qwerty wrote:Nah, i think thats wrong, think of it, a kid and his dad aged, dunno 12/13 goes into home depot to buy fittings for his first combustion gun he's realy excited.
No offense to you, but the majority of 12/13 year old kids have no business playing around with air/fuel mixtures in plumbing pipe.
This is, I assume, why said hypothetical person would require the help of his father in this scenario. The father has extensive life experience, and probably significant DIY experience as well. I'd certainly hope that he is capable of researching and properly assembling a basic combustion launcher. As I previously said, a cannon such as this, which exemplifies beginner safety, would be worthy of posting on SpudFiles.
He gets home makes the gun looks on spudfiles ready to show everyone his brand new creation then uploads it. "Nice try mate, but it's abit sh!t don't you think? Try making a much better gun that you probably never be able too"
If he and/or his father has done the proper research, there's no reason for the cannon to turn out looking like crap. And even if the aesthetics aren't a strong point, even at that age, he should understand that he's posting his creation on a site filled with dozens of advanced and brilliantly constructed launchers, many of which are posted by people who figured it out almost entirely on their own.
IMO, We don't need more 'sh!t' cannons cluttering up the showcase forums; there's enough of that already.
Hows that kid gunna feel when he gets that for a reply? Not posting cannons would lose members fast because they would feel really unapreciated.
If he's truly interested in the hobby, and not simply trying to impress people on an online forum, he'll stick with it, learn, and come back in a few weeks with something better. Our constant hand holding and ill-deserved praise contributes significantly to keeping the problematic members around.
Zeus wrote:Speaking of lack of appreciation, why does a hybrid, which generally takes
some work, get less sensible comments than a "thing" called
"mah megah gunn" which in essence, bears s hocking resemblence to a bucket
This happens most likely because poorly built launchers draw in members of the same quality, who can relate to the construction of the launcher, and are more likely to engage in multiple pages of rambling or stupid discussion.
At the same time, these members see a hybrid or similar, get a chip on their shoulder because know they are incapable of building and/or understanding said launcher, and simply leave the thread.
That's the way it is, and it will continue to follow that trend unless the elite/n00b divisions we've discussed here are somehow implemented.