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The Deterioration of MOCpages
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I'm very sorry to post this, but I just feel that I need to express my opinions to the wide-spread population of MOCpages - or at least whoever reads this.

I have been a member on MOCpages for almost 4 years, and I have to say that this is the place that has really helped me firm up and mature as a builder.

But things have been deteriorating, and unless things are turned around soon, I think that the end of the site will be nigh.

I would like to make a list of the improvements in the site, for the four year period of time I have been a member of the site:
- Upgraded servers
- Slightly updated homepage
- "Fancy" new uploader (thanks for reminding me)

That's all, as far as I can tell/remember. I'm not trying to be harsh, but for a four-year period of time, that really isn't much at all.
Website technology has been moving forward. This site is old. It looks old. It feels old. There are constant problems with pictures.
There have no updates to the feel of the site, no new features, nothing.
The topics for the categorization of MOCs have been out-of-date for years, there are many many new themes that should be added.

In addition, the traffic to MOCpages has been slowly decreasing, according to Quantcast: http://www.quantcast.com/mocpages.com
The average traffic nowadays is only 75% of this time last year and 2011, and about 50% of this time in 2010.

I am very concerned for the future of MOCpages, as it is a very unique site in its set-up, but its lack of updates and improvements and the many problems are causing to its rapid deterioration.

Thank you for listening and although my post was full of criticism, I am open to the fact that I am probably unobservant of many facts, and would be very glad to be fixed in anything incorrect I said.

Thanks.
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| March 9, 2013, 6:22 am
I've never disliked the home page, but I wouldn't mind a new interface.
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| March 9, 2013, 7:20 am
It might be old, but it works.
That's more than can be said for sites like flickr, which have so much more to go dreadfully wrong.
Or fail to load fully, breaking half the site.

Mocpages has glitch = try a different link or just click the one that's still there, despite the broken image.
Fancy flashy Java site has glitch = cry.



As far as numbers of members goes, part of that'd probably be related to the perceived lack of maturity in most of this site's membership, and part would probably be something to do with school trimesters or university exams or whatever it is Amerilanders have.
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| March 9, 2013, 9:45 am
Actually, within the past few years I remember MOCpages went down for a few days so upgrades could be made. I think one of them was the "fancy" photo up loader. Yes the site is old, ten years now, but it is difficult to add changes, so it has to be very gradual. I think the recent problems are just an annoying phase.
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| March 9, 2013, 10:46 am
My opinion: it won't die soon. This is probably the greatest known LEGO fan/sharing database (and definitely the best) there is, and I certainly love it. There is also a variety of great builders on this site, and it is unique. As to it's technological features, the images error has really been annoying me, as I can't see quite a few MOCs, but it should be fixed soon. Also, when posting a MOC, there should be a few more features, especially a feature for uploading a video file, and the image uploader could be changed. In my opinion though, the blog's end isn't nigh. This is definitely the best LEGO fan/sharing database!
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| March 9, 2013, 11:16 am
heck if clockwork tempest(shadowgear6335) hadn't spammed the name the site on youtube i probably wouldn't be here.
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| March 9, 2013, 10:08 pm
Quoting Shockster Studios
heck if clockwork tempest(shadowgear6335) hadn't spammed the name the site on youtube i probably wouldn't be here.

That's how I found this place. I'd seen it before, and wasn't much of a fan, but when I actually made an account, things made more and more sense.
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| March 10, 2013, 5:59 am
Just wanted to PRAISE the Lego Team for their work restoring the Servers. Thanks Sean, Admins, et al!!! So glad to see the beautiful thumbnails and pics once more! HUGE Cheers!~
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| March 10, 2013, 6:24 am
Hooray for Sean Mark and Chris!
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| March 10, 2013, 8:16 am
You realize MOCpages will stay for a long time... you know what would be cool? If as humans evolved, if LEGO stayed that long, the minifigs would evolve too!
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| March 10, 2013, 8:38 am
Quoting Primus Maximus
You realize MOCpages will stay for a long time... you know what would be cool? If as humans evolved, if LEGO stayed that long, the minifigs would evolve too!

That... that's not even relevant. Nor logical.
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| March 10, 2013, 8:58 am
Quoting Areetsa C
It might be old, but it works.
That's more than can be said for sites like flickr, which have so much more to go dreadfully wrong.
Or fail to load fully, breaking half the site.

Mocpages has glitch = try a different link or just click the one that's still there, despite the broken image.
Fancy flashy Java site has glitch = cry.



As far as numbers of members goes, part of that'd probably be related to the perceived lack of maturity in most of this site's membership, and part would probably be something to do with school trimesters or university exams or whatever it is Amerilanders have.


I've been a member of Flickr since 2010, and I have to say, it has only gone down once (or twice at most), but at the same time the amount of features has risen (heck it started off with more features than MP when I joined), and since 2010 it has had TWO interface changes, it is a very fast and modern website - no problems like you're saying.

As for all your fanboys crying your loyalty to the site - yes, I've been a fanboy of the site too. But when I look around at other sites that I'm a member of, I realize how much our site is lacking. No PM system, the comment system is easily corrupted, no instant chat, etc... they're basic parts of almost every other site, but they're missing here. Also the whole picture situation is extremely unstable - sometimes the uploader works, sometimes it doesn't, sometimes the pictures look alright, sometimes they won't load. The lack of customization in groups...

I know I'm sounding really critical and I didn't intend to, and I know that there are many many positive points of MOCpages, but there are many outdated parts that need to be addressed, and they can't be ignored much longer unless you want the traffic to the site to disappear entirely.

Also, I did forget about the new photo uploader, that is one more new thing in the last four years.
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| March 10, 2013, 11:52 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
That's how I found this place. I'd seen it before, and wasn't much of a fan, but when I actually made an account, things made more and more sense.
Story of my account. (I actually found this site in an email my mom sent me in 2010, and then I just sorta looked around because everything was so disoriented at the time...)

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| March 10, 2013, 3:58 pm
This is subject that I think about on and off.

While I don't think MOCpages is going to die--I'm definitely going to keep posting, even if nobody else does ;) --I do think the community has shrunk somewhat. It seems a lot of builders are segueing over to flickr (I admit I've been tempted to switch entirely, what with all the crashes, but I love the solely Lego aspect of MOCpages too much). And even if it's smaller, I still think the MOCpages community is far superior to that of many other sites. People here thoughtfully talk about issues instead of just swearing at each other 80% of the time (bereft of all logic). With that in mind, I'd argue that many of the MOCpages members do show a high level of maturity (at the same time, every site is going to have its "kiddies"...it's just part of the deal).

As for chat rooms and stuff, I think MOCpages is unique because it doesn't have them; the focus is entirely centered around Lego! There's my unasked for opinion, but I figure there's no harm in sharing my two cents. When in Rome, eh? ;)
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| March 10, 2013, 4:52 pm
Quoting Ian Spacek
This is subject that I think about on and off.

While I don't think MOCpages is going to die--I'm definitely going to keep posting, even if nobody else does ;) --I do think the community has shrunk somewhat. It seems a lot of builders are segueing over to flickr (I admit I've been tempted to switch entirely, what with all the crashes, but I love the solely Lego aspect of MOCpages too much). And even if it's smaller, I still think the MOCpages community is far superior to that of many other sites. People here thoughtfully talk about issues instead of just swearing at each other 80% of the time (bereft of all logic). With that in mind, I'd argue that many of the MOCpages members do show a high level of maturity (at the same time, every site is going to have their "kiddies"...it's just part of the deal).

As for chat rooms and stuff, I think MOCpages is unique because it doesn't have them; the focus is entirely centered around Lego! There's my unasked for opinion, but I figure there's no harm in sharing my two cents. When in Rome, eh? ;)

Absolutely agree with u mate, I think this community is very mature and appreciate a lot the lack of provocations and insults that you normally find everywhere! Defenetly I'll be a part of this community still for a long long time!
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| March 10, 2013, 5:09 pm
Honestly, I agree with Flare. I'll make this short, but all I really care to say is that this site hasn't changed once in the 2 1/2 years I've been here. He's also right that this site is lacking a lot. This site is really awesome and I thank everyone who works so hard to keep it up and stuff, but a change does need to happen.
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| March 10, 2013, 6:01 pm
I have to say that I'm in fairly large agreement on this issue. This site does have an extremely old and clunky feel to it; a byproduct of perhaps all the old and dead pages and what I'm guessing to be the largest factor, not enough money to make significant overhauls. Even though I've pretty much shifted the entirety of my 'operation' to Flickr, I'll always acknowledge this site as where I got my start, and to see all the problems that this site gets hit with, it makes me rather sad.
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| March 10, 2013, 11:07 pm
It will be cool if we can make folders in folders. Such as if there is a folder named cars, in that folder, we can make another folders called, Chevorlet, Audi, Jeep, of what ever that relate to that.
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| March 11, 2013, 3:12 am
Quoting Flare . Also, I did forget about the new photo uploader, that is one more new thing in the last four years.
Jut this summer there was also a security upgrade for comments and account approval... everyone seems to be forgetting about that.

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| March 11, 2013, 6:31 am
Quoting Chronos Omega
Quoting Flare . Also, I did forget about the new photo uploader, that is one more new thing in the last four years.
Jut this summer there was also a security upgrade for comments and account approval... everyone seems to be forgetting about that.

That's exactly what I was thinking. We may have had the Spam Event of 2012, but at least it was dealt with by adding a few new upgrades so that would not happen again.
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| March 11, 2013, 8:14 am
I think I may know why the traffic is decreasing. With lego opening Cuusoo, maybe that's why the traffic is going down. Lego couldn't come up with any 'new' ideas for allowing custom creations, so they ripped off MOCpages. Now, as they go stronger, we grow weaker. However I, and many others, will stay true to MOCpages.
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| March 11, 2013, 7:03 pm
Quoting Declan Muller
However I, and many others, will stay true to MOCpages.

I've been coming here for four years, and I'm not about to stop.
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| March 11, 2013, 7:06 pm
Quoting Freeling ++
I've been coming here for four years, and I'm not about to stop.


You will be back .. We all do .. :)
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| March 11, 2013, 7:11 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
That's exactly what I was thinking. We may have had the Spam Event of 2012, but at least it was dealt with by adding a few new upgrades so that would not happen again.

I don't remember that. Can you remind me?
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| March 11, 2013, 7:51 pm
Quoting michael k.
I don't remember that. Can you remind me?

DarpSpawn and a bunch of angry BioMOCists didn't like how things were run and spammed mainly other people's BioMOCs, but some spread to groups and other creations.
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| March 11, 2013, 9:23 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
DarpSpawn and a bunch of angry BioMOCists didn't like how things were run and spammed mainly other people's BioMOCs, but some spread to groups and other creations.

Sounds terrible. I wonder if you could show me an example...Muahahaha.
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| March 11, 2013, 9:48 pm
Look, i'm sorry but... CAN'T THIS SITE STOP CRASHING ALL THE TIME AND GET A BETTER UPLOADER, I CAN ONLY UPLOAD A MOC ONCE A MONTH AT THE MOST BECAUSE OF THE UPLOADER.FIX IT PLEASE SEAN
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| March 11, 2013, 10:00 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
DarpSpawn and a bunch of angry BioMOCists didn't like how things were run and spammed mainly other people's BioMOCs, but some spread to groups and other creations.

Actually Alex (DerpSpawn) carried out his spam stuff as a cover-up for one specific spam attack he did, which failed obviously. Nice guy once you get to know him, he just takes things WAY too far sometimes. And I guess some of his friends were looking for an excuse to spam and stuff.
Now back to your scheduled programming...
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| March 11, 2013, 10:06 pm
Quoting Declan Muller
I think I may know why the traffic is decreasing. With lego opening Cuusoo, maybe that's why the traffic is going down. Lego couldn't come up with any 'new' ideas for allowing custom creations, so they ripped off MOCpages. Now, as they go stronger, we grow weaker. However I, and many others, will stay true to MOCpages.
Hahaha. No. CUUSOO doesn't make money or anything on its own, it's just a site for Lego to more easily access creative input from the community at large. I don't see how they ripped off MOCpages; this site is for sharing creations, not trying to get them made into actual products.

(Sorry if that seemed a little too ranty.)

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| March 11, 2013, 10:11 pm
Quoting Chronos Omega

What I meant was that CUUSOO will become more popular. CUUSOO did what MOCpages couldn't; turn MOCs into sales. However, I personally don't like CUUSOO. It's a cheap rip-off. MOCpages had custom creations long before lego had a special site for it. MOCpages will loose some of its people to CUUSOO, but we will stand strong!
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| March 12, 2013, 4:16 am
Quoting Demontile the Chaos god of Darkness and ? , I CAN ONLY UPLOAD A MOC ONCE A MONTH AT THE MOST BECAUSE OF THE UPLOADER....


So there is an upside to MOCpages' unreliability ; )

Please don't 'shout' in your comments - it doesn't help.
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| March 12, 2013, 5:36 am
Quoting Declan Muller
Quoting Chronos Omega

What I meant was that CUUSOO will become more popular. CUUSOO did what MOCpages couldn't; turn MOCs into sales. However, I personally don't like CUUSOO. It's a cheap rip-off. MOCpages had custom creations long before lego had a special site for it. MOCpages will loose some of its people to CUUSOO, but we will stand strong!

Yes, I know that that's what you're saying. Did you read my last comment? :P
CUUSOO and MOCpages both serve two very different purposes. MOCpages is to share creations, get feedback about them, have discussions, et cetera. CUUSOO is for trying to get creations made into official sets. There's a big gap there that you're not seeing. And CUUSOO doesn't gain popularity as MOCpages loses it, haha... people don't use it, as I said, for sharing and discussing any random MOC. You said that "CUUSOO did what MP couldn't, turning MOCs into sales"? That's excellent. MOCpages was never intended to sell creations. But that was CUUSOO's entire purpose. So I think both sites have done well (though MOCpages, better, of course).
You can think what you like, though.
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| March 12, 2013, 6:30 am
Quoting Declan Muller
I think I may know why the traffic is decreasing. With lego opening Cuusoo, maybe that's why the traffic is going down. Lego couldn't come up with any 'new' ideas for allowing custom creations, so they ripped off MOCpages. Now, as they go stronger, we grow weaker. However I, and many others, will stay true to MOCpages.


Cuusoo and MocPages are completely different, you can't really compare them.

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| March 12, 2013, 11:19 am
Quoting Chronos Omega
Actually Alex (DerpSpawn) carried out his spam stuff as a cover-up for one specific spam attack he did, which failed obviously. Nice guy once you get to know him, he just takes things WAY too far sometimes. And I guess some of his friends were looking for an excuse to spam and stuff.
Now back to your scheduled programming...

I just know the results. :P
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| March 12, 2013, 12:58 pm
Quoting Ian Spacek


It seems a lot of builders are segueing over to flickr (I admit I've been tempted to switch entirely, what with all the crashes, but I love the solely Lego aspect of MOCpages too much).


I have browsed a fistful of MOC-oriented sites over my last 2 years, and I must say - while tempted, I would REALLY miss MOCpages' ability to let you spool out a story full-length, as you can here. No limits that I've ever seen to number of pics or included texts (at least that I've ever encountered, or would want to)

... all those interlaced transparent 'Post-It's on FlickR drive me bananas. And the Follow system feels more comprehensive, here. Simply like a MOCer, and all new builds are piped into your Feed. New MOC in your Groups? Bing!- into your Feed or E-mail (if you wish).

Would I update a handful of features? ...Prolly. And I think there are several very nice suggestions in this thread alone thus far.

...But I'm staying.

And not just from blithe Loyalty - from Preference, and a conscious decision to continue enjoying narrative and keeping up on peer activity that I've really come to appreciate. I don't MOC anywhere else, and probably never will. Glad to call MOCpages 'Home'. Cheers, ye Deities of the Beloved Brick. ;)

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| March 12, 2013, 9:40 pm
I certainly will never leave. This site has more issues than most other sites. Even so, the format of the website, and the fact that it is all Legos, unlike Flickr, makes it the best.
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| March 12, 2013, 9:51 pm
 Group moderator 
I don't get why people believe MOCpages's failures will increase the popularity of other sites. Truth be told most of us hold accounts on multiple websites. I regularly share images of my LDD MOCs on Deviantart, Flickr, Brickshelf and still have a modest library on LEGO.com itself.

Nothing compels you to show devotion to only one website at a time, in fact, having all your eggs in one basket is crazy, by hosting the same (or similar) images on multiple websites you decrease the chances of loosing them all when a server crashes.

Spread the love around, and then maybe you will not get so obsessed with not being able to upload here.

It doesn't happen every week, and is usually sorted without any loss of images. Be grateful the site exists at all, you aren't paying for it after all.


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| March 13, 2013, 4:32 am
I wonder if today's extended downtime was for error fixes and upgrades, or just another crash...
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| March 16, 2013, 3:47 pm
Quoting Chronos Omega
I wonder if today's extended downtime was for error fixes and upgrades, or just another crash...


Does it really matter? This site has a ton of downtimes compared to other sites, there's no justifiable excuse for it...
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| March 17, 2013, 7:41 am
Quoting Flare .
Does it really matter? This site has a ton of downtimes compared to other sites, there's no justifiable excuse for it...

I think it matters.
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| March 17, 2013, 9:50 am
Quoting Flare .

Does it really matter? This site has a ton of downtimes compared to other sites, there's no justifiable excuse for it...

Almost all other heavily trafficked sites have someone working full time to keep it going, like Flickr. I'm just going to put up with it for now.
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| March 17, 2013, 10:04 am
Quoting Chronos Omega
Quoting Flare . Also, I did forget about the new photo uploader, that is one more new thing in the last four years.
Jut this summer there was also a security upgrade for comments and account approval... everyone seems to be forgetting about that.
Because account security and comment approval are SOOOO obvious to the average layman MOCcer.

*DISCLAIMER*

I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY HURT FEELINGS IN THIS POST. IF YOU'RE GOING TO THROW A HISSY FIT ABOUT MY OPINION THEN YOU CAN LEAVE NOW, I'M JUST EXPRESSING MYSELF.

*END DISCLAIMER*

I agree with Flare. I've been either here or lurking for 3 and a half years, and quite honestly the fact that there isn't a PM system is ridiculous. I'm no web design expert, but if just about every single online forum ever has it how hard can it be for MOCpages to do it? You already get notifications for group invites and such, and that can't be all that far away from messaging.
Now that I've started, I might as well finish.

Another gripe of mine about the site is the fact that literally all of my creations before ~September have been wiped. (not deleted, but when the uploader crashed mine never came back). Flickr doesn't have that, as well as many other sites that I'm not going to mention because of another problem: the community.

Sure, there are a few pillars of good communication, but the fact is that the site is riddled with really young, immature people, and I personally would like to lurk people's stuff without being bombarded by horibel gramer and spam chainposts on homepages. Not that I'm asking anybody to change, I'm just expressing myself.

I'd also like to mention how hard it is to get your stuff noticed. There's not reliable community that looks at everything, and as humble as I am, sometimes when I don't see what I think of as my magnum opus anywhere besides my own page with > 10 smilies I get really down on myself.

So maybe It's just my obstinate nature and everything I said here sounds like a 10 y/o crying his eyes out or whatever, but there's my opinion.

also we need to be able to separate paragraphs in posts as well as have tabbing.

EDIT: I guess this works(?) I wonder to what degree, It's been a problem in some form for me in the past.

I know it's all minor stuff, but I'm the kind of person who really gets irked by it. It's one of the reasons I rarely post here, and to be honest if it wasn't for people like Chronos and Lugdonius (and about 200 others) I would have high-tailed it all the way to the more... refined corner of the internet by now.

~end rant~
Have a great Sunday, MOCcers.

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| March 17, 2013, 12:16 pm
Quoting Chronos Omega
I wonder if today's extended downtime was for error fixes and upgrades, or just another crash...



Yeah. I was getting a blank white page that said "Could not connect to the database"
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| March 17, 2013, 12:19 pm
Quoting I Me (building a story)


Yeah. I was getting a blank white page that said "Could not connect to the database"

So was I.
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| March 17, 2013, 12:27 pm
same here but I just thought it was something to do with the server over there but it didn't worry me because I knew that she would be back in no time good ol' Mocpages wont let us down no she wont
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| March 21, 2013, 11:43 am
Quoting kaeleb appleyard
same here but I just thought it was something to do with the server over there but it didn't worry me because I knew that she would be back in no time good ol' Mocpages wont let us down no she wont

She always come through in the end.
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| March 21, 2013, 12:39 pm
I like MOCpages. However, I often browse Flickr because it is quicker and easier. I feel like MOCpages should really have a messaging system, as I find communicating on the 'pages a bit hard. For example, the comment system. It's fairly hard to communicate with other builders, as if they responded to one of my comments, I'm usually never notified. Or maybe it's just me! ;)
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| March 21, 2013, 12:47 pm
Quoting Joshua Christenson
I like MOCpages. However, I often browse Flickr because it is quicker and easier. I feel like MOCpages should really have a messaging system, as I find communicating on the 'pages a bit hard. For example, the comment system. It's fairly hard to communicate with other builders, as if they responded to one of my comments, I'm usually never notified. Or maybe it's just me! ;)

I have to agree, that is what makes flicker so much easier for use.
The comment system on Mp require far to much effort. If you could leave the comment on the page, with out having to go to two different pages as well, it will definitely increase comments made and so activity.
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| March 22, 2013, 3:50 am
Just like to point out that this conversation was started to highlight the decline of service of MOCpages, which is very different to a wish list of stuff you'd like MOCpages to have.

MOCpages is becoming increasing unreliable, and it's affecting the user experience. Adding messaging is not the primary concern here, making what we already have actually work is the issue.
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| March 23, 2013, 5:33 am
Quoting Ape Fight
Yeah, that's true. It seems with all the latest crashes, maintaining MOCpages' stability is increasingly harder. Hopefully it'll get better!

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| March 23, 2013, 2:18 pm
Quoting Ape Fight
Just like to point out that this conversation was started to highlight the decline of service of MOCpages, which is very different to a wish list of stuff you'd like MOCpages to have.

MOCpages is becoming increasing unreliable, and it's affecting the user experience. Adding messaging is not the primary concern here, making what we already have actually work is the issue.


Thank you. But also I view the lack of features as part of the problem - unreliability is only one of the problems that MOCpages has.

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| March 24, 2013, 6:49 am
I DEEPLY agree! MOCpages needs an update! Even if it's just better servers, WE NEED IT! If you've noticed, every thing is really square.
How about a new homepage, or maybe a better comment system.
Something like Flickr's, or maybe a easier way to view creation!
Sean, please listen to your MOCcers!
Oh! Please, please listen!
-Brick Boy
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| March 25, 2013, 3:58 pm
Quoting Brick Boy
I DEEPLY agree! MOCpages needs an update! Even if it's just better servers, WE NEED IT! If you've noticed, every thing is really square.
How about a new homepage, or maybe a better comment system.
Something like Flickr's, or maybe a easier way to view creation!
Sean, please listen to your MOCcers!
Oh! Please, please listen!
-Brick Boy


Yes, stability and updates are desperately needed for this site... I hope Sean and co. are reading this thread.
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| March 31, 2013, 11:31 am
Quoting Flare .

Yes, stability and updates are desperately needed for this site... I hope Sean and co. are reading this thread.

Well I think in the best interest of everyone, we have Sean make up some sort of survey that will last a month, and he can update his To-Do-List based off of the results in what is most asked of everyone and of how cost-effective each thing will be. After that, if there are still problems to others' eyes, then they should leave. Honestly, I do not have a problem with the site. I guess it is because I have become more accustomed to it. I admit there are some problems, but since I am still new to flickr and don't know how it works too well, and am really only using it as a secondary place to post images, I am willing to accept MOCpages issues as what they are. But a survey would be a good way to get Sean all of the information and he can have his interns, or whatever they are called, help him out.
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| March 31, 2013, 2:26 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Truth.
*supports*

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| March 31, 2013, 7:03 pm
So who's going to pay for all that?
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| March 31, 2013, 11:14 pm
So what's up with Flare? He's all of the sudden Chris Phipson. :/
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| April 1, 2013, 6:44 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
So what's up with Flare? He's all of the sudden Chris Phipson. :/

I know, right?
If you head over to ibrick, we're sorta having a debate.
-Brick Boy
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| April 1, 2013, 6:46 am
cough April Fools Day cough
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| April 1, 2013, 6:49 am
Quoting Chronos Omega
cough April Fools Day cough

DAMEET!
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| April 1, 2013, 7:09 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
DAMEET!

There no need for Foul words, now is there?
-Brick Boy
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| April 1, 2013, 7:23 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
DAMEET!


Attempting to avoid the word blocker, eh? That'll be a fine of two-thousand bucks!

( Just kidding ;) )
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| April 1, 2013, 7:43 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
DAMEET!

Now now son, if it's not worth a real swear word it's not worth swearing about at all.
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| April 1, 2013, 9:04 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Well I think in the best interest of everyone, we have Sean make up some sort of survey that will last a month, and he can update his To-Do-List based off of the results in what is most asked of everyone and of how cost-effective each thing will be. After that, if there are still problems to others' eyes, then they should leave. Honestly, I do not have a problem with the site. I guess it is because I have become more accustomed to it. I admit there are some problems, but since I am still new to flickr and don't know how it works too well, and am really only using it as a secondary place to post images, I am willing to accept MOCpages issues as what they are. But a survey would be a good way to get Sean all of the information and he can have his interns, or whatever they are called, help him out.
Good idea!

Add a like button for comments :)

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| April 2, 2013, 10:46 am
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Well I think in the best interest of everyone, we have Sean make up some sort of survey that will last a month, and he can update his To-Do-List based off of the results in what is most asked of everyone and of how cost-effective each thing will be. After that, if there are still problems to others' eyes, then they should leave. Honestly, I do not have a problem with the site. I guess it is because I have become more accustomed to it. I admit there are some problems, but since I am still new to flickr and don't know how it works too well, and am really only using it as a secondary place to post images, I am willing to accept MOCpages issues as what they are. But a survey would be a good way to get Sean all of the information and he can have his interns, or whatever they are called, help him out.
Good idea!

Add a like button for comments :)

I'd like to give a like to this idea, if i only could X/
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| April 2, 2013, 6:12 pm
Quoting David the Fire Ninja Jedi
Good idea!

Add a like button for comments :)


You've got facebook for like buttons :P
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| April 5, 2013, 3:31 am
Quoting Flare .

You've got facebook for like buttons :P

I just hope this is possible also for MOCPages... XO
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| April 5, 2013, 3:41 am
Quoting Flare .

You've got facebook for like buttons :P

I don't have Facebook.
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| April 5, 2013, 4:52 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
I don't have Facebook.

You're not alone;)
-Brick Boy
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| April 5, 2013, 5:55 am

This may have been addressed before, but is there any way to remove the group that you are waiting to get approved into from your group list? It kinda drives me crazy :P
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| April 6, 2013, 2:33 pm
Quoting Mister Lego ~

This may have been addressed before, but is there any way to remove the group that you are waiting to get approved into from your group list? It kinda drives me crazy :P

Yes me too!! :P
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| April 6, 2013, 6:13 pm
Quoting Mister Lego ~

This may have been addressed before, but is there any way to remove the group that you are waiting to get approved into from your group list? It kinda drives me crazy :P


No. It has annoyed me too. There are groups that I try to get approved into 3 years ago when I was a new.b, but there has never been a way to get rid of the request for approval.

But this is definitely the wrong thread for that. This isn't a thread for asking for improvements or fixes, although if ever a thread like that would be opened, I'm sure it would get so full that no one would bother to look at it.
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| April 9, 2013, 11:50 am
Quoting Mister Lego ~

This may have been addressed before, but is there any way to remove the group that you are waiting to get approved into from your group list? It kinda drives me crazy :P


No. It has annoyed me too. There are groups that I try to get approved into 3 years ago when I was a new.b, but there has never been a way to get rid of the request for approval.

But this is definitely the wrong thread for that. This isn't a thread for asking for improvements or fixes, although if ever a thread like that would be opened, I'm sure it would get so full that no one would bother to look at it.
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| April 9, 2013, 11:51 am
Quoting Flare .

No. It has annoyed me too. There are groups that I try to get approved into 3 years ago when I was a new.b, but there has never been a way to get rid of the request for approval.

That's my same situation. Thanks anyways :)
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| April 13, 2013, 9:52 pm
Not to sound rude, but every day something is wrong with MOCpages I take another step closer to moving to Flickr. I really love this site and all, but if I can't use it why come here? I know many of my friends here have moved to Flickr, and I am seriously thinking of joining them. I am happy with MOCpages when it is working properly, but that isn't happening very much anymore. I is a shame, used to be one of the best Lego sharing sites out there, but now it has the reliability of a Yugo I don't know if I can stay much longer. Please turn it around. I hope this didn't sound to rude.
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| April 16, 2013, 2:38 pm
In truth, MOCpages is simply the best site to showcase a MOC, expecially if you mean to accompany it with a bit of a backstory, and I'd hate to have to do without it. Bugged as it may be.
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| April 16, 2013, 5:41 pm

I normally stay out of mocpages help convos, but I do think this involves everyone.
I like mocpages just the way it is, and donít plan on leaving. However a few new features, and updates couldnít hurt that badly.

It seems the group hasnít been getting bigger servers, and memory because Sean, and the mocpages crew doesnít have unlimited money to spend on things like that, Mocpages is a free site after all.

However Iím sure a lot of us might be willing to donate to mocpages, hopefully the extra money will be enough to do something, I would donate if a feature like that existed. Maybe Sean could put a small donate button on the homepage.

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| April 16, 2013, 6:33 pm
It will be cool if we can make folders in folders. Such as if there is a folder named cars, in that folder, we can make another folders called, Chevorlet, Audi, Jeep, of what ever that relate to that.
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| April 17, 2013, 2:41 am
Yes and the uploader, I wish we could write letters while looking at the photos, not all scrambled up computer language. :)
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| April 17, 2013, 2:41 am
Quoting Joonmin Kweon
Yes and the uploader, I wish we could write letters while looking at the photos, not all scrambled up computer language. :)
Good Idea!

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| April 17, 2013, 7:42 am
Mocpages has some issues from time to time, that's true but it still is the most accessable and Builder-orientated website I know of, I'll take those issues every once in a while ;)
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| April 17, 2013, 2:10 pm
Quoting Sebeus I
Mocpages has some issues from time to time, that's true but it still is the most accessable and Builder-orientated website I know of, I'll take those issues every once in a while ;)

"some issues" is an under-statement, but other than that, I completely agree; that's why I use the site.
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| April 17, 2013, 3:40 pm
Personally, I've been on MOCpages for only 1 and 1/4 year(s). I have a Flickr account. Am I using the Flickr account very much? No, I only post stuff there every month or two :| But that's because I find MOCpages superior for MOC posting. You have an unlimited(?) amount of pics to post in one MOC. Easier for comics and stories. I'm a true MOCpages member, and will stay loyal to the very end. HOWEVER, MOCpages I think could use a PM system so you don't have to create a private group just to tell someone something in private. I also think a chatroom would be nice. Although MAYBE not needed, would still be convenient. And although I agree that MOCpages needs a server upgrade, you guys know that could take a while right? Anyway, essential message of the comment is, MOCpages is glitchy and I'm staying loyal ;)
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| April 18, 2013, 8:19 am
Quoting Alex B
Quoting Joonmin Kweon
Yes and the uploader, I wish we could write letters while looking at the photos, not all scrambled up computer language. :)
Good Idea!


Yeah, I also think so. :) thanks.
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| April 22, 2013, 2:34 am
Quoting Nightmaresquid ļ

I normally stay out of mocpages help convos, but I do think this involves everyone.
I like mocpages just the way it is, and donít plan on leaving. However a few new features, and updates couldnít hurt that badly.

It seems the group hasnít been getting bigger servers, and memory because Sean, and the mocpages crew doesnít have unlimited money to spend on things like that, Mocpages is a free site after all.

However Iím sure a lot of us might be willing to donate to mocpages, hopefully the extra money will be enough to do something, I would donate if a feature like that existed. Maybe Sean could put a small donate button on the homepage.

Sounds like a good idea! Although, not exactly like donating....
One time when I was on the Brick Blogger, it said "Buy any LEGO product, and 10% goes to support us." That's sounds great! LEGO Might agree to supprot MP because it supports them! I mean I see great builders say "I found MP and got building(and buying;) again." Sorry if it's a S tupid idea!
-Brick Boy
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| April 22, 2013, 6:28 am
Quoting Brick Boy

That's an interesting approach, Sean would have to figure out a deal with some of the reps in Lego's PR department for anything like that to happen. It would really be awesome if something like this could happen, even if it was only for a short amount of time.
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| April 22, 2013, 11:17 pm
That won't ever happen, look at the bottom of the site, it says Lego doesn't endorse the site or anything.
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| April 22, 2013, 11:25 pm
Quoting Flare .
This site is old. It looks old. It feels old.


Yes it IS old enough. But still, this is the best lego site ever to me till now. :)

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| April 22, 2013, 11:54 pm
Quoting michael k.
That won't ever happen, look at the bottom of the site, it says Lego doesn't endorse the site or anything.

Would you look at that; so it does. Haha.
Crushing everyone's dreams one comment at a time.
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| April 23, 2013, 7:50 am
Quoting michael k.
That won't ever happen, look at the bottom of the site, it says Lego doesn't endorse the site or anything.

Well, I don't know if you noticed....But there are LEGO ambassadors in our mists! There job is to connect LEGO with "The Fans" i.e. Us;)
-Brick Boy
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| April 23, 2013, 8:14 am
 Group moderator 
Sean has placed the disclaimer at the bottom of the screen to avoid legal issues. It is not to be interpreted as LEGO do not want this website here or that they would never endorse this website, they just don't currently have any connection, the important word there being CURRENTLY.

I personally cannot see LEGO being interested in any other on-line presence than LEGO.COM which has its own community. But I'd never be so glib as to dismiss anything in this corporate dog eat dog world.
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| April 24, 2013, 6:59 am
Quoting andros tempest
Sean has placed the disclaimer at the bottom of the screen to avoid legal issues. It is not to be interpreted as LEGO do not want this website here or that they would never endorse this website, they just don't currently have any connection, the important word there being CURRENTLY.

I personally cannot see LEGO being interested in any other on-line presence than LEGO.COM which has its own community. But I'd never be so glib as to dismiss anything in this corporate dog eat dog world.

A deal between MocPages and LEGO would benefit both sides right? With all the LEGO fans on the sight, sets would certainly cell, which would get MocPages money, which could be used to update the site. A win/win/win situation, right?

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| May 2, 2013, 10:43 pm
I've come back after a long time away. When I left, Mocpages was in a state of glory. It was the endish of 2011. But when the servers crashed, I lost some pictures of my old mocs, and I'm not sure how to re-upload them.
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| May 6, 2013, 10:27 am
Quoting Bob the Almighty
I've come back after a long time away. When I left, Mocpages was in a state of glory. It was the endish of 2011. But when the servers crashed, I lost some pictures of my old mocs, and I'm not sure how to re-upload them.

I wondered that too, it's easy but takes time. Go to the MOC that you want re-upload to, then click edit. Delete all the text and HTML in the biggest text box. (You will have to retype all the captions). Then re-upload all the pictures, including the main photo. Then add captions, preview, and save.
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| May 6, 2013, 6:08 pm
Quoting michael k.
I wondered that too, it's easy but takes time. Go to the MOC that you want re-upload to, then click edit. Delete all the text and HTML in the biggest text box. (You will have to retype all the captions). Then re-upload all the pictures, including the main photo. Then add captions, preview, and save.


Aw... I was hoping there was another way. Ah. Oh well. Maybe I'll get around to it, sometime...
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| May 6, 2013, 8:45 pm
Also. Is this a glitch with my computer, or were there only 3 creations for the day of May 6th?
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| May 6, 2013, 8:52 pm
Quoting Bob the Almighty
Also. Is this a glitch with my computer, or were there only 3 creations for the day of May 6th?

The uploader crashed yet again. I've been waiting since Friday to upload
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| May 6, 2013, 9:34 pm
Quoting Bob the Almighty

Aw... I was hoping there was another way. Ah. Oh well. Maybe I'll get around to it, sometime...

You don't have to do all that. You will have to reupload the images lost, but then you just have to put them in the right spots. Open up more than one tab if you can and then just mark which spots you will need to redo. Other than that, you're fine. Retyping everything is overkill.
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| May 6, 2013, 9:43 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
You don't have to do all that. You will have to reupload the images lost, but then you just have to put them in the right spots. Open up more than one tab if you can and then just mark which spots you will need to redo. Other than that, you're fine. Retyping everything is overkill.

Thanks! That would... really help! Can't wait to get back to mocking. Been soo long...
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| May 7, 2013, 12:25 am
Gotta agree with Flare here. Not only about the constant uploader problems, but also about the categorization issue, wich is REALLY outdated (No Hero Factory category yet? Its been 3 years already...). I must confess that I did think of switching my 'main posting site' to Flickr sometimes, but I don't believe I will abandon MOCPages so soon... The format here in wich you put all your pictures in one big post, adding descriptions and texts, is much more straight-foward and allows for better 'preparing' of the viewing experience, wich you simply can't get on other sites that I know. So thats a very big plus...
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| May 7, 2013, 10:51 am
For me this site would be better if the following were put in place: the rating system for this site needs to be updated to show dislikes as well as likes, We need to be able to like comments, we need to be able to put folders in folders and subcategorize our creations and finally we need to be able to add more than one category in the directory when you upload a creation.
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| May 9, 2013, 4:55 pm
Quoting Barrett K.
A deal between MocPages and LEGO would benefit both sides right? With all the LEGO fans on the sight, sets would certainly cell, which would get MocPages money, which could be used to update the site. A win/win/win situation, right?

Exactly what I was saying;)
But, some limit their imaginations.
-Brick Boy
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| May 9, 2013, 5:02 pm
I agree with a lot of points in this topic, we need an upgrade, this is getting ridiculous. I'm sure plenty of people would be willing to donate, as well as me.
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| May 9, 2013, 6:11 pm
Having joined this site oh so many years ago, and having partially abandoned it for a long while, and even now I don't find myself coming back too often.

Part of the initial reason I stopped visiting was the fact that the site had a lot of loading issues (in terms of the loading speed of pages), which was quite a put off. Though, it doesn't seem nearly as bad as it was. Another part because I lost interested in the hobby due to space constrictions.

However, I do have to agree with Flare on that the site is missing some features that I would love, Private Messaging the first there. That way I wouldn't have to spam Moc's with random conversations. And maybe some basic formatting for comments, like Paragraphs in the comments section?

But, I actually kind of prefer the look of the site, yeah there are some smaller things that could be fixed and added here and there, but imo the site in general is fine.

As a side note; A lot of my life was influenced by the people I met here. From Mechanik (an old member, long gone) who inspired me to go into WWI Archeology (it's what he does!), to good friends who taught me "how to internet" and just a lot of good times.

If I ever do decide to get back into the Pages, I'm sure to have just as many good times.

With people like me, I guess the end could be put off for a long, long time.
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| May 9, 2013, 11:55 pm
I'm tired of seeing the same thing over and over again from everyone. I get that most of you agree with Flare, but this help group is for things like what is going on now; to adress a single issue at a time when they occur, not just to complain about how you think the site is so slow, unreliable, needs updates, or whatever. I'm just going to say the exact same thing I've said before, and if you haven't read it, well, here it is:

Quoting MCLegoboy !
Well I think in the best interest of everyone, we have Sean make up some sort of survey that will last a month, and he can update his To-Do-List based off of the results in what is most asked of everyone and of how cost-effective each thing will be. After that, if there are still problems to others' eyes, then they should leave. Honestly, I do not have a problem with the site. I guess it is because I have become more accustomed to it. I admit there are some problems, but since I am still new to flickr and don't know how it works too well, and am really only using it as a secondary place to post images, I am willing to accept MOCpages issues as what they are. But a survey would be a good way to get Sean all of the information and he can have his interns, or whatever they are called, help him out.

Brickset does this every year, and it has been effective. Why couldn't it work for MOCpages, too?
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| May 10, 2013, 9:50 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Brickset does this every year, and it has been effective. Why couldn't it work for MOCpages, too?

That sounds like the first practical step to moving forward.
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| May 10, 2013, 10:26 am
I love this site to be honest. It's totally 100% free and gives me a great place to put all of my moc images whereas I have to settle for just a main one on other sites or pay to have them all up. The look of the site is fine too. I truly beleive the only thing that needs to be improved here is updated servers that keep the uploader running. People don't come here to admire the layout or style of the sites structure (even though it is good and users can customise their own pages), they come here for the vast lego community but it all comes to astandstill when nothing gets uplaoded. Equally frustrating is when someone comments on your work or asks a question and it goes unoticed due to the fact the e-mail notifications are fualty aswel.
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| May 10, 2013, 10:48 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Brickset does this every year, and it has been effective. Why couldn't it work for MOCpages, too?

We agree! It's amazing! Right?!?
-Brick Boy
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| May 10, 2013, 11:24 am
I want to make it clear before I make this observation, following: I AM NOT an experienced WebAdmin, Systems Tech, etc. and have no real qualifications to judge, here. That admitted---

Is it possible that, at literally ONE creation under 360,000 Entries (check the front page), we have just overwhelmed the Site's ability to STORE all this cross-referenced info?

- A MOC doesn't seem to represent only the bits n' bytes its Entry occupies, but also 1) Any included html hyperlinks( to resized Pics, to written hyperlinks the creator wrote into the text html, etc.
- The MOC itself is highly categorized for Search results; Category, Subcategory, Builder, Group(s) it has been submitted to, the title's individual words... I'm sure I'm forgetting even more data tags of significance
- Embedded links to Pop-Up YouTube vids or music...

...Obviously I could go on. But that seems... like an AWFUL LOT of data and traffic possibility. Any thoughts, MOCpages?...


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| May 10, 2013, 3:47 pm
Quoting Clever Crowe
Is it possible that, at literally ONE creation under 360,000 Entries (check the front page), we have just overwhelmed the Site's ability to STORE all this cross-referenced info?

I see nothing past #359993... not one under, but still really close.
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/359993
Nothing after that.
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| May 10, 2013, 3:56 pm
Quoting Clever Crowe
Is it possible that, at literally ONE creation under 360,000 Entries (check the front page), we have just overwhelmed the Site's ability to STORE all this cross-referenced info?

- A MOC doesn't seem to represent only the bits n' bytes its Entry occupies, but also 1) Any included html hyperlinks( to resized Pics, to written hyperlinks the creator wrote into the text html, etc.

- Embedded links to Pop-Up YouTube vids or music...


The staff has already explained that space isn't the problem. Enormous traffic is. We got new servers around 2 years ago, and those were soon overwhelmed, due to MOCpages being the best overall FOL site. Embeds don't take up any space other than the few bytes of text, as embedded objects are stored on the host site.
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| May 10, 2013, 3:58 pm
Hmm. And that one's Pics failed to load, too...

Ah, well. I just thought I'd open up the discussion and see what we all think. (And Chrono - I SOOooo hope your whole page for that group of MOCs hasn't really been dumped forever - I can imagine how I'd feel if one of my longer ones got deleted... OMG. Sympathies, M8. Hope it works out.)
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| May 10, 2013, 4:01 pm
Quoting michael k.
The staff has already explained that space isn't the problem. Enormous traffic is. We got new servers around 2 years ago, and those were soon overwhelmed, due to MOCpages being the best overall FOL site. Embeds don't take up any space other than the few bytes of text, as embedded objects are stored on the host site.

Thank you. This is exactly the sort of Feedback I welcome. I am barely over 2 years here, and have missed most of MOCpages' development; also know barely any of its history re: traffic troubles. Thanks, Michael.

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| May 10, 2013, 4:03 pm
Quoting Flare .
I'm very sorry to post this, but I just feel that I need to express my opinions to the wide-spread population of MOCpages - or at least whoever reads this.

I have been a member on MOCpages for almost 4 years, and I have to say that this is the place that has really helped me firm up and mature as a builder.

But things have been deteriorating, and unless things are turned around soon, I think that the end of the site will be nigh.

I would like to make a list of the improvements in the site, for the four year period of time I have been a member of the site:
- Upgraded servers
- Slightly updated homepage
- "Fancy" new uploader (thanks for reminding me)

That's all, as far as I can tell/remember. I'm not trying to be harsh, but for a four-year period of time, that really isn't much at all.
Website technology has been moving forward. This site is old. It looks old. It feels old. There are constant problems with pictures.
There have no updates to the feel of the site, no new features, nothing.
The topics for the categorization of MOCs have been out-of-date for years, there are many many new themes that should be added.

In addition, the traffic to MOCpages has been slowly decreasing, according to Quantcast: http://www.quantcast.com/mocpages.com
The average traffic nowadays is only 75% of this time last year and 2011, and about 50% of this time in 2010.

I am very concerned for the future of MOCpages, as it is a very unique site in its set-up, but its lack of updates and improvements and the many problems are causing to its rapid deterioration.

Thank you for listening and although my post was full of criticism, I am open to the fact that I am probably unobservant of many facts, and would be very glad to be fixed in anything incorrect I said.

Thanks.

One word: its free. Seems dingy, maybe, but really, its not the site that I look at, its the content. So while its good to show that the site might be kinda old, lets take a look at what could happen if the FREEdoms offered by the site were taken away.
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| May 11, 2013, 8:33 pm
Guys, I also hate to say this, but Flare might be right about MOCpages going down. I looked at this about a week ago and said: "Psssh. Yeah right!!" But recently, two large groups were hacked into, and this could could really not help MOCpages. This needs to stop. Once Sean or Mark or Chris or someone finds a way to stop hackers from blowing into groups, I'll just get rid of this comment. In the past two days, two groups got hacked into. But, hopefully, this will stop, anyhow. Then, I'll return to believing that MOCpages is never going to fail. This is my favorite site, and I'll never abandon this website. I have faith!
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| May 13, 2013, 4:20 pm
Quoting A Sargent
Guys, I also hate to say this, but Flare might be right about MOCpages going down. I looked at this about a week ago and said: "Psssh. Yeah right!!" But recently, two large groups were hacked into, and this could could really not help MOCpages. This needs to stop. Once Sean or Mark or Chris or someone finds a way to stop hackers from blowing into groups, I'll just get rid of this comment. In the past two days, two groups got hacked into. But, hopefully, this will stop, anyhow. Then, I'll return to believing that MOCpages is never going to fail. This is my favorite site, and I'll never abandon this website. I have faith!
i agree this hacking must end and i will not leave this site ether!

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| May 13, 2013, 5:02 pm
Quoting Clever Crowe
Thank you. This is exactly the sort of Feedback I welcome. I am barely over 2 years here, and have missed most of MOCpages' development; also know barely any of its history re: traffic troubles. Thanks, Michael.

You've been here for 2 YEARS?! Wow. That's kinda... disorienting. You still feel new for some reason... I guess I've been here much longer than I think...
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| May 13, 2013, 10:28 pm
It's harder than it sound to just "Stop hackers". The main problem is the uploader and the images anyhow.
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| May 14, 2013, 7:50 am
I joined 2 years ago and I also think MOCpages popularity is shrinking. Mostly because it could not anticipate or follow some trends that other websites propose today but also because there are more and more sites allowing to do the same.

Flickr is popular because it is easy (and fast) to upload and share pictures. But Flickr does not allow you to write an article like MOCpages allows you to.

Brickshelf is still working.

Lego is releasing rebrick.lego.com.

There are many forums. To post on Forums, people first upload on Flickr then share. Uploaded once, linked everywhere. To be honest, I also upload my picture on Flickr when posting on MOCPages (except the cover).

Anyway, good muck to MOCPages.
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| May 15, 2013, 11:08 am
Quoting Gorn Veynom
Brickshelf is still working.

BrickShelf continues to amaze me. Seemingly unlimited image sizes, and even PNG images, and the server just blasts out those thumbs at lightning speed. I wish MOCPages were as fast as this. Plus the Random button is the best feature. I also wish MOCPages had one of these as it stops MOCs getting buried like they do around here.

Quoting Gorn Veynom
Lego is releasing rebrick.lego.com.

What's the story with this site? Every time I have checked it the response times have been shockingly slow and the thumbnail images are all blank - the site looks abandoned.

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| May 15, 2013, 12:06 pm
Quoting Max W.
You've been here for 2 YEARS?! Wow. That's kinda... disorienting. You still feel new for some reason... I guess I've been here much longer than I think...

Posting my first MOC here seems like yesterday. =) Hope there's light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel for all of us soon (and that it's not The Train;P) MOCpages is the only site I use, for my own reasons, and I'd like to see it stick around (and possibly Update a few features). Don't mean to go off-topic in this Reply, just trying to make a habit of checking for News on this Forum daily.
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| May 16, 2013, 7:56 pm
Quoting Max W.
You've been here for 2 YEARS?! Wow. That's kinda... disorienting. You still feel new for some reason... I guess I've been here much longer than I think...

If you think that's disorienting, I've been here since July 9th 2009 :P
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| May 16, 2013, 8:58 pm
from what i read from this i think mocpages has done a great job with what its doing.now ive been comming here for many many years meaning ive been comming here when i was not a member here before i signed up.so id like to keep comming here and sean has done a hole lot to keep us happy and i am apprtiative of the things he and his team has done for this website.these litte things we get every now and then.they need to be worked out.but what im trying to say is i love this site and i will support it no matter what happens to it.:)
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| May 17, 2013, 1:39 am
I love how everyone is praising flickr for never having issues, but they just flipped their design upside-down and made it extremely confusing. XD
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| May 20, 2013, 8:15 pm
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Quoting MCLegoboy !
I love how everyone is praising flickr for never having issues, but they just flipped their design upside-down and made it extremely confusing. XD


I have to admit the irony wasn't lost on me either. I added my 2 cents to the "I hate the new look" debate on flickr yesterday. While I can learn to live with any major change, the lack of notice of such a radical change was unprofessional.

At least if Sean decided to make radical changes here, he wouldn't need to concern himself with "paying customers". But flickr seem to have ignored entirely the wishes of their "pro" account holders.

That will hurt them in the short term.

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| May 22, 2013, 3:52 am
I know Sean is probably not going to read this comment, but I'll just say it.

There are a lot of voices out here in this 1 topic, and most of us are saying the same thing. As much as we all like MOCpages, there needs to be changes.

We would all appreciate if you would even consider some of the things we have said :)
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| May 26, 2013, 8:19 pm
I agree with Raviel. An update I just thought of was a self updating Activity Bar. When something comes in on the activity bar it'll update itself and add that item to the list.
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| May 26, 2013, 9:13 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
I love how everyone is praising flickr for never having issues, but they just flipped their design upside-down and made it extremely confusing. XD

Honestly I really like the new design =P I might be alone on that thought =P
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| May 31, 2013, 2:10 pm
Quoting MrRenagrade (Caleb)
Honestly I really like the new design =P I might be alone on that thought =P

I agree.
That said, it's really frustrating seeing people on flickr complaining... "now flickr is bad, nowhere else to go, but MOCpages is a lot worse..."
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| May 31, 2013, 3:20 pm
I don't think everyone, but I would be happy only with the image problem solved. I don't need a fancy homepage, a cool uploader system or that kind of things, just something that works like the finest clock. I don't mind if it looks old while it works perfectly.
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| May 31, 2013, 5:26 pm
Quoting MrRenagrade (Caleb)
Honestly I really like the new design =P I might be alone on that thought =P

I'm already used to it. I didn't like it at first, especially since I am still trying to figure out how everything works there, but I go frequently enough to learn the essentials pretty quickly. I just wish it would crash AOL on me. See, I'm stuck in the olden times and so I still use AOL as a browser, and when I go to flickr, it freezes everything. AOL comes in handy because when I get an e-mail, I can look at it right away and refresh a page rather than trying to do that 5 times to see if there is any new activity when a lot is happening and then there is a pause.
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| May 31, 2013, 5:51 pm
...Can I just add and say that the ads are REALLY, REALLY annoying? Thank you. Its like the Red-Light district decided it needed an ad campaign. EVEN with my searches including "Math" "Quadratic" "Vsauce" "F-35" etc.
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| June 4, 2013, 4:59 pm
Quoting Achintya Prasad
EVEN with my searches including "Math" "Quadratic" "Vsauce" "F-35" etc.

MOCpages isn't fancy enough to give you ads based on what you search.
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| June 4, 2013, 8:36 pm
Quoting michael k.
MOCpages isn't fancy enough to give you ads based on what you search.

Well then the ads need to be changed. This isn't a website for kids and preteens any more; and its because of these ads.
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| June 4, 2013, 8:48 pm
Quoting CY-EV .
Ads? What ads? I don't see any ads... Oh wait, that's right...

http://adblockplus.org/

Those ads pay for the pages, and Mr. Kenney himself has said to refrain from using ad blockers.
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| June 7, 2013, 5:19 pm
I don't know about anyone else, but for the past week or so, I have had difficulty getting on here. Yesterday, literally the entire website seemed to crash for me, and the of course there is "cannot find database" or something to that extent. This, I believe, is starting to get serious. MOCpages is one-of-a-kind, but its starting to show age. As much as I appreciate the fact its free, it really needs to change up the ads, and we need updates.
I have had people leave my group because our activity renders their "activity bar" useless. Maybe, as an update, have it where you can choose what shows up on your activity bar. Maybe you don't want updates from certain groups, or from certain people. Just a thought.
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| June 14, 2013, 2:06 pm
I have a theory. It's been in my head for quite some time now. My theory is that little under a dozen years ago, Sean launched this website. He kept it running and up to date, adding a new image uploader eventually. But then after a while he get busy with other things and decided one night, "This is taking too much time. I'm just gonna leave the site be, and whenever it crashes, I'll fix it, if not great. But for now, I'm have other things to do, so we'll just leave it and hope for the best."

This is a bit condescending, and I'm very very grateful for Sean and the mods for making this site pleasant. I'm just saying what's on my mind
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| June 14, 2013, 6:12 pm
Quoting MrRenagrade (Caleb)
I have a theory. It's been in my head for quite some time now. My theory is that little under a dozen years ago, Sean launched this website. He kept it running and up to date, adding a new image uploader eventually. But then after a while he get busy with other things and decided one night, "This is taking too much time. I'm just gonna leave the site be, and whenever it crashes, I'll fix it, if not great. But for now, I'm have other things to do, so we'll just leave it and hope for the best."

This is a bit condescending, and I'm very very grateful for Sean and the mods for making this site pleasant. I'm just saying what's on my mind


It seems he's quite inactive now. The only thing on his activity bar is comments on his creations and people making him their favorite builder.

Also, why is there a blank comment 4 or 5 spaces above this one?
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| June 14, 2013, 11:01 pm
Quoting I Me's MOCiversary is coming up!

It seems he's quite inactive now. The only thing on his activity bar is comments on his creations and people making him their favorite builder.

Also, why is there a blank comment 4 or 5 spaces above this one?

Well, I mean, the activity bar doesn't say when the Mr. Kenney fixes up the site (in terms of making it work). I would say that a large overhaul of the site would be nice; even if it means that the site goes down for a week or so.
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| June 15, 2013, 10:41 am
The activity bar is not working now.
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| June 19, 2013, 11:36 pm
Ok, every time I post I get this message
Invalid activity INSERT INSERT DELAYED INTO activity (created, to_personid, from_personid, from_name, reviewid, groupid, topicid, regarding_personid, regarding_name, action) VALUES (NOW(), 90968, 21064, 'Yuri Fassio', 1186237, 22700, 89872, 21064, 'Yuri Fassio', 'replied');
or similar, but the comment gets through nontheless.
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| June 22, 2013, 10:04 pm
Quoting Yuri Fassio
Ok, every time I post I get this message
Invalid activity INSERT INSERT DELAYED INTO activity (created, to_personid, from_personid, from_name, reviewid, groupid, topicid, regarding_personid, regarding_name, action) VALUES (NOW(), 90968, 21064, 'Yuri Fassio', 1186237, 22700, 89872, 21064, 'Yuri Fassio', 'replied');
or similar, but the comment gets through nontheless.

Same here, my friend. I think this has to do with Sean doing his magic (at least according to Mr. Phipson). Lets all stay calm and be patient; I am sure that many great things will happen to the 'pages after this update. Sit tight folks!
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| June 22, 2013, 10:13 pm
Quoting Yuri Fassio
Ok, every time I post I get this message
Invalid activity INSERT INSERT DELAYED INTO activity (created, to_personid, from_personid, from_name, reviewid, groupid, topicid, regarding_personid, regarding_name, action) VALUES (NOW(), 90968, 21064, 'Yuri Fassio', 1186237, 22700, 89872, 21064, 'Yuri Fassio', 'replied');
or similar, but the comment gets through nontheless.

Someone's rewriting some of The Matrix. Tell me, have you been experiencing episodes of deja vu?

I feel it might be better to just let MOCpages be for a day or two. Things may be working now, but I'm also curious as to what will "break down" next. We just had some new user accidently post 4 topics.
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| June 23, 2013, 4:03 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Someone's rewriting some of The Matrix. Tell me, have you been experiencing episodes of deja vu?

I feel it might be better to just let MOCpages be for a day or two. Things may be working now, but I'm also curious as to what will "break down" next. We just had some new user accidently post 4 topics.

Egad! They ARE rewriting the Matrix! EEEeeep!
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| June 23, 2013, 6:48 pm
Looks like some of these issues will be solved with the server switch this week... hopefully with new hosting, it'll be easier to look into actually updating the site, like some of the ideas here to... modernize the site, sort of.
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| June 26, 2013, 9:09 am
I find it interesting how this thread has continued to garner comments. I wonder if Sean has actually read through all the comments or not.
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| June 27, 2013, 9:42 am
i have a question uh what happens if i invited an ambassador to a group?
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| July 7, 2013, 2:54 pm
Quoting joshua jacobson
i have a question uh what happens if i invited an ambassador to a group?

They approve or deny the invitation, same as everyone else.
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| July 8, 2013, 1:43 pm
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