I see a trend growing on Chief Delphi that makes me kinda sad. I am seeing a rapid rise in the number of games compared to the number of technical and helpful topics. I personally feel that this is against the core purpose of this forum, and that it is causing the slow degradation of this forum.
I am not against the idea of games, I would just prefer there to be less of them. I have participated in them in the past and it was fun. However, I see no need for multiple “FRC Mafia” Threads to exist at the same time. It is distracting for new users of Chief Delphi and moves people away from the core reason why this forum was founded.
This forum was founded to help every team that needs help with anything FIRST related from gearboxes to chairman’s videos, not to see who can count to 10,000 before the mods say something. The quality of this forum overall is degrading rapidly because seeing the high number of these threads makes new members (and even some veterans) to CD think poorly of this website because that is how it appears.
Personally, I have the Games topic muted, and this is a solution for veteran users, but this only affects me. As I have stated previously, New members see the games above the actual valuable technical discussions because they are getting the most responses. I am not sure the best way to solve this issue, but I hope to see less of these threads in the future.