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Where are other more substantial and populated Lego Message Boards???
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Lego.com's message boards are borderline Nazi'ish and waaaay too restrictive. It's ridiculous that the moderators have to okay everything you say.
I'm just getting back into Legos after like over a decade and I cannot for the life of me find a message board that's not painfully slow.
Are there any substantial and faster Lego boards out there which at least get several dozen posts a day? Some place where I can actually feel like I'm communicating in the 21st century instead of waiting days to weeks for a response as if I'm sending my messages via horseback carrier.

I'm excited about Legos but I cannot find a large or fast community. This community here seems great but no offense, it seems horribly slow.


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| January 15, 2009, 6:31 am
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My recommendation would be to try Flickr.com, if you haven't already. Other sites include Classic Space, Classic Castle, From Bricks to Bothans, etc. I don't know if they'll provide you with what you're looking for though, as I've not noticed a real difference in volume of responses or response time.

As for the moderation issue, this site was originally created for kids, and that's still the site's main focus...so heavy control over language and content will probably always be around.

Anyway, hope ya can find what ya need.
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| January 15, 2009, 12:09 pm
Never mind. Apparently they're in the middle of a reorganization and aren't accepting registers.
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| January 15, 2009, 9:24 pm
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Id say Eurobricks
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| January 16, 2009, 8:44 am
I once came upon an online game very similar to Lego(R), it's called ROBLOX. You've
probably seen it up there in the corner.
It's a fun game, but it's not exactly as good as you'd think. Anywho, the forums there go through an instant moderation system that can sort out foul language and such. When they are going to delete your post, you will get a message saying: "You post is pending Moderation". Once deleted (usually instantly), you will recieve an e-mail (pfft). Just be careful, these forums are full of kiddies and teens.
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| January 16, 2009, 9:29 am
I've come to the realization that ALL of the Lego communities on the internet are basically made for kids. There's NO place where I can have an adult conversation that's also a Lego forum. I love things like talking about controversial subjects, politics, etc. I like having discussions. I like being sarcastic. I like over exaggerating. Sometimes I even like saying something I do not like about Legos.

You simply cannot pull it off in any Lego Forum I've been to. Everything sensors you.

On top of that I swear nobody on a Lego forum (SARCASM WARNING IF IT'S NOT OBVIOUS) actually ever visits the internet and thinks everything is gum drops and pony tails. They take offense easier then I've seen on any other forums.

It's just plain insane. I love Legos. But everyone else who loves Legos seems to be stuck in the book 1984 and hate anything and everything they deem unpleasant.

I just complained about some poor customer service from Lego.com on Brick Link. Sarcastically compared the customer service to Nazis (if you take offense to this sarcasm get off the internets). Then proceeded to get ignored by what I can only describe as Lego.com fanboys who think Lego can do no wrong.


I have just been banned from the Discussion Forums at Brick Link. I've NEVER been banned from anything like this before. That's just plain insane. I mean if my comment that Lego.com's customer service would destroy the world wasn't a clear sign of sarcasm due to frustration over their customer service I have no idea what would show it besides saying "I am being sarcastic" then highlighting every sarcastic comment. I don't know for how long. If it's permanent I'll just create another account using different contact info.

They don't even give me a way to check the ban time, contact them (they've banned me from everything but buying and selling apparently) or check anything in any way. Kinda reminds me of the Lego.com customer service problem I was having...

I guess all my creative writing experience isn't a sought after commodity in the Lego world.

I am in disbelief about how... NAZI'ish most Lego forums seem to be (SARCASM WARNING). I've never had this trouble ANYWHERE and I've been to a LOT of places online.

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| January 29, 2009, 2:44 pm
George W, whatever your frustrations are with Lego related forums and the like, be careful to say what you mean and try not to be sarcastic. Like you said, they get offended too easily, so it's just something that you must compensate for to continue using these forums. Lego is intended for an audience of 6-12 year old children and the content must be acceptable for those ages. Just be careful what you say. Good luck.
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| January 29, 2009, 3:02 pm
I agree. Not with pybrick, but with the above.

I like being sarcastic also, but the trouble is that sarcasm does not translate well into text.
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| January 29, 2009, 3:21 pm
Quoting Areetsa C
I agree. Not with pybrick, but with the above.

I like being sarcastic also, but the trouble is that sarcasm does not translate well into text.

That is why we all have to be careful if we want to use these sites. I also enjoy sarcasm (being sarcastic and receiving sarcasm), but the reality is clear. I wish there was a Lego Unleashed site or something for anything and everything. Until I find one, I'll be stuck with following the rules.
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| January 29, 2009, 3:26 pm
Quoting PyBrick Replicas
That is why we all have to be careful if we want to use these sites. I also enjoy sarcasm (being sarcastic and receiving sarcasm), but the reality is clear. I wish there was a Lego Unleashed site or something for anything and everything. Until I find one, I'll be stuck with following the rules.


Because jumping into conversations randomly is what I do.

If you're looking for a site for anything and everything with lego's, why not create one? But that would cost time, money, servers, more time and money, and just be all-around hard to manage.

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| January 29, 2009, 3:33 pm
Is it too much to ask for a Lego place where I can talk like a human being? I love Legos but the communities are killing me.
They're over censored. They're too easily offended. And the few that aren't are PAINFULLY slow and get like 2 posts a day.

I'll still go back to Brick Link (possibly with a different account) simply because it's a great resource for buying and selling Legos but the community is a regime of oppressive, overly sensitive, overly censoring, overly offensible people. Again, frustration based sarcasm warning... well, only half sarcastic this time ;).

I guess I'm guilty of wanting it all. I have other forums that take much less offense and where I can speak freely as long as I don't curse, be seriously just plain a jerk, etc. I'd just like one of them to be a Lego forum :).

I can't be anything but myself.




Another example is when I made a topic about the sets being overpriced in Brick Link. I thought it would just be a nice discussion with people explaining why and stuff and it partially was as some people didn't mind but there were a surprising amount of people simply INSULTED by my question.
Basically I pointed out that you could buy sets on eBay, Craigslist or even Lego.com for like 1/4-1/2 the price of Brick Link sets. I guess that really got to people because I suddenly felt many attacks. Offense from such a thing?

I wouldn't generalize the sites like Brick Link and there are many more understandable users but the percentage on Lego sites just seems skewed way upwards of the people who take offense and stuff.



I'm a guy who's always walked carefully. I don't even curse in real life. I don't even drink alcohol and I don't even think anything is even wrong with drinking it. I've never been arrested, suspended from school, I get okay grades in college. I'm a pretty decent guy, heck, decenter then most if I dare say so myself ;). Yet here I am being further censored and kicked in sensitive places by over zealous Lego forums trying to make me feel bad for doing nothing bad at all except overestimating the ability for some people to read sarcasm and their mental fortitude towards offensibility.
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| January 29, 2009, 3:40 pm
Anyone know how to talk when you've been banned from the Brick Link forums and chat? I can't seem to talk at all anywhere and don't know where to contact to ask how long my ban is (as bull crap as it is).


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| January 29, 2009, 6:50 pm
Quoting George W
Anyone know how to talk when you've been banned from the Brick Link forums and chat? I can't seem to talk at all anywhere and don't know where to contact to ask how long my ban is (as bull crap as it is).

I'd like to know this as well, but for Bricklink shops. I am on a two sellers' stop lists and I have no idea why; I don't recall ever seeing them before. I'd like to know why I am on the stop list, but I can't contact anyone that would help, especially the shop owners.
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| January 30, 2009, 12:23 am
 Group admin 
EUUUUUROOOOOBRICKS!
Have you tried that?
Maybe Ill make a forum one day....

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| January 30, 2009, 9:20 am
Unbanned. Just won't talk there much.
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| January 31, 2009, 11:58 pm
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