PLEASE READ! Posting Your builds in other people's threads.

Ian M

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I have noticed a considerable rise in posting photos of you builds of a model in another persons build log.
If used to point out a problem or solution is one thing and often appreciated. However just posting a finished model with a text to the effect of; 'here is one I built' can at times be intimidation and even worse seen as showing off.
So once again we must remind you that although not against the rules (yet), it is frowned upon.
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Hi Ian
You make a very valid point. I have been guilty of this a couple of times recently for which I apologise.
Jim
 

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Ian.
Think we have all done this, me including but only to show a technique. Which I think is valid.
Luckily we don't seem to have any " look at me " types on here.

John .
 

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Richard .
You are not in that group like some other sites where a photo is greeted with derisory comment, followed by photos of theirs , showing you how rubbish yours is .
Showing a competition winner to friends is not in my mind showing off , it's something that we like to see when one of us does well .
John .:smiling4:
 

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Ian's initial post was to politely suggest posting a picture of your own finished build of the same model that another member has just started is 'not the done thing.'

Now't wrong with a picture showing a particular technique which could be of some use to the builder. But not one of the finished model.

Equally, posting a competition winning model is great, and yes of course we would all like to see such a model, but on it's own thread.

As Ian points out, posting your finished stuff could be very intimidating and demoralizing to a new builder who sees it and gets disheartened knowing his or her effort might not be as good. We are all of a different skill level and what we want out of a kit.

All Ian is asking is for us all to spare a thought for what the initial thread poster might think......

Cheers.
Ron
 
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