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Review by DaddyZ posted 02-05-2014 04:57 PM 2997 views 0 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Anyone Else noticed how LJ’s seems to be running a bit smoother the past few days ??

Good Job LJ’s, I appreciate it, Thank You !!!!!!

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#1 posted 02-05-2014 05:55 PM

Maybe this post should not be in review but somewhere else.
Just a thought

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#2 posted 02-05-2014 07:24 PM

Hadn’t noticed the speed thing, but the format seems to be back where it was before, which is a good thing. I was really missing the projects view…

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#3 posted 02-05-2014 08:35 PM

+1 lepelerin. When you click on new post, this appears at the top of the page:

Read Before Posting
How do you decide where your post belongs?
Project – showcase your completed woodworking project
Blog Entry – write about your woodworking journey in a casual or tutorial format; whether it is a project in progress, inspiration or a challenge
Forum Topic – ask a specific question or post a specific request regarding woodworking techniques or tools Review – post your personal review of a woodworking tool, course, book, magazine or DVD

Choose your post type carefully to help keep a unique and well organized resource for everyone.

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#4 posted 02-05-2014 10:53 PM

So, according to the review list a woodworking store with good customer service, or a type of finish, or a de-rusting solvent for example wouldn’t fit? If so then there are a lot of infractions!

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#5 posted 02-05-2014 10:57 PM

one doesn’t have to read the reviews description in the strictest sense to see that this post is not what the review section is for. It’s for reviewing tools and products, not feedback on the website. This is a forum post. In fact, there’s a whole forum section set aside for this kind of post.

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#6 posted 02-05-2014 11:05 PM

CharlesA: EXACTLY!!!

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#7 posted 02-05-2014 11:33 PM

Get a rope!

String him up!

Oh what the hell… lets just have him drawn and quartered!



Thanks for the review DaddyZ! I noticed it’s running a bit smoother too. And it’s a PLUS that some of the missing functions are back too!


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#8 posted 02-06-2014 01:29 AM

This place has more review Police than any forum I visit. Review Police on here muck up more conversations then protecting the rules they hold so dearly.

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#9 posted 02-06-2014 01:39 AM

Screw a bunch of rules . . . . . do what the hell you want. They won’t lock you up real long.

Edit: Something to think about . . . . There are no rules in woodworking! NONE! Don’t be trying to make any.

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#10 posted 02-06-2014 03:34 AM

+1 joein10asee great pics gave me a good laugh.

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#11 posted 02-06-2014 03:56 AM

Guess I’m like “most” people on here….Annoyed to click a review and find out it is not actually a review…Just something pushing other “real” reviews out of the 5 most recent.

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#12 posted 02-06-2014 04:14 AM

I guess I’m not like “most” people on here…
Doesn’t bother me in the least.

It says right in the title: LJ’s WEBSITE

What would someone expect when they open it?
Let’s see, your in the review section, it say’s Lj’s website Right in the Title,
You open it so you can complain that it wasn’t what you thought it should be?
You open it just so you can say it belongs somewhere else?

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#13 posted 02-06-2014 10:59 AM

For the nitpickers, there’s nothing in the rules giving you the responsibility to chastise others. Maybe it’s a character trait.

There is a small “Flag” at the bottom of the original post that gives you a chance to flag the post as “Spam,” or “Offensive, abusive.” Perhaps you should flag it if you feel strongly about it or just leave it alone and go on to something you’re interested in.

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#14 posted 02-06-2014 12:25 PM

Okay, I’ll tell you why I acted as the review police. When the website was messed up a. Umber if folks were saying that they were going to leave. LJ for another website. That got need to thinking why I landed here instead of own of the other ww websites. I realized that one of the primary reasons I find it so useful insists organization. I find the projects section very nice. It has a unique setup on the site with the way pics are displayed, and it makes it very convenient to browse projects. So, if you’re looking for examples of entertainment centers, you can search on lJ, limit the results to projects, and all you see are finished entertainment centers, not questions about what wood to use or complaints about the new entertainment complex being built near your home. The forums are nicely laid out with the addition of the coffee lounge—that way there aren’t complaints about Obamacare cluttering up the hand planes discussion. The blogs can be incredible where folks document the planning and building of a project, among other things.

The review section likewise has unique characteristics. Unlike the forums, the order of the posts is determined by the original post, not by the most recent reply. Because it is reserved doe hands-on reviews, there are a lot fewer posts than in the forums. So, a new post sits on the first page for a number of days. This makes it very convenient to visit the reviews every few days and browse the reviews to see what’s new. In addition, if one searches the site for a Grizzly jointer and you limit it to reviews, one is returned is a list of posts by people who have hands on experience—very helpful. So, when one posts a “review” that lists marketing information, why you ordered it, and confidence that you expect that when you use it it will work well, that’s not helpful as a review even though it is a perfectly appropriate forum post. Similarly, the OP’s statement of thanks that the website is back working is a lovely expression, but it belongs, like the other 40-50 similar posts I’ve seen like it, on a forum, not taking up vitual real estate here in the review section. If it were a forum post I would ignore it since a lack of replies would mean that it would just roll off the front page. With the review parameters, it will stay near the top for days regardless.

The organization of the site is what makes the site useful. And since I’ve been here I haven’t seen any site moderation of this sort like most sites, so members end up doing it. Flagging is supposed to be used for offensive or inappropriate posts. This was neither—just in the wrong place.

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#15 posted 02-06-2014 12:42 PM

Maybe this is in the wrong place, but one star down for all those folks who posted a project between 5 and 9 days ago, and 11 and 15 days ago and missed out on a chance at a Top3.

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