You think of an absolutely brilliant tweet. You nest it into those 140 characters as clever as humanly possible, feeling confident that in fact every single person that follows you will find it as perfectly brilliant as you did. You hit that ‘tweet’ button. And to your surprised, your phone isn’t immediately going off the wall. In fact, it’s completely silent. One minute goes past, then 5, 10, 30, an hour. No one notices your tweet. No one acknowledges your self proclaimed wittiness. Not even a single-pity like, for your efforts.
[(This feeling) x 10] + someEmbarrassment
Is what I currently feel, for pouring my little genuine heart out.
Via a post, introducing myself to forum for first time, providing a backstory, and requesting for some fresh eyeballs to glance at my portfolio page I worked so hard on.
It probably doesn’t help my chances of receiving any kind of response that my post was instantly moved to the project feedback section by a moderator. And I may be wrong because I am new to the site. But from my, small sample size, observations, it appears that the main-page of the forum, which reads that it is displaying either Latest or Top post from “All Categories”. Is in fact, not a list of posts from all categories. My detective work resulted in not being able to find a single Project-Feedback posting, in the subset “Latest”, in “All Categories”.
So I guess I was just wondering, why?
Why is the category project feedback, excluded from all categories?
And I’m not here to start a pity party. I just feel like this is a mistake. It seems like, at least one, of the main ideas of FCC is to encourage new people to learn to code. I don’t think it’s very encouraging to, in a way, hide their project feedback post from being seen. By not making them appear in “all categories”, seems counterintuitive.
No offense but, who is going to go, out of their way, to click on the “project feedback” category, in order to respond to these posting. Well the answer is, probably no one. The only (majority of) people going to this category, are the people who are looking for feedback on their own projects themselves. It’s no wonder it’s a ghost town over there. And who is going to come back to the forum to post their next completed project, down the road from now, when they didn’t get any feedback on this one. Which I assume has resulted into a snowball effect of less and less activity in the category.
Idk just feels like this wouldn’t be the case, if it was included into the ecosystem of the All Categories forum.
What do you guys think about this topic?