Re: ADMIN: Re: Kit instructions or lack thereof

Adam & Laura Eyring <eyrings06@...>

I have an idea. If a manufacturer would like to supply more detailed instructions, but it would mean an extra several pages and thus increased printing costs - and possibly a larger box size - they could supply the intructions (especially if color will help) through a Web site for us to print at will. For those without Internet access, builders could request the extra instructions by mail for a small fee.

Not sure how many will go this route, but it might be worth it.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kurt Laughlin" <fleeta@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2008 6:46 PM
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Re: [STMFC] Kit instructions or lack thereof

A fine point, I guess, but wouldn't criticizing a deliberate decision by a
manufacturer not to include instructions be tantamount to criticizing one of
their PRACTICES, and thus forbidden? Likewise, wouldn't discussions of the
PRACTICE of releasing models in inaccurate paint & lettering schemes, or the
PRACTICE of not updating molds to add details also be prohibited? (I have
seen a number of messages complaining about these last two - phrased
explicitly as a comment on the company's marketing decisions - pass by


----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Brock

Hmmm. The STMFC is not the place to comment about business practices of
manufacturers. Note the group rule:

"Criticism of a manufacturer's business
practices is, however, not within the scope of the group."

However, comments...praising or criticizing...about a manufacturer's product
are entirely in scope. This includes the instructions regarding building a


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