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ADMIN STOPS MY CHAT AFTER JOINING TROLLS ON MY FEED??!!

Wil101Wil101 Naples, Florida Member Posts: 7
edited March 26 in Brickset.com
I recently came on here to discuss how my sons set he had been building since he was 2, now almost 6, was smashed by a bad driver in our move.  I asked if we could get some help on how to find someone selling a set, not only did the admin decide to mock me buying someone elses set, the trolls decided to pick apart my story.  I actually wrote it sitting in his room putting him to bed half awake so maybe too much detail... but how freaking pathetic is it that I have to put up with this on a group I was so excited to be a part of.  i would think you guys would have some sort of class.

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  • Wil101Wil101 Naples, Florida Member Posts: 7
    Is it insulting by calling out something childish? Btw you deciding to compile everyone into being offended is not true it is your opinion.  If anything, anyone that reads it should be embarrassed their group/forum behaved this way to someone reaching out, honestly, for his child's hobby.  Go ahead and project your hope of him closing it, that's fine.  I read nothing about me being a scammer; I never got a private message asking me what my motive was.  It was just hurled insults.  My goal is simple; I just reposted comments that were childish and also wrong by calling me on a liar on .. wait for it? Lego fan page. This reaction is ridiculous.
  • Wil101Wil101 Naples, Florida Member Posts: 7
    I never received a message asking me anything.  Just public flogging of comments as if I was not going to read them.  I am sure I will be taken off since it seems that no accountability will be taken from anyone.  But it won't stop me from pointing out a mistake in this thread of comments.  Unlike these rude posts, I did not do anything wrong.
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 821
    I'm just glad the original closed thread has been reborn. This is my favourite sort of thread. So far I got something about a pizza delivery guy delivering cold Lego and you're after some sort of refund, right?
    pharmjodPolyphemussid3windr
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,856
    Posting thread topics in capital letters always bolsters credibility.

    I'm sorry your son's hard work was damaged by a callous... person.  Under very odd circumstances.

    Nonetheless, if someone who read your post wants to offer up whatever it is you're looking for - I think you have accomplished you task.  Being angry at the Forum or criticizing @Huw for limiting further comments is a bit misplaced.

    I'd suggest putting that energy into piecing back together what has been damaged.
    Wil101stluxPitfall69SprinkleOttergmonkey76sid3windr
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,856
    Also, if you believe the admin for the Forum - where you are posting - is part of the 'trolls', why bother posting a follow-up thread?

    I would expect the follow-up thread to suffer the same fate.
    gmonkey76
  • daewoodaewoo TexasMember Posts: 318
    Has the OP spent much time in internet forums?  Complaining publicly about an admin/moderator's action(s) normally doesn't go so well.  Of note is the fact that Huw stated quite clearly that he would welcome a private message and would consider opening the thread in question.

    I read the thread and honestly the first post was poorly worded, which created confusion and sowed doubts that it was legitimate.  This was the direction the thread headed and the OP never responded to requests for clarification.  If the main intent was to find out the least difficult way to buy a fully assembled Lego city, then all the other info was superfluous - the age of the child, the manner in which the previous city was destroyed, etc.  The aim of the post (and please do correct me if I'm wrong) was to ask the forum if there were ways (and which would be the best one) of buying assembled Lego City sets that could be used in a new city layout.
    akunthitaSumoLegomadforLEGOgmonkey76sid3windr
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,874
    I can sympathize with the OP. My 7 year old daughter had a similar experience. About a year and a half ago every one of her built sets were destroyed. We (meaning I) had worked very hard since she was born to build all of those sets. I'd love to have all of the sets reassembled for me (us). 

    Little brothers are a real pain sometimes. 
    SumoLegoWil101Baby_YodaPitfall69gmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,856
    I once sat on a sandwich.

    But it still tasted delicious.
    pharmjoddmcc0Pitfall69SprinkleOttergmonkey76sid3windr
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,215
    Wil101 said:
    Is it insulting by calling out something childish? Btw you deciding to compile everyone into being offended is not true it is your opinion.
    Yes, it is, unless the person being called childish is, in fact, a child, which applies to nobody here. Some mightn't be offended by your statement, but your statement is itself offensive.
    I understand your troubles - the comments on the thread were a bit forthright and abrupt. However, the close was only a temporary measure, and it blocked the so-called "trolls" as much as it blocked you. Huw was only shutting down the conversation until you could prove your case in a private message to him. Yes, you didn't receive a message from him, but he asked you to contact him first, after he stated his intentions to close the thread.
    gmonkey76sid3windr
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,374
    edited March 27
    pharmjod said:
    I can sympathize with the OP. My 7 year old daughter had a similar experience. About a year and a half ago every one of her built sets were destroyed. We (meaning I) had worked very hard since she was born to build all of those sets. I'd love to have all of the sets reassembled for me (us). 

    Little brothers are a real pain sometimes. 
    The plot sounds familiar ;)

    Lot's of unfortunate things happen in a person's life by no fault of their own, but life goes on, lessons are learned and we become stronger because of it. You spent years building and hopefully bonding with your son. Take your city and rebuild and bond some more and teach him a life lesson in the process. 

    I was joking with a friend the other day that I can't wait until my children stop wanting Lego because it will save me a ton of money :) If your son doesn't want to rebuild and Lego isn't his passion anymore, just pack it up and maybe one day he will want to build again. Until then, your wallet will thank you :)
    brickventuresgmonkey76Wil101
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,467
    Next time use kraggle. Lots of kraggle.
    Pitfall69gmonkey76
  • Wil101Wil101 Naples, Florida Member Posts: 7
    hahaha
    I am going to superglue the thing to the floor this round @TheFew
    TheFew
  • Wil101Wil101 Naples, Florida Member Posts: 7
    @Pitfall69 I hear that.  I was lowballing saying 2k, I am sure it was way more, my time is worth more than the entire lego collection lol.  We already have begun a new run.
    DeMontes
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 532
    edited March 28
    Wil101 said:
    @Pitfall69 I hear that.  I was lowballing saying 2k, I am sure it was way more, my time is worth more than the entire lego collection lol.  We already have begun a new run.
    That's definitely the way to go Will.  I'm sorry if you thought I was trolling but I was genuinely confused about the original post as you clearly wrote it with a lot of passion so I was confused as to what you were looking for.  Also as mummy to 3 year old twins I was sceptical how your 5 year old had spent years building a LEGO city of such magnitude - apologies for upsetting you!

    I think rebuilding is the way to go and I did say this in the original thread.  My twins have moved on from Duplo to system LEGO now and do build with it lots -  I take photographs of their odd little builds in my Light Box as though they are the most precious creations ever and allow the children to press the 'camera button' and switch on the lights.  Later when (not if) the build is damaged I show them the photo and say it's not gone, its a good memory.

    Children are smart, my 3 year olds understand that LEGO is fixable and I'm positive that your 5 year old will know this too.

    Elspeth
    pharmjodMegtheCatomniumMuftak1Wil101snowhitie
  • Wil101Wil101 Naples, Florida Member Posts: 7
    Thank you and thank you for the kind words. I have a habit of saying how I feel and getting picked apart on a lego forum just wasn't going to happen.  Anyhow I am happy to be on here because my son has turned me into a huge lego fan as well.  We are tackling the Ninjago 4decker city and its a nightmare lol
    DeMontes
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,707
    Personally, I think it is good to teach a kid that lego should be broken down and rebuilt, every time it gets better. Just maybe not all of it at once.
    pharmjodSumoLegoWil101catwranglerBrickByBrick
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,856
    CCC said:
    Just maybe not all of it at once.
    Particularly by an insensitive jerk that doesn't appreciate the time and energy it took to make the display.
    Wil101
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 699
    SumoLego said:
    I once sat on a sandwich.

    But(t) it still tasted delicious.
    Fixed it for you!
    560HeliportSumoLegoMaffyDBumblepantssid3windr
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