[IMPROVEMENT] The growing issue of mods that don't add anything unique to the community.
Hi, this topic has been brought up many times before, however the people who raised the issue were rather disrespectful and rude about it, and were rightfully punished for doing so. That being said, I'd like to make clear that this topic is not meant to be a confrontation, rather a bit of friendly advice as well as a starter for open discussion.
Anyways, as of late, I've been noticing an influx of mods that really do not add anything unique to the community. When I say that, I'm not referring to the quality of mods, rather the purpose. Why spend time adding to the tons of trainers available that are generally never used, when you could be creating something unique that nobody has seen before?
What's the point of taking an already made model and slapping some custom rims on it? Would it not be better to let people install the original model and make your custom rims a tuning part?
Now, this issue has been raised from both sides before. ThEDarkEvIL noted that we shouldn't rate mods by "saying (we've seeing the same kind of mods over and over)", when that really is part of what the rating system is designed for. The beauty of a rating system is that you can express your opinion of a mod based on multiple points. Whether it be the quality of a mod, or it being the usefulness of a mod, that's what it's there for.
Anyways, I feel that the admins need to take a stronger stance on removing mods that don't add anything to our community. If this continues, the site will degrade more and more over time, to the point where nobody wants to use it anymore because they don't want to spend an hour looking through the new mods for one thing that's cool.
Edit: Also, this doesn't mean remove everything that doesn't have an obvious purpose. For example GrandTheftFacebook doesn't look very useful itself, however it creates an interesting starting point for other mods to expand and create awesome things.
you forgot that everybody makes the same car mod over and over again.
try counting how many fucking mods there are of Rolls Royces, Range Rovers, Bugattis, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Bentleys, and the list goes on... not saying these are bad, but do you know how tedious and annoying it gets? it's as bad as the car chase commentators on mainstream news channels like Fox News. they never stop. and it's the same fucking car half the time, too. count how many goddamn modern skylines there are. i have times where I'll go on the mainsite and I will see a barrage of the same type of car.
i'd say the site could use a setting for profiles where you get to choose what mods you want to see everytime you come on (not when searching, a profile preference in the profile settings.)
GTAInside has it so that you can filter car mods by specific brand - very useful if you're looking for more overlooked vehicles.