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Do the moderators have a policy on members adding photos or illustrations to others builders logs? For example, Mark Sloane mentioned an issue he had making gratings so I posted my solution but under a new topic elsewhere. Perhaps some builders may take exception to others posting photos to their log. Opinions?

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For me, at least, if i have a challenge and someone can provide a photo to show me a possible solution, I'm all for it!  When in doubt, post a quick question as your response - worst that can happen is the original poster will say no thanks!

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I don't think you will get to many people saying no , if any . I was always happy with others posting pictures to a question i had when i got to a point where i was stuck . Not only helping me but others who may find themselves in the same situation . Maybe posting in their log and also , as in the case , the building of deck furniture section so those that don't follow all build logs will also benefit . I know it's doubling up but not every-one can follow all the logs  

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Basically agreeing with everyone else - back in the 'old' MSW my build log had many sections where others posted images that I used for reference.  For me it was an invaluable resource, not only were my questions answered but when it related to the 'look' of a part or portion the picture is definitely worth any number of words.

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I don't have an issue with posting an image to clarify  a response to a query, it often helps understanding. Using a members log to promote your own build is a different matter, and probably irritates most of us.

 

Fortunately this doesn't seem to happen very often on MSW. :)

 

B.E.

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Its fine as long as the original log author doesnt want to.  If that happens I would ask any original log author to contact.  It shouldnt be an issue though as most cases it is in response to a request for help and opinions.  Should a log owner not want any...then they shouldnt ask.

 

But we will handle it on a case by case basis and I really dont think there will any issues.

 

Chuck

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If I'm asking for help then fine. To have someone post out of the blue, well here is how I did it showing his way. Well maybe I did not choose to do that way for a reason. In cases like this then the answer is it's not right. That's in a build log.

If you are thinking about posting several "my way" pics in someone else build log then ask them about it first. Understanding if they say No Thank You.

Another party on a different site (maybe here also) Does his build log in pdf form, questions, comments are in the normal log.

 

Later 42rocker

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If a Builder DOESN'T want someone else's photos in their Build log but someone puts one (or more) in anyway - contact a Moderator via PM and they can be removed.

 

If someone posts pics on another's Build Log - and the author of the Build Log has already said he doesn't want any one else's pics - then the offender will be dealt with as we see fit.

 

:cheers:  Danny

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A few have posted pictures in my build log, but each time it was only after I had a question. I found the pictures of great help on how to do something, or fix something. I tend to learn very well by reading instructions, however, in this particular "hobby" it is pictures that illustrate words and create understanding in my mind, so I don't mind the pics at all.

I have to say again, all the pics added by others were relevant to the query I posed. I have never had anyone post pics that didn't help to answer the question in some way, I might be offended if someone did, but I like to think most of the members here wouldn't just hijack someone else's log in that way. I know for a fact, those who are following mine would not.

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