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Thread: TOPIC VARIETY
20/02/2021 17:44:29
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 20/02/2021 17:40:06:
Posted by br on 20/02/2021 10:04:17:

ME editor is as quiet as a church mouse.

This forum is dominated by MEW topics.

A forum for ME and one for MEW would make life simpler.

As another member posted, he has taken his loco build to MECH forum - reason given was lack of interest on here.

More threads and photos on a what are you making theme I would welcome.

Bill

The magazines are influenced by feedback because the Editors select and encourage particular types of material as necessary to attract paying customers. The forum is dominated by whatever members are interested in. It's largely a voluntary effort, free to read and no-one gets paid. The publisher provides the platform and links it to the magazines for commercial purposes, but the content is almost all provided by members. As such it reflects what posters are up to, and they have no obligation to do anything at all! No-one is being told what to post!

When someone calls for more models, CAD, steam locos, or whatever, or wants to crush other subjects, they are criticising the members who take the time to post, not the Magazine Editors, or the Publisher.

Rather than flouncing off in a huff when the forum fails to meet expectations, the best tactic is to lead by example. Do your thing and report on it. It will attract like minded souls. The very best way to generate interest is to post material yourself, and to do so without expecting much feedback. Some threads get thousands of reads and hardly any comment. Demanding others dance to your tune and dismissing their efforts is unlikely to succeed - it smacks of politics, and Model Engineers are mostly doers.

More models? Yes please, most welcome. As are questions and contributions about any technical subject. But I understand busy friends may not have the time needed to make me happy by presenting their thoughts and photographs, and many prefer to keep a low profile. It's allowed, but better to share.

I don't think separate forums would help. Much of the forum's value to me is the cross-over between different engineering experiences. Just ignore topics that aren't of interest.

Dave

 

 

 

Thanks Dave

Sorry I criticised and now getting fed up with people picking me up on it.

Best I refrain from posting anymore,

Before anybody has anything to say about that, I certainly am not in a huff over it just well disappointed.

Bill

 

When someone calls for more models, CAD, steam locos, or whatever, or wants to crush other subjects, they are criticising the members who take the time to post, not the Magazine Editors, or the Publisher.

ENOUGH SAID.

 

Edited By br on 20/02/2021 17:46:40

Edited By br on 20/02/2021 17:55:36

20/02/2021 17:41:07
Posted by Howard Lewis on 20/02/2021 17:31:52:

br,

presumably you mean threads ABOUT lathes rather than cutting them ON a lathe?

Only leg pulling!

But where would any of us be without folk who machine?

Howard

ABOUT makes much more sense Howard, and agree who do need the folk as you say.

Thanks

Bill

20/02/2021 16:51:12

Well I certainly commented - you did a brilliant job on sorting the cylinder in particular.

Doc was very supportive of you.

Threads like yours, the more the merrier.

Bill

PS. I will be honest and say I have no interest in threads on lathes, and machining.

Thread: moderators
20/02/2021 13:44:42
Posted by gary on 20/02/2021 13:32:35:

BR my opening post was not in any way having a go at the moderators who i think do a good job. i am led to believe they do not explain in a short email to culprits why there posts are deleted. you have replied five times without addressing my genuine question,

 

Yes Gary, you make a valid point.

Mods are very fair, said it before,  but happy to say it again to avoid confusion.

Bill

 

 

Edited By br on 20/02/2021 13:48:53

20/02/2021 12:12:45

Howard

Your comment spot on .

Mods are very fair and the mod who locked the thread did it for the right reasons as clearly explained, imho.

Had one of my cheeky comments deleted back along by same mod - accepted it and moved on . 

Bill

Edited By br on 20/02/2021 12:20:26

Thread: TOPIC VARIETY
20/02/2021 11:59:22

Thanks Pete - reply appreciated and all good

This afternoons viewing will be your blog.smiley

Bill

20/02/2021 11:45:24
Posted by Andrew Johnston on 20/02/2021 11:42:44:
Posted by br on 20/02/2021 11:01:04:

Are you able to send me a PM of the TT build thrad name as it would be of interest ?

Done - Andrew

Thanks Andrew - good of you

Bill

Thread: moderators
20/02/2021 11:30:39

Howard

There was another one a few days ago you may not have seen where the chap said - extracted from his post below.

Maybe this message will also never see the light of day so to the forum police I must bid you goodbye and well done to shut down free speech on this great forum.

Bill

Thread: TOPIC VARIETY
20/02/2021 11:01:04
Posted by Andrew Johnston on 20/02/2021 10:42:52:
Posted by JasonB on 19/02/2021 18:20:32:

Maybe this is where a like button would come in handy, the people that do post their builds can often be left thinking they are talking to themselves if there is no or very little response, at least a few clicks of a like or similar button would encourage them to carry on.

Exactly! It's one reason I continue my build diary on TT but rarely here or on MEM. It takes time and effort to create a build post so I concentrate that effort where I get feedback and, more importantly, useful discussion.

It's strange that the OP only has 3 photos to his name, none of which seem to be visible?

Andrew

 

Andrew

They are still in my album when I go to it, but when you click on the 3 photos on the forum page nothing shows - strange as you say

They are of the three items that are currently showing in the sales items and have only been used there.

As for  making a model and showing a photo of it that is now a physical impossibility which is why I said, perhaps rahter selfishly in retrospect, threads with pictures of what you were making would be of interest.

Are you able to send me a PM of the TT build thrad name  as it would be of interest ?  Thanks 

Bill

Edited By br on 20/02/2021 11:13:59

20/02/2021 10:56:54

Pete

I am not on the MECH forum in terms of  being a member , only a viewer.

I just look at it occassionally and sorry to say have not viewed your build

The build I was referring to was a different build not yours.

If you say what you are making I would be interested to see.

Thanks

Bill

 

Edited By br on 20/02/2021 11:03:43

20/02/2021 10:44:02

Hardly dominated by MEW subject particularly as we still get tooling and machine articles i

Thanks Jason - enough said then

Bill

20/02/2021 10:04:17

ME editor is as quiet as a church mouse.

This forum is dominated by MEW topics.

A forum for ME and one for MEW would make life simpler.

As another member posted, he has taken his loco build to MECH forum - reason given was lack of interest on here.

More threads and photos on a what are you making theme I would welcome.

Bill

19/02/2021 20:49:52

Ian T

Many thanks , good of you , plenty for me to investigate.

Bill

Thread: What about a "like" button on the forum?
19/02/2021 20:45:07

Andrew - interesting surname - very nearly a cornish river.

Nice to know a fellow countryman on board .

Sad. Yes, me too, politics all the time so I cancelled my subs when I moved.

Can you compare it with ME -- definitely not, and I had not intended it to be taken in that light, so apologies if I gave that impression, but in unison with you on your thoughts.

Bill

PS Did try your link as suggested but failed phyics at  O  level, many many moons ago.

Edited By br on 19/02/2021 20:47:35

19/02/2021 20:16:31
Posted by An Other on 19/02/2021 10:50:54:

Definitely don't like. - keep it simple - no complications

Plus one for this comment - definitely.

They had it on the Falmouth Packet forum when we used to live in Cornwall,. Caused more upsets, fights, rudeness, people being banned, etc.

Keep it simple.

Bill

Thread: TOPIC VARIETY
19/02/2021 20:01:54

IanT

MECH seems to be for 3.5 upwards .

Is there a gauge 3 forum ?

I hope I did not give you the impression I thought this forum was lacking, far from it.

Would be good to see some gauge 3 pictures / threads ?

Bill

To be clear, for variety I have not found a better general forum. 

I have a gauge 3 Victoria on watch on ebay as may see if I can cope with that - i think the U3 may be man enough.

 

Edited By br on 19/02/2021 20:03:47

Edited By br on 19/02/2021 20:06:27

19/02/2021 19:20:40

Thanks Peter for update on ME content / variety.

It is good that we have the variety on here which is probably unique compared to :-

MECH - locomotives.

TT - traction talk - traction engines.

HMEM -- model stationary engines.

All above seem to me to be a one horse forum.

I would add that when you are unable to do what you would like to do in the workshop due to bad hands etc, then more time is spent on the forum and variety / pictures take on a different importance.

Hopefully that last bit makes sense.

Bill

19/02/2021 18:51:44

Clay

I am sure members will always be happy to answer the simple stuff you mention. Not a problem as I see it.

I would certainly like to see more threads with pictures on what is on your workbench,  be it a model  or equipment being modified or overhauled.

Bill

Edited By br on 19/02/2021 18:53:47

Thread: moderators
19/02/2021 18:35:28

PatJ

This bit I really do like.

 

I wake up every day and try to do things that make this world a better place.

We all have that opportunity every day.

.Bill yes

Edited By br on 19/02/2021 18:35:57

Edited By br on 19/02/2021 18:36:26

Thread: crane uprate - where would you add some metal ?
19/02/2021 18:20:29

Gerry Madden - extract -- Not acompletely wet-behind-the-ears erk and I do deal with very heavilly loaded structures on a daily basis. So no need to worry about safety.

All good news . wink

Bill

Edited By br on 19/02/2021 18:20:49

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