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I don't know if I'm just over sensitive but it really gets up my nose when someone gives your MOC a 5 out of 5 rating and then just picks holes in it.
A lot of time and effort goes into my builds and I just can't see why people can't accept it for what it is.
I find that the fact someone has to give their opinion on what they think is wrong with it extremely arrogant and bordering on the offensive. The trouble is I find myself justifying why I did things when I shouldn't even have to.
Don't get me wrong, I am not against constructive criticism but I think some people on this website lack tact and they do come across as very big headed.
If I think a model may be improved I like to think that I can suggest it tactifully and back it up with a feasible alternative. If I just don't like a model I just won't comment, simple as that.
The trouble is when I receive a negative comment I feel like picking holes in their MOCs in retaliation. Of course I won't do that because that is just plain mean but I hate feeling that way.
I'm sorry to rant but I've had a bad day and not a lot of sleep so I'm pretty crabby anyway.
Just venting my spleen and I'm fairly sure there's others out there who feel the same at times.
I still love this site but I just get agitated from time to time.
Rant over!
| August 23, 2010, 3:24 pm
I have to agree with Andy here. There is always the temptation to "help" someone out with more than a little building advice. I started out not calling my creations by their real names to avoid having then compared unfavorably to the prototype. I have gotten better, and pick my builds carefully to conform to the limitations of LEGO. Building in minifig scale adds even more limitations. Andy's work shows the maturity of an AFOL. His work inspires me to try new techniques. I hope it does to others as well. Learn from us, and don't turn a comment into a well meaning lecture to make something fit in with your idea of a "perfect" MOC. 'Nuf said here too.
| August 23, 2010, 3:37 pm
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