You should know we don't close topics upon request, we only close topics when they are in violation of the rules.
36 Replies - 6921 Views - Last Post: 08 July 2011 - 12:15 PM
Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:04 AM
Duplicate topics should be merged or removed entirely, but depending on who takes care of it, they may not have permission to remove a topic entirely, only lock it.
Topics with poorly worded questions, gimme teh codez, little or no information, are also removed and a reply is left encouraging a new topic be opened that provides enough information for folks to help.
If there are topics being locked instead of removed, I'd be happy to identify who's locking them and either get them the permissions they need, or reiterate our procedures for dealing with certain topics.
Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:06 AM
Seriously, if you have some sort of an issue, shoot me a pm or call me. Why the hell are we suddenly put on the defense about our moderation level?
Don't even make yourself out to be some sort of a victim here. If you truly think you are going to be targeted or treated any differently as a member of the forum because you opened a topic, then you have some serious disconnect with Dream In Code.
Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:09 AM
Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:32 AM
Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:35 AM
JamesConley said there were all these examples of how so many threads were being moved and closed. Yet when asked for examples (ie. Links to them) he just says "Never mind, close this one too" as if trying to get you to create an example for him. Having just read all posts it reads all wobley and disjointed like part of the conversation is missing.
I think it's just an example of how we 'think' we see something a lot when in reality we don't. There isn't really a Starbucks on every street corner. It just seems like it some times. There really aren't a dozen cops at the donut shop all the time. It just sticks in our mind when we do see a squad car in the parking lot.
BenignDesign really said it best
You then started a new thread asking where the first thread went. Are you missing the delicious irony of it all?
Posted 08 July 2011 - 11:06 AM
Sure, he asked if someone wanted to share code. Couldn't a mod or admin just tell him that he needs to show what he has or even the explanation that was given is fine but why was it shut down right away? That's all I'm asking. Maybe that guy(or girl)would have posted some code or maybe he is looking for something to go off of. I see a lot of "give me teh codez" and those are bullshit, but sometimes I see posts that are jumped on immediately. It's nothing personal to any of you I just wanted some answers and clarification. Trust me I would have NEVER posted had I known it was going to be this big of a deal.
Posted 08 July 2011 - 11:16 AM
Posted 08 July 2011 - 11:20 AM
Thanks, that's all I was really looking for.
Posted 08 July 2011 - 11:32 AM
You then point out another 'gimme teh codez' thread just like Skyhawk just mentioned. I'm not sure where you're going with that.
This is a code development site. We help each other WRITE code and DEVELOP software. We help new coders develop their skills. The post you linked was not asking for help... was not trying to develop a program... he just wanted someone to give him the code for the game. We don't do that. And we don't coddle those who blatantly ignore the numerous places that say so.
Gimme teh codez said:
Because those of us who spend a lot of time writing tutorials, answering thousands of questions EACH, have taken man-YEARS of time to learn the craft are really sick and tired of lazy wankers and out of country low-budget outsourcers who try to get other people to do their work for them. And lots of experience here has shown that that kind of newbie isn't interested in LEARNING. It won't matter how nice and polite and helpful someone tries to be about helping them expand their education, it isn't what they are trying to do.
So you were thinking you were going to post and it would be ignored? Why would you post it at all then? You posted a complaint/issue/question and you got lots of good response. I wish my phone company gave the level of customer support that your post got. Don't you WANT to be part of a forum/community that takes immediate action when one of its members has an issue?
Posted 08 July 2011 - 11:39 AM
I wouldn't have posted if I knew I was gonna be attacked, that sure wasn't my intention.
I guess I made a mistake. I'll be sure that it doesn't happen again
I do however appreciate the useful responses that actually answered my question. Thanks guys!
This post has been edited by JamesConley: 08 July 2011 - 11:40 AM