Let me be perfectly clear Mara.
This community has nearly 100,000 posts spread across what, 7 threads? 8? I’m not checking right now. That’s roughly as much as the next 10 individual hosted/Choice of Game communities combined. Put yourself in the shoes of a newcomer. You loved Guns and want to get involved in the community, but you see a half dozen threads, all with thousands of posts. You try to ask questions. The community tells you to use the search function. You try, but because there are so many posts the search function is incapable of keeping up. I myself just tried to use it and it couldn’t even get through post 2,000 with the terms I was looking for.
So you as a newcomer probably feel kinda dumb, ashamed almost because you can’t do this simple thing that the regulars tell you to do. You are told this thing has been answered like 6 times, but in which threads? How deep do you have to search? Why would you stay in a community that doesn’t help you, posts constantly every day to the point where if you started from scratch from the first post in the first thread the newest thread would be locked before you finished.
I know this has happened because I’m friends with some of these people. People I try to get interested in the community who see our size and get intimidated. They see threads with 10,000 posts filled in a matter of months and think they can’t keep up, or follow the thread, go offline for two days, and come back to 280 posts. They get scared and we lose valuable new people.
I want this community to be easily accessible. That’s why I peddle the discord so hard, I want people discussing things without having to worry about having 5 different threads for a single game’s beta.
Honestly, I had no intention of shaming you. I genuinely thought you didn’t know how to do it, or maybe what terminology I was using.
My pronouns, she/her, are literally right there to read if you click on my profile once, or talk to anyone in the community. Literally anyone.