What makes a Knexpert? Answered
Alright simple question, complex answer--what makes a knexpert? What do you guys think? Maybe now we can settle exactly what it takes so that there aren't anymore arguments about it. When Mepain and the rest of the knelders were around I remember it was rather tough to become a knexpert. Expectations were high. They were the ultimate judges and if you weren't good you just weren't good. After they left it was rather easy because we were left with few skilled people and mostly unskilled people. The slightest innovation impressed the people now. Overall expectation wasn't quite as high so people like me were considered easier. But it wasn't just my guns that made me a knexpert. I know people like IaC were not only liked for their awesome one of a kind projects but also for their personality.
These are my opinions on what makes a knexpert. For all of you approaching knexperthood you should make sure you have all of these plus what others post below checked off.
-First off they should have at least a couple of guns above 3.5* Best chance also is having at least one gun on the front page at one point
-This isn't really important but I think one should have at least 4-5 instructables before being considered
-They should have a wide range of weapons to prove skill in everything.
-They should be modest. It's alright to brag about your weapons and other creations sometimes but you shouldn't be overdoing it nor should you demand attention for an innovative feature.
-You should have a nice personality and good attitude. Never say a gun sucks unless it's a simple block trigger. Rating an instructable .5* otherwise is like giving someone the death sentence. You should be as constructive as possible.
-You also should be well known to everyone. Everybody should have a feel for you and stuff like that. You wouldn't let a complete stranger take control of your.
What else do you guys have? It's always the community who decides who's a knexpert so what are some of those things that the community settles on?
Can I also say sorry to those that weren't considered a knexpert for the tournament? It didn't mean we didn't want to include everyone but the contest was made with the question of who was the greatest knexpert in mind. Please stop making tournaments based off of ours from now on as you don't have an excuse. I'm not stopping you from making you're own but oodalumps was right when he said tournaments here suck because there is one every other day thanks to the sore people.