« on: August 17, 2005, 03:12 PM »
Interesting take, JediMAC, and I agree with the "quality over quantity" point of view.
There have been several times when newbies on RS have come into a thread, posted a bunch of crap in answer to a question and gotten snotty when called out as being wrong. And they always point to their 2,000 posts in a month as why they aren't "newbies" and why they "know" the answers to everything. I'd rather take the advise of someone intelligent with 50 posts in 3 years than some dickhead with 5,000 posts in 3 months...but that post count seems to be the only important thing on RS anymore.
The other thing that I dislike about RS.com is how forum members were yelling "fake" and "rumor" when GalacticHunter was breaking news on Hasbro releases for this fall. Their argument was how could they be real because RS.com hadn't broken the news or posted on it yet. Well, the answer is simple, I don't think RS.com really has anyone "in the know" that posts news to the front page. Curto may be the exception, but I'll take info from Adam, Mike, Pawlus and the "Swami" over most anything RS.com posts. And have you ever read any of the answers in the Question Mark column? I think a prerequisite for doing a Q&A section should be someone that at least dabbles in the hobby they're writing about...
There are a lot of things I don't like about that site but they have very active forums, the vintage section is incredible and the area reports sections are great. The checklists and photo gallery isn't bad either. And even though the modern boards are full of a lot of tools, sometimes it's fun picking on them just to piss them off.
E... (who could be pissing of RS.com members lurking here...but doesn't care)