Ashley As PM's will not be returning, is there a recommended form of communication amongst forum users, such as maybe an official discord server that everyone is aware of?
Over a week ago, I posted a bug report about a possible multiplayer bug, but I see you (Ashley) tried this and was unable to reproduce, and suggested some suspicious actions in my c3p file.
I have been unable to provide more substantial detail as of now, but the bug still persists even with action changes, I already spent hours changing my events around in my main project and then was able to quickly reproduce this on a separate small c3p, at most I suspect maybe that clicking "preview" whilst already in a room will not auto-close the room, and then joining the same room causes issues (I don't know for sure but it's getting very tedious to test).
Back to the point of this post: a user recently posted a multiplayer bug that sounded similar to my bug, and I saw their topic and bug report. I posted and shared that maybe my bug is similar to theirs.
Well, now, both their forum topic and their bug report is closed... So how can I communicate with this one user to speak more, just in case discussing it may bring us to answers? I really don't want to blindly test for a further number of hours, and would be great to have the option to discuss this without worrying about the topic or bug report closing, which suddenly ends communication.
Recently, I was able to discover the cause of a bug affecting multiple users when creating Keystores. After posting the fix, I realised there were posts spanning weeks about this bug as others were linking their own post to the fix I posted. The only reason I was able to help find this fix was due to googling someone's username and luckily finding an email address (which looks dodgy for that user to begin with).
I will add that the Keystore bug did not affect me and I was doing this just to try to be helpful and be more part of the Scirra community.
If there's no PM system or official discord, is it really just the case that we cannot communicate? Could we maybe have communication links in our profile (so people can click on our username, then see their email, or steam, or discord, etc.) please?
If not, I have to say, it feels very unusual to have communication so restricted, it's discouraging to spend hours on a bug issue and come out with "cannot reproduce, check your events" which after doing gives the same results, and I don't have the ability to reach out to possibly similar users to discuss this.