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    May I make a polite request of this sub-forum's membership?

    First, let me reiterate my appreciation for the freely given advice and knowledge that's been shared with me here, it's been invaluable. I wanna get off on the right foot there .
    Anyway, I repeatedly run into posts where folks will post a pic of a watch, but never identify exactly which model it is. Sometimes, it's one that really catches my eye, and I want to look more closely at it's features and price, but can't look it up, because I (and presumably many others) don't have an encyclopedic knowledge of the G-shock line.
    This current thread is a case in point:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/jus...re-979374.html
    The OP just tosses up a pic of his 3-G stable, and two of them piqued my curiosity enough to want to investigate further, but didn't know where to start. I saw that one was a Frogman, since it was mentioned by another poster, but nothing on the others.
    This even happens in threads where a new member will ask for help finding a certain watch with specific features/specs/cost,etc. and people will post a photo, saying "get this", while never mentioneing what "this" is.
    So that's my request. I'm hoping you guys, when posting a pic of a watch, will take the two extra seconds to include a model number or name for those of us more inexperienced enthusiasts.
    That is all .
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    Re: May I make a polite request of this sub-forum's membership?

    Since u brought up the topic of sub forums, how about one here for buy/sell/trade, instead of it being all jumbled up in the master forum????

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    Re: May I make a polite request of this sub-forum's membership?

    In my experience if you ask what someone's watch is someone else will see your post and reply

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    Re: May I make a polite request of this sub-forum's membership?

    Quote Originally Posted by stratg5 View Post
    In my experience if you ask what someone's watch is someone else will see your post and reply
    Sure, I would assume so. But it seems easier and more logical for folks to simply identify what they're posting (why would you not?) , given the high volume of G-shock models, and the fact that most big,black,digital watches are going to look much the same to many people.
    If I were to post a pic of a revolver over on the Smith & Wesson forum, I wouldn't just assume most people could tell at a glance the difference in various models, I'd state exactly which one it was, just for clarity.
    It ain't a big deal or anything, it's just something I've kinda run headfirst into several times, and this last time, it occured to me to bring it up.
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    Re: May I make a polite request of this sub-forum's membership?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bladerunner707 View Post
    Sure, I would assume so. But it seems easier and more logical for folks to simply identify what they're posting (why would you not?) , given the high volume of G-shock models, and the fact that most big,black,digital watches are going to look much the same to many people.
    If I were to post a pic of a revolver over on the Smith & Wesson forum, I wouldn't just assume most people could tell at a glance the difference in various models, I'd state exactly which one it was, just for clarity.
    It ain't a big deal or anything, it's just something I've kinda run headfirst into several times, and this last time, it occured to me to bring it up.
    ... agree. I can see why it happens in the WRUW threads where certain watches are seen quite regularly and the poster of the pic may feel he is patronising other members by actually posting the model details - "..it's obvious ain't it" syndrome.

    So I'll have a bet each way here and say, I, like you OP, would rather see the model name/number than struggle with id, BUT i can see both sides of the argument.





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    Re: May I make a polite request of this sub-forum's membership?

    so basically you want everyone to do your work for you? :p

    chasing down a model you like is half the fun, tho remember you are on a specialist forum so theres an assumption of some knowledge to some extent. its like going on to a programming forum and wanting them to explain how to open the run command and get into regedit for a registery hack.
    thing is, as mentioned here, most of the time all you need to do is ask. more so, if you started a thread with the images of the watches you liked asking what they were, youd have 10 replies in minutes with half of them as on wrist photos followed by "love mine" instead of this one where ppl will just think youre lazy ;)
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    Re: May I make a polite request of this sub-forum's membership?

    it's best to just ask what watch it is and get a reply that way.. once your collection starts to grow, it's hard to remember the model numbers.. like people would be able to tell you the nick name or sometimes part of the model number but it's difficult to remember the whole thing. I know i would struggle to say the model numbers of the watches I own, would have to look it up. I just remember them by their nick names, Devastator, Iron Man, Bumblebee, DGK etc..

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    Re: May I make a polite request of this sub-forum's membership?

    This has been requested before, but not everyone does it so you will have to resort to asking.

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    Sometimes people might feel like they are insulting the intelligence of.forum members by stating the model number of a well known model. Aside from that, I agree the more info people can post the better, but they should not feel obligated to, and any posts featuring a member's watches (especially those with clear photos) are appreciated as they add to the web knowledge of g-shocks and enrich the forum
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    Re: May I make a polite request of this sub-forum's membership?

    Truth be told, I tend to include the model number of watches I post pics of - assuming I know the model number - as much as anything, it's a reminder to the future me.

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