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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2014, 06:37:30 PM »
Well the forum can be harsh beyond what is rational.  Recently I suggested to a company that they should have links to the forum when their products were discussed.  They rejected the idea because even though the links I suggested were positive they could not be sure of the type of future posts would show up.  I have been asked by other companies if people had been paid to trash them on this blog.

Yeah, companies would have to take the rough with the smooth linking to the forum. You could direct them to the reviews on the dinosaur toy blog - if the product is good the review will be good :)



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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2014, 06:46:26 PM »
Well the forum can be harsh beyond what is rational.  Recently I suggested to a company that they should have links to the forum when their products were discussed.  They rejected the idea because even though the links I suggested were positive they could not be sure of the type of future posts would show up.  I have been asked by other companies if people had been paid to trash them on this blog.

I've spoken with people from several companies over the years, and that seems to be the general feeling--for every bit of useful information, there is a lot of mean-spirited or repetitive conversation that they don't feel the need to wade through. So they don't bother.

Which is disappointing, because for makers of prehistoric figures, this should be a go-to for them, but instead they either get chased out or fed up.

I'd never heard of concerns of paid trash-talkers, but sometimes it has seemed like people were a little more dedicated to their harsh opinions than would be expected (including, yes, some people really couldn't let go of their criticisms of Dan's new Battats). But I don't think anyone here actually carries enough sway that paying them would have an effect on their market share.

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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2014, 06:49:03 PM »
I did suggest the toy Blog but fallout from the forum.  It is not just the risk of bad reviews you really do not want to publicly be associated with that kind of trashing of your competitors.
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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2014, 06:53:34 PM »
I am glad the issue has come up.  I cannot suggest a solution except open conversations like this about how to exchange views with respect.  That is a good skill set to have generally.
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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2014, 07:43:38 PM »
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I have been asked by other companies if people had been paid to trash them on this blog.
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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2014, 08:11:56 PM »
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I have been asked by other companies if people had been paid to trash them on this blog.
Ouch.

^ Seconded.  :-\

As for me I only write positive reviews. The way I see it if I don't like the figure I wouldn't have it in the first place. Even if I did why would I spend time writing on it? It's a lot easier to say what you like about a figure than list all the things you hate.

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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2014, 08:19:04 PM »
I always liked the atmosphere at the STS forums. They don't have strict rules but they are so nice and friendly. I hope (and wish) that we could take a leaf out of their book in that regard. Maybe it's because of the nature of the stuff we collect. We know the appearance of modern animals for certain, but when dealing with prehistoric life there is always going to be an amount of speculation. And that's what people disagree on.
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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2014, 08:45:36 PM »
I always liked the atmosphere at the STS forums. They don't have strict rules but they are so nice and friendly. I hope (and wish) that we could take a leaf out of their book in that regard. Maybe it's because of the nature of the stuff we collect. We know the appearance of modern animals for certain, but when dealing with prehistoric life there is always going to be an amount of speculation. And that's what people disagree on.

That's definitely a part of it. But as I've said before in this thread, if one truly collected only the most accurate models then their collection would be pretty darn small. Though accuracy is certainly important and something that must be addressed, it's not the end-all be-all. There are lots of figures I have that aren't completely accurate that I bought because they look pleasing.

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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2014, 11:47:12 PM »
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I feel like we owe him an apology if it hasn't been done already. He knows we love his dinos overwhelmingly, and that two or three kids aren't gonna change that.
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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2014, 01:51:30 AM »
If I don't like a particular kit, I don't buy it. And, since I don't own it, there would be little reason for me to accurately assess it on this forum. Therefore, I probably won't be criticizing any model or figure too strongly.

But, sometimes it is good to point out an inaccuracy in a constructive manner. For instance, someone pointed out the anatomical inaccuracies in a piece I was working on. It allowed me to correct my mistakes. Just do it with courtesy and respect.

But to trash something just for the sake of trashing it, that just isn't playing nice.  :(

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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2014, 02:48:56 AM »
Someone told me once if you criticize anything be sure to have an answer how to resolve the problem in hand as well. That sometimes also helps.....
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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2014, 06:58:56 AM »
Did i miss something? So forum member who goes by another name, we know as Dan left the forum? Anyone on my buddy's list feel free to pm me. Thanks
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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #52 on: September 26, 2014, 01:23:49 PM »
I agree. Whether on this forum or in life, if you are going to be critical, you better have answers for making it better.

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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #53 on: September 27, 2014, 09:34:01 PM »
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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #54 on: September 29, 2014, 09:25:55 AM »
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i agree. i just hope some DTF members would just stop bringing their real life anger/frustrations/bitterness into the forum. i want my DTF to be free of negativity. a hobby forum can exist without the bad vibes.

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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #55 on: September 29, 2014, 03:21:10 PM »
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i agree. i just hope some DTF members would just stop bringing their real life anger/frustrations/bitterness into the forum. i want my DTF to be free of negativity. a hobby forum can exist without the bad vibes.

I feel that those days are truly behind us now :) I haven't felt any "bad vibes" or seen any questionable posts on the forum for a while. Especially with the diorama contest in full swing - that always seems to unite us in our shared love of dinosaur toys  8)


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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #56 on: December 12, 2014, 05:25:43 AM »
i hope some folks would refrain from double or triple posting. gets kinda annoying. say whatever you want to say in one post, or if you forgot to say something, just edit.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2014, 05:26:12 AM by sauroid »

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« Reply #57 on: December 12, 2014, 05:27:05 AM »
i hope some folks would refrain from double or triple posting. gets kinda annoying. say whatever you want to say in one post, or if you forgot to say something, just edit.

I guess that's me. Sorry.

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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #58 on: December 12, 2014, 07:29:05 AM »
i hope some folks would refrain from double or triple posting. gets kinda annoying. say whatever you want to say in one post, or if you forgot to say something, just edit.

I guess that's me. Sorry.
I do it too sometimes. I guess I'm just in a hurry. I apologise also.

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Re: Forum etiquette
« Reply #59 on: December 12, 2014, 08:21:33 AM »
i hope some folks would refrain from double or triple posting. gets kinda annoying. say whatever you want to say in one post, or if you forgot to say something, just edit.
guess that's me. Sorry.
I do it too sometimes. I guess I'm just in a hurry. I apologise also.
well if it's occasional then it's ok. :)
what gets on one's nerves is if it's done almost every single time a person posts.
alright people, let's just move on...

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