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Forum topic by LucasWoods posted 04-20-2018 03:41 AM 7116 views 0 times favorited 80 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-20-2018 03:41 AM


-- Colorado Springs, CO - USAF

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#1 posted 04-20-2018 07:02 AM

Lucas, why do we need new users when we have over 255,000 happy ones?

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#2 posted 04-20-2018 09:53 AM

I’m happy here….don’t understand the need for a new site. This site is perfectly fine.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#4 posted 04-20-2018 11:57 AM

I like the site just the way it is. Today my memory is working fine.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#5 posted 04-20-2018 12:06 PM

No one forces you to come to a site that you don’t appreciate. If you don’t like the site, create your own and leave this one to the quarter million people who are happy with it.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#6 posted 04-20-2018 12:14 PM

No, no, no; free is the only way this will work. Add a subscription rate and membership will plummet.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#7 posted 04-20-2018 01:25 PM

It’s working so let’s mess with it until it is broken.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#8 posted 04-20-2018 01:29 PM

Start your own site and see where it goes.

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#9 posted 04-20-2018 01:38 PM

I personally like it the way it is, the only exception being the search function . It could use some major improvement and significantly cut down on the number of new posts asking about which is the best table saw for a new woodworker if users could search with more options for filtering.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#10 posted 04-20-2018 05:48 PM

I am not saying this site isn’t good. I’m saying it has a lot of issues that seem to not be able to be fixed very quickly due to funding. Many times on not iPhone I will open a thread and I have to span out just to see the entire text and then it is too small to see. There are upload issues of images being flipped or turned 90*

I know these may not seem like ”that big of a deal” but we may be fine dealing with it but I wonder how many people come to the site see the mobile issues(as that is the most used way to surf the internet now) and they decide to go somewhere else.

I am just worried that new users specifically younger people joining the forums will slow and then the user base will age and I think it could be hard to come back from that.

I love this forum and the people I just think it could be better. The biggest issue I have seen people put up about moving to a new forum setup is losing all the old data. I tried to mention a solution that may be possible.

-- Colorado Springs, CO - USAF

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#11 posted 04-20-2018 06:03 PM

I’m another user that is quite happy with LJs as it is.

I pay to be a member of another site – not at all woodwork related – and it has the fancies newest software, and it still suffers from sideway pics and less than excellent searching. Not to mention, that site undergoes software updates a couple times a year and everyone gets super upset about the changes, and rightfully so.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#12 posted 04-20-2018 06:03 PM


I understand your point and am not going to harp on you by saying “you should change, not the site!” or something to that point. I find your points valid. Does LJ want to attract a younger and more tech savvy generation of woodworkers? I would suggest two things. First, LJ is so different from most other woodworking sites on line that it will draw newbies on it’s own, regardless of frustrations. Second, I can GUARANTEE that charging anything for LJ will cause a huge majority of users to leave the site, losing any benefit of attracting younger tech savvy woodworkers.

I believe that over time LJ will bend to handle these frustrations, but it will be over a great deal of time, nothing will happen quickly. There are just too many users that are on LJ now that are really happy with what it provides.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#13 posted 04-20-2018 10:00 PM

250k+ what? Registered users? Individuals who post? Unique visitors from the first day of this forum? I sincerely doubt that there are 250k regular readers let alone 250k active by any definition.

Site is fine by me.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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#14 posted 04-20-2018 11:04 PM

Many times on not iPhone I will open a thread and I have to span out just to see the entire text and then it is too small to see.

And there lies your problem! Works just great on my 24” monitor.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#15 posted 04-20-2018 11:12 PM

Many times on not iPhone I will open a thread and I have to span out just to see the entire text and then it is too small to see.

And there lies your problem! Works just great on my 24” monitor.

- Andre

The problem on mobile is that everything is fine but once somebody posts a link, it messes up the word wrap and lines can go on endlessly and so to read you have to zoom out or scroll side to side.

It’s actually very frustrating so once I see that when I’m using my phone I skip out on the thread. On the computer, it’s fine.

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