paul_one wrote:If you don't upset the author, they won't know anything is /really/ wrong.
That's what's wrong with everything nowadays - people do what they feel like and don't expect consequences etc.
People think they are brilliant because they aren't told how sh*t they are.
Managers make big mistakes which are fixed by the guys underneath him and what happens? The guys upstairs make MORE mistakes.
Idiots go on A+/MSCE courses and think they can handle a company's data centre, or they do a quick Java course and think they can program quality applications because they've created 'hello world' apps.
I know how hostile places can be with new guys with screwy idea's - just around summer I got flak because I insulted the yum utility in a Fedora forum (I insulted the package dependency part - which does fall over because of the guys creating the packages etc).
I've gotten my share of bad insults over the years, from many different forums and newsgroups, but if you don't read what they type - and understand what they're saying - then you don't learn and you will be forever dumb and blinded by vanity.
My phone (LG shine) has several problems, I'd tell them that it has really good points, but the firmware has some really bad points.
If I had a phone, by a big company, which was something like those toy kiddie sweet-phone's, then I would tell them how sh*t it was, not that "it's not so great" or "it need improving in the whole phone area'.
.. You get my point?
Man, I hate to get Involved in this convo, but I'm gonna put
my two cents in just because I'm bored and a few things need to be said.
It's called respect, It's a human thing, just because you can
call something crap or shi**y doesn't mean you should.
I Love the online feature of the quest website, ya know where you
can upload quest games?, It could be deemed as Crap since it doesn't
work like it should yet, My game is unplayable on it, but do I disrespect
Alex and his software?, no because I For one have respect.
I Agree that Authors shouldn't just upload any game they make
that's only a minute long with bad spelling, but nobody is perfect, if
the service is there on the internet, people WILL use it, no amount
of insults or disrespect could ever change that.
Let me guess, you were one of those guys under a manager?
Just stop bitching, make games then, argue your point
in that way, at least something will come out of it.