When you make PUBLIC a wip. You make PUBLIC a wip. Nobody encourages to make your game public. You can make private betas and even take your base core of your game in the interest thread. However, if you make a PUBLIC wip expressing your goals and your objective aiming to release a game… You have to assume people won’t be fake praising you and behave like they were your moral support instead of the testers there to help the game reach a publish state in the best quality possible.
If you don’t want publish; there are other ways to put your game out there I even have a writing workshop for it where people gives friendly feedback far more encouraging because is not for publication. Other forums and jams.
Here there is a thread for writing support and a discord group.
This is an amazing forum with a very friendly set of rules that have allowed many people from all the world to release their stories freely. So, I won’t allow people to treat this forum, a home for me like it were a toxic place where authors are harassed, because that is not the truth.