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On that note, I remember seeing a MOC online where it was a cathedral and there were shrines along the side. The shrines were dedicated to various "saints" that vanquished evil that threatened the universe: Megabloks, Best-Lock, Tyco, etc. The vignettes depicted knights slaying the offending pieces of brick. The only time I approved of using imitator bricks in a MOC :p
1. You have created yet another thread which is barely good for anything and is therefore spam.
2. The main thrust of your post is completely different to the thread title.
3. Your 'mini minecraft' is merely a 1x1 green tile on top of a 1x1 brown plate and is therefore both unimaginative and completely pointless.
4. The entire range you showcase is made up of a tiny amount of bricks. Couldn't you therefore have made them out of actual Lego bricks?
5. Lego already do a Lego Brand Store set for store openings.
Please please stop spamming the forum with pointless threads.
A bit of advice:
We're all enthusiastic about Lego here, just like you, but you need to stop and think about what clear and specific point you want to raise, consider whether it's going to spark an interesting discussion, make a coherent draft and read it over, before you post another new thread.
• Surfers Club
• Video-game Store
• Arcade Centre
• Lego Brand Store
• Police Station
• Medical Centre
• Post Office
• History Museum
• Grand Theatre
• Family Villa
• Candy Store
• Clothing Store
• Business Building
• Florist (Flower Shop)
I know I'm fairly new around these parts, but I'm a long standing member of another, completely unrelated, forum which has been going for a more than a decade and has many, many, registered members, so I think we've got a fairly good idea of what makes a forum work.
And it's a mix of common sense and politeness. The rules (not that are any, really), could be summed up as 'Don't be an idiot.'
If someone starts a thread that you don't like - ignore it. If nobody replies to it, it'll sink down the list, never to be seen again. And the OP will be given a practical example of what happens when you start a thread that doesn't appeal to other members.
I've come to like the Brickset forum a lot over the past 6 months or so, but one of the few things that does grind my gears (Technic gears, obviously), is comments like the above.
I see far too many people, telling other people what they should or shouldn't post about, and quite frankly, and with all due respect to those who have been here a lot longer than me, I wish they'd shut the hell up.
You can look at Lego from a million and one angles, some of which will appeal to the majority, some of which will only interest one or two.
So if you come across a thread that you feel is not for you, or is, in your view, pointless...
As far as I'm concerned a forum is what it's members make of it. This is primarily a Lego forum, in the same way that my usual haunt is a videogames site, but over there, anything goes. I've taken part in threads about what I'm having for dinner, and I've taken part in threads when people (including me) have lost members of their family.
Videogames took me there, but the people make me stay.
So unless Huw turns round and says that we have to restrict ourselves because the number of seemingly irrelevant threads are costing him cold, hard cash in bandwidth and hosting charges, might I suggest that everybody just lives and lets live?
Just my $0.02.
I don't expect everybody to agree, but like I say - we're all different.
And I'm glad we are.
Then consider that in some of his threads there are multiple comments made in quick succession ... such as 7 posts on the same thread in 10 minutes.
Maybe new users should not be able to start threads for a week / month. I don't know if that is possible, but it might teach new users to read first, learn how to search, comment on existing threads before starting lots of threads that are unnecessary.
That, or give us an ignore user button.
You do really need to think about what you are doing with your posts and take time to think about what points you are trying to make...maybe do a proper introduction and tell members about yourself then read more posts....?
That said I do find this thread quite interesting and the concept of reducing LEGO sets that are familiar down to minifigure scale so to speak. I think a lot of members are jumping on a band wagon here rather than understanding what the OP was trying to convey (badly though!!)
And maybe some of the more creative types amongst us could offer something up and turn the thread back around.....?
As far as spamming the forum is concerned, I get it. We are all excited. We all want to contribute. It sometimes leads to dead end discussions that junks the place up. I want the forum to be inviting, but I think some common sense needs to be applied as well so that it also remains informative. I've been here for a few months and have yet to start a new discussion. It will probably be a long time before I do. I don't feel like I have the right to steer the conversation yet. I sit back and listen and try to learn from those who have been here longer. I contribute, but I don't try to run the show. I liken it to spouting out all your grand ideas the first day at a new job - its annoying to everyone who has been there and actually knows something about the place. So, my advice for what it's worth: just calm down. You don't have to get everything off your chest the first week of being here.
I don't know if the original post was intended to promote discussion about a modular brand store (we have the Lego truck from the City line), or to showcase a few micro-builds, but I don't see either topic as spam to those interested in said topics. And if you're not interested in either topic, skip it and move on.
Discussion about mini displays of sets in Modular Lego store is pretty cool. Wording has all the meaning in the world....
We were all new once, myself moreso recently than others. @Adzbadboy , take it all in w/o offense, and process it.
Welcome to the forum, btw. hahaha
I will admit that on occasion I have been one of those who "tells others what they shouldn't post" but in this situation I feel a need to comment (a bit relatedly) on one's "entrance to the forum". Hopefully it will be of use to someone.
Through the past few years there have been hundreds of people who joined the forum and some of them had a better start than others.
In both cases though I've observed a few things that might make joining the community a bit easier.
1. Try not to post a lot of topics all at once, if people see one topic that they find annoying (whether it be because it's a duplicate, poor grammar, whatever), they are much more likely to ignore it of it's just one than if there are several in a row.
2. When you start a thread, take time to carefully word what you're saying, both to make it easily understandable, and worded to foster meaningful discussion. This is one of the most important because even if someone posts duplicate threads or annoys me by posting several at once, if their threads have some good discussion in them, I can't argue with that.
3. No mater what they do, some people will always come to a rough start here, but don't let that discourage you; once you get through the first few speed-bumps you'll find that the community is actually quite friendly and (imho) one of the best you could find. So stick around, I think it'll be worth your while.
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How, in the world, does the forum justify as being a mess? You are entitled to your own opinion, but I wouldn't feel right if I didn't at least say I couldn't disagree more.
-Brickset raffle. How many forums will you find an entire community coming together to raise money for hospitals? Enter another forum and attempt to start that, and I'd be willing to bet you are greeted with nothing but laughter. "It can't be done", "people will try and scam me"... etc.
-Jambalaya box. I've never even participated in one of these, but the trust and number of people participating in these is incredible and fun to watch.
-Others helping others. Read through a few threads @mathew, and you'll see plenty of other people taking their time to respond with helpful and informative answers, new and old members alike.
I could keep going, but I'm currently pressed for time.
Sorry, if such a statement by a relative old-water, is another of the same ol' same ol'.