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Forum topic by leonmcd posted 02-28-2008 05:12 AM 2478 views 0 times favorited 59 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-28-2008 05:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: project post project posting

It is probably just a pet peeve but I don’t like it when people post multiple projects at once.

For every project that goes on the home page project review another project has to come off. If you post your project and someone comes behind you and posts three projects, then your 15 minutes of fame are gone in a flash. I’ve never personally been a victim of this but it still annoys me.

I think that the spotlight time on the home page is precious and should be savored not gobbled up.

How about a adding a notice on the project posting page that reminds people that it would be courteous to only post one project a day.

I’ve thought about this post for sometime and wanted to wait until there were no multiple posts so no one would think I had singled them out. Alas, it seems that there are multiple posts almost every day.

I’m sure that people posting multiple projects never thought about this issue. Hopefully they will.

What do you think?

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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#1 posted 02-28-2008 05:16 AM

Its a lot easier to post several at once depending on how you have pics stored….How about increasing the max limit of the scroller to 30 :)

Plus, I use the RSS feed and none escape my gaze :)

My biggest pet peeve is the roll the dice and clicking too fast, then not being able to go back one! Kills me :)


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#2 posted 02-28-2008 05:33 AM

Good suggestion but with over 3000 members posting projects, they aren’t usually going to be on the home page for long. I just have to get up 20 minutes earlier in the morning to look at all of the new posts with my morning coffee.
I love this site. There is so much talent to sponge off of.

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#3 posted 02-28-2008 05:35 AM

You know, that’s a good point. I’ve thought the same thing about blog entries. But like TheCaver says, this may be hard to enforce because some people want to maximize their computer time and just get all the posting out of the way at once, while they’re on a roll.

I also use the feed so I see every single title that comes across.

-- Eric at

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#4 posted 02-28-2008 05:38 AM

Oops, I just did this. It is a good thought now that you bring it up. At the same time though, like Eric said, I tend to take a bunch of pictures at once since I am still new here and trying to get some content on the site. Once I get caught up then it will be projects posted one at a time.

By the way, I just added the project feed as well. Great idea!

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#5 posted 02-28-2008 05:44 AM

When I first became a Lumberjock(ette) 57 days ago, I posted alot of my projects at the same time. I was so excited by this place and all the great people and wonderful comments I would receive. However , Do you know why I did? It was because I WAS new and I did not know any better. I got caught up in the moment and just did not realize the amount of posted projects etc. I never meant any disrespect by it, nor harm. I just bet that maybe there are others out there that simply don’t know or realize that others projects are being removed too soon by their posting of more than one. I know that I was fortunate enough to have a fellow LJer (who will remain nameless) be so kind as to point this out to me. Maybe when one joins, a simple mention of this would be good.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#6 posted 02-28-2008 05:55 AM

I use the RSS feed and view the projects that look interesting to me in the description. It really doesn’t matter to me how many projects are posted by a person in a day.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#7 posted 02-28-2008 06:09 AM

Leon, I think the growing pains of the site will make it hard to enforce such a thing, and alas the days that something didn’t immediately move to page five and beyond are behind us. Also I remember first learning about the site and the absolute fever to get my stuff posted and up for view. Pretty heady to see your projects up on the World Wide Web! I wouldn’t want to stop anyone from that kind of an experience and the excitement of getting it all posted.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#8 posted 02-28-2008 06:48 AM

There is always the safety of your own website too.
They are relatively cheap today and can give you hours of fun .
When I need additional info here I just use the seach feature and if you posted something that interests me at the time, I can review it and comment or ask a question if I feel the need.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#9 posted 02-28-2008 02:03 PM

It’s nice for me being on the other side of the world, because when I post something, you all are fast asleep and I get hours of exposure on the front page. Muah hah hah hah!!!

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#10 posted 02-28-2008 02:37 PM

I have to admit that I never visit the home page except to check on stats.
I’m a ‘PULSE” addict

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

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#11 posted 02-28-2008 02:51 PM

Guilty! I posted several of my projects in a row.

A. —- I was new & wanted my projects to be in there with everybody else.

B. —- I sized & uploaded a bunch of photos at one time, because it’s easier to do it that way.

C. —- Some of the projects are part of a set—so they relate to each other & I could explain details in each as those photos highlighted a particular feature.

D. —- I had some “down” time and could spend it here,at the computer, sharing my passion with like minded people.

E. —- I wanted to find any other woodworkers here who share my love of the Arts and Crafts style. Responders to my posts made it easier for me to check out their projects & add them to my buddies list so as to find like minded woodworkers.

It is nice to see your project up on the front page. As a late comer to the party I have no experience of having my pride & joy hang up there for more than a day (or a few hours) I think the layout of this site is pretty darn good. I wish there were more than 15 projects listed in the new projects banner, This is where I always start browsing. I usually check 3-4 times a day & it is mildly disconcerting to not be able to see all the new posts at one time. I check at 9-10 pm & by 6am. there are more than 15 new posts! It’s so easy to click on see all, so no big deal. Or you can click on Pulse & select Projects & see all the posts. Policing a policy that limits the number of posts at one time sounds like it would be hard to keep up with.


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#12 posted 02-28-2008 03:04 PM

I do it, put multiple projects in one post. Or “worse” yet slip pictures of my work in on other peoples posts. In my opinion that is one of the flaws of this site. The fact that you have to be the one of the last posters or you are “yesterdays news”. There is no standing gallery where people can see your work and then find you, it is the other way around, you can click my profile and see my past posts/projects. That is probably just a pet peeve of mine, but since we are talking about what bugs us I thought I would share my opinion.

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#13 posted 02-28-2008 03:10 PM

Well, I have been guilty too. I was told when I first logged on to this site that folks here like to see projects, so I posted them. I don’t use the home page either. I hit the pulse button and I get all the current posts. This is a great site and I enjoy it a lot. Sorry if I offended you with multiple projects.


-- Formerly known as John's Woodshop - and NO not the one from Ohio!

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#14 posted 02-28-2008 04:01 PM

Progress Report…

1) It appears that Tim and I are the only ones that use the home page to look at projects. Since no one else uses the home page, I’m the only one that is bothered by this. That surprised me.

2) I also use the rss feed to my iGoogle page but I prefer to actually go to the LJ home page. I can pull up my iGoogle page and see oneliners about projects and pulse or I can just pull up the LJ home page and see everything.

3) Several people mentioned enforcement. Tim even called it policing! My original post suggested that we add a notice/comment/suggestion to the project posting page. Nothing about enforcement or police. Kinda like “Give a Hoot. Don’t Polute”.

4) John, I’m not offended. I was just stating my preferrence. I’d like it more if people posted one project at a time. As a new poster, if the posting site had a suggestion that you post one project a day you might have chosen to just post one a day. Then again you might have posted them all the same day. NO ENFORCEMENT and NO POLICE!

5) I don’t understand the convenience of posting multiple projects. I probably have 15-20 projects that I have NOT posted on LJ. I take photos of all my projects and the photos are on my hard drive. I could post them as LJ projects at any time. I haven’t had a compelling need to post them all at once.

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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#15 posted 02-29-2008 04:17 AM

I couldn’t stop myself … It’s called “courtesy”. Anyone who visits our site that is not a member sees the “home page” ................

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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