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Old 08-31-2012, 01:03 AM   #1
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To Holowan Veterans Regarding New Modders

A growing trend here in Holowan Laboratories has been to dissuade new modders from attempting the modifications that they would like to complete. This trend started out with good intentions: at first it was a friendly, "You might want to get some more experience before you attempt that."

But lately, it's gotten worse. Probably to the point that it could drive new modders away from Holowan. Instead of being the, "Friendly Technology People," we've become the "Mod Shoot Down People."

So, it's got to stop. If there's a new poster/modder, and you don't think they can complete the mod idea that they've posted, that's fine, that's your opinion. But do refrain from posting it in their thread. Instead, you could say:

"Welcome to Holowan Laboratories, here's the tutorial section, and if you have any questions, please feel free to post them, and we will do our best to answer them. Good luck with your mod!"

If we get any more: "Oh, well, you shouldn't attempt this, because, well, you're new," then I will personally edit your post to say:

"Welcome to Holowan Laboratories, here's the tutorial section, and if you have any questions, please feel free to post them, and we will do our best to answer them. Good luck with your mod!"

And I will possibly volunteer you to help them out.

If they can't accomplish it, then they won't accomplish it. If they can, then they will do it. One great example of this that popped up, oh, four years ago is logan23's Revenge of Revan. New modder, huge mod, pretty much everybody doubted. Now, four years later, he's released an amazing demo and he's still chugging along.

So please, be welcoming.

That is all.




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