>When people are born they are gentle and soft.
>At death they are hard and stiff.
>When plants are alive they are soft and delicate.
>When they die, they wither and dry up.
>Therefore the hard and stiff are followers of death.
>The gentle and soft are the followers of life.
>Thus, if you are aggressive and stiff, you won't win.
>When a tree is hard enough, it is cut. Therefore
>The hard and big are lesser,
>The gentle and soft are greater.
Ancient chinese wisdom says stop being argumentative cunts set in your ways about languages/engines/artstyles and maybe the board would be more lively. I suspect most the yesdevs left because at least the nodevs on other platforms don't constantly tell them they're doing everything wrong. Would you really go back looking for a community after it imploded if 80% of the users were only there for the shitflinging? The most vocal "one true way" cultists are always the least productive. It's an outlet for nodevs trying to protect their fragile egos where they can never be wrong because they never create anything.
Over negativity wasn't a widespread problem until after yandev got rightfully bullied off the thread. I think a lot of trolls saw that and cultivated a culture of poking and prodding for more lolcows where there really were none. I don't want to speculate too much, but could that be part of why Tetrachromedev lost it? Once they smell lulz in the thread you never get rid of the trolls, and the programming flamewars started will last for years.
Crossposting some progress of mine so I don't get accused of being what I'm railing against. It's not really a game, but I use a game engine (Godot), so fuck it.