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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by BlastedGuy9905, Aug 7, 2017.
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GitHub, DuckDuckGo, Scratch, GBAtemp, reddit
Kids programming site, I played around with it when I was like half my current age. Nowadays I'm mostly on the forums
Gbatemp, Google, se7ensins, Reddit, and youtube
Tumblr, FB, my University's website, news sites, pretty much. my attendance here is becoming rare
GBATemp, YouTube, and Facebook for me.
Scratch was amazing as a kid. Used to frequent that place every day! Glad they're still around. Seems it hasn't lost its charm among younger people!
It's a very different site to the one back in 2010, there's a lot of people who don't actually make anything, just comment on projects other people make. It also seems to be churning out more animators than programmers
Yeah, even back then, I noticed there was an abundance of animations or drawing contests, or just role-play groups and a large amount of passerbys there to enjoy others' projects. Before I kinda tapered off from Scratch, I knew they made some really big modifications to their site and product. Custom code blocks and cloning were big features then, and they had a big site redesign. Looking at the site right now, it still seems like the charming little place I remember it as. I notice that those role-playing groups aren't really prevalent much, which is a shame. They were a great social experience! I don't know how the site dynamics are now, but way back when around 2010/2012, the community churned out a lot of programmers who went on to become well-known names on Newgrounds and other more mature creator sites. It'd be good to know Scratch still made those kind of contributions. I know it's responsible for me being interested in code and game development!
Huh. Well I don't think I really got involved with the community, so I guess I wasn't aware of those things back then. And yeah, the combination of scratch and roblox I played everyday definitely contributed to making me want to program as well
I still play ROBLOX to this day, haha. Used to just play games and interact with the community through Groups and Clans, but now I actively develop things through ROBLOX Studio and am in the middle of a game project there right now. Definitely, Scratch and ROBLOX are fantastic influences for young kids growing up. I made a blog post earlier about how Skyrim was the game that got me to take the leap and dedicate my life to making video games, but really it's Scratch and ROBLOX that set the foundation for that. I see it as Scratch being the most basic introduction to the world of digital creation and then ROBLOX being the logical next step into a 3D development space with a much larger community. The offering for budding game creators from Scratch and ROBLOX is very nice. Back in the day (like pre-2008ish), the barrier for entry was really high, since web-based game creation was typically all Flash-based and would require a lot of learning to get into. It's a great thing then that sites like Scratch and ROBLOX exist to not only encourage new game developers, but also give them a community and framework through which to create and share their content. Really thankful they exist!
You said you frequent Scratch often nowadays for the forums, yeah? What do you typically do there?
I am not surprised by this at all. @Tomato Hentai, I want your take on this.
From what I've heard roblox is more of a capitalism machine nowadays, with all the youtube traffic and stuff, but I haven't played the newer versions myself because it doesn't work with wine. I didn't learn Lua when I played roblox, though the frustration of not being able to make a simple tycoon without having to piggyback off someone elses scripts definitely kickstarted something
Well on the scratch forums I just generally check in to see if there's a post I can relate to (especially on the "Advanced Topics", where all the people who are past scratch hang out) and it's also my #1 place to get help with problems I encounter while programming (StackOverflow sucks, and asking here feels wrong for some reason). There's also some friends I have from earlier that are still active
Can't deny that ROBLOX is definitely generating some big bucks, for ROBLOX and for top content devs, haha. In a way, I'm dismayed by some of the recent changes that were clearly made to bring in more money. But hanging out on the developer forums, looking at events like RDC, you can see that there's a very big and thriving community of young game makers there and ROBLOX is doing a good job of cultivating them.
Also wow, that's the first time I've heard someone use the Scratch forums as a replacement for StackOverflow! I... Might just have to take a look myself.
canary.discordapp.com/channels/@me (Discord Canary)
Right now I've really only been using GBATemp and last.fm.
I guess Discord and Spotfiy might count too?
I'm kinda not surprised that it doesn't really 'create' programmers. Using the blocks is a lot more different than writing actual code, and if you're used to one, you might not necessarily be able to do the other. I found it an annoying pain in the ass to use blocks, whereas someone who is used to using Scratch might find it to be an annoying pain in the ass to have to type out all their code.
#1 definitely goes to GBAtemp, then probably YouTube, private torrent trackers, Feedly, Press Xtra/PR comms sites, Reddit, Twitter, (in that order of usage) and in terms of programs with webclients, Discord and Steam.
Not counting the obvious websites ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Tied for tier #1: GBAtemp, Youtube, Pokemonshowdown (I listen to music while I battle; while I wait for opponents, I read stuff on GBAtemp.)
Tied for tier #2: Nintendolife, isochaos, projectfreetv, PerfectlyNintendo, Tetrisfriends
Pichu-tier: IGN, Gamefaqs, Nico, Craigslist, Etsy, Ebay, health24x7, Untap/Xmage, PlayUno,
I completely agree!