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Looking to put a coding forum together

category: general [glöplog]
Since I've been lurking this place for two years, I finally decided to join... I'm going to be working on setting up a coding forum (imapixel.com) for discussing effects, math, and any kinds of questions on optimization etc. I know a lot of people are super secretive about their code, but personally, when I started coding graphical stuff like this, I was completely lost... So if you're interested, roll on over. Suggestions are welcome (in before "Delete the forum" :)

added on the 2008-02-25 00:56:20 by jojodi jojodi
So finally you decided to swing in and tell us to get out, excellent first post sir!
added on the 2008-02-25 01:34:54 by Hatikvah Hatikvah
@stefan: much respect for the community here, I just never saw/found a unified source for tutorials guides, or a coding hang out. I'm just trying to help anyone that wants to get the ball rolling. PS: Life sucks in southeastern united states where we have no parties. Europe has it good ^_^
added on the 2008-02-25 01:42:45 by jojodi jojodi
imapixel could be pretty cool, there's already a coders forum at scene.org though. Maybe there are some others.
added on the 2008-02-25 01:59:14 by yesso yesso
@yesso: I'm hoping to get a number of novice-level guides in order and on the site. At the moment I'm only getting started on a very-basics assembly optimization primer. In time, I hope I can create a community for coders that have a love for effects and optimization.
added on the 2008-02-25 02:23:36 by jojodi jojodi
First: I can't wait for your coding forum to be on-line.

Life sucks in southeastern united states where we have no parties. Europe has it good ^_^

Well then you should hold a party yourself. You won't get thousands like BreakPoint or Assembly, but I think you'd be surprised at just how many will turn up.
@anakirob: It is sort of kind of up already, just need more people. If you know anyone that is into size/speed optimization, go ahead and send them to the site. I'll try to get an email out to entire undergraduate CS department here at my university, which should turn up a few interested heads (which brings up an entirely different rant: I hate how most of the CS kids here at my school just want the degree and have no interest in coding or anything actually related to computers. I do not like being lumped with these people that are not enthusiastic about their major.).

I think the only thing that would really stop me from having a party here is... I've never been to one. I'm kind of afraid that I'll hold this thing and come off with an entirely wrong message about the scene. I'm pretty sure that I could pull it together, but I'd like to convey the feeling I get about all of this digital art to all of the other people that would show up and not mess it up in the proccess.

Show anyone you might think is interested in this forum the site. It's www.imapixel.com.

-cheers to you intertubes
added on the 2008-02-25 05:19:12 by jojodi jojodi
Had you truly been interested in learning, rather that just pushing your own board, I would have suggested going to www.dbfinteractive.com which, whilst not being for experienced scene folks, is a great learning resource for newcomers and has a very active community. So if your idea is to join in, I would go there. If your idea is to learn, I would go there. If your idea is something else, good luck.

No, I have no affiliation with dbfinteractive.
added on the 2008-02-25 06:12:19 by auld auld
I think it's a great idea!
added on the 2008-02-25 07:47:25 by hashdash hashdash
auld2: Stop being a bitch and support the initiative instead.
added on the 2008-02-25 08:01:54 by gloom gloom
dbfinteractive looks nice.

What coding forums are you people using (except those two :) ).
I hung around for some time on devmaster.net, there's a lot of information, but it's not very scene-centered...

added on the 2008-02-25 09:23:49 by raer raer
isn't pouet 2 (uhuh) supposed to harbor a subforum for such technical matters ?
added on the 2008-02-25 09:26:48 by Zest Zest
yeah... I've been hoping for that to happen for ages now :(
I'd love to have such a place here. Even having the BBS structured more like a forum with categories would help. Yeah, I know it wouldn't be the BBS anymore then...
added on the 2008-02-25 09:36:49 by raer raer
rarefluid: the current BBS could stay unchanged (and it should imho to remain read by as many sceners as possible), it would just get a sister board that focus on techniques.
added on the 2008-02-25 09:49:41 by Zest Zest

Would be nice. But who'd be willing to spend lots of time and effort on this? Besides that most code could be based on the BBS system for quick results...
I'm no PHP or mySQL wiz, as my crappy page shows, so I probably can't help much...
added on the 2008-02-25 10:32:51 by raer raer
Gloom: as I'm already supporting one demo coding forum as much as I am able, I don't have time to support two or three or however many. My point was, however bitchily expressed (you should have my Monday before judging), that such a forum exists, its active and given the sparsity of openly shared coding knowledge, it seems best to me to piggyback on it, not compete.

added on the 2008-02-25 11:16:39 by auld auld
IMO things works the other way round: first collect the people & contents, and then put up the forum.
Moreover, adding a new (empty) source of information doesn't solve the problem of having a too much of them, but rather make it worse.

Anyway, if you need (useless, old) content, you can look at my page.
added on the 2008-02-25 11:39:18 by pan pan
I'm a bit with Auld and Pan... too much replication.

Anyway, more than a forum I would like to see a repository of articles/tutorials that centralizes everything (diskmag articles, local sites like scene-it or escena.org, personal pages, etc etc)... That would be nice.

Then, a forum to discuss the articles or make questions is just an add on for me (you learn "reading" more than "asking" imho).
added on the 2008-02-25 13:13:50 by iq iq
oh, I forgot to mention "in4k" too :)
added on the 2008-02-25 13:15:37 by iq iq
cfxweb tried to do that..
'Sup southeastern US homie.
Let's start a demoparty somewhere!
I vote Raleigh/Durham, NC, because I live here, am too lazy/poor to drive far (such as to Blockparty in Ohio), and the area is full of computer nerds thanks to RTP / Red Hat / game companies.

I've been to Buenzli 16 (that was Aug 2006) so I've got half a clue as to what it's like.
hurrr I can't count thanks to my US public school education. It was Buenzli 14. Sorry.
No wait, still can't count, it was 15. You know, it's morning over here....

so ontopic..

adding another one-off coding forum to the community isnt gonna help anyone. contribute to the available forums and communities around the web instead.
added on the 2008-02-25 13:53:41 by superplek superplek

Anyway, more than a forum I would like to see a repository of articles/tutorials that centralizes everything (diskmag articles, local sites like scene-it or escena.org, personal pages, etc etc)... That would be nice.

Yup, and blog aggregation, and subversion hosting, and project pages, and bla bla bla...


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