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03-08-2012 08:00 AM

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The following is the exerpt from the post a new project page….

Yes, I want to post my finished project that is made of wood
If it doesn’t fit the above description (like tool gloats & upgrades, wood gloats, projects in progress etc.),
either blog it or post it in an appropriate forum. Otherwise it will be removed.

Maybe that needs to be enforced a bit better…..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 03-08-2012 08:08 AM

seems so simple doesn’t it

yet most don’t get it

i just checked the home page

39,600 members

like going to a major airport
nobody knows anybody

but everyone just insists they are first
in line
and demand attention

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 03-08-2012 08:12 AM

Well I think I will just leave the posting to others and .. drop by occasionally ..have a quick look and get on with my life…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 03-08-2012 08:21 AM

i have been thinking
of making something
out of white melamine

maybe i’ll post it as a project too
even though i don’t have any pictures of it yet

and ask what color white i should paint it

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 03-08-2012 09:56 AM

I have read and understood but I still posted some projects using Corian mainly to show that there is life other than wood. I had NO complaints from the Administrators (maybe they don’t look at projects unless they are friends or buddies) but I had quite a few private messages reminding me that this is a wood workers site. Maybe a section for “other than wood projects” could let those who dabble in other materials post their projects, with Corian I use the same method as I do with wood and I thought it could be interesting for other members.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#5 posted 03-08-2012 09:57 AM

How ‘bout some cheese to go with that whine?

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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#6 posted 03-08-2012 10:49 AM

“Otherwise wise it will be removed”. Now, the question is by who? and the answer is by Martin Sojka, I think. So, Larry, you have to direct your complaint or any suggestion to Martin himself because he can not review all the site every day and take action. We, all Lumberjocks, have to help him with this task.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#7 posted 03-08-2012 11:35 AM

Sam I don’t know about that… I remember making a questionable post and having it ripped within minutes… and I have checked back over my 193 projects and there is one that was inappropriately posted in projects but that was well before the new conditions had to be posted… so I apologise about that one…
What really gets my goat is people actually stating in the information section that the project is not made of wood or is not finished… and still posting it…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#8 posted 03-08-2012 11:36 AM

Bob Collins has a point. Restoring woodworking machines certainly isn’t wood, but we all like it because as woodworkers we are interested in woodworking machines, and presumably in woodworking techniques, even though the material we are working with might sometimes be some other material. On the other hand we do get a lot of woodworking projects that are actually home improvement projects which should probably be posted on the HomeRefurbers site. This doesn’t bother me. I think that some (maybe many) members just feel that they are with their good friends and want to share something, which in some cases happens to be more social and less woodworking or not strictly on subject.

As Larry points out it is better when folks follow the rules. I’m sure we all get annoyed with some of the things posted, especially those that aren’t within the bounds of site policy, but I figure that I don’t have to read what I don’t like and so I just pass it by. Occasionally I get PMs or posts on my home site from some Nigerian swindlers posing as girls who find a 72 decrepit man ‘interesting’. I just block them and forget them. David is also correct in reminding us that with almost 40,000 members its bound to be a little chaotic.

My suggestion is to be glad they are participating in the site and not crazy on drugs, drunk or committing heinous crimes. Personally I think bad behavior is best rebuked by just ignoring their posts. Those folks will soon learn that to get any attention they will have behave themselves. I Also agree with Sam that individual complaints are best directed to Martin. I have done that in the past and he has ‘fixed’ it every time.

I think it would be awful to lose folks like Larry who has contributed so much to the site and inspired so many others because we are thoughtless with our posts. The first question we should ask ourselves before posting should be ‘is this really woodworking related, and will anyone besides myself actually be interested in it?’, excepting of course those ‘off topic posts’ on the forums.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 03-08-2012 11:51 AM

Stefang, I certainly count you as one of my friends here and appreciate your comments… but in the Daily Top 3 over recent days there is example after example of inappropriate postings…... pics of workshops… while nice to look at… should be in the workshop part of their page…several jigs…very inventive some of them but best posted in another section….as well as one make of some type of pvc pipe…
I do understand that some people think the only place to be noticed is in Projects… so that is where they post all there items…and sometimes I see a post and go to take a better look only to find it is part one of a blog, or a wood gloat, or some such…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#10 posted 03-08-2012 11:53 AM

What is the use … it will not stop….I suppose we are lucky the the whole 40 odd thousand don’t actually post anything or Heck we would be up to our armpits in all sorts of ….......

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#11 posted 03-08-2012 12:29 PM

Steve You could post the rules inappropreately in projects section so all could see how inappropriate . Haha.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#12 posted 03-08-2012 12:33 PM

I thought everything was just nice. I do like the variety. The workshops are interesting, I never saw the Corian projects, but I would like too. Jigs are helpful. Some questions are plain stupid and redundent, but what the heck my wife says that about me. I suggest this site to many people and I explain that there are a lot of beginners and several projects posted. I aslo say you look at these and think that there’s not much too them than “Bang” someone post a project that just leaves you feeling humble. There are a lot of talented, inventive and intellegent folks here. I respect all levels of skill, but I do have a laugh every once and a while.

-- check, recheck then check again

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#13 posted 03-08-2012 12:40 PM

I agree completely! Did someone piss in your corn flakes? I have had two heart attacks in the last 5 years and believe me you don’t want to work yourself up to one of those!

Just kidding about the corn flakes, maybe it was cheerios! lol

Relax, have a beer and don’t let them get to ya!

I used to think some cars must not have turn signals but then I thought maybe people are just not wanting to wear them out!

Have you ever been behind someone in traffic and when the light changes thats when they turn their left turn signal on? It frosts my ass!

I’m getting off my soap box now to make room for others and I did signal before I got down!

I enjoyed our rants and thank all you jocks for being there!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#14 posted 03-08-2012 12:41 PM

i think that those who are new here should show a little respect for those who have been here a looooong time, and who know the rules, and who are major contributors to this site…following the rules use to mean , that’s what you do, no questions asked…now,,,its a hay day, it doesn’t matter, we just do what we want, and if people have a problem with it, well heck ill just create a tv show about it…....lumber jocks is just that, WOOD…..doesn’t mean you cant post things that have other things in it, but its suppose to be mostly wood…and its suppose to be finished…in big bold letters…it says IS THIS A WOOD PROJECT, IS THIS A FINISHED PROJECT… not a blog on how i made it…that’s a blog, post it in the blogs…..listen to those of experience here folks…show some respect….follow the rules.. please.

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

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#15 posted 03-08-2012 12:42 PM

True Larry. I do see your point. It is annoying when you post a project and it is already on page 5 at the end of the day because of so many unwarranted project posts. There are a lot of wonderful project posts, but there are also a lot of them that don’t belong there and just pollute the site. I have never thought that having a lot of members is a particularly good marker of success, except for the site owners.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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