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Forum topic by shipwright posted 09-14-2013 04:00 PM 2912 views 0 times favorited 61 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-14-2013 04:00 PM

Is it just me or are the numbers of comments down on LJ’s?

It seems to me that not long ago projects that reached the top three usually had thirty plus comments and fifty plus was not uncommon. Now projects frequently make the top three with under ten. I also noted a very good project last week that drew twice as many favourites as it did comments.

I don’t have any particular opinion one way or the other, it’s just an observation.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#1 posted 09-14-2013 04:10 PM

No comment.


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#2 posted 09-14-2013 04:11 PM

Back to school busyness? I know work has had me working crazy this past week so I can imagine other folks may be busy also? I haven’t been able to keep up with the posts that have been coming through :-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#3 posted 09-14-2013 04:12 PM

I have gotten more & more people favoriting my projects without leaving any comment.
Kind of weird, but I just chalked it up to so many new members.
And there does seem to be less comments being left in general.

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#4 posted 09-14-2013 04:12 PM

i notice this during the summer time allot

many are doing family things then

and with so many new members
it’s hard to see so many posts

i am having computer problems
and don’t have direct link anymore
so have to search much more than before

you could be right about the favoring thing too

one guy i’ve seen for 4 years or so
has about 370 things favorited
and never said a word or posted a project

maybe he makes our stuff
and sells it as his own somewhere

i guess thats what happens
when the site is open to anyone
and we all share our works freely

-- 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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#5 posted 09-14-2013 04:16 PM

I also find that if I hit a post and it’s already got ten or fifteen glowing comments on it, another “me too!” feels superfluous. There’s some smarts in Facebook’s “Like” or Twitter’s “favorite” button in giving feedback without trying to make me come up with some witty way to say “yeah, that’s awesome!”.

And my participation runs in cycles. I’m feeling guilty right now ‘cause I’m sitting and having a cuppa rather than figuring out how to get the new refrigerator up three steps and into the kitchen, and the new shelves made, and…

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#6 posted 09-14-2013 04:21 PM

I have been surprised at the low number of posts lately in all categories lately. Maybe folks are getting ready for winter by making use of the last good weather for the Fall.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 09-14-2013 04:27 PM

Hey Paul—Like Dan, my participation seems to run in cycles. But, you got me off my duff with your comment and I’ll crank up the Comment-O-Matic. It’s always nice to be on the receiving end, but one often forgets the more important sending end.

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#8 posted 09-14-2013 04:37 PM

I think it’s just a busy time of year for all things outside to be done and there are few that get into the shop .

-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 09-14-2013 04:43 PM


-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#10 posted 09-14-2013 04:49 PM

I agree with Dan, I have a hard time coming up with a decent comment many times even though I like the
project or idea and go with the idea, “It is better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you are
an idiot than to speak and remove all doubt.” Just my opinion and I have been known to be wrong before.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#11 posted 09-14-2013 04:51 PM

really Im burnt out on woodworking, haven’t been out in the shop all summer finally went out yesterday and started working on a hickory bottom chair that I broke in a rage, this chair was made buy hand with a draw knife, U can see all the tool marks, I love woodworking but I just can’t seem to get motivated, is this the norm could this be the slump of all woodworkers with comments at a minimum? I love lumberjocks forums when I can help someone with maybe a helpful hint have a good day make some dust.

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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#12 posted 09-14-2013 05:02 PM

I thought a lot of it was due to people working on the System, modifying, debugging, etc.

Being Summertime with more people on Vacation is a good reason too…

Looks like we’re still perking though…

Not to worry…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#13 posted 09-14-2013 05:12 PM

I read LJ on my nexus posting a comment takes a lot more time than on my computer. I find I comment less on all the boards I frequent

-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun

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#14 posted 09-14-2013 05:15 PM

Maybe we’ve used up all our ration of superlatives.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#15 posted 09-14-2013 05:24 PM

Then too, maybe some of the more usual LJ’s are making products for the fall festivals and shows and getting their booyhs ready, and will be back in force in Nov, Dec when its cooler?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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