Devs and Forum Private Messaging

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Devs and Forum Private Messaging

Post by Wombat » 21 Dec 2008, 05:49

I recommend that Developers familiarize themselves with the forum's private messaging system.

Comments like Crush's that challenged my feedback on the game might be better relayed through private messaging so that details on why I gave certain feedback could be questioned outside a medium where people aren't prone to pick sides. It would also help developers avoid polluting the feedback section with flamers and sycophants responding to developer comments.

I also feel that the developers would be less defensive if this was a common protocol as they could avoid flame wars and communicate with players in a more honest way where people aren't looking to win or lose points on each other.

Another thing the devs might benefit from is a "dev talk" section that is only viewable by developers where they can discuss feedback internally instead of responding to players on feedback threads.
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Re: Devs and Forum Private Messaging

Post by Jaxad0127 » 21 Dec 2008, 06:18

Um...we do use private messaging and a private forum. Its just that somethings need to be said in public. Often, to make sure that falsehoods get corrected.
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Re: Devs and Forum Private Messaging

Post by Wombat » 21 Dec 2008, 06:31

Awesome. I hope it can be seen that I'm not offering anything false.
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Re: Devs and Forum Private Messaging

Post by Crush » 21 Dec 2008, 19:11

So you want to forbid me to take part in public discussions?

Don't you think that is a bit presumptuous?
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Re: Devs and Forum Private Messaging

Post by Wombat » 22 Dec 2008, 02:00

Crush, really man, I've got no beef with you. I'm not trying to "ban" anyone. If you have a problem with what is said, feel free to question me directly and I'll be more than happy to reply. Assuming the worst is the fastest way to miscommunication.
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Re: Devs and Forum Private Messaging

Post by Platyna » 29 Dec 2008, 01:27

Mmm flame wars? Flame wars are usually cooled down, locked or deleted, there is also a nice, cute thingie as report button, hell useful. Anyway if you have something to say about the project, then why you are afraid to tell it in public and read people's opinions? Suggestion forums is sort of a can we put all the suggestions, and then we move these useful ones into development section lab (including the hidden sections), this system is quite nice.

Also messaging the particular developers is: primo: annoying for them, secundo: impairs the information flow among developers team, therefore is it bad idea.

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