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Old 07-01-2018, 05:05 AM   #46
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Re: The place is a ghost town - what happened?

Laziness from the builder is one thing, but only getting 2-3 replays on a gallery post is the other side. Building nearly one year a unique model and only three reactions at the end sucks.
I don't think a new Afmoty will change anything.
Time have changed.
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:59 AM   #47
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Laziness from the builder is one thing, but only getting 2-3 replays on a gallery post is the other side. Building nearly one year a unique model and only three reactions at the end sucks.
I don't think a new Afmoty will change anything.
Time have changed.
Well, I think it goes both ways really. You need to post your feedback to others' builds if you want see feedback on yours. Not to point at you directly, but in general. No matter if you spend a year building or throw it together in few days. And I don't agree that getting 2-3 replies sucks - any feedback is great.

I don't want to sound negative, but even if Afmoty doesn't change anything at least we gave it a go and had good time building kits in the process. Doing nothing at all certainly doesn't change anything.
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:21 AM   #48
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Re: The place is a ghost town - what happened?

Hi. I still build not that anyone cares. I just post on Facebook.
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Hi. I still build not that anyone cares. I just post on Facebook.
Gotta post it here too man!
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Hi. I still build not that anyone cares. I just post on Facebook.
I think this is the main issue. Everyone just used Facebook which then is a nightmare for people looking for build guides etc...
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:43 PM   #51
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There is gotta be a reason why people use Facebook. Is it easier to post pictures, easier to get feedback? I always thought forums were much better communication platform, where threads are organized by topic and easily found. But maybe not anymore.
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:55 PM   #52
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There is gotta be a reason why people use Facebook. Is it easier to post pictures, easier to get feedback? I always thought forums were much better communication platform, where threads are organized by topic and easily found. But maybe not anymore.
It's instant. You can upload from your phone via the Facebook app directly to someone's thread or to your own post. The app makes it even faster. On a Facebook page, you can just scroll down and see the subject and picture thumbnails for each post. It would be like having the opening post and pictures for each thread show up without having to click on the actual thread link. There is a "translate" button under each non-native text post.

Uploading to the forum is not that difficult, but it's even easier on Facebook. There are a lot of photo hosting websites and people are always having issue with them. Clicking the facebook app, click "post", then hit the photo icon and it brings up the gallery on your phone and you select the pictures you like, type your description and hit post. That's it.

The biggest downside to Facebook groups is the search ability. It is much easier to search forum history.

Edit: Also, you can join multiple specific groups, like "Scale Racecars", "Scale Motorcycles", "Military Modeling", or whatever you want and you will see multiple posts from various groups come across your feed. It's like having the posts from all your favorite forums scroll across your desktop as they get posted.
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Sounds convenient, but I'm so anti-facebook it doesn't matter.
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For all the convenience of posting things to facebook, I am not a fan of it for sharing models. I belong to several of the above referenced groups and sometimes I see somebody share something which I really want to try but when I go back to look at it again it's gone and there's no way to search and find it again. At least on the various forums, I could always go back and have another look.
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I'm still floating around and check in 4 or 5 times a month.

As with most. . . time and "life" is the biggest factor. . .

Aaaaaaand there it goes again. . .

I had intended to post a reasonable explanation and ran out of gas.......

Let me just say "It's not you...it's me" . . .

Still love seeing and appreciate the talent of builders here . . .
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Re: The place is a ghost town - what happened?

I think the question isn't why people uses FB, or why socials are or aren't "better". Question is why fellows doesn't uses AF like years ago.
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I think the question isn't why people uses FB, or why socials are or aren't "better". Question is why fellows doesn't uses AF like years ago.
I think the answer is because now there is an alternative that seems quicker, can be accessed on the phone (smartphones are very convenient to check things) and more "mobile".

Plus, I think the generation of builders from 10 years ago moved on a bit and have different responsibilities in their lives, and new generation just not that much into scale models. Change of the guard.
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Old 07-26-2018, 07:46 AM   #58
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I really enjoy the builders on the forum - some very impressive work here. I don't care for the forum itself. Too many ads and pop-ups - very annoying.
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I really enjoy the builders on the forum - some very impressive work here. I don't care for the forum itself. Too many ads and pop-ups - very annoying.
Don't know which browser you are using, but uBlock Origin and Adblock Plus are in the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox add-ons pages. You may feel that blocking a sites revenue stream is not the right thing to d, but I do use them when required. I disable these for sites I want to support, but when the ads and pop-ups get too intrusive, I use these to cure the issue. I run both at the same time. Cures the ad pre-roll on a certain video site too.
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I think this is the main issue. Everyone just used Facebook which then is a nightmare for people looking for build guides etc...
It's dumb as hell. I was talking to a fellow Nissan Club forum member on Jalopnik and he said most have jumped ship to FB from there as well. I get the instantaneous posting and response, but what good does it do for everyone else? How-to's just end up getting lost in the ether, whereas a quick google search will pull up ones from nearly any forum. Very short-sighted IMO.
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