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MOC Posts

ShibShib Member Posts: 5,459
I don't know if it's just me but there seems to be a lot more MOC posting going on lately - is it worth considering expanding the MOC thread into a MOC Catagory?

I only suggest this as it looks like some people might want to post more about their MOCs and the vast number of pictures in the MOC thread often makes it crash for me on mobile devices or load horribly slow on desktop. However I'd prefer all the MOC posts contained to one section, rather than gumming up the building and techniques or everything else LEGO categories - part of the reason I don't use Eurobricks is the million and one MOC threads in every sub forum making finding info incredibly difficult. 

Feel free to tell me to shove off :-)


  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Member Posts: 1,527
    What?  He asked!
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Member Posts: 4,260
    That could be a good idea. I'm afraid I'm partly responsible. I'd normally post in the MOC thread, but with my latest project I wanted it to stand out a bit more. Especially as it will be displayed first at Bricktastic in July, helping raise money for Fairy Bricks! :) Go on, you know you want to go along!

    Back on track, it is a bit of a conundrum. On the one hand, there are usually loads of photos in that one thread, which can slow things down a lot - especially if people haven't resized them first. On the other hand, create a specialised forum and it could well get flooded with everyone's MOCs - imagine half of Eurobricks squeezed into one section on these forums!

    Tricky one...
  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,459
    ^ that thread is a prime example of the pros for a MOC section. Large amount of pictures, plus lots of text (plus bricktastic promo) means it might have not been best in the MOCs thread. I don't think you were wrong to put it in a new thread at all.

    However, other members (particularly newcomers) who want to post about their MOCs might find it unfair if they get criticised for starting new threads or having their threads merged.

    i think the biggest negative in adding a MOCs section is for those that use most recent view it might lead to a glut of MOC posts.
    I think it's a great idea!  I like the idea of having some indexing of theme/ subject.  That said, until people learn to resize their pics, it's not go to solve the REAL issue of MOC threads.  IMO - it's pretty unforgivable these days. Picture resizing is a base function in all OS's that I'm aware of and can be done on mobile platforms as well (I'm only on Apple there but assume it can be done on all) without the use of an app.  
  • MaffyDMaffyD Member Posts: 3,497
    Picture resizing needs to happen invisibly to the user and automatically, or there needs to be constant reminders to get people to do it, otherwise they just forget, or don't even think about it. Human nature.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,076
    I find it quite tricky to resize a picture, automatically save to flickr, then download a smaller version seems to be the quickest way I've found. I try to do it too, but am definitely guilty of forgetting. Is that something vanilla can provide?

    @Paperballpark totally agree your MOC deseverd it's own thread, especially as it's an advert too.

     If everyone would keep to 2 or maybe in special circumstances 3 pics and then a link I think that would solve a lot, but again you can't repeat this every 2 seconds.

    Ormaybe the amount of posts before a new page could go to 25 instead of 50 just for that thread? Again, no clue if that's actually feasible.

  • catwranglercatwrangler Member Posts: 1,894
    And if that's not feasible, what if a mod closed a thread every 25 posts, and a new one was started?
  • masterX244masterX244 Member Posts: 532
    ^or a bot detecting when 25 posts are reached per page and then posting 25 placeholders? otherwise navigating back is a PITA.
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Member Posts: 1,580
    Tagging @Huw so he can have a look at this.
  • MaffyDMaffyD Member Posts: 3,497
    ^ Not sure how much modding Huw can do on the forums - it's a hosted service from Vanilla Forums.
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