Since I am new here--just joined today--it's always nice to know what is expected of members upfront. Having an understanding of how to draw the experts in to answer your question(s) is the key to success. From here on out, my threads will imitate a bug zapper so as to attract all the experts.
Even though I am not too familiar with forums, with my passion for 1:6 returning, I have a feeling I will be perusing this site on a daily basis. This thread will guide me on my journey to awesome kitbashes, weathering, and whatever else I can click on.
Sounds good to me. I know the mods stickied it as was, but, yeah, the new title is a good one. I just hope that folk read it.
Be prepared to spend money like water, and grouse about the cost of new figures and loose parts
Seriously though, I hope you find these tips that I've posted to be helpful. They were intended to make the OSW experience a bit better for everyone, whether a new member like yourself, or one of us old-timers.
Again, welcome and have fun here!
I hate the thoughts of anyone being made to feel left out of our great forum, and hobby!
I can see where you fellas are going with this, and generally what you're trying to do, and i think it's fine, but personally speaking, if i can understand what a guy is saying (even if it takes a little working out, then i am OK with that)
I just hope that some members who, let's say, just don't have the same intellect or vocabulary range as the rest of us don't start backing off because they feel uncomfortable.
Just my thoughts,
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Winner October 2006.
And I wrote this in a later post:Please attempt (to the best of your ability to do so) to use proper spelling, grammar, & punctuation to communicate effectively.
It should be noted that these tips are simply suggestions for communicating more effectively, they are are not iron-clad rules that every member must follow or else.Perhaps there are those who do not wish to make the effort; that's their choice entirely.
It's also worth noting that the majority of the responses to my original post have been highly positive, with only a couple of grumbles about the ideas I put forth. Even the two admins who have read it (Crusader1xxx & Pukingdog) have approved of it, and have made it a "Please Read" sticky thread at the top of the page as a result.
Will some people be turned off by the idea? Possibly, but then we have at least one new member (swaveman05) who has read the post and written that he'll try to use the tips provided, so I consider that a "win" in my book.
In my time aboard, I have personally held that, if I could understand the intent, I didn't worry about some misspellings or misuse. That likely goes to being taught by a strict group of nuns, in my grade school days, and a resulting rebellious attitude.
At the same time, I know that others find some of the characteristics covered in this thread, to be distracting, and even irritating. David's approach seems reasonable enough (we have had far less polite postings in past years), so I see it as a positive effort.
As with most other subjects covered aboard, the best course (to my mind), is consideration, followed by use of the points, or not, according to one's own preference. After that, roll on, back to hobbying.
I hope that no one takes this to heart so much, that they feel that leaving is the only answer.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
What you do
When it counts---The Masao
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Winner October 2006.
thanks for the guidance. great help
Being somewhat of a newbie myself, this is much appreciated information. Thanks!
Something that members new and old could do would be to go to their User CP and add their location. I know a lot of you do, but, there are those that don't and maybe should. Many times you get a member asking where they can find something, it's far easier to make suggestions if we know where in the world they are.
There may be a retailer nearby which would help cut their shipping costs, or even a member in the same town where they could meet up. You can see now why that location is important.
It seems to me that this is a common problem in many forums - people either don't know how to use a search engine or are lazy so they ask a lot of the same questions.
Agree with you. People are lazy
we've posted rules before to let people learn how to do things. I think it's just easier on the user-end to ask questions and get answers.