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(rant) Its all about quality, not quantity

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Dagorex's Avatar Dagorex
Level 47 : Master Necromancer
Hey people, I have been an active member on planet minecraft for many nmonths, and have decided it is time to have a good, long rant about the things that most annoy me about it's members. Most of planet minecraft is awsome, and i would not change anything, but its some of the players ruin then community, and i think it annoys just about everyone on the entire site, not just me.
Basically, the thing that annoys me most is when people upload a lot of really bad skins that took no work at all, like an steve skin with a recolored hair, or derpy eyes or something like that, hoping to get a load of experiance to level up. Or when somebody nuploads a blog that isnt worthy to be a blog, or a project that is nsomething like a tiny wooden shed, called something like "awsome house", and, worse of all, other people's mods/skins.

there are 3 main messages that i want to get across with this blog/rant, and they are:

1) General Uploads.
When uploading, remember that this community is more focused on quality, not quantity.
For example, you will get a lot more views if you upload 1 really good, decent, well orginised and generally awsome project then you would if you build 10 crappy little things that took 5 minutes to make.
People will respect you more if you get to level 40 with just 5 projects or skins, rather then having to have 10 pages full of bad skins and projects to get there.
People care more about the quality of your work, rather then the quantity of your uploads.
Besides, people will respect the amount of hard work you put into the project/skin, and, even if they don't really like what you have made, most people will give it a diamond just for the amount of hard work put into it.
Also, when uploading skins, you do not have to write (3d effects), as most of us expect skins to have these anyway, and most of the time it is a trick just to get people to click on it to see the 3d effects, so that they get a few extra views.

2) Blogs.
If you make a blog, and to post it you have to write something like "it says that i do not have enough characters so blah blah blah blah" at the end of it then it is not worthy to be a blog, and it should definitely be within the forum section of the site, which is just as good as blogs exept there is no character limit on it, so you can make them as short as you like.
And just so that nobody can comment saying "I posted it in teh blogs as i dont know where the forums are" they are on the top bar, where everything else is, right between Members and Contest.
Oh, and i just thought i would add this in, to people who think that it is hard to write 300 characters in a blog, that is about the amount of characters in a paragraph, and a good blog should definitely have at least double this amount of characters in it.

3) Stolen Content.
In personally, as do many other people, hate everybody who steals content off other people. It is extremely unfair to the person who put all of the effort into the original project/skin/mod, as most people who steal content do not even give credit to the original creater.
It is easy to upload another persons work, but is it worth it?
First of all, it is going to be taken off the site within an hour anyway, thanks to the awsome moderators, meaning you will lose all of the experiance you gained for it.
Secondly, it only takes about 1 minute to upload the other persons work, but just stop and think about how long it took the other person to come up with their idea, which was most probably very original and creative, and then think about how long it took them to build/implement that idea, and think about how much recognition they are missing out on if you upload it.
A good example in real life is grabbing a random movie off a shelf, showing it to your friends and saying that you made it.
That is a good example in two ways, the first is that you are not giving then original creators any credit at all, and trying to become famous through somebody else's idea/creation, and the second similarity is that they are not going to believe that you made it anyway, and neither will most people on planet minecraft, as most people will have seen it elsewhere before anyway.
The last point i have to make about stolen content is, is it worth the hate you get? After people realize that you steal other people's content, most off your subscribers will unsubscribe, most people won't even click on your stuff anymore as they will hate you forn having stolen content, and your inbox will be spammed with hate mail, most of which you will deserve.

However, i feel like i must congratulate planet minecraft's members, as trolling seems to be at an all time low recently :D Congratulations members of planet minecraft and cyprezz :D

Please give this a diamond if you have agree'd with any of the points that i have mentioned so that more people will be able to see this blog and the message will get around that planet minecraft cares about quality, not quantity.

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Update #1 : by Dagorex 12/10/2011 9:33:25 pmDec 10th, 2011

the letter n appeared all over the place so i deleted them all :D

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02/05/2012 10:37 pm
He/Him • Level 61 : High Grandmaster Turtle Paladin
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Very nice blog, I especially enjoy the part about blogs where you said saying something about you are only typing certain things to make it become a blog doesn't make it a blog in your eyes. I completely agree and actually flag anything like that as spam since if you can fulfill the minimal requirement legitimately then you are just spamming nonsense for XP.

Diamonded and faved.
02/06/2012 2:01 pm
Level 47 : Master Necromancer
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thanks for the diamond and sub :D
01/03/2012 12:36 pm
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guess what would be ironic, someone copies this for the diamonds it got :P
01/03/2012 2:40 pm
Level 47 : Master Necromancer
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that would be ironic, but why comment that with the :P face at the end? has somebody copied this or are you accusing me off copying it? or am i just getting suspicious over nothing lol
01/03/2012 7:18 pm
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suspicious for nothing, but, there was no reason, I guess I just wanted to put :P there.
01/04/2012 2:18 pm
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lol ok :D
01/17/2012 7:45 pm
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There HAS been many other rants on this just to add.
12/24/2011 10:14 am
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12/24/2011 10:19 am
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glad you liked my first rant :D
12/16/2011 9:03 pm
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