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Forum topic by MyGrowthRings posted 05-06-2008 03:43 AM 1582 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2008 03:43 AM

I just joined after the third Google search in a week brought me to the LJ forum! Obviously there’s some exciting things going on here, and I just had to join in.
I’m a former Shopsmith Store Manager and Academy Instructor with 20+ years of Mark V ownership and experience under my belt. I’m currently a trainer for a furniture/cabinet hardware company and continue to be an active woodworker and burgeoning blogger.
One interesting thing I’ve found here is that some of the comments from at least one of my blogs have been used within the LJ forums. I suppose some would say it’s flattery, but if your source isn’t quoted how can anyone be flattered? If someone’s post or site has inspired you, share a link. That way others can be inspired too, and the author can receive encouragement to carry on via traffic and even revenue.
(I’m stepping off my soapbox now)

-- and

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#1 posted 05-06-2008 03:55 AM

Can you give me the example you used? I’m not sure I know what you are talking about.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 05-06-2008 04:24 AM

I’ve shared with GaryK in a private message an example of what I’m talking about. I don’t feel the need to single anyone out, which examples would do, but suffice it to say that we should cite the sources of the content of our posts if it’s not original.

-- and

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#3 posted 05-06-2008 04:49 AM

Point well made Scott, I have no problem with your comments.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 05-06-2008 05:39 AM

I agree if you are copying a comment. It should be referenced to the originator.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 05-06-2008 11:35 AM


I agree with you 100 percent. I would like to add that, in some instances, the writer may not remember the source or how to post a reference to the site. And at times some of us just get caught up in posting comments that, in our enthusiasm, crediting the source is simply overlooked.

But I do agree a conscious effort should be made to credit others where it is due.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 05-06-2008 11:58 AM

Very well said and handled..You are right on the money when you say that content used from another’s blog should be linked. I don’t think anyone here would argue that fact, or take credit for an individuals ideas.. If it happens here I’m sure it’s just an over-site by the member. Welcome to the Jocks… sounds like you have much to offer. I will look forward to seeing some of your posts.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 05-06-2008 12:49 PM


-- There is no such thing as scrap wood!,

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#8 posted 05-06-2008 06:50 PM

Well said and Welcome!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 05-06-2008 06:54 PM

Welcome, thanks for the post and please enjoy the site.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#10 posted 05-06-2008 07:39 PM


-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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#11 posted 05-06-2008 10:09 PM

Make yourself at home!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#12 posted 05-07-2008 12:49 AM

O.k. yea I gotta a bad attitude. But, once I saw one of my inventions I designed at Purdue built by some corporation I got wise and decided whatever I print/post/say is freely distributable. If I want it copyrighted I’ll publish it under copyright law or shut up….not that copyright law does much of anything anyway. My attitude is freely conversing and exchanging info and have no need for taking credit for anything…. I probably learned it from some one else that taught me anyway.

-- arborial reconfiguration specialist

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#13 posted 05-07-2008 12:58 AM

Years ago there was a program that allowed you to make several copies to your clipboard without reloading after every one.
I find myself having to put text in the post then close it and go back to the other site to get the pertinent info to properly credit the other guys stuff.

I do this pretty diligently but sometimes not.

If somebody can remember what the program I’m referring to was Would gladly load it up and use it to embellish my postings here.

BTW I’m with cats-paw re the copyright thing. If you post your stuff on an active site such as this be prepared to be “flattered”.

p.s. imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.


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

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#14 posted 05-07-2008 05:18 AM

Bob and others,
I understand what you are saying, and I agree… in part. My dad used to say never to put anything in writing that you wouldn’t want posted in public, cuz you never know when someone might just post it for you.

Did you happen to notice that when you clicked the little box hat says you agree to abide by the rules of this site that you agreed that “You are responsible for copyright issues“? Did you also notice the LJ site has a copyright notice on every page?

Just to prove what a nerd I am, I’ve researched copyright law today and it’s quite interesting.

What I found most interesting was the fact that I was contributing to this site long before I joined it!

BTW, I like it here already! Thanks for all the greetings and even for the “flattery”.

Yours in sawdust, Scott

-- and

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