FedePede04 wrote:Hi Gryzor.
i agree with you on this matter.
distantminds wrote: gonzo meets scene poetry
My favourite bit was the piece on the Megadeth font.
Gryzor wrote:FedePede04 wrote:Hi Gryzor.
i agree with you on this matter.
Interesting thing is, I had discussed this before, privately, and some people did agree with me; ever since posting this here, some even contacted me to discuss it and they also agree, but some of them are hesitant to come forward in case they are branded as negativists (sic) or whatever. A real shame.
hi you are welcome.
the same here i also did not want discuss it here, so i was also about to send you a PM
FedePede04 wrote:i will just like to say that i have not read the book, so it is not what i am comment on,
it is about people not give negative/constitutive feedback or feedback at all.
FedePede04 wrote:i have also seen it with my own programs, i can see that hundreds of people have downloaded my programs, but only very few have seen me feedback.
FedePede04 wrote:btw i have a little advice to you... BEWARE..., it's like stabbing your hand in a wasp nest, you will wake up the wrath of the forum, and all the people here, that normally can't spent a moment helping people, giving feedback, say hello to new members, ect. will come and tell you how wrong you are...
ICS wrote:I guess we can finally say, that the Kickstarter campaign which was supposed to start for Volume 2 today will fail.
Because nobody out there seemed to liked the book. That saves me $60 I guess...
ICS wrote:OK, now to be serious: You can never satisfy everyone.
ICS wrote:You didn't like the book?
Don't buy Volume 2.
Buy something for your girlfriend instead and have a nice day.
My post was about the scene's reaction to bad products
Atarieterno wrote:FedePede04: Unfortunately the people find more time to criticize an opinion than to say a simple "Thank you" when you provide a program, manual or any other utility. It is part of the human genome. Do not think about it, enjoy your power to bring something positive to the Atari scene, that can not be done by anyone.
keops wrote:Gryzor: Maybe you should have someone proofread your posts to make sure people understand what you are writing, since obviously most of us missed the point. Then that person could take care of Marco's next book
Reason I’m writing this (or rather, the occasion) is a discussion I had last night with Marco A. Breddin, writer of The Atari ST and the Creative People, on Twitter.
This is not about this book specifically, but about a situation I feel has formed around productions in the retro scene in the last few years. Namely, judging new releases with increasingly rose-tinted glasses and not providing honest feedback to creators.
The past few years have seen a multitude of releases in hardware, software or print. Some are awesome (for instance the Commodore Story, or the Sensible book), some are decidedly mediocre (like a certain author who put out a series of books within a few short months from KickStarter to delivery, so hastily put together they even contained MobyGames screenshots), to downright awful (Atari, Inc: Business is Fun).
Now, I’m one of those who will buy almost everything, even in case where I know I’ll regret it. However, when I regret it, especially when the creator has obviously put in tons of work into his opus, I’m very hesitant in reviewing it negatively.
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