Needs more plates

This is fucking Instacritâ„¢

Simulating helpful comments to fix your mocing flaws

Ever wondered what's wrong with your MOC? This small page will tell you mercilessly. You don't even have to upload your picture to flickr and wait for a bunch of self proclaimed experts!

Okay, okay. I get it - this is irony. You probably want me to be a better critic, right?

Score! In case you didn't figure it out, comments like the one this toy spits out are generally bad. They don't have a lot of substance, and can even be considered rude by some. Sadly, they're all too common. So how do you write better comments?

It's not difficult. Here are two words to serve as your guide: context and humility.

  • Context means to take your surroundings into account. Remember to whom you're talking. Remember who you are. Remember that you're trying to match your observations to the intentions of the builder. You do not know everything, and neither does the builder (but he has probably thought about his model a lot). Your skills and approaches are different.
  • Humility is even simpler. It basically means that while you're conversing, be polite and humble. Never speak in absolutes (there are none). Make suggestions, but know that they might not align with the goals of the builder. Remember that there's a human being on the other end of the line.

Easy as pie. Here's to good discussions!

Story Time

Steve and John did their job every day, yet they never stopped to consider that their tools might be too small for the task. After all: everything is cool when you're part of a team.