Yeah that’s relying on quite a bit of presumption and assumption and a tad offensive that I’m daft in the head and fall for a pitch. I use the same handle Tophat in all of them and my activity can be seen. Haven’t been on the Realmac one for a long long time, I’m mainly only active on the Foundry 3 forum (because I’m new to the party with Foundry and love it) and this one RW4All. The Foundry forum is very helpful and you feel encouraged to help others. There is no financial incentive as the framework has already been purchased so it really is about what can you do with the framework and the additions and enhancement developed at no extra cost.
On all other major forums I see no mention of Blocs, which is honourable, the users remain instead positive and helpful about their own products instead.
Seemed that way to me also. An attempt to get everyone on board, a gamble that ruined everything.
If stacks is the past focus then that is absolutely fine by me, truly, so long as I know and that is clear to all others. My investment, like many others, doesn’t want to be belittled and thrown away, it’s not a sunk investment either. The shear variety of different approaches different devs have to a functionality is fantastic. I can use one of One Little Designer’s menus for one project and then Will Woodgate’s Mega Menu for another. I can use Webyep for one project and Alloy for another, Quick Editor Admin for another and so on. So many different approaches and angles to mention.
Stacks provides a healthy competition and innovation platform with the variety of stacks, which myself and others have benefitted from dearly.
This has been great for stacks development with devs employing unique approaches and features, however I can understand it is not so good for template/project devs as it adds too many variables in to the pot, a template/project dev would need to stick to just the core elements to reach a wider audience or invest in all the multitude of stacks and then only have the appeal of the template/project catered for to those that posses those individual stacks. I can fully understand where Blocs has it’s appeal there and there is a $$$/£££ mine to be tapped in to for templates/projects.
Maybe Stacks needs its own dedicated forum then, a positive forum all about Stacks, maybe it will come, because it can be disheartening when Stacks is ‘allowed’ to be receive a regular beating, but if anybody makes even a slight criticism of Blocs they get jumped on for it. It can worryingly lead down a path towards a cliquey community where you are only allowed to have the one opinion of the loudest… I love this forum, it has been really helpful in the past and I would hope I can contribute help where I can to folk where I have experienced a similar problem and solved it, but you have to be really cautious when posting or being able to offer advice as a response, you have to think “should I post, should I reply, i think I know the answer to the question, but not 100% sure, better not as I’ll get gunned down for it”. maybe that’s why activity is declining?
Anyway if it helps, I’m wrong with everything I’ve said, I’m truly sorry for that, please blockquote that so it stands out to people that skim posts and get the core nugget of the discussion.