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Forum topic by mafe posted 03-26-2014 11:03 AM 1624 views 1 time favorited 36 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-26-2014 11:03 AM

Hi LJ,
A member for a while now and a happy one.
But when you have a lot of friends here and you have written more than 9000 posts, sometimes you get short of words and time.
At the same time I like to show my friends respect, by showing them I passed and saw their projects.
So I suggest we get a like function, like the Facebook hand.
In the projects of a person, it would be nice to be able to get them in list form also, or all in one page, so we don’t have to click next again and again.
LJ has become extremely slow and again and again my browser tells me ‘waiting for LJ’ or it stalls and lock up, why?
Gallery function:
When in projects pressing the galley, the pictures are empty…
Some of us has blogs and posts on LJ, with different sources (it was not originally possible to upload to LJ), some pictures on our own servers, photobucket and so on – could it be possible that LJ made a ‘UPLOAD ALL TO LJ’ function, so that all content would be on LJ. I have more than 400 blogs and posts, so doing it manually would be hell, it would be more easy then to upload it to my own website.
Hmmmmmm, that was the thoughts gathered in my mind. ;-)
Thanks for a wonderful site, especially a thought to Martin and Debbie,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 03-26-2014 11:32 AM


I really like the “Like” function. Unlike favorites, it wouldn’t have to have a running history for you to go back to. I think this would also help all thhe people who complain about the “Top 3” getting filled up with “jigs.” The Top 3 are based a lot on Favorites which I use to save any project that I may want to go back and see again for inspiration, etc… I don’t typically favorite a beautiful piece of furniture because I don’t want to clog up my favorites with things I will not return to.

I would also like an “upload all” even for projects and such. It takes for ever to upload 1 picture, wait, and then go back through the upload process 6 times or more…

Thanks for the input.

-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#2 posted 03-26-2014 11:33 AM

I like your idea of a like button Mafe.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#3 posted 03-26-2014 12:05 PM

I like it

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 03-26-2014 12:16 PM

Thank you Mads….I have had the very same frustrations. I vote yes on all of the above! LJ’s is a great site with fantastic wood workers but these would be very strong improvements to help us keep up, and share with all of our friends.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#5 posted 03-26-2014 12:50 PM

I agree. Great thoughts

-- I never finish anyth

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#6 posted 03-26-2014 01:26 PM

I use the “favorite” as a “like”, which it already is actually. As for the single page, I really disagree, as it’s a function that would slow down a LOT. On the other hand, having more projects shown per page could be a good solution. But I certainly wouldn’t want LJs to become as slow as, say, flickr, since these dudes put such a function (automatic loading of the following images) since the javascripts used are a PITA on older computers like mine.

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#7 posted 03-26-2014 01:29 PM

I like your idea, Mafe. Well, actually, I can’t like it. Maybe someday.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#8 posted 03-26-2014 01:33 PM

They have been making changes to the software side (business), maybe this is something that can be included in one of the upgrades. I can see the “likes” working in conjunction with the “favorites”. “Likes” determine top 3 and “favorites” would still be how you saved it for future reference.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 03-26-2014 01:34 PM

I agree for many of the same reasons that Andy does. I would “vote” for a really well done project via a like button, but possibly not favorite it because it is outside my interests, skill set or decorating style. I favorite items I would actually build or use as inspiration for a build, regardless of other factors such as complexity or quality of execution.

A lot of really beautiful projects don’t get recognition because of that and I would be in favor of finding a way to change for the better.

-- - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#10 posted 03-26-2014 01:50 PM

That would be a job for “The squeaky Hindge” also known as Cricket.


-- To finish something you must first start!

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#11 posted 03-26-2014 02:03 PM

I would like a mobile app. But that’s probably a ways out for LJ.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#12 posted 03-26-2014 02:09 PM

Totally agree with the “Like” button.
LJ’s has grown so big, that I only look at projects that I receive an email on from a buddy.
The club has over 87,000 members and when I started there were 5,000.
Frankly I don’t come here as often as I used to.
All good ideas Mads.

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#13 posted 03-26-2014 02:33 PM

I don’t come too the site nearly as much as I used to. Usually only when I get a notification email that a buddy has posed something. I also notice that many of them have not posted in years and presumably dropped out. Several of the above comments are spot on to my way of thinking. I see a distinction between liking something and a favorite.

I do peek in and see what’s being posted and try to post on the better and interesting projects. For my time there are way too many pens, boring bowls, etc. I turn a lot but I only post what is special enough to warrant posting.

I don’t post as often as I could because I have always found the process very time consuming and often frustrating. I’ve spent so much time uploading pictures and then some glitch comes up and you have to do it again, I usually don’t.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#14 posted 03-26-2014 03:11 PM

I’m with you on this, as I was 1612 days ago when I first suggested it.

I know Ms Walker is a fan of the idea, and, what with new management, perhaps this time it will come to pass.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#15 posted 03-26-2014 03:30 PM

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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