I'm Richard Carter. I'm a student studying computer science with a concentration in game development at North Carolina State University. Believe it or not, I have quite a bit of free time to dedicate to this site (despite being a student), and I'm very interested in game development.
Before this site was created, I was an active participant at Stack Overflow (I still visit pretty often). I ask a lot of questions (97 at time of writing) and a number of them, of course, involved game development. In fact I appear in the top users for the
game-development tag (I just discovered this page!).
I've been here from the very beginning, and have been very active. I was the #1 user for a while and am currently #3. I think my profile does a lot of the talking for me. Feel free to read some of my answers to get a feel for my tone and behavior. I always try to be very kind and fair. I like the motto "There's no such thing as a stupid question" and as such never try to look down upon someone no matter the question. I'm also a fast typer so many of my answers are long and detailed (which probably contributes to their getting upvoted and accepted often).
I don't vote up/down as often as I should, but I'm conscious of it and I'm working to increase it. However, I don't hesitate to flag a question or comment on it if I think the author could clarify or if it just isn't a good question. Any bad question can be made good with a bit of editing, and I like to try and give that responsibility to the original asker, so generally I just comment if could be better.
Also a sidenote, I have notifiers on my computers, so that whenever I'm at my computer I am keeping an eye on the site, ready to jump for the flag button on a new bad question or read an interesting one the moment it appears.
Anyway, to wrap this up, here's a summary. Yay bullets!
- I'm very active, as shown by my reputation and participation in chat, meta, etc.
- I have time to dedicate to the site.
- I comment often and flag bad questions, and I am learning to vote up/down more frequently.
- I try to be as fair and kind as possible at all times.
I love this site and have tried from the beginning to keep it buzzing with questions and answers so that it can become popular and one day be THE place for game development Q&A (if it isn't already!). I certainly don't need to be a moderator to work towards that goal, but if I were to become moderator I would be better equipped!