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The lack of ReCaptcha is saddening

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#1 Dragon53535

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 08:42 AM

This is my first time back on the forums in a loooooong while, and while it looks and feels the same, I can see that the activity is dropped. Which of course is due to the fact that no one can sign up anymore due to the lack of ReCaptcha. I loved this place and now it's dead.

I grew up on ComputerCraft, I learned a majority of my fundamentals of programming from these very forums. Back then, the forums were ablaze with new posts, new code, new topics day in and day out. And now? Now it's a ghost town... I'll be honest here, I love you guys. I haven't been here for a long while, but I remember a lot of you guys, BB, SquidDev, Lyqyd, I remember all of you, and I treasure the memories of those days. Days of helping, of learning, of just being challenged with new problems that people had in AAP, and while I drifted away, found other projects and code bases to learn, ComputerCraft holds a very special place in my heart. Hell, I remember the guy who before getItemDetails came out, made a self replicating turtle! It was fantastic!

And I'm using it again, after all this time, I'm playing minecraft again, and coding small programs for the base (ATM a storage system, in which 2 'user' facing chests, a monitor, and wired modems to transfer to hidden chests), and I'm loving it! I've used the wiki again, because I've forgotten some small functions here and there, and then I checked on the forums, and.. Nothing.

This is actually kinda depressing, this vibrant community I joined in my teen years and learned how to code, how to do what I absolutely love, and it's empty. And not from lack of trying on your guys's part, but you don't have the power to do anything. On a good day years ago there would be like 10+ new topics on ask a pro, with new replies popping up every hour or two. It was amazingly fun. I'm immensely saddened that the experiences that I had, and the learning opportunities I had are pretty much gone. No one new can ask a question, or even try to answer a question. This could probably be fixed if Dan made Lyqyd an admin like way back when. Oh and somehow my account is older than Lyqyd's :P

I'm sad now... I love you guys <3

Edited by Dragon53535, 08 July 2019 - 08:44 AM.

#2 Lupus590

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 09:08 AM

There were the new forums which will be back at some point, there is also the discord

FYI, the new forums are down for the same reason that switch craft was down, switch craft is back up but the forums are still pending. You can keep an eye on progress on the switch craft discord.

Edited by Lupus590, 08 July 2019 - 09:10 AM.

#3 Dragon53535

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 09:10 AM

Heyo lupus, long time no see :)

#4 LDDestroier

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 03:59 AM

I've been trying to stir the CC community up a bit with new programs (particularly tron and workspace), but I've been having less and less time to conceive and create interesting things to make.

Computercraft is also how I got into actual programming. Before that, all I had was Scratch. I recall getting lots of help from kingofgamesyami and several other members. I also remember constantly asking for people to make programs for me, which I'm not proud of, but over time I figured things out and became a better programmer.

The lack of recaptcha does indeed suck the big one. Being that this is the *official* Computercraft forums (and the new CC forums has not even a hundredth of the posts) it's both understandable and disheartening that activity is slow and usually from older members.

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