How to report a tutorial

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Post » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:09 pm

Today I noticed, that one is unable to report a tutorial. You can report a board entry that does not stick to the rules, but tutorials can not be reported.....

Can this be changed?
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Post » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:56 pm

That's a question for @Tom - until then you can PM an admin or moderator.
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Post » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:07 pm

@Arima - since it's only me who gets upset with people ignoring these rules and it seems to be of no further interesst, I will also start posting Tutorial in my native language.
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Post » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:05 pm


I haven't found any rules for the tutorials. I have only found tips for a "good" tutorial (How to write a good tutorial). Perhaps this should be corrected - but i mean not good to bad . It think that the language should be English because postings in another "native language" are useless for the community and when the content is wrong or not poltical correct.. but the characters look funny..


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Post » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:36 pm

Thank you Joe - that's exactly what annoy me. I think it unpolite and also a little "selfish" because it keeps, propably worthfull knowledge to a subset of the community.
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Post » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:47 pm

Why is this such a big deal to you? It's not obfuscation, it's communication, by people who are probably even more frustrated than you are.
Besides there is nothing keeping you from translating it.
In fact the tutorials are meant to be maintained by the community. I think you should feel free to create, or add to said tutorials, as long as it is helpful.
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Post » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:28 am

@newt - this will propably the last thing I will say to that matter:

Haveing "unmoderated" languages on a internationaly used platform, that is hosted within the EU can bear dramatic legal issues. Let me give you a little example: Due to our history, the are some things that are seen as sedition here in Germany. Now, if there's a site, that is unable to understand what I post, and I could use this site, to pass on information to other "illegal" subjects in an easy way. This may all be no problem, if the company behind the site is outside the EU, but Scirra isn't.

Now, one could say, this is highly theoretical - maybe, but out of professional experience I advise anyone in charge, to not even have any doubt occur that the site is "clean".

In addition, you are talking about community. In my mind community counts all useres of a board and not only a subset. I question, why are there "local" boards an even a thread refering to them, if this international community drifts appart? If all the posted tutorials would be in the native language of the author, all lot of information would be kept from all the people not able to read that language. English as a very good common language to share information.
Last but not least, I personaly think it is inpolite to use any other language then english on an international used board, but I understand, that my very conservative mind may be a problem to the "young" - I am "old" I know that, but I also have the full internet experience, ie. I have been "playing" with BBS long before the Internet was commodity or even known as such.

May Ashley and Tom do what they like....
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Post » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:30 pm

Much work suggest:
When we post tutorials in our native languages it would be awesome to do "something" that classify them for this language - perhaps similar to Wikipedia. Some of the "native tuts" are copies of already written tuts - it would be nice when they stick behind the original and that we could open them by clicking on a language-link. I know that this is a little work ( ) for the site-admin but that will be very handy - and there would be no "native instances" on the tutorialspage of one tutorial

Simple suggest: Perhaps a simple classifcation could be done with the "tags" - nice example for that: the "Russian tutorial" - is tagged with the "Russian Tag ".

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Post » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:50 pm

Purposefully and intentionally doing the wrong thing, is not OK. Others may do it without knowing. If you see something that is generally considered unaccepted practice, the solution is to report the problem not contribute to it.

We have covered this in the past. Why do you return to this constantly?

It is not your job to moderate, however it helps when you can inform the moderators of these things since we aren't all-seeing-all-knowing. Acting in an immature manner only compounds the problem. If you want to be mature about it, again... report the problem then move on. Stop threatening to add to it.

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Post » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:32 pm

@Sol - just get of my back and maybe do your job and moderate the once stepping over the border! I guess it's easier for you, to fight someone who can easily blamed to bre prejudice!

As you may have read, I said that the above would be my last post regarding that manner, and I started by asking how to report tutorial. Also I tried to explain the danger of unmoderated languages, but as I see now, you seem not to realy read my posts.

I am sick and tierd to clarify my statement, when other are the once that fail. By the way, why should I not post in German if other do in russian, protugues, spanish?Weishaupt2012-02-18 14:38:36
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