There was a bit of a trainwreck on the MFZ FaceBook page yesterday after someone posted something that was marginally on-topic at best and insulting at worst. The discussion over its "worthiness" broke down pretty quickly and the post was removed. We even lost a few members from the FB group over this. One of the things that's coming out of that kerfuffle is a discussion of what is an applicable inspiration to share with the community.
People have a habit of posting things to the FB group that they consider "on topic" by the dint that they include Lego. A lot of times these aren't really on topic and would really be better suited to posting their own personal FB feeds. Just because something is made of Lego doesn't automatically make it relevant to MFZ. There also seems to be an idea that building techniques for larger scales can be used at the smaller scales that dominate MFZ.
This ties into another issue. There's always been a bit of backlash on the multiple MFZ social media sites about the different scales people build at for MFZ. While I've never actually seen a battle
report on the Hangar for a minifig scale MFZ game, there is a small section of the MFZ
community that likes building at that scale. They tend to be found in the Flickr group and are vocal on the subReddit. Also, there is a larger portion of the community that likes building in 4P scale. I'm a member of the second but not the first.
There's usually some shouting, "That's not in scale!" whenever someone posts a creation that isn't expressly labeled as being 7p scale. I'm as guilty of this as the next person. There's some overlap with the Size Creep Argument in this as well.
As much as you, I, or
anyone may feel that the minifig scale builders are people from outside the MFZ community looking
for hits, +1s, upvotes, etc., we should still give them the benefit of
the doubt. Let's not be overly exclusionary, as some other gaming
communities may be, and give these people a chance to fall in love with
this game the way we have.
And, let's be a little more careful about what gets posted to the FaceBook group. since there's no "safety valve" over there the focus has to be little tighter on exactly what is relevant.