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Forum topic by Jim Sellers posted 08-24-2019 05:31 PM 279 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Sellers

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08-24-2019 05:31 PM

We all like attention and getting praised and commented on for our work.
And I’d like to thank MrWolf, Roger, and wildwoodbybrianjohns for the recent comments.

But I’m curious. Why would I suddenly be getting numerous comments on a project that was posted 4 years ago?

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.


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prattman

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#1 posted 08-24-2019 05:38 PM

When I first started getting into woodworking I went from front to back on this site commenting on the beautiful work on display in hopes of getting tips and advice on my new found hobby. It’s just a guess of course but it’s probably just someone who is doing the same. Best regards, Ed

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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Snowbeast

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#2 posted 08-24-2019 05:38 PM

These folks may just be new here and found your work during a search of the site.

Or they may just want to mess with your head. :)

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Kent

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#3 posted 08-24-2019 09:27 PM

I will sometimes research (stalk?) someone when they post something that I find interesting. From this, I get to learn more about woodworking, project ideas, different woods and different locales. Sometimes I will even comment on something.

I may not be the only one. (Cue ominous music).

-- If I knew then what I know now, I'd have made a completely different set of mistakes.

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Jim Sellers

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#4 posted 08-24-2019 10:44 PM

Maybe I should just ask the commenters through a PM. Nah. Roger?? MrWolfe?? are you listening? I suspect I may have been highlighted on the lumberjock home page which could have gotten me attention. No biggie. Just curious.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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ChuckV

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#5 posted 08-24-2019 10:58 PM

It looks like wildwoodbybrianjohns is new here and commented. This brought your post to the top of the Pulse page, so others are more likely to comment after that.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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therealSteveN

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#6 posted 08-25-2019 01:36 AM

I’ll admit to not checking dates, and just going with what is on top of the pile. Most of the older ones I hadn’t seen, so if the thumbnail grabs my attention, I’ll pop them open. I imagine others doing that as well.

-- Think safe, be safe

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MrWolfe

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#7 posted 08-25-2019 01:51 AM

deleted because of double post

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MrWolfe

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#8 posted 08-25-2019 01:53 AM

ChuckV nailed it.
I am only about a year or two into Lumberjocks and I never search the “archives” just the pulse feature.
So when your project was recently commented on it appeared on the pulse page and I was able to see it for the first time.
Like it or not, some pieces are instant classics and I happen to like it.
Jon/MrWolfe

It only bothers me when this happens because someone is spamming the site or trying to make enough comments to make a post.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 08-25-2019 12:04 PM

Hi Jim. I think I can answer that as I do it all the time. when I get a comment from a person I have never heard of, I go their home page a look at their project and usually comment on one or two and they may be many years old.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Dave Polaschek

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#10 posted 08-25-2019 12:35 PM

As others have said, there are a lot of folks who look at the pulse page. Between newbies searching for things, and spammers adding comments (that Cricket deletes pretty promptly), sometimes old things suddenly appear in pulse, and then you’ll get a flurry of new comments on an old post.

I will also refer back to old projects in forum posts, saying “here’s how I (or someone else) solved the problem you’re describing” which then gets the old project new life.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Jim Sellers

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#11 posted 08-25-2019 02:27 PM

That explains it. Thanks guys for all your feedback.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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