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Forum topic by StumpyNubs posted 01-03-2012 09:01 PM 33752 views 0 times favorited 114 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-03-2012 09:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

NOTE: This is an old thread from 2012

Some complain about things here on LJ’s, but I want to say that, overall, this is by far the best forum on the web. I’ve been a member of Sawmill creek far longer than LJ’s, but today I asked for my account to be closed. Not because of any of the members, or any of the threads, or any of the arguments or any of the drama over their. I did it because I am tired of the moderators.

LJ’s has a pretty “hands off” take on things here. I like that. But Sawmill Creek has a couple of moderators who are absolutely unprofessional. Ask them a question about the rules, and they give you a smart-alek answer. Ask from clarification and they accuse you of arguing, and then they start trying to find reasons to send you nasty PM’s, stretching the finest print in their rules and applying it to anything they can, in often ridicules ways, just to get you.

Here’s a good one… Lots of people over there use nick-names. Now I am told I can’t refer to myself as Stumpy Nubs. Why? Because I have a google blog where I also refer to myself as Stumpy Nubs. And so just using my name (Not saying, they say I can’t even say “Stumpy Nubs”) is some how promoting my blog! And even though my blog is strictly non commercial with no ads or sponsors, they say it is for material gain.

Why try and apply these rules to ME? Because they have an advertising program that you have to pay $50 a year for, and they want me to join it. (More than once they have hinted to that in the latest set of PM’s)

One of them PM’d me this morning just to say they have been bashing me on their private moderators forum and that he didn’t find my woodworking show funny. I mean, come on, how childish can you get!

So I want to say that if you find some of the policy here doesn’t agree with you, remember, it could be MUCH worse! It could be Sawmill Creek!

Keep up the good work LJ’s!

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#1 posted 01-03-2012 09:07 PM

It can be worse…. try over at WOOD’s little place sometime….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 09:09 PM

Stumpy—That’s unreal! Your woodworking show is fun to watch, and I learn something or get an idea from each one.

I’m also a member at Sawmill Creek, but have never had any interaction with the moderators. I don’t spend much time there. I get a lot more useful stuff here on LJ.


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 01-03-2012 09:09 PM

Just for my take, I very much DO enjoy your video submissions and humour! I’m not a member at Sawmill Creek and sounds like I don’t want to be. I will stay right here at LJ where life is happy all the time :-)


-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#4 posted 01-03-2012 09:18 PM

wow stumpy…that is to bad, i really enjoy your video’s and i dooooooo, find them funny and informative and…...i can even say the word stumpynubs whenever i want…in fact, i have not shaved in about 5 days now, and i am quit stumpy nubed…you wouldnt want to come in close for a hug or anything like that….so in revolt of saw mill creek…i shall go through out the day saying stumpynubs as many times as i want… fact i might log into saw mill and say it there to….......maybe they will kick me off,,,,,,,,well your loved here stumpy…..i look forward to your video all the time, i love the beginning to…..the music…..the little guy dancing across the state…yes i just happen to be a fan of stumpynubs….....see i even said it here three times..i have a great start… getting ready for a colonoscopy today stumpy…tomorrow is the day….....yikes… going where no man has gone before….........helppppppppp…and i just took the pills they give you…and ill start the drink at 3… stumpy…....later stumpynubs…........thanks for all you do….......thanks for the video…....really….....i wish they were longer… a michagander….....did you know that…....yea…i lived in the lower part for awhile, then went to Johannesburg…close to Gaylord…yea…i loved it there… were even closer then you thought…were Michigander brothers… cool is that stumpy…....see ya when i get back…or done…or …oh i feel the grumbling …better go huh…........

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 01-03-2012 09:22 PM

I have been a member of SawMill creek for many years. It appears that a lot of guys that were members have left or no longer check into the forum. I have never had a problem there but very seldom check in any more. Saw Mill creek has got very large and when forums get that way they seem to lose the personal touch with there members. Some guys stick there nose up at you if you do not own the top of the line in equipment. I would love to be in financial shape to buy nothing but Festool, Powermatic or some of the more pricy equipment on the market but as a retired person, I make due with what I have. My mentor always said, the tools do not make the woodworker, the woodworker makes the tools.

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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#6 posted 01-03-2012 09:23 PM

Don’t bother saying “stumpy nubs” on sawmill creek. I told them in no uncertain terms what I thought of their professionalism (via PM, of course) and demanded they remove any reference to me from the site. So I would prefer my name not even be mentioned over there…

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#7 posted 01-03-2012 09:25 PM

I’ve been a member of Sawmill Creek for many years, but have never posted anything there. I’ve always been a fan of vBulletin and Simple Machines based forums, but I like the way things are set up here. I like that I can click on the projects tab and get a thumbnail view of what everyone is working on. With the other forums, I have to decide if I want to check out a project based on the text title. Often the title is less than descriptive.

Stumpy, I’ve visited your blog and watched your videos. I think they are entertaining.

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#8 posted 01-03-2012 09:30 PM

You could have always used “numpy stubs”...... Just kidding Stumpy. You are right about LJ. Even with all the stuff that goes on here, the mods let nature take its course (when they can) and things always get worked out. We’re pretty lucky.

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#9 posted 01-03-2012 09:45 PM

I look for different things from different forums.

SMC has some very knowledgeable and friendly posters. I personally don’t like cross-posting my questions or threads across different forums – I target them to where I think I’m likely to get the most helpful answers. Many of those go to SMC. At some sites, I read for general knowledge but don’t post.

At the same time, I don’t look to SMC for that feeling of community or humor, or project inspiration. I get that from LJs.

Their deals and discounts forum has been great for me…or bad, depending on how you look at it. If I want to sell something in the classifieds, I’ll probably do it there.

There are going to be aspects of any forum that may rub a given person the wrong way – I visit about 5 woodworking forums religiously and each one is different and I find none of them to be perfect, whether it’s the structure, the rules, the activity, or the vocal majority. I’m sorry about your experience at SMC, but am glad you have a place you like in LJs.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#10 posted 01-03-2012 10:14 PM

Stumpy… I DON’T find your show funny… I find it HILARIOUS. I’m sorry, but it’s true. Don’t sue me.

-- blu0ne - Los Angeles - -- I think I can... I think I can... I think I can...

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#11 posted 01-03-2012 10:15 PM

While there are some features of the Creek I like… I have always felt unduly restricted there. They do keep things civil which is great, and far better than what I have seen here on LJs, but their policy to not reference other sites is just stifling… I moderate on another forum, and it’t honestly not a fun task, but a neccesary one… I see a LOT of the same guys here, there, and on 2 or 3 others… Kind of makes me wish for one site that puts the best of all of them together…

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#12 posted 01-03-2012 10:21 PM

dbhost: I’ve often thought of starting a new forum, but it’s a daunting task… it may just happen someday.

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#13 posted 01-03-2012 10:30 PM


I joined Sawmill Creek a few years ago (actually before finding Lumber Jock’s) but, seldom go there after trying to help another member who I told could find what he was looking for at Rockler or Woodcraft or wherever and tried to insert a link to whatever it was I was trying to help him find. Site info was deleted from my message which made it completly make no sense.

LJ’s is much more inclusive site even with all the off-topic “political BS” which has nothing to do with woodworking.

Good luck in your post SMC days and keep the videos coming. Really enjoyed last one on the WS 3000 and plan to build the stand next weekend.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#14 posted 01-03-2012 10:34 PM

This all finally got to be too much when a moderator PM’d and accused me of getting paid by Worksharp simply because I did a review on the Worksharp 3000 on my latest show. Like everyone who does a review MUST be getting paid for it? I tried to explain that I don’t make a cent from my show, but some of those guys get something in their head and there ego keeps them from being reasonable…

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#15 posted 01-03-2012 10:38 PM

my gosh Stump. they must be a bunch ole knot holes over there. I bet they are all cracked as wel. Whew, can I say that here? :-0

-- Jerry

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