At 7/10/12 11:30 AM, MintPaw wrote:
I'm trying to teach other to find their own help and generally figure out how to do things on their own, if not you'll see a post from this guy twice a day asking how to do one or two little things.
You aren't doing anything of the sort. Telling someone off and putting up a condesending link is neither teaching or helpful. All you are accomplishing is closing off the community to those who are unsure by making them think that they won't receive any support and just get abuse for asking. The forum seems to be dead enough as it is.
I understand that there are people that do post frequently, essentially getting people to build their game for them, segment at a time, but you have to give them the benefit of the doubt with at least the first question.
A big part of game development is trial and error and learning how to do things on your own. I don't hand out large sections of code, and I won't type paragraph of instructional information when I can just link to it. If you don't like it then you can come behind me and give detailed and specific answers to every one that I link to a tut, don't come telling me about it everytime.
A big part of everything is trial and error, you're stating the obvious but by giving problem specific advice hopefully the person can actually learn something rather than just fix a problem in some way they don't understand. You didn't even link to a tutorial, you linked to a drawn out google redirect, which shows that you went out of your way to be a complete arsehole.
My pointing out your poor behavior has the same goal as my explanation to the original question. I hope that you learn that being an arrogant prick is not conducive to a productive community environment nor is it appreciated by those asking questions.