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I Guess I should Change my Screen Name?

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  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
I Guess I should Change my Screen Name?
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:51 AM

Hi Ya'll;

   I am posting this for a good reason. It's an apology for being so long winded in my replies and posts. Maybe I should change it to Ramblin Roger ?

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Posted by Tosh on Sunday, September 27, 2020 12:48 PM

No sir, this site is built for us members of FSM Forums.  As long as we abide by the rules, long winded or not, we can post as freely as we want to.  With your amazing knowledge and technical skills you are a inspiration to me and Ezra.  We do nothing at all but learn from you sir.  So please continue in posting as many things and many words or paragraphs as possible!

Your friend's, Toshi and Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, September 27, 2020 1:27 PM

Yeah, I see no reason either to change your screen name TB.  No worries.  Rock on dude.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, September 27, 2020 5:46 PM

No need to change anything TB. Always glad to see, read your posts and learn from them. 

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

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I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:05 PM

Takes awhile to build the ULCC's....keep on sharing.

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:34 PM

Cobber I'm with the other blokes, don't change a thing. I actually look for your posts because I enjoy them and always learn something. Keep it up!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:59 PM

Is there an underlying issue that causes you to "ramble" online at this model website?

You do seem to post prolifically, which is not necessarily a bad thing, although sometimes it is difficult to see your point through all the verbage and "rambling."

I was raised on The Army Writing Program. The Army Writing Program came about as a way to end verbose third person memorandums and orders.

One of the main points is to "put the bottom line up front" also known as the "BLUF".

Get the main point of your post up there in the first line or perhaps even the title of the post.

For example, instead of your title "I Guess I should Change my Screen Name?" it could more accurately entitled "Do I ramble when I post?".

 

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Posted by Space Ranger on Sunday, September 27, 2020 7:42 PM

Don't change a thing. You obviously enjoy writing about the things you enjoy, and your enjoyment shines through, and that is the hallmark of a good writer, whether you are posting on an Interweb forum or writing a best-selling novel. You're not writing for the Army on this forum. And I speak as a former newspaper and Squadro/Signal editor.

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Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Sunday, September 27, 2020 8:04 PM

TB employed a similar tactic on the SA forum a few months back. He started a thread asking if he had offended anyone, and if so he was sorry for his actions. Eventually someone called him out on it, by the time the thread had run it's course the only person that was offended was TB. What I didn't understand about the thread on SA was why even go there. I still feel the same way here now on FSM, Why?

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, September 27, 2020 9:04 PM

If people don't like the posts then they don't have to read them, or they defintly don't need to engage,why bother if they are annoying to you.So write on if you want TB

So I will tell you there are plenty of times I don't want to read those multiple paragraphs,many times I just check in to look at some builds or offer an answer, and I can't deal with it,so I dont get offended, I just don't read it,thats my choice, other times I choose to read and engage,so really don't worry about it.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, September 27, 2020 9:06 PM

I like what you have to say TB.  No problems here! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, September 28, 2020 11:15 AM

Space Ranger

Don't change a thing. You obviously enjoy writing about the things you enjoy, and your enjoyment shines through, and that is the hallmark of a good writer, whether you are posting on an Interweb forum or writing a best-selling novel. You're not writing for the Army on this forum. And I speak as a former newspaper and Squadro/Signal editor.

 

Well obviously he isn't writing for the Army. I was just stating that sometimes his point is lost in the body of the post and offered him a simple solution that the Army taught me.

He noted that he is "rambling". Personally, I see no issue with it. But if a person thinks they are rambling, then maybe it is cry for help, or more accurately a request for assistance in making his post more germaine or clearer.

When I see someone ask for help, I try to provide some assistance. But I often forget where I am; if someone asks for a critique on their build here, anyone who says anything beyond "great job" is often met with resistance.

I guess the same holds true for assistance in writing posts.

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, September 28, 2020 2:58 PM

I’ve gotta say that I’m with Rob on this. TB, your enthusiasm shines thru in your writing, but after a paragraph or two on in, I am often wondering what is the point of many of your posts. It’s often not stated in the post title, which routinely look like “click bait” to me. And if I don’t see where it’s going after those first couple paragraphs, I lose interest and go back elsewhere. Not to mention that I’m less likely to look at those future posts of yours that have ambiguous titles.

On the subject of your post titles... Your paint brush post, the subject is obvious as the sun from its‘ title. Your post on the Molotow chrome pens, the actual post subject is as opaque as Bosnian coffee from the title. If you’re gonna change anything, start on your titles.

Sometimes a long winding post is needed to make a point properly. Other times less will do quite well. There’s a time for both in writing. 

 

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, September 28, 2020 4:14 PM

stikpusher
On the subject of your post titles... Your paint brush post, the subject is obvious as the sun from its‘ title. Your post on the Molotow chrome pens, the actual post subject is as opaque as Bosnian coffee from the title. If you’re gonna change anything, start on your titles.

Not to pick on TB exclusively, but there are a lot of post titles these days that contain no clue as to the subject. [That's not just this forum, by the way...it seems to be rampant pretty much everywhere.]

When I bring up the forum on my phone...which is most of the time...I don't even see category headings like armor or aircraft or whatever. So when I see a post title like "Check this out..." or "Here's something...," I just can't be bothered. Life's too short, and there are too many other things to catch up with.

If you want me to look...give me some faint clue as to what I'm looking at. PLEASE. Bang Head

And as for 'rambling'...TB, your ruminations are uniquely your own. Few enough people have a personal 'style.' Stick with what works. Anybody who doesn't care for it has plenty of other stuff to look at. Yes

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 1:15 AM

gregbale

If you want me to look...give me some faint clue as to what I'm looking at. PLEASE. Bang Head

That is one of my pet peeves, vague topic titles. If I don't have a clue as to the information you are asking for, I won't click it since that would just waste my time.

If someone was asking about sailing ships, German aircraft markings, trains, etc., I have no institutional knowledge and won't enter the discussion since I have no knowledge to add.

That's the Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) I was talking about earlier.

There are some subjects I'd be interested in learning more about, so a clearer topic title might draw me into the discussion since I'd like to learn about it.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:02 AM

Hi Rob;

     Thank you sir. This was not a cry for help believe me. I am just in a situation where there is rarely conversation in the home, and at the Museum it is only about Trains. Although My landlady is a Hobbyist "Stained Glass", She is not very coversational otherwise.

 So I tend to ramble, I thought after reading one of my own posts. It just stacks up inside til I have to let it out. I will try to be more informative about the subjects,  That's where the Ramblin comes in. But yer still gonna have to learn how I got to that point or process. That means sometimes skip a few lines if the word journey get windy. LOL.LOL. Thanks, Man!

   The biggest problem here in New Braunfels,Tx. is I can't seem to find any fellow modelers to sit and chew the fat with.

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:41 AM

What I'm saying is to put your main point in the title or the first line of the post. Then feel free to "take us down the logic trail" to show us why you are making the point.

For example, my main point of this post is the first sentence I wrote above. If the main point is stated clearly and early, you will know what direction the post is going without having to wait for Paul Harvey's page 2.

Stating the main post also lets readers know if the subject is one they know about or are interested in learning more about.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, October 1, 2020 5:02 AM

Oh Gosh!

   You remember Paul Harvey?  I used to love his radio show! I thought that was the way Tim Bodette was going. I guess Commercials pay more. I know they did for me.  But, all mine were local area work. 

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Posted by Humper on Monday, October 5, 2020 9:05 AM

 Quit with your babblin' Ole Man LOL!!  I just give you grief about it cuz I can HE-HE-HE...  Like many have said, they don't mind and even look forward to reading your posts. If they don't like it, they can move on past them.

Besides Pops, how many years you been telling me "don't let the negativity get to me"?? Ramble away ya coot, besides, you know it's how I keep tabs on ya when we're not able to talkStick out tongue

 

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Posted by Ted4321 on Monday, October 5, 2020 11:28 AM

Don't change. 

 

T e d

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Posted by RSchnell on Monday, October 5, 2020 7:16 PM

While I have wondered too what TB is doing with those long pointless hard to follow posts, and posting in a great quantity of new threads at once- I generally have just got to where I ignore them and go on to another thread. 

It doesn't affect me but gives me concern for the well being of the OP.

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 1:20 AM

They are so long and meandering I kind of don't bother anymore.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:15 AM

RSchnell

While I have wondered too what TB is doing with those long pointless hard to follow posts, and posting in a great quantity of new threads at once- I generally have just got to where I ignore them and go on to another thread. 

It doesn't affect me but gives me concern for the well being of the OP.

That's what I was alluding to; a large number of new posts from the same person at the same time all with vague topics and many with little to no replies. Looks like an attempt to enter into dialog with others due to loneliness.

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:50 AM

TB seems to have stepped into the shoes of a forum member who was from Chicago, if I remember his location correctly, and who by his own admission, posted really just to spark discussion.  I can't remember his handle exactly, "modelsomething" and a number, maybe?

He'd post questions like, "Which is better-airbrushing or hand-brushing?", "Which is better-acrylic or enamel paint",  "Which ocean is better-the Atlantic or the Pacific?" and so on (OK, I'm kidding about the ocean question, that's a movie reference).

He got upset, and I mean the pouty, petulant, "Poor me, poor me!" kind of upset, when some of us challenged him on the practice.  I remember he edited his posts to remove all the text, and threatened to leave the forum altogether.

TB can post whatever he likes, as long as he doesn't violate the forum rules.  And I'm with the last couple of you, that I just learned to ignore posts that don't interest me, and to scroll on.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:50 PM

the Baron

TB seems to have stepped into the shoes of a forum member who was from Chicago, if I remember his location correctly, and who by his own admission, posted really just to spark discussion.  I can't remember his handle exactly, "modelsomething" and a number, maybe?

He'd post questions like, "Which is better-airbrushing or hand-brushing?", "Which is better-acrylic or enamel paint",  "Which ocean is better-the Atlantic or the Pacific?" and so on (OK, I'm kidding about the ocean question, that's a movie reference).

He got upset, and I mean the pouty, petulant, "Poor me, poor me!" kind of upset, when some of us challenged him on the practice.  I remember he edited his posts to remove all the text, and threatened to leave the forum altogether.

TB can post whatever he likes, as long as he doesn't violate the forum rules.  And I'm with the last couple of you, that I just learned to ignore posts that don't interest me, and to scroll on.

 

I vaguely remember that incident.

But as a veteran, we've been conditioned to spot "signs" because so many of us commit suicide when no one heeded their subtle signs. Yet here, I am castigated for asking if this was a cry for help or a request for assistance.

I'd rather hurt someone's wittle feewings than to ignore a plea.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 1:14 PM

Post what you want and what length you want whilst following Finescale Forum rules and guidelines.I always like your posts and the kind words you post about my builds!

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:35 PM

the Baron

TB seems to have stepped into the shoes of a forum member who was from Chicago, if I remember his location correctly, and who by his own admission, posted really just to spark discussion.  I can't remember his handle exactly, "modelsomething" and a number, maybe?

He'd post questions like, "Which is better-airbrushing or hand-brushing?", "Which is better-acrylic or enamel paint",  "Which ocean is better-the Atlantic or the Pacific?" and so on (OK, I'm kidding about the ocean question, that's a movie reference).

He got upset, and I mean the pouty, petulant, "Poor me, poor me!" kind of upset, when some of us challenged him on the practice.  I remember he edited his posts to remove all the text, and threatened to leave the forum altogether.

TB can post whatever he likes, as long as he doesn't violate the forum rules.  And I'm with the last couple of you, that I just learned to ignore posts that don't interest me, and to scroll on.

 

Embarrassed Hi Baron!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 3:45 PM

Hi Rob;

    Hey! you hit the nail right on the head. I have had four very close friemds pass in the last four months. Yeah, One a month! and I will admit I was  feeling lonly as heck. Now I had another drop in my lap right here at home. My Doctor said reach out to those with a common interest In something. So I did!

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 11:00 PM

I sypathize with you sir. When I tried to generate some interaction I was roundly chastised just as you have been! I know the feeling. Very un-sympathetic bunch here. No tolerance for anything not in their liking. I hope you well. Maybe a local church group or VFW can help.

 

God bless!

 

Tom

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:14 AM

Rob Gronovius

...Yet here, I am castigated for asking if this was a cry for help or a request for assistance...

Not by me.  But if you inferred that from my reply, I apologize, because that is in no way what I was saying.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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