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Gordon Steadman
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I've seen some lovely old car pics in some of these threads, long may it continue 馃憤馃徏馃槑馃槈.

In the meantime if you don't like it don't read it, people who complain what's on TV and sit there with the remote 馃ぃ馃ぃ馃く
Not relevant. I have limited time and don't need or want to have to trawl through a hundred pics to get to the possibly interesting part of the thread which, one hopes, will be about slot cars. Of course, most of us will be interested in full size cars too or the hobby probably wouldn't appeal but I come here and, increasingly now, elsewhere to read about and get ideas about slot cars. It's reached the stage where only the name of the original poster and the name of the last poster encourages me to read that thread.
 

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It doesn't take long to figure out what Posts to follow and witch to avoid,
And if someone is posting the wrong things in a particular section it's quite easy to politely point out the problem, as has been done to me when I first joined and occasionally still post 1/24 things in 1/32 section! If things persist then ask for the moderator to step in!
But as a few people have stated above there has to be a little give and take it is fun hobby, and if your are that focused on one scale or form of the hobby I am sorry, but some people are more open to learn something new or read some new and old facts about the hobby.
Just my opinion on the matter.
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I posted quite a lot of my own pictures in the Group C thread but the original poster made it clear the thread was about the real cars and not solely about slot cars. The photos had never been published before and I purposely chose some of the lesser known cars and liveries. I could have posted a lot more but when others stopped posting I assumed the thread had run it's course.
I do think the "race cars you have never heard of" thread has too many obscure road cars that have no racing pedigree and there is a lot of duplication where someone hasn't checked back through the thread before posting. When I posted on that thread I tried to include a link to a site with more information on each car to help anyone who might want to model the car that I had posted
 

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Oh dear , joined this forum a few years ago as I was looking to return to a hobby from 40 years ago.
I stumbled into the digital wars and that seemed to fade away thankfully, for someone who has been in the shadows every picture real and model is a bonus and education . I am learning from the builds and the history long may it continue .
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I do not have any issues if someone posts a pic or two (or 50) of a subject and the they replicate in whatever scale.
The scratch building sub forum is good for this. And I try to make sure that proper keywords are used so that when someone is searching for resources they can find a direct hit.
I really do not understand how useful as a resource it can be to have a 200-page thread of random pics of minis, beetles,bugs, etc.
We could just post any random pics anywhere...
 
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I think it would be much better if all pictures uploaded to the forum were automatically inserted in posts as thumbnails. This would make it easier to scroll past any you're not interested in and you can just click on any you want to see. This would also make the forum much more user friendly for those with slow internet and using mobile devises
 

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I do not agree with that. I like to see high res pics in the post as part of the story in the post's text.
The forum software should already take care of mobile devices (reducing the res of the pics).
 

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I'm with Grunz on the size of photos. Thumbnails are horrible, and a well constructed website will automatically reduce the res of images for mobiles.
For the posts made by a prolific poster which include an interminable mass of poorly photographed photos of photos in books, thumbnails would be advantage and would reduce the amount of scrolling I have to do to get past them, but for everyone else's posts, thumbnails would be a retrograde step.
 

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It's time to unfollow this thread!...once you start getting personal that's out of order, then again it's expected from some :rolleyes:
 

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You're a bit slow off the mark, the thread got personal in post 9. Nothing I have seen since is.
Difficult to describe what is happening and disliked without being specific, which means most people will guess who is involved (the number of posts against a user-name is also a dead giveaway).
I recall making a remark about 2 years ago about thread pollution/hijacking, it was deleted.
At that point I took it that the moderating team was fine with the process, so I am happy to contribute to the general chaos.


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Thumbnails actually let you see higher res pictures than a normal post

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The above photo's size is limited to the size of the window you are viewing it in but with the thumbnail below if you click on it, it will open in a separate tab or window and you should see a magnifier and if you click that or just click on the photo it will appear at full resolution, in this case 6000x4000 pixels.

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That was just an example, I'm not saying we need photos that large but the options from thumbnails are better than with a pasted photo as there should in the little menu bar be a full screen icon as well, we can still upload smaller photos at 800 or 1020 or smaller if we wish. The other advantage is that those members who don't live in the middle of town with nice fast internet speeds can pick and choose which photos to view without having to wait all day for photos they're not interested in to load.
 

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Today I received the first sad reaction from Kevan (on my first post here)...should I take it as a personal attack? Or is it just a criticism on my activity on this forum?
 
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For the posts made by a prolific poster which include an interminable mass of poorly photographed photos of photos in books, thumbnails would be advantage and would reduce the amount of scrolling I have to do to get past them, but for everyone else's posts, thumbnails would be a retrograde step.
I agree except for one small detail... there is more than one prolific poster of pictures.
 
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