A short while back, I posted a nasty blog about folks who try to abuse this place by using it to promote their own commercial interests. My feelings on that matter haven’t changed. One individual I singled out was Andydachippie, who posted about 18 “projects” in his first couple of hours here, each consisting of a single picture and a line or two of description, followed by his signature line that plugs his commercial web site.
Well, Andy has since contacted me with his wishes to be a better member here and seems to be “getting it” now.
I take little, if any, credit for the change. I’m sure it would have eventually gotten through to him, or else he would have left from lack of results from his ads. Thankfully, he seems to be going the former way rather than the latter. I say “thankfully” as I think he truly has a gift in model designing and building and can become a very valuable asset to the LJ site. I never said he didn’t have talent, I was just objecting to his methods here. Since those have changed, let me send him a resounding WELCOME
I look forward to seeing more of his magnificent model cars and really hope he finds the time to do a multi part “how to” blog on making them here.
We’ve spoken in private about the possibility of him doing a motorcycle model, and I have my fingers crossed that he does, and that it turns out as good as his car models have. If he does a step by step on an Indian Chief, I for one intend to try making one myself. It was my first bike back in the day.
As I’ve said before, I’m the first to bitch when I see something wrong, so it is only fair that the opposite also be true. In the spirit of that, let me say a heart ”WELCOME ABOARD” to our new brother LJ, Andydachippie. May he long be a contributor here, and may he get as much enjoyment out of his membership here as I have!
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