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[TC25] Technic Shrinking Contest - Information Topic

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35 minutes ago, gyenesvi said:

I know this is not the right place to discuss this, just wanted to note that I agree with you, also thought about this 'incompatibility' of WIP threads and frontpaging.

Well, in context of this contest we could still try to convince do so in this contest since there's a lot of high quality entries here :)

36 minutes ago, gyenesvi said:

I guess that is why some people make a new thread for the finalized model, where all the half baked images and discussions are not distracting the viewers.

Well yes, but should this be a proper approach? If someone followed thread to see the final result and the final result is posted in separate thread and not in the original one? Also you can simply update the opening post like I usually do when the project is finalised.

I get that it can get under radar of moderation and not be frontpaged because of that, but is there a reason that old thread that was showing a progress to not be front paged? Like an actual advantage of having a fresh topic without many comments or disadvantage of topic already having more than one page?

For me this is the best part of this forum that people are making WIP threads here and this way you can see some ideas being analysed and tested, some pitfalls where others already failed and so on. The best part of the adventure is the journey and not the destination if you know what I mean :)

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55 minutes ago, gyenesvi said:

I guess that is why some people make a new thread for the finalized model, where all the half baked images and discussions are not distracting the viewers. 

Who did this?

A WIP topic is a WIP topic. "Distracting the viewers"?! It's not a Youtube channel.

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PS or did you mean in general?

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2 hours ago, SaperPL said:

Well yes, but should this be a proper approach? If someone followed thread to see the final result and the final result is posted in separate thread and not in the original one? Also you can simply update the opening post like I usually do when the project is finalised.

That's a possibility, but updating the first post can make things hard to understand for those who come late and want to read through the WIP topic..

2 hours ago, SaperPL said:

For me this is the best part of this forum that people are making WIP threads here and this way you can see some ideas being analysed and tested, some pitfalls where others already failed and so on. The best part of the adventure is the journey and not the destination if you know what I mean :)

2 hours ago, Jim said:

A WIP topic is a WIP topic. "Distracting the viewers"?! It's not a Youtube channel.

Sure, I get that, WIP thread is for documenting and discussing the build process, and that's great. But I guess many people are not interested in the details of the WIP (or just don't have time to read it all), especially if they are late to the party and the model has already been finalized long ago. Then they may prefer to have a clean summary of the final result instead of looking at a long discussion thread and finding the post where the final model actually came together. I believe a forum where WIP threads are abundant could have some dedicated machinery for such build threads. I am thinking of something like an easy to view opening page where the finalized model is summarized if it's already done, that is separated from the WIP discussion. Also, a WIP topic could be marked by hte author at some point as 'finalized', which would make it pop out somehow for the moderators to consider frontpaging, and also for others for visiting again. What I see some people do know to indicate this is they rename the thread to mark that it is finalized.

2 hours ago, Jim said:

Who did this?

I meant for WIP topics in general for builds outside of a competition.

 

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Guys, the WIP threads on this sub-forum get a lot more attention compared to the frontpage,  look at the number of views for topics  on the frontpage. If I see it correctly it is mostly symbolic…

People searching for these kind of models will find them both here and on RB. 

A good alternative could be to link the entry topic in the frontpage topic announcing the podium.

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Or maybe frontpage the voting results thread? I think that's what was done in the past wasn't it? As I understand it, when a topic is front paged, it's always the first picture in that topic that's chosen to be displayed on the front page, maybe there will be a collage pic as the first pic in the voting thread so they can all be on the front page, as we probably shouldn't front page all 23 topics.

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14 hours ago, allanp said:

Or maybe frontpage the voting results thread? I think that's what was done in the past wasn't it? As I understand it, when a topic is front paged, it's always the first picture in that topic that's chosen to be displayed on the front page, maybe there will be a collage pic as the first pic in the voting thread so they can all be on the front page, as we probably shouldn't front page all 23 topics.

This is a good suggestion, perhaps with links to the entry/WIP threads for people to peruse if they wish.

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14 hours ago, allanp said:

Or maybe frontpage the voting results thread? I think that's what was done in the past wasn't it? 

Yup. We usually frontpage the collage when the voting starts. We haven't done this, because of the jury voting. But maybe we can something similar anyway.

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Wow I haven't been on Eurobricks in years. Found this competition and I have to say these are some of the highest quality contest entries I've ever seen. Great work by everyone all around.

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56 minutes ago, Rishab N said:

Wow I haven't been on Eurobricks in years. Found this competition and I have to say these are some of the highest quality contest entries I've ever seen. Great work by everyone all around.

Good to see you again. I hope all is well, and hope to see some of your builds again! Maybe the next contest.

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