2.3.9 is stable yes, but no longer supported.. hmm, lets see why this is. Most projects have a given life cycle for each major release. If there is no one to maintain said lifecycle it is left to die. There are not enough devs to keep both 2.3.9 and 3.1 going. Point in fact, there are too few devs to really keep 3.1 going with the release often mentality that many open source projects use.zydonk wrote: So what is the failure here? Version 2.3.9 is the latest stable version of WZ2100 and yet no support is offered for it. The present candidate 3.1, has been through a long series of betas that seem to be correcting smaller and smaller problems, while large problems (esp the render) that make the game almost unplayable are ignored. WZ dev may just be out of control, with individual devs pushing their own specialities/agendas to the detriment of the overall game.
This happens. The basic job has been done. 2.3.9 – with a few embellishments – is probably as good as WZ will get, given its age and the limitations of its code. There is no mp heaven awaiting you – I bet most of the devs already know that.
I address Staff – whoever you are today – let the members ventilate this topic fully this time. If they think it nonsense they will say so, without you having to decide for them. That’s a better way to run this forum.
The main project I help run does not and it is also part of the reason that things are rather stagnant. Release often is a good way to keep the project fresh in the minds of its userbase. If someone is willing to keep 2.3.9 in a maintenance release state (bug fixes only) until 3.1 hits stable that would be great, but it probably won't happen.
Now, as a forum admin there are certain things you cannot allow to happen. Even if you have a heavy handed staff (which is also a great way to drive off users) there should reason posted for locking threads as well as a warning for deleting them. With the exception of warez or porn ads anyway. At any rate, some of the rules (especially against general chat) are rather heavy handed and extremely vague. The difference between the two is in the eyes of the beholder. A situation not well liked and easy to abuse.
Actual infractions of forum rules should not be tolerated, but must also be handled fairly and evenly by all persons of power. No moderation kills a board. Draconian usage of bans/locks will kill a board just as easily.. Finding a balance though is the most difficult as one thread may offend one mod while being non offensive to other mods or forum users.