Along the last week’s, I saw a lot of crossed accusations between “young” or “inexperienced” users and the consolidated users of our community. (Because althoughit seems like not, I read almost every thing that is wrote, not only in the User Diaries, also in the Blikis). And is because of it, and because I’m a member of these community and I love it, I think we should reflect about what is for us OGF and how we show it to the people. When I arrived here three years ago, I was thirteen, and I saw OGF like a game, a way to get funny and build giant empires like in “Age of Empires”, but today I have a really different vision of that place.
Along these threeyears I have get a notable improvement of my cartography, but also a “mental improvement” Actually for me OGF is an “artistic project” a way to express the things that I like the most (the architecture, the urbanism, the history, the geography…), a way to “disconnect from reality” and get some fun and also a place for see different points of view from great people.
Compared with other usuaries, I’ve got “less time” for develop my mapping, and I wouldlike to can carry out more collaborative projects like the one I’ve got few monthsago whit the Uuser Click, but because my situation in the map,isn’t easy.
Where I want to go is: ¿what is the vision that when show to all of OGF? We need to consider that we are in the XXI century, so there are kids like me that have born in the digital era and therefore, we should be able to deal with the perfil of “kid with 13~16 years old with a lot of time and a lot of arrogance, because with the time,it would be the most common.
BUT, not fit it we should decrease the cuality of the map. ¡No way!, but probably we should change our focus, especially, in the theme of “offer territories”. Maybe, apart of that change in the “User’s territories Policy”, we could offer guides, but focus on constance and improve of the User, probably oriented to something more “audio-visual”, and if we meet with users that don’t want to become better, probably we should left them in “blue territories”. Why not crate different levels or categories only binding on the acquisition of territories, based on experience and not in time? I think that, sincerely, we are afraid of scare new users with these “methods”.
I want yo to now that I getready for help and collaborate with all in the extent that my knowledge and my situation allow me for it. For finishingI would like to thank all the admin team and all the users that help me in my trajectory with OGF with and infinite patience. I wouldlike to thankyou also for your time and reading all, and I request you for left your comment below with RESPECT for all the users and avoid that any debate that could appear be transformed in a child’s war.
Have a beautiful day, Guillermo Cara (my real name,je).
P.D. Sorry for my bad English.