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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Cutter McJ1b, 11 Jan 2010.

  1. Cutter McJ1b

    Cutter McJ1b Home-cut jibs at discount Prices

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  2. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    1) A good plan/vision
    2) A regularly updated project log
    3) A well made end result

    Bonus: well written, descriptive, informative, instructive commentary & quality photographs.
     
  3. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Attention to detail, I like to see people go to the extra effort to make the most insignificant things look good.
     
  4. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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    The "Six C's"
    1. Concept (the fundamental idea)
    2. Creativity (original design and innovative features)
    3. Consistency (of style, approach and materials)
    4. Compulsion (attention to detail)
    5. Capacity (it needs to actually function)
    6. Craftsmanship (quality of build)
     
  5. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    One of those should really start with any letter other than C, for tradition's sake.
     
  6. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Kraftsmanship?
     
  7. 1ad7

    1ad7 New Member

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    Uniqueness that's what moves me, quality is second to that. It must be personal and original. Lastly new "tech" is always good, I like to see innovative solutions to issues or just innovative ways to mix **** up regardless of the easy way out! its gotta be a MOD not just a bunch of cool components and parts even if its ghetto

    Uniqueness
    Quality
    Innovative
     
  8. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Personal - that's a good point 1ad7. If there is a story behind a mod, it always makes it more compelling!
     
  9. death_munky

    death_munky F*** the dremel, i'll use my teeth

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    Whilst i find the bit-tech project logs very supportive of modders, i do find that some logs can just decend into sycophancy with every update followed by 20 posts stating how awesome that new fastner is.
    I do prefer the smaller logs where you can see that every post has contributed to the discussion or design process of the build and that i don't have to switch to the see only authors posts to get to the good stuff
     
  10. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    It's not necessarily sycophancy, you know. Perhaps said fastener is really quite a work of art.
     
  11. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    1. Unique idea
    2. Execution
    And for a good project log
    1. Regular updates
    2. Good photos that serve the purpose. Not too many, too artyfarty, or too big, I just get frustrated if scrolling the page takes an hour just because there are ten pictures of the same water cooling fitting. (I also don't like the fanboy "omg sweet"-comments, but maybe that's just me)

    That's it, sounds simple enough, but coming up with anything unique these days is pretty damn hard.

    For good mod, on the other hand, you just need top notch quality.
     
  12. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    For me there is only one thing that counts, and that is if i can see the builder's passion leap at me from the pages of a log. I don't care how ghetto or how detailed the endresult is, as long as it gives me the feeling that there's some geek like me on the other side loving every second of work he pours into a machine.

    For bonus, it helps if there's some uniqueness and originality, or some genuinely obsessive kraftsmanship going on, but that's all fluff in the face of the passion for the machine.
     
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