Akien wrote:Could we stop with this fight over how many lazy users are reading this forum and not providing you the Holy Grail feedback that you are waiting for? This is not a "let's get free feedback" forum, this is a forum to discuss the development of open source games. ...Some people will be interested in browsing quickly through everything, while not willing to listen to every mockup that gets posted in any forum from someone hungry for feedback.
Usually I don't post here before 7:00 PM (local time in Rio) or 10 PM in London, 5:00 PM in Washington, 1:00 AM in Moscow and 7:00 AM in Sidney, but...well let we go.
Is this a forum to discuss the development of open source games? Well, the name is FreeGameDev Forum, but I never noticed until you told me.
I tought that this was the place for kids hungry for 15 minutes of fame who like to appear asking for feedback.
Well, you didn't see any comment posted by myself asking for feedback here (I mean this topic). This topic was originally posted by capricorn 45 and I gave him just a reply. He was disapointed for almost no feedback and I said him that this is normal here, in the case you didn't notice. You had not any time to reply a despondent colleague, but you spent minutes just to show your disagreement about my supposed behavior. You gave him no reply or comment as incentive, but you used his topic trying to give me a lecture about not being "hungry" and "desperate" for feedback.
Weeks ago I asked for some feedback after spending 1 month making a "mockup" in 3D. So, I tought that was not too much ask for a comment like "Good" or "I disliked". As I said, I'm not hungry for feedback or angry for no feedback. I have a professional formation and university degree in marketing. In business management, we don't move a step ahead before a survey to know the impressions showing the real interest from the final public. If you didn't understand: I will not waste months making objects in 3D, textures, adding textures and fixing issues if I don't know if somebody liked or not my new project.
Anyway, I wrote "case closed" two weeks ago and it was a referrence to feedback from the forum members. Now, I'm working on my projects until I can show them finished.
Akien wrote:Here are some numbers: Total members 3328
So we are quite far from one million users. So please stop doing all kinds of innuendos about the masses that read your threads and don't answer your desperate calls for feedback. There are very few people reading those forums, and even fewer who actually have time to contribute everywhere.
I know this perfectly, like you probably saw while reading my reply to the forum's global moderator two weeks ago: "Charlie, Your forum has 3315 members.
". The number 1 Million was just an exaggerated joke and I thought this was clear. At least in my country - Brazil - everybody understand this kind of joke, but as I said, my English is bad.
Akien wrote: I'm starting to wonder if I should just stop reading the STK forum at all, since it looks like my innocent silent browsing with a small contribution from time to time is not welcome. Really, stop whining about numbers and feedback.
No. IMO, it's not the case that you must to start avoiding this forum. Keeping the silence is your right for sure and I have the right to be not misunderstood and called desperate and hungry for feedback. Just avoid using a topic created by a second person (in this case capricorn45) to adress a criticsm to a third person (in this case, myself). Don't take me as harsh, but sometimes, we need to clarify some things and I didn't like to be pictured as an imature guy hungry and desperate for feedback.
Well, I have no interest in becoming unsympathetic or start a virtual hostility with another person who is a fan of the same nice game.