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10-31-2009 12:22 PM

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Oct. 31/09

Hi everyone. I’m looking for your feedback!

I have some ideas to make the eMag better, but that is from my perspective. I want to get your input as well.

I’m especially looking for your thoughts about the Tutorial Section. Is it beneficial or do you use other ways, such as tags and “search” to find the information that you are looking for. Or perhaps I should say, “I want to stop doing the Tutorial Section and spend my time creating other sections for the eMag that I think would be beneficial to our members. Will you survive without having the Tutorial Section in the eMag?”

And.. while I’m gathering feedback—let me know what you would like to see in the eMag. I might just be able to make it happen. In any case, the eMag is transforming!

Thanks for your help!


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#1 posted 10-31-2009 02:12 PM

Featured workshop just anywhere in the world!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 10-31-2009 03:42 PM

Ms. Debbie,

Speaking for myself, I always add the tutorials- that interest me- to “My Favorites”. When looking for ideas to create a new project I normally use the search/tags function of the LJ site.


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

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#3 posted 10-31-2009 10:18 PM

Hey DEb
How about a kind of a history of LJs since there are lots of new members when it was started what happen early on and maybe a little information about people like karson and Scott that have been around so long things they don’t have in there profile.


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#4 posted 10-31-2009 10:27 PM

I don’t really know what to say. Actice members have already seen what is in emag. Tutorial might good to spark interest among the not so active.

-- 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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#5 posted 10-31-2009 10:50 PM

I like the Tutorial Section but it doesn’t have to be in every eMag. You could kick it in there when ever you want to , would love to see your other ideas.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#6 posted 11-01-2009 03:43 AM

I like the idea of a featured shop

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#7 posted 11-01-2009 06:56 AM

Ms DebbyP, Your rendition of the E-Mag has allways been supurb. The tutorial section is of some use but, If I want to find something I always use the search. I think you should put forth what you think is best and ask for feedback. After we see how it turns out we can ask for changes (additions or omisions) that are more fitting to our needs. Remember, there are over 13000 of us and you can not please everyone all the time.

Thank You for all the work you put into the E-Mag and LJ’s.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 11-03-2009 12:37 PM

Ms. Deb. How could you miss our Michigan LJ. Picnic. we had such a good turn out. I assumed you would add it. I guess I should have had emailed you, but as much as Rick and I bugged people I thought you would have seen the blogs after the picnic, and all the great feedback we got. Heck I even bought 3 tshirts for the occasions. I am really sorry we didn’t let you know. But I do think this is valuable information to get out to other Michiganians. I don’t what to do now unless it’s to wait till next month I guess. Sorry, Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 11-03-2009 01:08 PM

DOH.. I can’t believe it isn’t there—I had to go back and look. I was sure I had added it. Sorry about that.

A good point though—if you want to make sure something is in the eMag send me a message.
With over 2000 new postings each month it’s easy to miss something.

Again, my apologies.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#10 posted 11-03-2009 01:18 PM

The Emag is great, but I don’t depend on it to educate me. That’s what the forum does, and it does it wonderfully well.
What the Emag does for me is remind me of things that slip out of my mind. The Forum is so content-rich, I sometimes forget features.
The Emag snaps me back.
In my view, a “hit-list” of things that are happening in various features of Lumberjock life would help me a lot.


-- No trees were damaged in posting this message, but thousands of electrons were seriously inconvenienced.

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#11 posted 11-03-2009 02:00 PM

thanks for the work you do on the e-mag ,
it gives me a chance to see other things i may have missed .

the tutorials i like , i may not need them today ,
but i may want to do something tomorrow…........?

i have a tendency to do things my way ,
but it is real learning to see
how others do them ,
it broadens my horizons .

the mag gives me feedback ,
from an overview perspective .

well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 11-03-2009 02:12 PM

Read today’s eMag. Another nice piece of work, Deb.
I particularly liked reading the interview, which I believe is a new feature.
We have so many interesting people who post regularly that it would make a nice feature.
This website is so comprehensive that I think it makes your job harder!
Thanks for all you do.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#13 posted 11-03-2009 02:23 PM

Debbie, interview was GREAT! Let’s see if others liked it too ;)

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#14 posted 11-03-2009 02:30 PM

Amen Deb, I wasn’t bitching at you, well mabey a little, but you got one heck of a hard job. Hey We talked enough about it before and after I’m sure everyone got the point LOL. You are the greatest little lady. Take 10 hugs out of petty cash. I loved the interview, very professional not to nosey just right. Except you didn’t ask him, if he could be any kid of tree, what kind of tree would he be. m

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#15 posted 11-03-2009 02:52 PM

Great job on this one Deb!

How about another tab in LJ’s that contains a list of your emags by date in pdf form? that way we can go back and re-read them. It certainly will be fun doing that a year or two from now to see what was going on back then. We need to “archive” the emags. Since the links are culminative in LJ’s old links should work even awhile from now right?

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

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