I know what your thinking 'This is going to talk about MCreator mods and stuff like that'. But I am not. I think that over my 3 months so far on the forum has been very disappointing. I find it immature of people to make fun of other people for their ideas. It is ridiculous of how many instances of people making fun of someone else idea is just bizzare. I know a person will say this is dumb but they are exposing themself. The thing that I am trying to describe if you didn't guess was in a situation when someone comes up with an idea that they enjoy but others don't and the others say that the creative persons idea is pathetic. It is damages peoples self esteem a lot. I know about opinions of people and how they may have different and that they can say it but don't contradict people (I think I used contradict in the wrong way) in any way. You can say your own opinions though. After I post this I am going to see the first person that does that to me.
If people are making fun of, name-calling, or insulting people on these forums, please use the "report" button on the bottom of their post so that the forum staff can examine the post and determine if any forum rules have been broken.
As for the Suggestions section, some people who critique the various threads in that section can be pretty harsh in their assessments. In most cases, their critiques do not cross the line into being considered a forum rule violation, and those posts are allowed to remain. If you have any concern about posts in that section, just report the posts.
I find it immature of people to make fun of other people for their ideas. It is ridiculous of how many instances of people making fun of someone else idea is just bizzare. I know a person will say this is dumb but they are exposing themself.
Perception and intent.
First of all the written language is a horrible way to express yourself because its very easy to write something down which can then be picked up in a completely different way by another person. Smileys help somewhat but many people don't even realize that they mean anymore and mostly use it for decorative purposes.
So when someone writes: "thats a dumb idea" or maybe even "thats dumb!" then that doesn't have to be meant in an insulting way. I'd usually use "I think that's not the best of ideas" but yeah, different people, different expressions and different ways of expressing themselves. Most don't even stop to think about what they're writing. Because anonymity and such.
And that's how a lot of these things start. Another person might pick up such a "dumb idea" comment as an insult while all the person was trying to say was that they thought the idea is dumb.
Of course this medal has 2 sides... Don't like negativity or criticism then maybe not post your stuff out in the open in the first place. Action = reaction.
Thing is, I've been active on this forum for quite a while now (don't let my registration date fool you) and I don't think it's all that bad. Sure, you have some kids around who act like such but meh, that's something you even see on other fora.
Generally speaking I think this forum community is quite friendly and also helpful.