There’s a lot of amazing stuff going on by not only some up and coming modders, but some well established modders. I feel the maintenance/modification area is being too cluttered.
First, I think it is fine as-is for people wanting to do maintenance. Use the area to “feed and care for your pet yoyo” so to speak. I also think it’s the suitable area to initiate questions about modifications, including those who want to do their own “real mods”.
At the same time, we have some amazing modders on the forum who I feel their amazing work deserves an less cluttered area to not only plug their services, but also to show off their work. I also think this area should be used to discuss how to do mods and talking about mods.
Along with that, I feel that the work of modders needs to have it’s own place to be displayed in the Exhibition area. This may be pushing the limits but it makes sense to me.
I’m not trying to suck up or anything.
I think people are looking to contact modders to have work done. Making it easier to find them is a win-win for both parties. I don’t think the stickied topic is sufficient. I think it should be it’s own area, not buried under modification/maintenance, such as how “help/recommendation” is buried under Reviews.
Help with maintaining yoyos is a growing issue. More new users mean more problems, or at least more people asking the same questions about the same problems over and over again.
Stuff for modification is more specialized. I also know it won’t be as active. However, there are a lot of people who do end up needing modifications, or usually repairs. There are some that have a real interest in learning how to do modifications.
I’m not a modder. I’m not really interested in mods mostly since I like my stuff to be as stock as possible whenever possible. I also don’t plan on becoming a modder as it doesn’t make sense for me to utilize my time line that. Anything further that siliconing a yoyo and cleaning and/or dry play treating a bearing is about as much modification I feel like ever doing, and I think we can all agree that these aren’t modifications.
What is also good about this is that one of the modders here is also a ForumeXpert, moderator/admin and does admin on the chat room, so we already have at least one person overly qualified to determine what should or shouldn’t be in what area.
So, those are my thoughts. I know it’s not completely necessary. I just like to compartmentalize things a bit