Lately there have been an excessive number of pointless crafts and forum posts that are solely thanking the community for upvotes. This has started to detract from the site, and as a result these types of posts will now be considered spam and removed by moderators.

These posts could also be considered begging for points and/or gaming the points system, both of which are expressly against the rules.

Please have fun, build things, share things, upvote things you think are cool or useful, and do not obsess about the points.


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    Mod sflanker

    @MansBestFriend people are welcome to release their crafts whenever they want. So if somebody wants to post a legitimate craft when they reach a particular points milestone I take no issue with that, nor with a note in the description, nor with markings on the craft. What I do take issue with is crafts pots and forum posts that have no redeeming value and are just 1) colored rectangles, 2) reposts of old crafts, or 3) would otherwise be considered spam/junk in the absence of the "thanks for the points" flare. For an example here is an older post that I wouldn't have removed because it was a totally new, legitimate aircraft that happened to have a "thank you for the points" (referring to a previously reached milestone) in the title (and didn't have any other points begging behavior like a bunch of tags).

    That said I still think this is a silly thing to do, and while I won't delete such things I continue to encourage everybody to refrain from obsessing about points.

    Pinned one month ago
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    ok

    25 days ago
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    @sflanker
    Thanks for the info

    29 days ago
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    Mod sflanker

    @KnightOfRen these sites are moderated independently, so this doesn’t officially apply there as far as I know. However the spirit of this policy still applies.

    one month ago
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    @sflanker Is this the same for SimplePlanes.com? Sorry, I've done a few on SP in the past

    one month ago
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    https://www.simplerockets.com/Forums/View/108435/Thanks-all

    one month ago
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    1,412 GBOAF101

    @sflanker oh ok I'll romove it and re upload it.

    one month ago
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    Mod sflanker

    @DOGOSPACE Technically, I did not remove your post. However, I believe the feeling was that your craft did not represent a serious effort and that it was posted merely as click/upvote bait. If you were to re-upload the craft with a title that is not is not "thanks for the points" clickbait my guess is that it would not get removed.

    one month ago
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    1,412 GBOAF101

    @sflanker y u rumove my rocket that's not fair I'm not trying to be rude I just want to know y

    one month ago
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    1,412 GBOAF101

    Y just y?

    one month ago
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    2,252 Jedediah

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssss!finaly someone mention it.

    one month ago
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    4,957 Natedoge

    Oh okay I understand. I just wanted to make sure @sflanker

    one month ago
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    4,957 Natedoge

    Wait does this include when you reach a milestone like when someone gets to 10k, but they only make something for that milestone? @sflanker

    one month ago
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    22.2k VosAerospace

    Have to say sorry for contributing to this. I saw it a ton, and thought I should as well. Could almost consider it pressure to do it as well, especially as a smaller creator a few months ago.

    one month ago
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    19.7k Nico412

    About time someone steps up about this,thank you

    +1 one month ago
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    Mod sflanker

    No hard feelings toward anybody who as made such posts. We didn’t have any guidance before now and earlier on the posts were infrequent and amusing. We’ve just gotten to a point where it’s time we outgrew these.

    +3 one month ago
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    I feel bad as though I may have started this trend. Sorry everyone.

    +2 one month ago
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    37.5k Gozinya

    I will upvote and give you points for this post. XD

    Seriously though, THANK YOU for this.

    +6 one month ago
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    1,820 AlaskaES

    YEESS thanksss finnaly

    +1 one month ago
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    9,258 SoulBlazer

    When I started a year ago, only a hand full of people did it with intent to truely thank the community.
    They usually spent time making a craft for the sole purpose of releasing it when they reached an upvoted goal of theirs.
    I did it a few times. My community cockpit was designed for the public and released for 3k points if i remember correctly, but then i jumped from 3k points to 5k points and I did not have anything prepared for the releases. I gave up doing them then.
    I can see now why they would be considered as begging.
    Its a shame its gotten out of control but this is probably the best action to take now.
    They must go unfortunately.

    +2 one month ago
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    10.0k 017b

    isn't this like the jelly ban or somethin'?

    one month ago
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    5,781 Zeta

    Long days without a face
    With nothing more to say
    Closed in your silent room
    Waiting for better days
    When the night is coming
    There's nothing more to do
    She comes walking in silence
    Always dressing in blue
    Your heartbeat seems to fade
    Don't runaway anymore (ooh woa ooh oh oh)
    Your anger burns inside
    That's not the life you ask for (ooh woa ooh oh oh)
    This is the wind of change
    There's nowhere to go (nowhere to go)
    No time, no place to hide
    Anywhere in the world
    REFRAIN:
    You can get, you can get what you want
    Life is so strange and so full of desires
    Day by day, try to follow your way
    The wind of change is burning out the fire
    Out the fire is burning, out the fire
    The wind of change is burning out the fire
    You can get, you can get what you want
    Life is so strange and so full of desires
    Don't waste your time again
    Too many years have gone (woa ooh oh oh)
    You are lying in the dark
    Open yourself to the sun (woa ooh oh oh)
    This is the wind of change
    There's nowhere to go (nowhere to go)
    No time, no place to hide
    Anywhere in the world
    You can get, you can get what you want
    Life is so strange and so full of desires
    Day by day, try to follow your way
    The wind of change is burning out the fire
    Out the fire is burning, out the fire
    The wind of change is burning out the fire
    You can get, you can get what you want
    Life is so strange and so full of desires

    one month ago
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    18.9k Rafaele

    Oooohhh thanks

    one month ago
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    4,332 CardZlol

    epic

    one month ago
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    5,781 Zeta

    About time.

    one month ago
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