem.
That'll be coming down the pipe in a bit, I suspect. I've already been deleting a number of "patreon spam" posts, where a "release" consisting entirely of minor changes that nobody could possibly care about (demonstrated by the way nobody has replied to the last 3 similar posts in the thread) is used to bump a thread.
So, basically, if no one answers your game thread, you better leave this community? We don’t need your presence, time to finally notice that! Is that the message higher ups are trying to push out? I may be wrong, but this forum mostly has only a few audiences:
- people who are here to upsell themselves to others or sell their products, because it’s quick cash for them
- people who don’t know how to read documentation or use a search engine
- people who are into R18
That can be deduced based on subforum activity. There are a few other, but just a few. I rarely see anything that could be considered even close to a meaningful discussion. If you keep the same audience and community, nothing is going to change. If communication isn’t someone’s goal then no rule will change that.
I'll not even start on bigger issues like - who is going to be all knowing God and will evaluate someone's progress reports.
How about expanding this and adding a rule against creating a new "recruitment thread" every few weeks? A few people start more new games a month than big companies can in a decade. That looks like an accepted practice here.
As for “I am...” threads – this rule solves almost nothing, because popular threads will still be up there just because they are popular and they will be full with short messages that should instead be communicated through personal messages. Short glorifying reviews as well.
If you want meaningful conversations, then write corresponding rules (etiquette) and more importantly – enforce these rules. I worked as moderator and later super moderator in a few local forums for a company called Gameforge and what I see here on a daily basis would quickly lead to silencing or a ban for a few days. Here, spam threads stay up for tens of hours, off-topic is a must, misplaced threads stay where they were.