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gauveldt

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It seems talking about retro is against the rules.
« on: March 08, 2014, 03:35:44 pm »
I basically got a warning today telling me talking about really old (when most homebrew SNES code topics are since people do these things intermittently on spare time) is against the rules.

So I guess if discussion relates to unresolved topics is against the rules no one really wants my contributions?
Such a hypocrisy since people always complain here that there is so little homebrew activity.

I guess the fact it's been made against the rules for reasons I have no idea (seems out of place for such a community that always needs injection of love from others) might have something to do with that.

Such a shame too because I just worked out some code to get HDMAs running out of WRAM with no need to pregenerate tables (you can initialize them in place).

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Re: It seems talking about retro is against the rules.
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 03:55:59 pm »
Your interpretation of the rules is very unusual considering these forums are dominated by the discussion of "retro" systems.

I think the behavior that may be regarded as problematic is merely replying to very old threads.  If you have a particular contribution to make, perhaps it would be appropriate to start a new thread and link to the older thread therein?
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Re: It seems talking about retro is against the rules.
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 03:59:24 pm »
Wouldn't not posting in a relevant thread not then be 'off topic' and thus also against the rules?

Edit:
The understand I seem to get is that it's not enough not to be a spambot posting porn, drug and casino ads, not using the F word every second word nor avoiding name-calling others with racial pejoratives anymore.  You actually have to be talking about the latest and greatest subjects or you are 'necroposting' (ie: bringing up an old topic).  I just don't understand that logic in a community dedicated to working with older code from retro gaming consoles.

Edit2:
A common complaint from people tends to be creating new topics on already discussed topics moving the locus of reference of focus away from the people that are or have discussed it resulting in many an angry "why don't you search your problem for an answer first???".  It seems to be the conscientious practice of searching for an answer first is the very activity most likely to result in a 'necro' posting!

So which way is it?  Do we want people conscientiously searching for relevant discussion on their problem first, or do we not?


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Your interpretation of the rules is very unusual considering these forums are dominated by the discussion of "retro" systems.

I think the behavior that may be regarded as problematic is merely replying to very old threads.  If you have a particular contribution to make, perhaps it would be appropriate to start a new thread and link to the older thread therein?

A lot of these older topics just suddenly stop, implying the OP gave up due to not fidning an answer.
You have relevant information to the OP's problem or related new material.
The rules seem to suggest the new input and fresh perspective is unwelcome.

PS:
Guess that's all for now since I'm red flagged and on the bad list and basically being told go away... (<---EDIT: *not anyone in particular* just the system as a whole)
...Unless someone is able to explain to me this awkward contradiction in the rules.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2014, 04:48:15 pm by gauveldt »

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Re: It seems talking about retro is against the rules.
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 04:21:49 pm »
I've read the incriminated posts and I too think they are useful posts, about technical problems that can interest people far after the post died. In any case, they can't deserve a warning.

Nonetheless, you could have discussed the issue in private with the moderator who warned you, or just go with it.

My 2 cents...

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Re: It seems talking about retro is against the rules.
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 04:30:12 pm »
I've read the incriminated posts and I too think they are useful posts, about technical problems that can interest people far after the post died. In any case, they can't deserve a warning.

Nonetheless, you could have discussed the issue in private with the moderator who warned you, or just go with it.

My 2 cents...

I would have thought so too, but...
I don't know who to reply to.  I tried replying to the warning and it came up with no one in the 'To' and wouldn't let me post the reply with no recipeints.  I would have thought administrative PMs would have a reply posting target so one may request the moderators to clarify the issue.  That's why I posted in the forum.

I wrote another message to who appears to be an admin but I'll wait and see.

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Re: It seems talking about retro is against the rules.
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014, 08:40:01 pm »
I would have thought so too, but...
I don't know who to reply to.

Maybe use the Contact Staff form in the sidebar on the left?