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Forum topic by KnotCurser posted 09-10-2014 07:04 PM 2587 views 0 times favorited 51 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-10-2014 07:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question problem

For the last few days I have noticed two huge issues on the project pages:

1) I’ve been getting a terrible pop-up with every page I navigate to – that’s gotta stop!

2) Unless I’ve logged in, I can’t click on the additional project pics and either switch views or enlarge stuff.

I direct my new clients to my project page and now they aren’t permitted to look trough my posted pics?

What gives?


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#1 posted 09-10-2014 07:06 PM

Not uncommon at all. Many, MANY sites do that. Car forums, tool forums, etc.

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#2 posted 09-10-2014 07:16 PM

Yeah, but I’ve been on this site for YEARS and only NOW it’s happened? What gives???

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#3 posted 09-10-2014 08:58 PM

I agree that this is a terrible change for the LJ site. Let’s vote to go back to the original.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab.

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#4 posted 09-10-2014 09:11 PM

If you’re logged in you don’t see the popup.
If you have a side business woodworking why not have a web site for that business. Directing your clients to see your projects on LJ’s allows them to also search for and look at other peoples projects and possibly take there business elsewhere. If you are in business you never willingly send a new client someplace else.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 09-10-2014 09:29 PM

Try this application to remove text enhancements and “pop ups”

its downloadable and if you want to make a donation its included

Incidently I raised a concern some months ago about the ability of casual viewers who were not logged in being able to check out LJs workshops in particular, and their contents and also their address right tothe front door via Google without any traceability.

I guess this is great if they want to bring around a bandsaw or similar, however it there is a more sinister overtone its a concern.

I found this mouse hole quite by accident when showing my son around the site as I realised he was not logged in but could see everything.

Dont forget you can set your PC to auto log in these days to avoid the problem to some extent, will not stop text enhancment or pop ups though.

Thats part of the world we live in look at something on the PC and you will get tracked and receive return notifications. Ebay for example.

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 09-10-2014 10:05 PM

Johnstonb says it the best. If you are not in control of what the client sees you are not protecting yourself. Now a days it is easy to set yourself up online and it is very, very cheap. Do what he says.

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#7 posted 09-10-2014 10:18 PM

Just want to say that this is a terrible change. Being able to view all project photos should not be a registered-users-only feature. There are already more than enough advertisements on this site, do they really need to restrict picture bandwidth that much? Lumberjocks management seems to be going downhill, sadly. The pop-up newsletter registration thing is quite obnoxious as well, saw it several times today.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#8 posted 09-10-2014 10:21 PM

It is part of membership having all the bells and whistles. If you do not want to take the time to log in (It remembers you and your password to make it simple) just accept the limitations it gives.

Not being snotty just saying not everyone can look at whatever is on the site.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#9 posted 09-11-2014 05:32 AM

2) Unless I’ve logged in, I can’t click on the additional project pics and either switch views or enlarge stuff.

Just another BS change to turn people off and drive them away….....................

-- mike...............

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#10 posted 09-11-2014 05:39 AM

Bunch of whiners. Free site with a ton of info and you begrudge the owners their sign in rule. Unbelievable…and, not only does Knotcurser want all the freebies but he also wants LJ’s to serve as his personal business site. Once again, unbelievable… Y’all need to come back to reality.

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#11 posted 09-12-2014 01:39 AM

I have to admit I’m disappointed. I send links to projects to family and friends and usually post them to Facebook. I’ll just load the pics separately on FB with this change and not link to LJs for projects.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#12 posted 09-12-2014 10:48 AM

Really? We are a “Bunch of whiners”???? DKV, you have NO idea what you are talking about. I don’t want all the freebies, nor do I want LJ’s to serve as my business site. What I stated is that sometimes, if I wish to quickly show-off my work, I will direct potential NEW clients to LJ’s as all of my stuff is displayed nicely in a single location and they can also see all the comments from other woodworkers about my projects. I’m not worried at all about competition from other members – if a client wishes to go with someone else, so be it.

I already have a number of web pages for my business which I will direct clients to as well – it’s just nice to give them another location that has all of my stuff on it – and up until this point was easy to navigate and view.

I’ll also echo what Charles said – I have a lot of friends and family that have a link to my projects page. Why should they have to become members just to view my work?

I really doubt any of the “owners” of this site will be reading this, but if they are, just know that you are losing quite a bit of revenue since there are a ton of folks like me who can no longer share their stuff with relatives and friends – all of which would have seen your banner ads and now won’t.

And DKV – you need to lighten up a bit.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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#13 posted 09-12-2014 11:28 AM

Is that what has happened? I thought it was simply something to do with my iPad.

Last time I tried I could only be logged in on one device at a time. I am currently logged in on my PC, and I remain logged in it it at all times (I never log out), but I frequently look at LJs on my iPad as well – without being logged in because I do not like the process of entering username and password every time. So that means I can no longer use my iPad to look at projects without the inconvenience of logging on one device or the other.

That’s not an improvement, it it?

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#14 posted 09-12-2014 12:13 PM

The technical management of this site is nothing less than ridiculous. (My favs are the winter award badge and the new timestamps…)
I could write down assorted negative things about LJs nowadays. But since “they” proved (see here , here and here) that they don’t really care about LJs, it would be a huge waste of my time. :-((( So sad.
One thing though. People used to say without a nanosecond of hesitation (me included) that LJs is the best place on the WWW. Ask them now… A serious part of their disappointment derives from technical issues.
Don’t be so disappointed, Bob. There’s always another solution.
It is simply not necessary to use more than one (that’s the cover photo) of the six photo slots.
Use embedded photos. Use either the built in photo upload in the story box, or use links from your own photo gallery. I use picasa because the photos can be resized simply by rewriting part of the link. This allows me to use the image and the link formatting syntax nested in each other.
The syntax: ”! AddressOfSmallPic !”: AddressOfLargerPic [Without spaces]

Even better: you can add descriptions, too! The syntax: ”! AddressOfSmallPic(Description) !”: AddressOfLargerPic [Without spaces]
Like this:
Bob aka KnotCurser

Real example: the post of our kitchen.

I must say that I’m a little afraid of sharing this – they might “fix” this, too. (Pun intended.)

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#15 posted 09-12-2014 12:20 PM


I fully agree with your description of the “modern times” on this site.

I think instead of going through all my old projects (over 300) and imbedding stuff, I’m going to pick out what I want and go to a new portfolio website and start over with my own design.

I’ll still be a LJ’s member, but I can state for certain that I won’t be posting as much, nor commenting as much.

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

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