I wanted to write about this long ago, but now seems like it's more actual, more or less because of the leaving of Randomusername.
So what is etiquette?
The code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular group. And lads, we are a group here aren't we?
I think we should discuss some general behavior 'rules' we should keep when we talking each other and want to use each other's builds.
These are not meant to be rules like the website rules, you don't need to keep them. But if you keep them this site will be a little piece of paradise on the internet.
Soooo.... Imagine this scenario: Somebody uploads a car, what you really like, and you have an idea to make a police car out of it. You know how to behave polite, like a true british gentleman (or gentlewoman) so you do these steps:
This is often get left out. But i think it's a correct method to ask the original creator about that you can use the build. Here are some basic sentence:
'Hello, can i modify this?'
'Hi, don't mind if i build something from this?'
'Hey, i like this one. Can i use it as a base for a police car?' (stick to the example)
The creator will not say no, because you were correct and asked about it, and most importantly, we support each other's creativity.
exception: If the original creator mentioned that the build is 'free to use' then you may not need to ask for premission, but crediting him/her in your final post is recommended (see below)
I know, the website will credit automatically, but it will no harm if you write into the description something like:
'Thanks for @OriginalCreator for the base vehicle'
It's good if you write down the list of your modifications as well.
Get proper recognition
If you keep this simple formalities, then hopeflly you will get the well deserved upvotes for a correct post.
As you may noticed this could be instructive for beginners mainly, but it will be cool if we all start to using this little 'etiquette rules'
Also this post meant to be educational and not offensive I don't want to speak against beginners or others or something, i just put here this suggestion and hope that this community will be more better.
If you have some similar 'etiquette' suggestion please let me know in the comments below
Thanks for the reading
Have a nice day/night/evening
I discussed about the 'pointless build' build term with @RamboJutter and i decided to delete that part. I didn't realised that creativity have different forms for each of us and that made my post contradictory with itself. Sorry for the misunderstanding (if this caused some)