What's up with the low amount of comments on recent projects ?

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Blog entry by RichardMu posted 01-01-2011 06:19 AM 2136 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After reading a blog about all of the useless comments on this site I have noticed the amount of comments on the projects go down. When I look at a project that someone has posted I feel like I should tell them I like it without having to give them advise or telling them how it could be better or how I would have done it, unless they asked for me to do so. I’m not complaining about the site because I love it. Just my 2 cents.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#1 posted 01-01-2011 06:24 AM

I thought it might just be the time of year. Everyone is usually pretty busy between Thanksgiving and New Years.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-01-2011 06:42 AM


Every comment, even short ones, are encouraging. And isn’t that one of the reasons we’re here? to encourage one another?

I hope it is only as Lew said that people are busier because of the time of year, and that people will continue being encouraging to one another.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 01-01-2011 07:15 AM

I think the same as Lew. People just have less time during the final two months of the year.


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#4 posted 01-01-2011 07:51 AM

i vote we ask martin to put in a “like” button
i always see projects/blogs etc that i like but just dont have the time, or cant think of what to write but just want to let the owner know that people appreciate their post

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#5 posted 01-01-2011 07:59 AM

I think there are two things going on. Both related to the time of year.

Reason one is everyone is busy and has less time to post.
Reason two is everyone is busy and more projects are being posted.

Put them together and you end up with fewer comments per project. I know both symptoms are true for me except reason one is why I have not yet taken care of reason two!!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 01-01-2011 08:44 AM

All the projects are so inspirational on the site. I too have been quite busy and no real time to write much comments. But, I do go through all the projects posted and look at all the beautiful projects that people have put their precious time into.

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#7 posted 01-01-2011 09:15 AM

I think that it’s the time of year too, seems like it goes in fits and spurts with holidays and weekends.

I for one appreciate it even when someone just says “nice job”. At least you know they took the time to hit the button. :)

-- Dale, Oregon

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#8 posted 01-01-2011 09:47 AM

What lack of comments?

TADA! i did one.


-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#9 posted 01-01-2011 10:43 AM

I think it is the time of year for 1. Too many projects to comment on almost all of them like we used to for 2. and, when a comment like that shows up, some people take a bit of offense or something; tend to take it personally even though the person making the comment is just making a petty gripe that has no beaing on anything but stating their own desire to control the actions of others. I for one, don’t pay much attention to those. There are just as many who like to have the two word compliments as there are people who don’t think they are worth while. Just human nature, we are divided 40-40 on everything with 20% not caring :-))

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

View rivergirl's profile


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#10 posted 01-01-2011 05:30 PM

Some of us DO have a life outside of L/J. ;) I for one had to do a lot of extra cooking and cleaning and cleaning and cooking. I haven’t seen the woodshed in weeks.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#11 posted 01-01-2011 05:50 PM

“Look at us! We are 22,639 woodworkers making 1,061,057 comments
on 40,861 projects, 18,720 blogs, 1,756 reviews and 22,279 forum topics. “

Too much to keep up with. Comment on the projects you like or topics that you want to an move on to the next.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#12 posted 01-01-2011 05:54 PM

rivergirl there’s life outside of LJs !!

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#14 posted 01-01-2011 10:41 PM

WE get scolds both ways from time to time ;-)) depending on the activity level and who is scolding.

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

View RichardMu's profile


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#15 posted 01-02-2011 05:10 AM

Yea I guess it is a busy time for everyone. I wish everyone a happy New Year and keep all of those great projects coming. Thanks for all the comments LOL.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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