Tutorials forum needs a useful sticky?

Discussion in 'Community Chat' started by Catastrophe, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. Catastrophe

    Catastrophe Member

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    So I checked out the tutorials forum, and taking a glance at it, I don't think I would find it useful as a newbie. In fact, I can only see an intermediate user finding the forum useful, and only one who was just browsing to see what GMS is capable of.

    It sounds like we need a sticky with an actual list of the useful newb tutorials, and maybe grouping the other existing ones into useful categories.

    I wouldn't mind creating said list myself, but I'm lazy so I wouldn't mind someone else doing it. But I thought I'd post here to see what other people thought.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2019
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  2. FrostyCat

    FrostyCat Member

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    I also proposed adding more categories and cleaning up the tutorial section while communicating with @Nocturne about the old GMC tutorial jam. Wondering if the moderation team has any plans on following through with that?
     
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  3. chance

    chance predictably random Forum Staff Moderator

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    It's true that the tutorials forum favors more advanced tutorials. The primary reason is because they're submitted by more advanced users. So they're better written and use better coding practices.

    Many beginner tutorial submissions are rejected because they're poorly constructed, or offer little beyond the manual. Or no explanation at all. Those aren't helpful, in my opinion. YoYo Games' own tutorials are better choices.

    I agree the current tutorials forum could use some cleaning. But I'm leery about more sub-forums (if that's what you mean by "categories"). Perhaps a pinned topic with an index of selected tutorials would be better, as @Catastrophe suggested.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2019

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