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So, to try to get some interaction going I'm going to open this up to a question of the day.

So first question:

Does being more prolific reduce the number of likes you get on builds or, in other words, are some of us overwhelming our audience with too much content?
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| September 3, 2017, 12:04 pm
Quoting James Y.

So first question:

Does being more prolific reduce the number of likes you get on builds or, in other words, are some of us overwhelming our audience with too much content?


Great idea for a thread! I'd say generally no, having lots of content in a MOC makes it more attractive to a large audience.


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| September 3, 2017, 1:39 pm
Quoting James Y.
So, to try to get some interaction going I'm going to open this up to a question of the day.

So first question:

Does being more prolific reduce the number of likes you get on builds or, in other words, are some of us overwhelming our audience with too much content?

It always seems that uploading a lot more within a certain time period makes all the better. My tugboat moc was one of my first models, and it only got around 200 views. I uploaded another boat after 2 months, and I got almost 300 views. That's how it goes for me.

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| September 4, 2017, 10:34 am
Quoting Angelo Filipelli
Quoting James Y.
So, to try to get some interaction going I'm going to open this up to a question of the day.

So first question:

Does being more prolific reduce the number of likes you get on builds or, in other words, are some of us overwhelming our audience with too much content?

It always seems that uploading a lot more within a certain time period makes all the better. My tugboat moc was one of my first models, and it only got around 200 views. I uploaded another boat after 2 months, and I got almost 300 views. That's how it goes for me.

2 months is a rather long time...

Uploading say, twice or more a week can hurt. Most people only click on the first thing they see- I know I do. So it means one of your MOCs will get a lot of attention, the other not so much. I would wait 3 or 4 days, maybe even a week or two to upload it, assuming I had nothing else to upload.
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| September 4, 2017, 11:00 am
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Quoting James Douglas
Most people only click on the first thing they see- I know I do.


See, this gets at the crux of my question. I go in streaks, mostly heavy in the spring, light in the fall due to my work schedule. That means during April, May, and June I often have time to build prolifically. From September to December or January I'm often almost DOA here. Looking at my own stats, there's no specific timing that works to get attention for a build.

I can't say I agree with the choice to only look at one over everything presented in a period. I scan everything that goes through the explore tab at least weekly commenting where I have something to say, and liking a number more. I actually pay less attention to my "following" listing and more to the explore option, but that's me.
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| September 4, 2017, 11:06 am
Quoting James Y.

See, this gets at the crux of my question. I go in streaks, mostly heavy in the spring, light in the fall due to my work schedule. That means during April, May, and June I often have time to build prolifically. From September to December or January I'm often almost DOA here. Looking at my own stats, there's no specific timing that works to get attention for a build.

I can't say I agree with the choice to only look at one over everything presented in a period. I scan everything that goes through the explore tab at least weekly commenting where I have something to say, and liking a number more. I actually pay less attention to my "following" listing and more to the explore option, but that's me.


I do try to comment in everything I see, but of course I often... Well... Don't. :P

And. Weather it is good for MP or not, 100s unfortunately to that. (Skip over all but the most recent)
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| September 4, 2017, 12:16 pm
Quoting James Douglas
2 months is a rather long time...

Uploading say, twice or more a week can hurt. Most people only click on the first thing they see- I know I do. So it means one of your MOCs will get a lot of attention, the other not so much. I would wait 3 or 4 days, maybe even a week or two to upload it, assuming I had nothing else to upload.

It takes me a while to plan stuff out, and I am not always around on MOCpages. Usually, I am working on r/c models or I am out of town. Sometimes I just wait a while and I get views. I know I am a somewhat small user, but I still get good attention. Uploading every 5 days is quite hard for me though, since my models need planning out just to balance them. (They are mostly simplified, so they don't take much to build but are worth it)

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| September 5, 2017, 3:03 pm
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Quoting James Y.
So, to try to get some interaction going I'm going to open this up to a question of the day.

So first question:

Does being more prolific reduce the number of likes you get on builds or, in other words, are some of us overwhelming our audience with too much content?

I can only speak for myself because I haven't studied this subject. I don't leave many comments. Most of the time, I don't know what to say. Any person on moc-pages can expect very few comments from me regardless. It isn't the number of MOC's per person. It is the number of people on MOC Pages.
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| September 9, 2017, 4:28 pm
Second question, anyone?
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| September 9, 2017, 4:34 pm
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Quoting James Douglas
2 months is a rather long time...

Uploading say, twice or more a week can hurt. Most people only click on the first thing they see- I know I do. So it means one of your MOCs will get a lot of attention, the other not so much. I would wait 3 or 4 days, maybe even a week or two to upload it, assuming I had nothing else to upload.

If you glance at my very first MOC-Page, you will notice that I had AT LEAST 18 models waiting to be uploaded before I uploaded a single one. That was roughly 10 months ago.
Currently, eleven of those are still waiting to be uploaded. In the mean time, I have added another 17 models to the waiting list. That is 28 models waiting to be uploaded. -||- Oh, and you should see the starships I couldn't finish because my computer isn't powerful enough. The SolidGround is the only starship I have finished because it is the smallest starship I ever started. (starship is different from spaceship) -||- I don't know where I am going with all this. I just wanted to put your advice into perspective. The phrase "assuming I had nothing else to upload" is laughable in my case.
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| September 9, 2017, 4:53 pm
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Quoting Marco. qm
Second question, anyone?


We can move on if you'd like.

Question of the Day 2:

What do you use as inspiration for new creations?
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| September 9, 2017, 6:55 pm
Quoting James Y.

We can move on if you'd like.

Question of the Day 2:

What do you use as inspiration for new creations?


OOH I know! I know! Errr..... ummmm...
Oh yeah, I usually build cars I see in movies, youtube videos or articles, but when i run out of ideas I ask people for ides.
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| September 9, 2017, 7:04 pm
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Quoting James Y.

We can move on if you'd like.

Question of the Day 2:

What do you use as inspiration for new creations?

The Buster gunship started out as an attempt to build something like "Benny's Spaceship Spaceship Spaceship". the PrettyFish was inspired by the Buster. Yacht#4 (I haven't posted this one) was inspired by the PrettyFish. The Marksman, the Defender, and the CrazyFrog, were all inspired by Yacht#4. Do you get the picture? It starts with 1 but it never ends. There are numerous different directions a single upgrade could go. Before long, I have far more ideas then I have time for.
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| September 10, 2017, 1:07 am
Quoting James Y.

We can move on if you'd like.

Question of the Day 2:

What do you use as inspiration for new creations?
I have collections of books and internet articles depicting certain boats. Sometimes I just build models that I already have as a Lego version.

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| September 10, 2017, 2:01 am
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Quoting James Y.

We can move on if you'd like.

Question of the Day 2:

What do you use as inspiration for new creations?

For the unnamed artillery (presented on my first MOC-Page) my inspirations were the Lego set "6890-1 Cosmic Cruiser" and the Romulan D'deridex class warbird (Star Trek).
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| September 10, 2017, 2:41 am
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Quoting James Y.

We can move on if you'd like.

Question of the Day 2:

What do you use as inspiration for new creations?

For my "overloaded fighter", my initial inspiration was the X-Wing fighter.
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| September 10, 2017, 2:54 am
Quoting James Y.
...
Question of the Day 2:
What do you use as inspiration for new creations?


In my case it's very simple. Since my childhood I love warships. A lot of them, each with its own history, its own special rugged beauty. At the same time, they are very interesting engineering creations and the cook objects to the simulation. To register on the website I was inspired by the work of such artists as:
Mark Rodrigues (http://moc-pages.com/home.php/4102)
Joo Enon (http://moc-pages.com/home.php/2564)
LEGO Master (http://moc-pages.com/home.php/21959)
Alex Charbonneau (http://moc-pages.com/home.php/1075)
jim mcdonough (http://moc-pages.com/home.php/57665)
Locutus 666 (http://moc-pages.com/home.php/71178)
and Matt Bace (deleted :-/)
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| September 10, 2017, 4:59 am
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Quoting Seaman SPb

In my case it's very simple. Since my childhood I love warships. A lot of them, each with its own history, its own special rugged beauty. At the same time, they are very interesting engineering creations and the cook objects to the simulation. To register on the website I was inspired by the work of such artists as:
Mark Rodrigues (http://moc-pages.com/home.php/4102)
Joo Enon (http://moc-pages.com/home.php/2564)
LEGO Master (http://moc-pages.com/home.php/21959)
Alex Charbonneau (http://moc-pages.com/home.php/1075)
jim mcdonough (http://moc-pages.com/home.php/57665)
Locutus 666 (http://moc-pages.com/home.php/71178)
and Matt Bace (deleted :-/)

Oh WOW! That MOGAMI model really is inspiring! Hey Seaman SPb! maybe you need to raise your game! You make some great 1:300 models but those will never compete with a 1:125 model!

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| September 10, 2017, 3:45 pm
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Question of the Day 3:

What do you wish you could do better with your creations?
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| September 13, 2017, 8:37 pm
Quoting Bacon Tomato
For my "overloaded fighter", my initial inspiration was the X-Wing fighter.

Anything of interest - builds by other people, real-life stuff...
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| September 13, 2017, 8:40 pm
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Quoting Minh-Kha N.
Anything of interest - builds by other people, real-life stuff...

Well, no. If the X-Wing fighter isn't of interest, then I'd say may Lego models have never been inspired by anything of interest. I guess I'm not a good judge of the word "interesting".

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| September 14, 2017, 11:44 pm
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Quoting James Y.
Question of the Day 3:

What do you wish you could do better with your creations?

I know how to reverse studs. I rarely do it, even when I know it would improve something. In this way, I hold myself back. I guess I'm lazy about it.
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| September 14, 2017, 11:46 pm
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Quoting James Y.
Question of the Day 3:

What do you wish you could do better with your creations?

I wish I had a computer with a 140GigaHertz CPU, 25Gigs of RAM, and 40Gigs of Video RAM. Then, I could make a 200000brick model about as quickly as I can make a 4000brick model.
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| September 14, 2017, 11:51 pm
Quoting Bacon Tomato
I know how to reverse studs. I rarely do it, even when I know it would improve something. In this way, I hold myself back. I guess I'm lazy about it.

I used to use that trick with cheese slopes and some 2x4s. I only used it once to build a submarine hull.

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| September 14, 2017, 11:58 pm
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Quoting James Y.
Question of the Day 3:

What do you wish you could do better with your creations?

Presentation:
-||- Not once have I added a significant background to a render. I have photographs I made of the night sky (if I can find them). I have screenshots from dead video games. They might be good backgrounds for my spaceships. -||- I try to do presentation quickly and get it over with. I'd rather be building then presenting.
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| September 14, 2017, 11:59 pm
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O.K. I said presentation is something I wish I did better. Now, I have used backgrounds for a model. It is the CrazyFrog.
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| October 2, 2017, 10:17 am
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O.K. I'll start this week with a question.
If you were stuck with only one color of Lego bricks, what would it be?
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| October 8, 2017, 4:01 am
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Quoting Bacon Tomato
O.K. I'll start this week with a question.
If you were stuck with only one color of Lego bricks, what would it be?

All I know is, it would NOT be red. Maybe I would choose white, medium grey, or royal blue.
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| October 8, 2017, 4:03 am
White. 100% white.
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| October 8, 2017, 4:47 am
Quoting Bacon Tomato
O.K. I'll start this week with a question.
If you were stuck with only one color of Lego bricks, what would it be?

Light Bluish Gray, of course :))
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| October 8, 2017, 11:36 am
Well with White one can make anything At all and the colour dosen't seem out of place.

Unless your trying to make a chess set.

Then you're screwed
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| October 8, 2017, 11:41 am
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Quoting James Douglas
Well with White one can make anything At all and the colour dosen't seem out of place.

Unless your trying to make a chess set.

Then you're screwed

I think white is good choice. You could make a chess set out of pure white, if you make it large enough. With a large size, you could distinguish light from dark using shapes. The dark side would have lots of pits and knobs. The light side would have smooth tiles on the outside.
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| October 8, 2017, 3:21 pm
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Quoting Bacon Tomato
I think white is good choice. You could make a chess set out of pure white, if you make it large enough. With a large size, you could distinguish light from dark using shapes. The dark side would have lots of pits and knobs. The light side would have smooth tiles on the outside.

O.K. I tried it. You are correct. It is difficult to get the white to be shadowed enough to look like a different team.

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| October 8, 2017, 3:50 pm
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New Question:
What was your first Lego set?
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| October 22, 2017, 12:48 am
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Quoting Bacon Tomato
New Question:
What was your first Lego set?

-||- We had a box of misc Lego bricks from who-knows-where. Some seemed quite old to me. -||- My first Lego set of my very own was #6890 Cosmic Voyager.
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| October 22, 2017, 1:09 am
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Quoting Bacon Tomato
New Question:
What was your first Lego set?

the first I remember was the legendary LL928 Galaxy Explorer. it's been a long time, but the Christmas morning where I picked up the colored paper from the box is unforgettable!
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| October 22, 2017, 12:41 pm
It's been a VERY long time since I got my first set, but if I ever could remember I would say that my first was a Duplo kit or the 2005 Spongebob Krusty Krab.
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| October 22, 2017, 1:26 pm
Quoting Bacon Tomato
New Question:
What was your first Lego set?

#8402. The little red car...ah, nostalgia. :)
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| October 22, 2017, 1:33 pm
Quoting Bacon Tomato
O.K. I'll start this week with a question.
If you were stuck with only one color of Lego bricks, what would it be?

White. White for sure. I'm stuck with white anyways already as it is, for the most part. :)
I'm good at using white.
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| October 22, 2017, 1:39 pm
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Quoting Bacon Tomato
New Question:
What was your first Lego set?


https://brickset.com/sets/6624-1/Delivery-Van
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| October 22, 2017, 8:52 pm
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I'm not jealous. -||- Those Duplo blocks are awesome for making fortresses and space-bases. We had some, although I didn't personally own any. -||- The big box of old Legos we had was mostly red bricks. I always felt smothered in red and yellow bricks. So, a red car or red Delivery Van would make that worse. -||- The Galactic Explorer looks like an awesome set but I prefer the White-and-Blue color scheme of the Cosmic Voyager. -||- None-the-Less, congratulations to you guys for getting off to a good start in life. I'm sure those bricks can be useful!
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| October 24, 2017, 1:00 pm
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