Newbie Q: LiveCode Forum

Andre Garzia andre at
Fri Jan 14 11:01:09 EST 2011

On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 1:37 PM, Richard Gaskin
<ambassador at> wrote:
> Calvin Waterbury wrote:
>> I was wondering who here frequents the LC forum?
>> I'm curious because I have tried to keep up with this list.  It reminds
>> me of 1982 when I tried to read every article in the "Wall Street
>> Journal!"  Whoosh!  I never made through one issue and once, I started
>> "stacking up for the weekend," it was all over!  :)
> I used to have that feeling with Harper's and Wired.  Had to stop reading
> them both.  I find myself reading Linux Journal cover to cover, but
> thankfully the articles are shorter so I can also get some work done. :)
>> Anyway, I'm just wondering if I might get the same help on the forum?
> A good many of us frequent the forums. But because this list predates the
> forums by several years, I find a lot of the people who've been using
> LiveCode the longest are here rather than there.
> This list can indeed be overwhelming, but using GMane as Mark Wieder
> suggested is a good option, or switching your subscription to digest mode
> can also be helpful (mine is set for digest).
> The forum is good too.  In fact, it has one feature not available on this
> list:  Bernd's attachments.   Like many here and there, Bernd is a very
> helpful fella who's quick to offer code examples to answer questions.   But
> since the forum allows attachments, while most of us merely post a relevant
> line or two of a code example, Bernd often goes the extra mile to put his
> helpful tips into a fully functional demo stack and attaching it to his
> reply.  He's been amazingly generous with his time, and it's much
> appreciated by all the forum members there.
> Since you're learning LC as a second language, I hope the readers here will
> indulge another copy of what I've found, after teaching this tool and
> related dialects for so long, to be the progression through the learning
> curve for getting started with this weird beast:
>   Day one:     "What the hell is going on?  Why doesn't anything work
>                 like I expect?  I hate this damn thing."
>   Two days:    "Omigawd, the potential is incredible! If only I knew
>                 how to use it all..."
>   Two weeks:    "After reading the language guide and trying some
>                 things out, I'm able to do truly productive work."
>   One month:    "Now I can do productive work efficiently."
>   Three months: "With the flexibility of the language and the handy
>                  tools in LiveCode, I'm seeing slightly greater
>                  productivity than in my formerly-favorite tool I'd
>                  used for years."
>   Six months:   "I love this thing."
>   One year:     "I love this thing like no other."

Six years: "I want a message path for my LIFE!"

> :)
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