Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Jul 5, 2012.
Stop whining and find better posts, then.
That's actually a really good thread.
I suppose that I could take the usual internet stance and be all "U jelly" and whatnot, but really it's the only reason I have a girlfriend.
Good on you. And congrats on winning...
SWD 2; MC 0
StanleyvanBuren nominated by Parker. You guys are getting your asses handed to you.
Show a little bit of that old man strength I keep hearing about.
I'm crossing the fence to nominate NOBD's masterpiece, Second Life for a Suit
it's an old post, but it's hands-down among the best content ever posted to the forum and it deserves to be frontpaged!
A short, simple, helpful post:
This may not be the post of the week, but I wanted to make sure some Despos posts get represented in this thread/contest. To me, everyone interested in the Men's Clothing side of the forum should subscribe to Despos's posts. While many address technical questions for a particular user, he imparts a lot of knowledge about fit issues. Just as usefully, Despos has vast knowledge of classic style, so when he makes stylistic suggestions, they're hugely valuable. While you could find a lot of knowledgeable posters three years ago (if not at Despos's level), their ranks haved thinned out. This leaves him even more of a giant on the forum.
I nominate this post by bengal-stripe
There have been a few good nominations from MC, but I'm looking for more. With the depth of this part of the forum, you should have tons of nominations that are not F. Corbera nominations.
Not sure if this has been mentioned and I don't have a link
What about that series of posts where Sir F. gets outed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????
it's good but everyone who is interested in shoes should know this already...
what's the criteria to win with this?
It should be interesting for a broad base of readers, and especially, me. Things that have pictures, are, to me, more compelling than just a wall of text. But there are no set criteria. Just, "How compelling is this to the Styleforum reader." Something that appeals to both a lurker and a hardcore user is best.
ah ok. fwiw, this was not compelling to me... nvm.
I understand. Not everything is going to be compelling for everyone. That said, there are certain characteristics that will make a post good reading to a large audience.
Let's take some more concrete examples of what makes good first page posts. A factory tour, with lots of pictures, is going to be compelling for everyone (except, I suppose, the people who have to work in that factory every day). The shoe post about width and sizing is actually useful to a lot of people. Sure, if you already know a lot about shoes, you already know this stuff, but to see it well presented is interesting. Things like F. Corbera's MC vs. SW&D threads would be compelling to pretty much everyone, for obvious reasons. You could have nearly no interest in clothes, or be a fanatic, and still form an opinion about which outfit you like more.
Walls of text with no accompanying pictures are like academic papers. Unless you are actually saying something mindblowing and revelatory, it's probably not going to get featured.
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