|Originally posted by fireojay86:|
I would love to go through some ones build with out having to scroll through pages after pages of cool, keep it up, nice car. It makes me stop going through the build I seldom go to the build section of the forum for that reason
Yours is an interesting observation.
I wonder if we're thinking of the same thread. There is a lengthy thread in The Construction Zone wherein nine different people make a total of 11 such comments on just its first page alone, and eventually, we learn the build ended up not working out anyway. That occurred for reasons which I nonetheless found instructive, but somewhat lost in all the "Good job" and "Hang in there" exhortations. I suppose encouragement on a project (I'm guilty of having done this myself on a thread, instead of in a P.M., i.e., Personal Message) potentially can be useful for the builder, but realistically it does very little, if anything, to enhance the reader's comprehension of the work involved with the project itself.
However, if it were frequently and properly employed by the originator of, for example, a build thread, I'd think the "VBook" concept which Cliff Pennock developed almost couldn't help but address that limitation. (Note, however, that the only person who can create a "VBook" from a thread is that thread's originator.)
Here is an archived, explanatory thread re "VBook" by Cliff Pennock: "Here it is: VBook Example
" ( http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum3/HTML/000141.html
Unfortunately, intriguing as I find the VBook concept, it seems not to have taken off. Phirewire
, for your website project, maybe a variant of the 5th item you mentioned at the outset of your thread here can address the distraction of incessant "attaboy" comments (which fireojay86
initially brought up), as well as the distraction presented by the other type of comments you've already mentioned:
|Originally posted by Phirewire:|
5. Private Build Feeds ( A place to privately, or Publicly post your build with or without a public username with no public comment section for feuds. Private messages may be left for the owner that is all )
More specifically, in addition to your thinking about having "no public comment section for feuds
", how about also having no public section for "attaboy" comments as well? Neither typically enhances readers' comprehension of actions being taken during a build. Perhaps instead, as you've already suggested, "Private messages may be left for the owner that is all
As a practical matter, however, how could one enforce such a policy without taking on a good deal of additional work? [Edited by Cliff Pennock: Changed link to vBook example since location has changed]