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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,347
    i get the feeling I've missed something here
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,545
    Yeah so memes were banned? Lame. What is this Eurobricks?
    SumoLegoSprinkleOtterbandit778ClutchPowerPitfall69IceCreamClonesnowhitiecatwranglerTheBigLegoski
  • AyliffeAyliffe the UK innit?Member Posts: 314

    Shib said:

    i get the feeling I've missed something here



    This was appearing at the top of the page yesterday. There was also a slightly different version of the box later on that was red and had a "if you dismiss this you agree to this new rule" thing, but I didn't get a screencap of that (soz).

    Either way, s' a daft rule that feels waaaaay too much like an overreaction. 

    sid3windrjosekalelClutchPowersnowhitie
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,347
    Ah, didn't see any of that, I wonder if it's because I use mobile view
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,575
    edited May 2017
    @shib -  I couldn't see it in mobile view either, but a friend told me about it.

    I'm probably in the minority here as I know lots of people like the memes, gifs, videos etc but just wanted to say I personally am generally in favour of the "ban", if such a thing is now in force. Mostly I found them a bit annoying. Not necessarily because of the content but because once one person posts a meme or whatever, things tends to spiral out of control and then the original (Lego-related) topic of discussion can get lost. 

    Like I say, I may be in the minority here and I really don't want to get into an argument as I accept that we all find different things amusing/annoying, "live and let live" and all that, but just presenting a counter view. 


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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,545
    Yeah I haven't seen that notice on desktop or mobile. I would not have posted a meme right after if I had. I can kinda see the point but I would rather ban gigantic images that crash the page on mobile. At least memes don't take up much memory for loading.
    snowhitieTheBigLegoski
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,347


    Not necessarily because of the content but because once one person posts a meme or whatever, things tends to spiral out of control and then the original (Lego-related) topic of discussion can get lost. 





    I'm with you on this, a meme on its own is fine but unfortunately there does seem to be a bit of a culture of taking things too far which makes it annoying when there are 20 new posts on a thread, one relevant, one meme/joke reply then 18 replies essentially repeating the meme/joke
    LegopantsLostInTranslation
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,315
    Weird, it didn't show up for me & I didn't get any dialogue box like Ayliffe mentioned come up, reading these posts is the first I've heard of this. If this is the case, it saddens me a little that this rule has been put in place. Has Huw or someone else in the Admin team posted it somewhere on the site as a permanent record? Because I haven't found it so far...
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,240
    edited May 2017
    (This meme discussion should be in the off-topic area.  Unless you are discussing Lego memes, or if memes is effecting your Lego 'Status', then I suppose it should be strictly regulated, but permissible in this thread.)

    And I believe I am partially responsible, as I posted a 'Sabotage' video link from YouTube that has since been removed.  If that created some issue with the ISP or with Vanilla Forums, I completely understand.

    (Ironic!)

    My status is fumbling through my storage stash seeking an Assault on Hoth I know I still have, but can't find.  Also contemplating starting a 'Lego Anonymous' Thread for those similarly situated.
  • josekaleljosekalel Rio Grande Valley, TexasMember Posts: 681

    SumoLego said:

    My status is fumbling through my storage stash seeking an Assault on Hoth I know I still have, but can't find.  Also contemplating starting a 'Lego Anonymous' Thread for those similarly situated.


    Maybe you think it's there because you think you purchased it but you didn't?

    Either way, thread names/topics are there to ensure that there is a focus on a certain topic, but if you get too strict, what are you gonna do when a post contains something related to two topics? Or three? Remember, who watches the Watchmen...
    SumoLegoSprinkleOttersnowhitie
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,347

    josekalel said:

    I think it's an overreaction...you can also ban 'irrelevant' posts and you would have most threads be ghost towns...then again, that's my not so humble opinion.



    It's a fair point but there's definitely a difference between discussion on a thread veering off topic and being the tenth person to make a "Red <random-thing> standing by" type comment in a row.

    Either way the problem is not he posting of a meme or a joke but the continuation of such jokes to pointless lengths.

    I also think a lot of this is moot - I suspect the announcement thing that triggered this was more likely a generic Vanilla Forums thing that was clicked on by accident than an official announcement- I'd imagine if it was meant as a full announcement it'd have been added to the code of conduct- http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/34/forum-rules-and-code-of-conduct-v1-3-april-2012#latest
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  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 820
    I got my #40268 R3-M2 polybag today and I'm left wondering how to open it in the least destructive way.

    With CMF or regular polys, there's usually a seam down the back I can cut along, but this bag is heat sealed at the top. Hmmm... I think I'm going to have to cut along the seal at the top.

    Any ideas??
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,347
    Aha, I stand corrected-thanks for the clarification Huw
  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 496
    My status - trying to work out how I can afford Saturn V, new Carousel, and The Mountain Cave. For everything else, I'll wait for 3 for 2 deals.

    And missing the memes already.

    Can we still talk about sausages?
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  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,726
    Yep, sausages are fair game :)
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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,240
    (Only on-topic, derailment-averse sausage discussion.)
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,240
    edited May 2017
    Legoboy said:
    ^The dark base didn't help.  :)  I think I have it but yes please......upload at your leisure, please.  :)

    A bit more detail.  And some other gold stuff has since been added...


    (And the Arkenstone!)
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  • dspigeldspigel Seoul, KoreaMember Posts: 448
    I'm happy, I just ordered a couple of the new Star Wars sets off Amazon.
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  • IceCreamCloneIceCreamClone Chicago-ishMember Posts: 74
    edited May 2017
    @dspigel which sets did you order? I did some looking around on amazon and the only new set I could find was the Arrowhead. 

    Edit: Never mind, I found them
    dspigel
  • dspigeldspigel Seoul, KoreaMember Posts: 448
    I ordered all but the Freemaker sets. I'll buy them when they are on sale.
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 742
    Got my hands on the R3 polybag. Had to get the new A-Wing to get it. Also got Axl's Tower Carrier for 60% off. My first Lego purchases in a month and a half. I was doing so well...


  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,050
    Blimey! It's as if memes and co. are the only reason why people bother with Brickset!
    Does @Huw want to put an end to fun, friendship and banter? Nope - he just wants to stop the posting of memes, etc. Or have I got this wrong?
    LostInTranslationJennidatsunrobbieSalamalexClutchPower
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 729


    Describing something as childish on a forum dedicated to a child's toy is...well...


    Absolutely.Spot.On.
    SprinkleOtterYodalicious
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,726
    I am sure we are all capable of discussing a child's toy in an adult manner.
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  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 567
    I'm definitely one of them that absolutely enjoys the memes, videos, etc.

    That being said we also need to remember that server space isn't free, and not too long ago @Huw had to figure out a way to generate the revenue to keep our favorite forum alive. I would prefer a meme ban over a forum fee.
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,412
    Server space? I am sure a high quality photo takes up more space than a grainy low quality meme. 
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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,744

    Huw said:

    I am sure we are all capable of discussing a child's toy in an adult manner.


    Sure. But that's what every other LEGO forum is for. Without fun, this forum doesn't have much going for it...
    gmonkey76
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,050
    ^ So, without memes, this Forum is shite? Wow!
    LostInTranslationTheBigLegoskiSalamalexClutchPower
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,744

    Legopants said:

    ^ So, without memes, this Forum is shite? Wow!


    No, but it becomes very generic. Instead of Star Wars, you just get a Classic bucket.
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  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,050
    edited May 2017
    ^ Well, as with everything, that's a matter of opinion.

  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,785
    edited May 2017
    ^ And why the debate.

    IMO the site is fine with or without the memes (I couldn't care less), but I can understand why the worst offenders might be upset with the sudden rule change.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,744

    Legopants said:

    ^ Well, as with everything, that's a matter of opinion.



    As is your opinion that that's a matter of opinion... Wait...
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,575
    edited May 2017


    Legoboy said

    IMO the site is fine with or without the memes (I couldn't care less), but I can understand why the worst offenders might be upset with the sudden rule change



    Would a transitional period really make any difference? 

    At the end of the day, it's Huw's site, Huw's rules. I think it's sad that some people seem to think that the memes etc are the only unique thing about this site. 
    Salamalex
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,785
    ^ I don't disagree in the slightest but like I said, for there to be no apparent problem before, I can appreciate why some might be upset - me not being one of them.
    SumoLego
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,412
    edited May 2017
    ^^I really don't think that is what people are really trying to say. The memes, gif's etcetera are a very small part of the forum, but I would rather see memes than people arguing, belittling other members or just being total a-holes. To tell you the truth, there has been far less of that since this so called meme epidemic happened. 

    Oops. Lego. Have to stay on topic

    Lego...

    Yeah, it is HUW's  forum and his rules, but you are only saying that because you apparently agree with him :)
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,412
    @Legoboy is doing a good time playing Devil's advocate; I will have a few words with him later ;)
    gmonkey76
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,785
    edited May 2017
    ^ You have nothing worth listening to.  I wouldn't waste your time.  ;)

    Edit:-  It's you that's caused this anyway.  You and @SumoLego .  You should both be ashamed.
    SumoLego
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,412
    edited May 2017
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  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,050

    That's that then.

    Right - I've just about finished fondling my way through the box of S17s I bought the other week. Should have the rest done this evening and then I can finally open a set for display down in the man-cave :-)


    LostInTranslation
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,156
    Don't have a problem either way as while I like the memes etc (as they do quite often give me cause to smile in a humdrum day of normal life) I do respect the wishes of the Admins if this is what they require.
    As long as the same people interact with the same diversity of humour that gives this site its character and makes it such a relaxing/fun place to come to, I will still frequent the 'Brickset Arms' and settle down with a pint for the inevitable 'difference of opinions' to crop up that I can add my 2 cents to.
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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,001
    @LostInTranslation or @legopants I don't think they are that important or are what makes our breaks the site, it's totally not a massively vital part, it's just if you ban that, what is the next thing you'll ban.

    I understand that a trolling or offensive post should be removed and if there was someone just only posting memes that would be a problem. Was just surprised at this ruling and wanted to express my opinion.

    I'll abide by the rules off course and I'm sure we will see some fun memes  in off-topic discussions :)

    On topic: making room in the living room display-area by moving modulars to our billies in the bedroom, very lucky that I've got an understanding husband :)
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  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,147
    I'm taking a time out...

    Have a break...have a kit kat....




    Memes and silliness are as part of our community as other aspects. I lost my great uncle yesterday, sometimes we need memes and silliness.

    I can't articulate what I want to say really. I'm logging off.
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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,001
    I'm sorry to hear that @Lego_Star, my condolences. Enjoy that KitKat, hope you don't get a 1*2 stuck between your teeth!
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  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,418
    March of the mini's!
    (It isn't exactly Abbey Road Cross walk, is it now! or Antartica for that matter)

    It's a meme, without being a meme. ;-) Or isn't it?!

    Anyway, I am currently having a lot of fun in France taking photo's with my phone of my minifigures in the wild. It turned into a full blown minifig safari. I have taken quite a few pics, though usually it is only my Stormtrooper who goes for a 'walkabout'. I might have to dub him Mike Dundee. He is such a bushwacka and a total showoff.....
    Btw.
    I have not been around much here lately but that is because everything is always different in France. And when you are in France everything moves at a different pace, and so do I. Yada yada yada, bladibladibla...
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