- Oct 24, 2015
And, at times, "Don't advertise your site here!" even if they led to good resources/scripts. Eventually, they relaxed a bit on that (this was in the earlier part of its formation though).Like "DON'T ADVERTISE YOUR DUM FORUMS HERE".
Very true. And that's the way it'll likely be. I don't think there's anything wrong really with having a business-type model or ambition. It's the people that shape its direction and revenue stream. I used to lurk a lot in the forums, especially the smaller forums that eventually became large. I saw many fall and many succeed. The bigger ones (some of them anyway) become "too big for their breeches" in a sense. Can't remember where, when I finally decided to share some resources/scripts I'd created, and ask for help with scripts (not for actual scripts, just a bit of direction on how to do it on my own), that I was shot down severely, but after that I went back to lurking. That might be why I'm a bit reluctant to share things I've done, including scripts, except on RPG Maker Times. This forum is more friendly and dynamic, so that perspective is changing, albeit slowly still.I don't know why they suddenly think when they get to the top that they then are above that. It's good business for everyone, really. You get revenue because you helped out, and as competitors you constantly have to improve to outshine the other.