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Be nice.
No name-calling/mother-insulting.
Have thick skin.
Argue the items, the companies, the buying/selling patterns, the details.
Do NOT argue mental, physical or financial ability's of other members.

But this is all just my opinion. :D
That seems sound and sensible to me. Simple rules that are easy to follow.
 

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I agree, save your time writing negative comments and focus on the ones you actually like. HT are not going to change their pricing because... they sell at that price. Focus on the item itself and whether it is a good piece or not. Calling people fanboys is simply pointless because we are all fans in some capacity. I myself am new to the forums and am still happy and enthusiastic about collecting. If majority of your comments are negative then why not step back for a while and just take a moment to decide if you really still love this hobby. Luckily I have had nothing but love so far but I suspect that's because I'm totally awesome and everyone is simply hot for me.
much love to you all xxx
 

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Granted, the entire rest of the internet has probably already set an extremely low bar for me, but I'm always impressed with what a respectful and considerate community OSW is. Maybe I'm just not looking at the right posts, but I rarely see personal attacks, and am surprised to hear that this is enough of an issue to warrant this post. I'm glad that most people here have such an intolerance for this type of behavior, and I think that is what make this forum as good as it is.
 

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Recently Ive spent more time making models than talking about it, 6 months ago it was the other way round.

I've little time for conflict on here. I get that in real life, I come on here for inspiration not opinions.

The irony is not lost on me through that I am offering my option now ;-)

Thanks
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I've been posting less and less here because of the increasing negativity around the figures being posted and discussed. There are people who collect and display figures straight from the boxes, and there are those who make everything from scratch... and there are those of us who do both and everything in between... but there is a definite air of elitism about some posts that leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

I just wish we could all get along and enjoy the hobby. So what if you spent several hundred dollars putting together the perfect Indiana Jones from spares and made your own leather jacket... and then someone raves about their HT version. Not everyone has the skill or time to bash a figure from spares or sew their own clothing, and if they have the money to buy an overpriced figure then good on them.
Live and let live.
 

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I've been posting less and less here because of the increasing negativity around the figures being posted and discussed. There are people who collect and display figures straight from the boxes, and there are those who make everything from scratch... and there are those of us who do both and everything in between... but there is a definite air of elitism about some posts that leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

I just wish we could all get along and enjoy the hobby. So what if you spent several hundred dollars putting together the perfect Indiana Jones from spares and made your own leather jacket... and then someone raves about their HT version. Not everyone has the skill or time to bash a figure from spares or sew their own clothing, and if they have the money to buy an overpriced figure then good on them.
Live and let live.
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I have more admiration and respect for and to those who customize, scratch build, and buy the required parts to create their own 1:6 figure compared to those who display a figure straight from the box and boast about how it's the greatest thing than 1:6 sliced bread. Granted, I may not always post praise or support for it.

Yes.

There is "elitism" within the hobby and more so over the past few years. I don't agree with it. It usually doesn't end well if people speak out about it because of "butt hurt" feelings.

There are a variety of factors behind this, but I believe most of us know what they are.

I wish we could all just simply get along, but that is not the case.

I'm not condoning or supporting it. It is what it is.

They're your figures and you enjoyed the effort and time spent on creating it. Post and share it. If they criticize it, then that's their opinion and we all know what we say about opinions.

We're not here to find justification and rationale to post and share. We're here because we want to post/share our figures and thoughts as hobbyists whether some don't agree or like us for whatever reasons. It's about the hobby.

Just contribute and participate in knowing you do this for enjoyment and not for some organic acceptance.
 

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Yes, it's very sad, and like i said some time back....there is a lot of negativity and downright nastiness, that has crept into our beautiful hobby lately.
When it comes to ill feeling on OSW though, you can bet your bottom dollar of at least one certain member stuck in the middle of it!;)
 

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Yes, it's very sad, and like i said some time back....there is a lot of negativity and downright nastiness, that has crept into our beautiful hobby lately.
When it comes to ill feeling on OSW though, you can bet your bottom dollar of at least one certain member stuck in the middle of it!;)
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I do hope a future upgrade will enhance the IGNORE capability and function where anyone on a IGNORE list simply does not appear in any thread or post/reply from viewing instead of appearing as said user is one's IGNORE list.

That way no one has to see anyone let alone find or know what the person on the IGNORE list posted/said as if they didn't exist.

Let's be honest and truthful about that.

Just like the Facebook BLOCK function.
 

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I don't agree with it. It usually doesn't end well if people speak out about it because of "butt hurt" feelings.
I would think anything involving "butthurt" wouldn't end well! ;-)
 
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Yes, it's very sad, and like i said some time back....there is a lot of negativity and downright nastiness, that has crept into our beautiful hobby lately.
When it comes to ill feeling on OSW though, you can bet your bottom dollar of at least one certain member stuck in the middle of it!;)
Lol. Does that member realise you mean him though? :thumb
 

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I have more admiration and respect for and to those who customize, scratch build, and buy the required parts to create their own 1:6 figure compared to those who display a figure straight from the box and boast about how it's the greatest thing than 1:6 sliced bread. Granted, I may not always post praise or support for it.
I also have more admiration for fellow kitbashers, but I wouldn't criticise other people for buying and displaying their OOB figures. As long as they're happy why should kitbashers and scratchbuilders bother about it?

You can see from my avatar and threads that I scratchbuild as well as bash... yet do I give a rat's bum hole about so-and-so's fresh and minty Stormtrooper? Nope. I can admire a boxed figure as much as someone's bashed figure.

I also pre-ordered a movie based figure and someone asked why don't I just bash the same figure? The head isn't available, the clothing isn't available... that's why. I could use 3D printed parts, but they'd cost more than the boxed figure, and I'd still have to find a head and clothing.

This a big hobby (literally) and there is more than enough room for all of us, whatever our abilities or preferences. If you're not interested in seeing someone's new Marty McFly and deLorean then don't look... simples.
 

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The Battle Rages On


Indeed it does...
 

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We must consider too that the person showing their HT (or whatever) pride and joy and may have had it on their xmas list for some time, it may have been bought as a one off treat, family may have clubbed together to buy it. We don't know. Slamming them personally as they display it is wrong. I would be mortified and run away from a forum that did that to me.

Also we don't know the age, health or metal capacity of the poster, making the assumption that they are your equal is wrong. For example a lady asked a question (not 1/6th related) on my FB page - a simple easy to answer question but before I could answer a friend jumped on and banged out a sharp reply in CAPITALS like she was an idiot. I was saddened because he didn't know this gentle, simple woman who hasn't had the kind of education that he has had.

Hobbies can attract those who may have less friends than they want and may be less able to deal with the real world, which is why they love their hobby and the people they share it with. My son - a very intelligent young man - has Aspergers ,I know this to be true of him.

I am not suggesting for a moment that all 1/6th hobbyists are subnormal, friendless, loonies, I'm just saying that you don't know who is behind SuperWolf5 they may be less than Super and no Wolf. :bag
 

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We must consider too that the person showing their HT (or whatever) pride and joy and may have had it on their xmas list for some time, it may have been bought as a one off treat, family may have clubbed together to buy it. We don't know. Slamming them personally as they display it is wrong. I would be mortified and run away from a forum that did that to me.

Also we don't know the age, health or metal capacity of the poster, making the assumption that they are your equal is wrong. For example a lady asked a question (not 1/6th related) on my FB page - a simple easy to answer question but before I could answer a friend jumped on and banged out a sharp reply in CAPITALS like she was an idiot. I was saddened because he didn't know this gentle, simple woman who hasn't had the kind of education that he has had.

Hobbies can attract those who may have less friends than they want and may be less able to deal with the real world, which is why they love their hobby and the people they share it with. My son - a very intelligent young man - has Aspergers ,I know this to be true of him.

I am not suggesting for a moment that all 1/6th hobbyists are subnormal, friendless, loonies, I'm just saying that you don't know who is behind SuperWolf5 they may be less than Super and no Wolf. :bag
Well I'm a subnormal loony for a start!!
 
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