Why do you visit forums? Ok the answer might depend on what you are interested in and on what you are looking for but let’s take me for example. I’m a software developer and when I visit a forum a try to exchange information with people who share the same interests and/or are involved in similar projects and/or try to find a solution for a specific problem. Now I noticed on many forums and blog posts that there are people who cannot evaluate their own skills. You often step over posts with the following title: “I’m new to game programming and I started developing my own game engine to produce a game like Doom3”.
I can’t believe this still happens. I have recently been at a customer to talk about a new project. After hours of a very constructive meeting we decided to talk with the technical assistance at this company. I’m working as a freelancer and so I usually talk to the executives first to know what they need and what they exactly want to have and after that I have to communicate with the companies local technical administration. So as I said after a very constructive meeting with the executives we took our notes and went to the companies it-department.