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  • Member since
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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Forum Civility?
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, November 16, 2018 12:25 PM

Lately I have noticed a lot more of folks here calling out posts.  While I would agree that some are not on the proper thread pages, I would also agree with BS214 in that new members need some slack till they figure things out.  I try to do so, but when called out I tend to reply, so I need to work on that myself.  If you don't have anything good to say (other than honest critics when asked for) best to not hit the keyboard.

I feel it is going to tend to drive folks away if they feel they are not taken seriously with their questions about modeling and how to make something happen and improve their skill set.

Greg made a good point in another thread that he picks up something new on a daily basis, and I know my skills have jumped since I got back into modeling.  I have picked up a lot of knowlege from people here, but if this is the way things are going to go, I'll just toss in the towel and go elsewhere or nowhere.  I get enough of it in daily life to get another helping of it here.

 

Rant over

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, November 16, 2018 1:40 PM

I tend to instruct the poster,but then try to answer that question even if its in the wrong place,this way next time they will get it right.I figure thats being civil.Nothing wrong with correcting someone in a civil way.

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Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, November 16, 2018 2:11 PM

In all honesty this forum has to have the biggest group of nice people out of any other forum I've been a member of.  I can't say that I'm a member on a lot of forums, but a handful or so, and I've come across more than a few rude people on all of those other forums.  I really haven't here.  I haven't even really been "rubbed the wrong way" here. 

Any time I asked a question on another forum I always got told to use the search function.  Now I try that on this forum, and it kind of sucks.  I can see it from both perspectives, maybe cause I've only been here a few years.  It can get to a point of a new member just asking way too many questions, and it can get a bit annoying.  Some things you just have to research on your own.  The answers are out there, you just have to look for them.  Not everyone has the paitence all the time for all kinds of questions.  I think of my mother asking me a billion questions in one five minute phone call, it kind of drives me nuts.  But if I don't want to answer a question on here, I just won't reply. 

Basically if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all.  Or maybe nicely point someone in the right direction. 

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Posted by PFJN on Friday, November 16, 2018 2:47 PM

Hi,

I think I agree with all the above.  In fact I don't even really mind people pulling up older threads, since they are often things I haven't seen before.  As long as no one is expecting a reply from some of the original posters from the old thread, to me, if the new post is related to the previous stuff, it's kind of nice for me to be able to see some of the things that had been discussed previously.

PF

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Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, November 16, 2018 3:13 PM

I think people are getting bent out of shape over nothing. There are far more important things in life than someone posting in the wrong section. If your life is so good that that is all you have to fret over give me some of your good fortune.Stick out tongue   

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, November 16, 2018 3:44 PM

midnightprowler

I think people are getting bent out of shape over nothing. There are far more important things in life than someone posting in the wrong section. If your life is so good that that is all you have to fret over give me some of your good fortune.Stick out tongue   

 

 

Amen to that! Who cares if paint related questions pop up in a different thread or the newest warplane kit announcement shows up on the Civil aircraft model thread. 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, November 16, 2018 4:22 PM

I don't see where any forum rules were broken here, so I don't think additional comment is meaningful.

 

Bill

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Posted by Rambo on Friday, November 16, 2018 4:32 PM
If you want to talk about uncivil back when I first joined in 2012 there was some real s**t storms flying on this site but not now. This is the only site I post on now after a member on another I use to frequent (who also use to post here) got all bent out of shape over a tiger tank in SS markings. Apparently it offended him he then proceeded to harass a few of us who had recently completed a SS subject by writing crap about us in every post we replied to. So yeah if the worst thing is post in the wrong place don't bother me at all.

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, November 16, 2018 4:37 PM

midnightprowler

I think people are getting bent out of shape over nothing. There are far more important things in life than someone posting in the wrong section. If your life is so good that that is all you have to fret over give me some of your good fortune.Stick out tongue   

Amen!

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