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What The Railwire is all about
« on: February 01, 2013, 07:00:05 AM »
[prospective user], because you're new to the forum it should be pointed out that the people here on TRW aren't your average forum crowd.

You will find that they are quite honest... sometimes brutally honest, none of that "everyone gets a first place ribbon" stuff here. Because they are all so used to it, it works very well.

Here are some of the things I've learned about them:

1. No News is Good News... If people don't say anything it is because they either agree with or approve of what you're saying/doing.

2. Pat's on the Back... These are only dished out if truly deserved. Any kind of "atta boy" here is worth it's weight in gold... If they are complimenting you it is because you earned it (count your gold... I see you've got some already).

3. Big Fish, Small Pond... The vast majority of members here are experts... at something... as such they do have high standards. They are detail freaks and truly "rivet counters" but , here, that's not a bad thing it just means that, as a result, they All tend to aim a little higher than they otherwise would... "better modelling through peer pressure" is the catch phrase they use.

4. Constructive Critcism... Usually it will come in the form of "why did you do it this way instead of that way ?" kind of thing... take that also at face value. It is meant as assistance and to satisfy curiosity, nothing more.

5. Send in the Clowns... the people here are truly a witty bunch and will jump at any opportunity to get a laugh. This will always be accompanied by a  ;) or a  :P or , if they're really trying to stir the pot, a  :trollface: Sometimes it can get pretty edgy so if you have a weak stomach for that kind of stuff please try to ignore it. Modelling they take seriously, everything else... not so much!

6. Stand Your Ground... Don't be afraid to tell them "that's the way I do it", but be prepared to back it up with your reasoning... That's what they are looking for, "Your reasoning" (you've already done that and, don't worry, you haven't offended anybody) They can take it as well as dish it out. They are not easily offended!

Please join if this sounds good to you.

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Re: What The Railwire is all about
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2013, 10:00:14 PM »
Why I'm here.

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Re: What The Railwire is all about
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 07:18:59 AM »
How do I contact the administrators
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Re: What The Railwire is all about
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2013, 07:22:40 AM »
You can PM Tom .. or the email icon

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Re: What The Railwire is all about
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2013, 08:29:43 AM »
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[prospective user], because you're new to the forum it should be pointed out that the people here on TRW aren't your average forum crowd.

You will find that they are quite honest... sometimes brutally honest, none of that "everyone gets a first place ribbon" stuff here. Because they are all so used to it, it works very well.

Here are some of the things I've learned about them:

1. No News is Good News... If people don't say anything it is because they either agree with or approve of what you're saying/doing.

2. Pat's on the Back... These are only dished out if truly deserved. Any kind of "atta boy" here is worth it's weight in gold... If they are complimenting you it is because you earned it (count your gold... I see you've got some already).

3. Big Fish, Small Pond... The vast majority of members here are experts... at something... as such they do have high standards. They are detail freaks and truly "rivet counters" but , here, that's not a bad thing it just means that, as a result, they All tend to aim a little higher than they otherwise would... "better modelling through peer pressure" is the catch phrase they use.

4. Constructive Criticism... Usually it will come in the form of "why did you do it this way instead of that way ?" kind of thing... take that also at face value. It is meant as assistance and to satisfy curiosity, nothing more.

5. Send in the Clowns... the people here are truly a witty bunch and will jump at any opportunity to get a laugh. This will always be accompanied by a  ;) or a  :P or , if they're really trying to stir the pot, a  :trollface: Sometimes it can get pretty edgy so if you have a weak stomach for that kind of stuff please try to ignore it. Modelling they take seriously, everything else... not so much!

6. Stand Your Ground... Don't be afraid to tell them "that's the way I do it", but be prepared to back it up with your reasoning... That's what they are looking for, "Your reasoning" (you've already done that and, don't worry, you haven't offended anybody) They can take it as well as dish it out. They are not easily offended!

And so much more.
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Re: What The Railwire is all about
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2013, 09:03:52 PM »
That's why I like it here. That and Ed's Law
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Re: What The Railwire is all about
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 09:18:42 PM »
Eat a duck.

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Re: What The Railwire is all about
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2015, 06:40:53 PM »
Also, Bacon and Track Locks.
Thanks much,
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Re: What The Railwire is all about
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2015, 07:56:21 PM »
yes +1
thanks for posting
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Re: What The Railwire is all about
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2015, 03:05:56 AM »
Yet no mentions of any sort of  :ashat: Huh? Odd.



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