Recently, I have found myself infuriated with the number of BGE development related posts.
This statement seems very much wrong in an open source environment, but it is demonstrative of the irrelevance of such posts. The majority of threads related to “BGE dev” / “Help the BGE” topics are written by those unfamiliar with the BGE internals, and increasingly non developers (in the Programming sense of the word). For this reason, they speculate on an issue that they are frequently inexperienced with, and further do not have the means to deal with.
For example, a thread regarding an HTML 5 player. This proves to be difficult on several arenas. Firstly, there is no one-to-one mapping from the video and audio code in the BGE at present to HTML 5. This is why such “ports” take so long in the first place. Secondly, the main issue regarding stalled BGE development is an irregular development team who struggle at present to manage the code base. Adding another system that depends upon the internals is a sure way in which to exacerbate this sluggishness.
I have no objections to threads that suggest new features, or features that could be improved, but lets keep those in isolation and relevance. We do not need four different threads regarding crowd funding and other hare-brained schemes.