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Blog series by Cricket updated 02-29-2020 04:39 PM 9 parts 190732 reads 294 comments total

Part 1: Community Rules

09-26-2017 06:41 PM by Cricket | 148 comments »

DISCLAIMER: The content on includes information and activities where the potential of serious injury or death exists. does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Please always use the proper safety equipment and safety precautions before attempting any woodworking procedure. The following is a list of basic rules about what is and is not allowed while posting on our site. These rules are in addition to what ...

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Part 2: Basic Forum Navigation

09-28-2017 04:10 PM by Cricket | 9 comments »

When you click on the forums tab in navigation, by default, it will display all the recent topics, regardless of which forum they are located in. You can see the forum off to the side. If you want to start a new topic though, it may be easier to see all of the forums and descriptions so that you can choose the most relevant forum to start your discussion. Within the forums navigation, simply click on “Show all forums”. This will allow you to see all the forum categories.

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Part 3: How To Change Your Email Address and Password

09-28-2017 06:09 PM by Cricket | 2 comments »

Assuming you are already logged into the site, and you would like to change your password or email address, you would first navigate to your account by clicking on “MyLumberJocks” near the upper right hand corner of the community and scrolling down to “My Home”. Clicking on “My Home” will bring you to your profile and account settings. Click on “Edit account settings”. When the new page opens, your information will be be filled in. If you simply want to change your email addr...

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Part 4: How To Flag (Report) A Post

10-02-2017 02:38 PM by Cricket | 16 comments »

No matter how amazing our spam prevention is, now and then a spammer gets through. When you see a spammer, you can click on the flag, next to their post to alert me. When you click to flag a post you will see a drop down menu. In this case, (spam) select the spam option. Another option (especially when it is a spammer posting multiple times) is to contact me via PM or via the contact us button near the bottom of the site. Starting threads about the spammer doesn’t speed up th...

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Part 5: Respect For Others

09-17-2014 05:53 PM by Cricket | 29 comments »

In this community members are expected to treat each other with respect at all times. There will always be disagreements and fusses between members. It is simply human nature. We truly encourage members to discuss and openly share their thoughts on a topic. It is how we all learn and life would be pretty boring if we all felt the same way. That being said, this is not grade school. We don’t gang up in little groups to take sides or encourage others to do the same. If you were at ...

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Part 6: Fine Line of Inflammatory Topics

01-08-2015 02:18 PM by Cricket | 19 comments »

I think it is important that we take a moment to make sure our members understand where the fine line is between an open discussion vs. an inflammatory topic that may trigger hate type debates. As an example, it is perfectly okay to have discussions concerning racism as a whole (in the off topic area) and how that has an impact on society. When it comes down to it, more often than not, communication is the key to finding solutions to many of the social issues in our lives today. HOWEVER...

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Part 7: Uploading Images

10-30-2017 06:06 PM by Cricket | 31 comments »

I personally recommend uploading your images directly to LumberJocks so that you don’t have to worry about 3rd party hosting companies suddenly blocking access to your images. Step 1Click the img button. Step 2Click the “Choose File” button. Step 3Browse your computer for the image you want to add. Click on it then select “open”. Step 4Click “Insert this image”. The code for the image will be added to your post. Step 5Pr...

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Part 8: When We Disagree

02-07-2019 06:40 PM by Cricket | 38 comments »

We all have different opinions. That’s real life. Can you imagine how boring things would be if we all agreed on everything? I encourage open discussions. It is how we all learn. That being said, woodworking isn’t an angry debate, even when we disagree. When a member asks a question, the odds are very good that there will be a wide range of answers, some of which may be the complete opposite of what you believe. When we see a post (in the responses) that we donR...

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Part 9: How To Disable Email Notifications

02-29-2020 04:39 PM by Cricket | 2 comments »

Step 1Click on the drop-down menu near your avatar in the upper right-hand corner of the site, select “my home”. Step 2On the left side of your profile page, click on “edit email notifications”. Step 3Remove all checkmarks and click to save your preferences. Added Notes: Do not use this discussion to chat or report spam. This is only a tutorial for those needing instructions regarding how to disable email notifications.

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