At 8/3/13 12:03 PM, Rustygames wrote:
illusion that it's a buzzing community.
While there'll certainly be an element of illusion, I can't count the number of times I've seen a new forum users post an ActionScript question in the programming forum, a mod correctly locks it and directs them here, only for that user to never to be heard from again.
Take a quick peek in the programming forum now, there are only 16 "active" threads from the past fortnight. I'd say 7 of those threads are in relation to game creation (either HTML5, Unity or whatever). Two locked threads (one for a year old job offer that was bumped, the other a troll thread). A couple of generic, what I call, apples vs oranges threads and a couple of threads that are actually out of the scope of gaming.
I could understand your point if the programming forum was a hive of activity, but it just isn't. In fact, it saddens me to say this, it's pretty much dead. I do regular the programming forum, I don't post a great deal but it's my first port of call on the BBS, and I wouldn't be at all upset if it merged with the other forums. OK, I know nothing about Flash/AS3, but I'm not scared of learning, and I'm sure the Flash guys won't mind the rare "programming" question, either.