View Full Version : why so many gaming posts here?

03-15-2007, 10:29 PM
Not criticizing just curious, never made a game before.

03-15-2007, 10:51 PM
this really doesn't belong here, maybe in the bottom 2 forums

03-15-2007, 11:34 PM
they're the latest fad 'get rich quick scheme', same as myspace and youtube clones. Everyone thinks they're going to be as sucessful (or more) than the most sucessful site of the particular fad they're trying to cash in on.

03-16-2007, 01:14 AM
Oh oh,

I've got an idea for a site!

It's called myworldoftubecraft!

It's a gaming, social, video site! It's going to be huge!


03-16-2007, 11:07 AM
Oh oh,

I've got an idea for a site!

It's called myworldoftubecraft!

It's a gaming, social, video site! It's going to be huge!

shhh! thats my top-secret project!!

03-16-2007, 04:21 PM
My 2cents on "why" they are posting these requests in a programming help forum -

At least they are entrepreneurial types (or perhaps just naive) and have a desire for something, the latest trend, but donít have the ability to turn their desire into reality. They have a concept of what they want, but donít have any concept of the steps and time necessary to turn this into a finished, tested, working product that someone would want to use.

Unfortunately, it is beyond the scope of a programming help forum to even give a detailed description of the design of just one feature of such a game (assuming the requester would be able to give a detailed specification of what he wants), let alone give a detailed description or list of all the features and functions necessary to accomplish such a programming task. Never mind that the number of man-hours necessary to produce a well thought out, well designed, securely programmed, tested, finished, quality program for a game like this is several orders of magnitude more than what you could reasonably expect someone in a programming help forum to provide.

These requests clearly belong in the barter/paid work offer request sections.

These are a case of "You have got to spend some money to make some money." A quality finished product of this type cannot be thrown together by a non-programmer/beginning programmer.

Short answer - They are basically trying to take a short cut to get something that they want.

Programming is a creative task, like an artist painting a landscape on a canvas. If you cannot take a concept, define and break it down into its parts, define each part, and research/create/test/debug/troubleshoot the code necessary to accomplish each part, you are not going to be effective at successfully completing a programming task. Someone can tell you what two paint colors to mix together to give you purple, but if they cannot put the resultant paint down on the canvas in a representation of their idea, they are not an artist.

Karen S. Garvin
03-16-2007, 04:50 PM
Well said.

03-25-2007, 01:22 AM
Very well said indeed. :thumbsup:

04-02-2007, 12:36 AM
:confused: Maybe they are looking for a partner in the "Project collaboration/ partnership" forum... who knew?