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Blog entry by KnotCurser posted 10-26-2013 03:18 PM 2251 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been known in the past, and even recently, to “kindly remind” people who post off-topic or rule-breaking projects to lumberjocks.

While I get a bit of anger from it, mostly it’s from people asking “What’s the Harm”?

Here is what I fear – take a look at our two “sister” sites and see what they have become:

UTTERLY horrible. Enough to make the entire site a waste of time and effort.

We at LJ’s DO police ourselves and have some pretty good moderators that spend a ton of time weeding out the spammers.

Oh yeah – I also don’t want this site to look like Facebook in any way, shape or form. ;-)

Have a great weekend and Cheers!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrw[email protected] /

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#1 posted 10-26-2013 03:45 PM


-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 10-26-2013 04:18 PM

100% right. Looks like nobody is minding the store.

...Wooooah. Looks like somebody stole my picture.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#3 posted 10-26-2013 04:24 PM

Unbelievable. Talk about a complete and utter digital wasteland.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#4 posted 10-26-2013 04:35 PM

If Lumberjocks ever starts to look like those other sites I will be long gone from here.

Since those sites are supposedly run by the same people who run Lumberjocks..why in the heck to they let those sites evolve into a pile of crap?

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#5 posted 10-26-2013 04:41 PM

Wow- looks like the Bots own those sites- Thanks for what ya do!!!!!!!!

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 10-26-2013 04:42 PM

oh my I bet its awful…I think I wont look at it!!!

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#7 posted 10-26-2013 05:55 PM

Oh my … what a mess.

In the spirit of helpful advice, may I suggest that this would have been better located in the Site Feedback Forum?

Forum topics get bumped to the top of the list each time someone posts while blogs just move deeper down the list. More visibility that way.

Also, this is an excellent topic for Site Feedback.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 10-26-2013 07:00 PM

Yeah, but those sites didn’t get that way because of posts that are just breaking the rules a little bit or by people that would respond to polite requests to follow the rules. They got that way by spammers plain and simple, and they don’t care a bit about polite requests. All your reminders do is remind a few people what the rules are and irritate a few others. If you actually want to save the site from that, flag every post that looks like spam.

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#9 posted 10-26-2013 08:24 PM

+10000 there is enough of that stuff everywhere on the web!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 10-27-2013 03:23 AM

keep up the good work! I haven’t been to the other 2 for quite a while. I can’t believe it ;-(

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 10-29-2013 01:50 AM

Wonderful policies here at LJ’s, someone should informed the sister sites, how would they get all that out of there in a reasonable time frame

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#12 posted 10-29-2013 03:05 AM

the sad thing is the lack of activity. Spammers will come and go but people could be posting more pics. 12 days since someone posted a pic on refurb, 7 on the gardening one.

-- So much to do, so little time.

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#13 posted 10-30-2013 12:48 PM

Lotsa worthless folks/spammers out there.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#14 posted 11-03-2013 09:04 PM

As a rule of thumb….I don’t open or read off topic post….unless its one of my buddys….then… if its of bad taste….I,m minus a buddy….


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#15 posted 04-22-2014 01:29 AM

Looks like it has been cleaned up.

Although it is still a ghost town.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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