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General fluff => Announcements => Topic started by: Josh @ Dreamland on December 13, 2011, 10:40:59 AM

Title: Documentation
Post by: Josh @ Dreamland on December 13, 2011, 10:40:59 AM
We've had an influx of new members, lately, and while I can't be certain that more than a few of them are humans rather than AI-complete spam bots, much less attest to how they found us, I do know that ENIGMA's wiki is among the first (often the first) Google result for many GM functions. Issue is, our documentation on them was laid out by a bot, and thus is incomplete.

What I'm getting at is that the Wiki is likely how people have been or will be stumbling upon our site, and it doesn't look very good if we've got a thousand undocumented functions people are looking for information on. My first order of business upon finding an undocumented function in a Wiki is to curse and leave, not investigate the project.

That said, I'd like to divert some focus to it, and I'd certainly not mind help. If you would like to contribute to the project in some way, helping document the function on the Wiki would be a good one. Please refer to: http://enigma-dev.org/docs/Wiki/Function:Documentation Feel free to read that if you're in the mood for a novel, or just head to http://enigma-dev.org/docs/Wiki/Category:Function:Needs_documenting and start filling shit out.

Anyway, as for the state of the rest of the project:
So basically, the only source of commits lately has been Polygone working on 3D, since the rest of us are working on chunks of software with which to replace existing chunks.

Cheers; go work on the Wiki.
Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: DarkAceZ on December 13, 2011, 11:10:18 AM
I'm not a bot!  :ohdear:  :D I found this by searching "non-interpreted game maker". I was looking for (And found) something similar to GameMaker for Linux/cross platform.
But I do know that there has been a big increase on the forum spambots lately...
Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Rusky on December 13, 2011, 11:19:24 AM
(05:02:38 PM) JoshDreamland: !mock spam
(05:02:38 PM) bot24269: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:38 PM) bot5562: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:38 PM) bot19612: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:38 PM) bot22456: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:38 PM) bot30935: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:38 PM) bot4337: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:38 PM) bot25352: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:38 PM) bot24269: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:38 PM) bot5562: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:38 PM) bot19612: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:38 PM) bot22456: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:38 PM) bot30935: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:38 PM) bot9450: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:38 PM) bot3301: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:38 PM) bot4337: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:38 PM) bot25352: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:39 PM) bot9450: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:39 PM) bot3301: I've never heard of spam
(05:02:39 PM) bobbbb: I've never heard of spam
Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Fede-lasse on December 13, 2011, 11:36:37 AM
polygone is the only one active on the EDC. The sane rest of us consider that area dead.
Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Josh @ Dreamland on December 13, 2011, 04:46:35 PM
You and fucking IsmAvatar, polygone, always feeling the need to overcomplicate something simple.

Anyway, DarkAceZ, I'm not really worried about bots getting in. That captcha in the registration page was designed to keep out bots and sweat-shop captcha-filling humans (since they wouldn't be sent the agreement text to search for our names). It's done a pretty fantastic job thus far.

It's good to know that people are looking for that as well.
Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: notachair on December 17, 2011, 04:01:24 AM
Man, I should hop into IRC some time. Too lazy to open mIRC for some reason though.

Oh, and yes, I'm alive. My exams are over, and I (think) I've made the cutoff for doing Computer Science for uni next year.
Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: Josh @ Dreamland on December 17, 2011, 09:27:01 AM
Very nice! We've been talking about how we need someone that can put up with PHP again. :P
Title: Re: Documentation
Post by: notachair on December 21, 2011, 03:22:37 AM
I guess I can put up with it. Not that I like it :v: