I'm doing an AMA in a couple of days!

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Hi,

Poking my head out after quite a while (just now realizing how long it actually was!), and just wanted to let everyone know I'll be doing an AMA on reddit this Sunday, and of course you're all invited. :cheers:

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I give in, whats a AMA?

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Well!

Thank you Face, that's new to me. I should get out more.

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Thank you Face, that's new to me. I should get out more.

Well, I also didn't knew it before being confronted with the gamer-scene myself. I've got FSX through Steam back when it was on heavy sale, and when I read some announcements here and there, I quickly come across the term for a fancy way of saying "interviewing a game developer".

I guess Harvester's AMA will orbit around KSP.
 

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Dovetail games are having a sale through Steam on FSX and TrainSim…

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I quickly come across the term for a fancy way of saying "interviewing a game developer".

Well an AMA is a public interview of anyone, not just game developers. If you plan to participate in one, or even just read the results of one, it's probably worth it to look at a few to get an idea of the format. There are two main subreddits dedicated to AMAs: r/AMA and r/IAmA. There's no hard-and-fast rule about what goes where, but IAmA tends to be the more legit and helpful one these days.

Some examples:
Chris Hadfield
Buzz Aldrin

They start with a paragraph introduction, along with "proof", which usually consists of a concurrent post on a social media account (often Twitter) known to belong to the person in question. Questions come below and the presentation is threaded (replies to comments are indented underneath the comment, and can be nested indefinitely.) The comments made by the poster (the subject of the AMA) have their name bolded or highlighted, so they can be easily identified on a quick scan through the thread. You can sort the replies by "best" or "top", which is usually good. Sometimes it works better (particularly for a less notable person with only a few interlocutors) to sort them by "old", so you can see the conversation develop as it occurs/occurred. There's often some reddit insider shenanigans in the comments, and it's best not to read very deeply into comment threads if you value your sanity and continued commitment to humanity's welfare.

HarvesteR's is scheduled for September 23 at 9:30am PST.
 

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Well an AMA is a public interview of anyone, not just game developers.

Sure it is, in this context however it is a fancy way of saying "interview with a game developer".

There's often some reddit insider shenanigans in the comments, and it's best not to read very deeply into comment threads if you value your sanity and continued commitment to humanity's welfare.

And that's the reason why I personally dislike AMAs. Especially on reddit it is like YouTube comments for interviews.
 
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