Point #1: Forum posts
I have noticed a lot of posts in the wrong forums. While this isn't a big deal, it does make our lives a bit more difficult because we have to wade through all of the forums to find potential BYOND problems or feature requests. In a nutshell, the 'General' and 'Bug Report' forums are for such things, while all of the other forums are for discussion about specific code problems or games. I realize that the descriptions may not be all that clear and sometimes there is overlap, but please do your best in posting to the correct place. For instance, if you are a newbie and your post has 'newbie' in the header, it should probably be posted in the 'Newbie' forum. Ironically (or hypocritically?) I am posting this in the 'General' forum, so as you can see confusion reigns throughout.
At some point I will add in facillites to move the posts and then we can all live in peace and harmony.
Point #2: Getting started
Please, please click on the DM Overview link of the Start Here! page if you decide to make that leap into the world of DM programming. It contains links to a few helpful tutorials and also a pretty comprehensive Online Programming Guide that it seems many of you are overlooking. If you have problems understanding this guide, then please tell us because that will give us ideas as to which tutorials would be useful for the future. In fact, the same goes for all of the documentation, including the Printed Guide, which is absolutely essential if you are seriously going to get involved with the language.
We have been reworking this website for the last month or so, and will continue to do so until finding the information you need is simple and easy. It looks like we are finally out of our coding funk, so you can expect some of the new upgrades (a better InfoCenter, more tutorials, and so on) very soon.
Thanks for your cooperation!