At 8/24/06 05:58 PM, Denvish wrote:
:However, I feel that, for now (until AS3 is officially released in its full form), there is no need for any more tutorials. Everything has been covered. People are starting to scrabble to find a topic that hasn't already been covered, and the quality is dropping as a result.
I would agree that the quality of the threads is beginning to drop but that's mostly because new users want to contribute to this great resource and they only way they know how is to write an AS: Thread on a single function. However, I strongly disagree that everything has been covered. Personally I was writing (I use that term loosely because I havn't gotten much done recently) two different AS threads.
The first was on a more sophisticated save and load feature that would allow the user to generate and save a file to their hard drive as well as load files into Flash at runtime. This uses PHP (and I thought I'd probably make a PHP: companion thread), but there is significantly more than what is covered in the current AS: Save and Load or AS: LoadVars tutorials. Also, I've seen probably 3 questions on the BBS this summer who would have benefited from this tutorial.
The second one was an advance collision detection tutorial where I was attempting to translate the complex N Tutorials into something that a normal Flash user could understand and use for advance collision response.
I also think there is a need for much better BitmapData class thread. As the title of it suggests, it was only an introduction to the capabilities of BitmapData.
There are also advanced Flash 8 classes that don't have such as the event broadcaster class which none of the as: threads mention.
In short, I understand what you mean by the list getting complicated for new users, but as others have mentioned this isn't intended to be an actionscript book where you can pick it up and just learn actionscript. It relies on more experienced users refering people to the applicable threads. A new user wouldn't know the name of the function they are looking for if it were on a 10 item list or a 100 item list. The more experienced user will know the name of the function and be able to find it easily because it's alphabetized.
In short, I don't think this should be locked.