« on: March 31, 2009, 06:47:21 pm »
(Resisting the urge to completely flame lmce3000) hehe j/k
Welcome to LMCE.
I don't know the particulars of your personal experience but I'm also a newbie to LMCE and I've seen this same type of complaint many times. I personally have found that it's usually a combination of a lack of patience from experienced LMCE users coupled with a hypersensitivity from a new user in unfamiliar territory. I've never read anything and felt it was mean or malicious (except from Zaerc, I'm pretty sure he's Satan, hehe).
I'm not sure what business you're in but try and imagine people asking you a question that is in their manual/wiki/help system over and over again. After about the 200th time you get the same question, even the most patient of us will give a /hmm. Even Jesus isn't that patient. From what I've seen, at least 60% of the questions asked by new users are already answered by the wiki or forums. So I can understand a little impatience from experienced users. Couple that impatience with a new user that is in unsure territory, feeling lost and confused and it's easy to see how something innocuous (sp?) can blow up into a flame war. Comments like "Get to Work!!!" for instance, could easily be miscontrued, as it's certainly inconsiderate to demand work from people that donate thier time. I'm sure you didn't mean it in a malicious "you're a lazy bastard" kind of way, but in typeform it can easily be read that way. Comments like that, that are misunderstood in their true intent start a cascade effect of flaming and misunderstanding. Please realize I'm not flaming you, just pointing out one comment similar to many others that start this sort of thing.
For any new LMCE users my advice is (and I really can't express this strongly enough): SEARCH THE WIKI AND FORUMS EXHAUSTIVELY! When you're absolutely sure you can't find your answer, SEARCH AGAIN! If you still can't find your answer, post on the forums and I'd recommend starting that post with something like: "I've searched the forums and wiki and I can't find...". Personally, I've found every "basic" question I've ever had answered in the wiki and/or forums. Even I think it's silly when I see the "Can LMCE do this....?" questions. Not only is that stuff in the wiki but there's a damn video!!! A question like that is irritating even to me and shows a complete lack of effort from the poster and the poster should be informed that they have to do more research before posting or they will continue asking those types of questions and sucking up other people's time.
Perhaps the powers that be would consider a "READ THIS BEFORE POSTING" sticky. It may alleviate some of the repetitive questions.
Personally, I've found everyone here to be extremely helpful and I'm continually amazed at how much time I've seen devs spend helping someone with a problem (me for one). (Shit, now I sound like I'm sucking up.)
Anyway, that's my perception of every "flame" issue I've seen.