I'm all flipped out as the forums are being castrated today :( The sense of community the Second Life forums created has an upside and a downside. The upside is that forumites feel connected and part of a greater whole. The downside is that there is the kind of petty squabbling and worse that one might expect in a disfunctional family or a summer camp.
The areas of the forum dealing with content creation are still going to be open. I've had such a great deal of information from all areas of the forum that I feel I am now on a journey with no map or companions. It might be an illusion for me, but for new people it is a reality. How will they learn things about the UI? If they think there's only one way to do something they will never ask if there's a better way. The UI is rich and complex; frequently new people make feature requests of things that have always been part of the UI because they don't know better. Those aren't the questions that are sad, though. The sad questions are the ones that will never be asked. Or... quite possibly... I'm over-reacting.
I love the War in Jessie: Is it Upon Us? thread so I've been Johnny Appleseeding around in various forums. ===:O
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