Originally Posted by Joe@Superior Shine
Write ups have lost their prestige. A well written write up doesn't attract the attention it used to.
I think it is for a number of reasons. One reason being everything has been covered over and over again. Another is the excessive posting of every single little thing done in the detailing process. A picture of someone using a little brush to clean a name plate...really??? Now post 10 pictures from different angles of you and your little brush cleaning the name plate and other nooks and crannies -AAUUGGH!
The write up is just about burned out.
Some of my best write ups back in 2004 were no more than 5 pics. Well it is time to go OLD SCHOOL!!
Sounds like (in the section I bolded) you're talking about that guy in the (detailing) uniform, Joe. IMO the point at which the write-up jumped the shark was when detailers like him, and many others, started doing their write-ups not for the other detailers on the forum, but for their customers.
These write-ups are purely for advertising purposes and sometimes don't even include the products or processes used,
and then all the other detailers who play this game jump in with an attaboy. Questions or constructive criticism are frowned on or even aggressively attacked, because the purpose is to show high-end car owners, who are directed from other forums (rich-guy car owner forums which these detailers troll), what a great detailer you are, see, all these other great detailers say so.
It's funny how many forum members don't see this practice for what it is, but they get sucked in by "famous" detailers, etc. who manipulate detailing forums for their own purposes.
Thanks for pointing this out Joe, it's been bugging me for a long time--and flawless finish on that fender!