I agree with Abnegation. We should really have some maping competitions, screenshot competitions and stuff like that. I think that will bring the GD comunnity a bit closer and we'll make more friends that way I suppose.
The threads in beginner showcase rearly get any posts or constructive critics on the work. Why is it like that? Because it is beginner showcase ? There are some really good games/ideas in beginner showcase but its sad to see a potential game has about 10 post and 8 of them are when is the game going to be released or where is the download link. Its really sad to see that and it keeps you from updating here really. We have to do something about that and whole GD comunnity.