That was also my last major suggestion. At least as something to luck into it for the future. A new look would be great. Nukepedia would be a great reference.
Good news. Looking forward to the future guys.
I would like to find out more about becoming a moderator. Can you send me more info?
Lately everything in this site has been giving me a reason not to write anymore.
If this new deal can strengthen the community it will be surey a welcome change.
I'm not so sure that it will do though. We'll see in time.
If i had to choose what new features i'd love those would be:
1) Politeness in discussions
2) Keeping an eye on manners
3) Stopping RTFM and such
4) Stopping Knowitalls
5) Educating the new guys to get an answer from the archives before asking.
The other stuff is PhpBB related, which i don't really care.
just my 2c.
Good luck, Andreas!
Great news!! I really hope that this community can move forward now, and not hear some much drama, etc ..... looking forward to see new things, better and friendly community. If I can help one anything let me know guys ....
I do agree with Jaist, I just saw this on Reddit - maybe it helps to understand his comments, and why I beleive this has really hurt the site in the past:
I really look forward to the new leadership, and hope you can help to find the middle ground here.
Best of luck and I look forward to working with you.
While I agree that they are not stupid questions, because they all ask for knowledge I will say they are ignorant questions since EVERY software comes with a USER GUIDE, to GUIDE the USER. If he/she chooses to ignore thus guide and instead ask for GUIDANCE anywhere I thinks its safe to call that ignorance (of available guidance). Point being I want junior users to dare ask questions, but they will find they get the best answers here and in real life if you show you have put some efford into finding the answer yourself. be that to RTFM or trying it on their own.
*cough* anyway lets not start this back up
I mostly agree on the effort part, but i fail to see how an attitude like that from the beginning could change the flood of questions.
I also fail to see how you will be able to keep the tone mild by calling people's questions ignorant instead of stupid. It's just semantics, and it's gonna piss off anyone either way.
What i wish is to see some real moderation: spunky comments like "just rtfm if you're a beginner learn alone" have to be deleted for good, and the newbies threads that could have and answer in the archives have to be moved to a single subforum (along with a short explanation and a link to the rules), awaiting either:
1) for a real answer (in which case they can be moved again in the main forum)
2) for a pinpoint link to an archived thread.
3) for death in the limbo.
A lot of sharing forums get a lot of care from their moderators in that way, and they are as clean and useful as it gets.
And face it, the user manuals are useful only to a certain point. They may be poorly organized and not so searchable, or poorly indicized, so you get a ton of results. And that's a nightmare for a beginner, because how is he gonna choose between multiple answers by the same source?
also i dont intend to CALL the questions ignorant i just pointed out how we feel. it will not keep the flood for questions coming now but i hope to motivate a user to think for him/her self first.
Wishing the best for the new leadership hope this idea flourishes..
I'm kind of against mixing all the seperate program Forums into one 2D forum...
For one thing - the forum header helps identify what program someone is asking for help in.
(Given that we have a lot of vague posts - this can be a help)
Just my 2 cents.
You could have newbie subforums for the main forums however... that could have a sticky with guidelines and places to go look for help, link to the wiki etc?
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