Author Topic: Product Dicussion Forum  (Read 1421 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

johnh35

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 244
Product Dicussion Forum
« on: September 15, 2014, 07:23:33 PM »
OK, not sure why it was decided to create this category, but with no reference to scale in the title it is a pain in the rear. I wish it were either changed to scale specific or done away with.

tom mann

  • Administrator
  • Crew
  • *****
  • Posts: 10664
  • Representing The Railwire on The Railwire
    • http://www.chicagoswitching.com
Re: Product Dicussion Forum
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2014, 08:00:16 PM »
Can you be more specific about the pain? 

CBQ Fan

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2326
Re: Product Dicussion Forum
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2014, 08:20:31 PM »
I think it would be awesome to have a button or drop down to pick your scale and then be able to sort the topics by scale.  This would allow you to quickly identify your scale of interest.
Brian

Way of the Zephyr

Chris333

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 13506
Re: Product Dicussion Forum
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2014, 08:24:32 PM »
I just realize that 99% of everything here is N scale and deal with it. Oh and asprin helps.

Ed Kapuscinski

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 18101
  • Has a degree in American History & Culture.
    • Conrail 1285
Re: Product Dicussion Forum
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2014, 08:30:13 PM »
So that we didn't have to pick through pages of people bitching to see real modeling.

GaryHinshaw

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 5488
Re: Product Dicussion Forum
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2014, 10:59:58 PM »
The last time I counted, 46 of the last 50 threads in that forum were about N scale products.  If you're an N scaler, you must have been really unlucky in your browsing; if not, we're probably not the forum for you.

In the end, this forum is going to live or die by the contribution of it members, not by how the threads are organized. Showcase your creativity!

eric220

  • The Pitt
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 3456
  • Gender: Male
  • Continuing my abomination unto history
    • The Modern PRR
Re: Product Dicussion Forum
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2014, 11:23:00 PM »
I just realize that 99% of everything here is N scale and deal with it. Oh and asprin helps.

This
-Eric

Modeling a transcontinental PRR
http://www.pennsylvania-railroad.com

jagged ben

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2395
Re: Product Dicussion Forum
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2014, 11:37:07 PM »
Also, (and yes, this has been said already in other threads) ...

I just use the 'Show unread posts...' link.   The organization of the threads into certain forums is entirely irrelevant to me.

Chris333

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 13506
Re: Product Dicussion Forum
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2014, 11:40:31 PM »
Also, (and yes, this has been said already in other threads) ...

I just use the 'Show unread posts...' link.   The organization of the threads into certain forums is entirely irrelevant to me.

Yes, but he is talking about not knowing the scale. I always try to mention the scale if it anything other than N. Otherwise just assume N.

johnh35

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 244
Re: Product Dicussion Forum
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2014, 08:23:08 AM »
Yes, but he is talking about not knowing the scale. I always try to mention the scale if it anything other than N. Otherwise just assume N.

Exactly. Do I really need to pick through all of them to find the ones relevant to my scale?

Scottl

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 4031
Re: Product Dicussion Forum
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2014, 09:10:29 AM »
Groundhog Day Administrative Threads- GDAT  :ashat:

eric220

  • The Pitt
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 3456
  • Gender: Male
  • Continuing my abomination unto history
    • The Modern PRR
Re: Product Dicussion Forum
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2014, 01:27:56 PM »
Since there have been a couple of complaints along these lines, how about at sticky thread suggesting a thread title format like "N Scale - Product X from Rapido". Perhaps the mods could reformat the titles on page 1 so people get the hint.
-Eric

Modeling a transcontinental PRR
http://www.pennsylvania-railroad.com

Ed Kapuscinski

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 18101
  • Has a degree in American History & Culture.
    • Conrail 1285
Re: Product Dicussion Forum
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2014, 06:08:11 PM »
I actually created a helpful sticky post in this forum, just for this situation:
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=33986.0

jagged ben

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2395
Re: Product Dicussion Forum
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2014, 10:50:21 PM »
Yes, but he is talking about not knowing the scale. I always try to mention the scale if it anything other than N. Otherwise just assume N.

Yes, but...

I am saying I'm not a scale snob.  I'll read about any scale if it interests me.  Of course it's also true that if I weren't an N-scaler then this wouldn't be the website I frequent the most.

sirenwerks

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 5234
  • Gender: Male
Re: Product Dicussion Forum
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2014, 11:30:11 PM »
Of course it's also true that if I weren't an N-scaler then this wouldn't be the website I frequent the most.

That about says it all...
Now seeking Pacific NW N scalers to create a Modutrak-style modular club featuring NP's shared mainline between Seattle and Portland. PM me if interested.