@Mugen87 would have a little bit of extra time if he skipped responding to this SO question..
This question appears every 10 days. I usually just remove the three.js tag and write something very similar as @Mugen87 wrote (go read the f manual). The idea is that people whos time is valuable doesn’t waste that time over and over again by answering the same question on SO.
(Kinda harsh sounding)
abridged version of the post:
Please stop wasting time answering useless SO questions, you’ll have more time to look at some of the open PRs, there’s a lot of them.
(this feels like it reads suuuuuuuuper harsh)
(actually confirmed, very rude)
As @Mugen87 says, people are really busy - I’ve come across your recent PRs on github, and even though they look interesting I’ve seen how long your posts are and just skipped them. It’s nothing personal, just limited time and I would say that I’m not the only person feeling this way.
How do you get familair with three.js without reading the massive codebase? Do you have any advice here?
Don’t read just look at the lengths, same thing:
This is the exact same things, in 10791 i say
heres a pr
in 14031 i wrote a project doc as i would for my job
Neither seem to have worked, although i see what you’re saying, the “heres the PR” one did get comments but did not get accepted.
The one with the project doc i think would be harder to reject, because it strives to make valid arguments but no one is reading it.
What is the solve here, what is the sweet spot?
I just looked for the next thread that has a lot of comments and found you in it. I’m just glancing at it since it’s long, but it doesn’t sound like a specific problem is even outlined here. Overall it’s more text than i put in my project doc single post.
Could a solution here be to get a cohort? Instead of one person writing a long post, i could get a few friends to “add their thoughts” and make it seem like a discussion. It would be the same thing, but it seems like it would be easier to read?
To reiterate, i’m not judging, we’re all human beings free to do whatever we want. I’m interested in the process, improve what i can of the process and myself, know how to identify a battle that cant be won etc.
Would it be ethical to start offering incentive? Like
I’ll buy you a beer if you help me digest the wall of text in my last PR request.
Hey man, i’ll send you $100 on paypal if you can spend 10 minutes to read one of my posts. I’m really trying to improve my communication and learn how to better write software docs.
Meh, another wall of text, made worse by how discourse parses these github links.