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Blog entry by BigTiny posted 05-26-2011 11:36 AM 2736 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings all.

A short while back, I posted a nasty blog about folks who try to abuse this place by using it to promote their own commercial interests. My feelings on that matter haven’t changed. One individual I singled out was Andydachippie, who posted about 18 “projects” in his first couple of hours here, each consisting of a single picture and a line or two of description, followed by his signature line that plugs his commercial web site.

Well, Andy has since contacted me with his wishes to be a better member here and seems to be “getting it” now.

I take little, if any, credit for the change. I’m sure it would have eventually gotten through to him, or else he would have left from lack of results from his ads. Thankfully, he seems to be going the former way rather than the latter. I say “thankfully” as I think he truly has a gift in model designing and building and can become a very valuable asset to the LJ site. I never said he didn’t have talent, I was just objecting to his methods here. Since those have changed, let me send him a resounding WELCOME

I look forward to seeing more of his magnificent model cars and really hope he finds the time to do a multi part “how to” blog on making them here.

We’ve spoken in private about the possibility of him doing a motorcycle model, and I have my fingers crossed that he does, and that it turns out as good as his car models have. If he does a step by step on an Indian Chief, I for one intend to try making one myself. It was my first bike back in the day.

As I’ve said before, I’m the first to bitch when I see something wrong, so it is only fair that the opposite also be true. In the spirit of that, let me say a heart ”WELCOME ABOARD” to our new brother LJ, Andydachippie. May he long be a contributor here, and may he get as much enjoyment out of his membership here as I have!

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!



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jackass

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#1 posted 05-26-2011 11:54 AM

Thankyou Big Tiny, it takes a BIG man to admit what you just admitted. I agree wholeheartedly. Also welcome to Andydachippie, you will enjoy this site. Big Tiny, hope you have survived the floods in Winnipeg, our thoughts and prayers are with you, as well as many more disasterous happenings around the world. Very unusual times we are encountering, earthquakes, volcanoes, floods and fires, mabey someone is trying to tell us something.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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gardentiger

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#2 posted 05-26-2011 01:48 PM

Thanks Tony Soprano,
We are all trying to live up to your expectations. Is there a way to block a member so we don’t have to hear constant complaining from folks who don’t otherwise have a life?

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Bertha

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#3 posted 05-26-2011 01:54 PM

There is, GardenTiger. Click on the Member “home” under the avatar. You’ll see the block button right there. When Andy was under the gun, I sent him a PM encouraging him to weather the storm. He’s a talented guy. The website stuff never bothered me but I’m just here, just like y’all.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 05-26-2011 08:30 PM

Hi Jackass.

No problem with the floods at casa Tiny, thank the Almighty Carpenter. We’re in one of the higher parts of town, about a mile and a half from the river. Worst we get is some dampnessin the basement during the rainy season.

Hi Bertha.

I agree Andy is a talented guy, as I said above, which is why I posted the original blog, to encourage him to “get with the program.” Maybe my tactic was using an elephant gun to kill a mosquito, but when my back pain is getting to me I develop a short fuse and tend to lead with my lip. Get it out and over with. Andy’s first exposure here just hit me the wrong way and I said so. Since he has changed his tactics, I’ve changed my post accordingly. Had he posted a bunch of garbage, it probably wouldn’t have hit me the same way, but seeing such a talented potential being used in such away seemed to me to be a terrible waste. I hate waste.

As I said above, I look forward to seeing more of his work, and hope he will grace us with a”how to” series on one of those wonderful cars he makes. I’d love to take a shot at making a couple based on vehicles that have special places in my heart, like my ‘49 Ford half ton pick up “Cuddles”. That truck had a personality all its own. She was a lady. There is also my old ‘49 Indian, my ‘79 Honda CB-750-K and my ‘84 Goldwing Aspencade. Of course, adding these to my “to do list” could mean years before I get to them… (so many dreams, so little time)

GardenTiger:

If you don’t like what I post, nobody is holding a gun to your head. Just don’t read it. It’s a free web.

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Bertha

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#5 posted 05-26-2011 08:32 PM

Back pain will bring the kindest soul to his end. I sincerely hope you can find some relief. I completely understand the intent of your original post and didn’t find it distasteful, as some apparently did. I’m just glad we’ve got a new LJ with some talent:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 05-26-2011 08:37 PM

Hmmmm

As Meg Ryan

said in Joe verses the volcano

“I have no response to that” :)

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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S4S

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#7 posted 05-27-2011 12:16 AM

Let your thoughts soar with the wind , then upside down , then out of focus,
then sideways , Bottle lenzed , then bearded , Cartooned , then Upright, Like a beautiful Rainbow .

BigTiny, hope your back is feeling better soon .

a1Jim : Love those icon changes ! That is some nice conceptional art !

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#8 posted 05-27-2011 12:48 AM

Good job Big Tiny. Sometimes I think that it would be a good idea if the senior members would introduce themselves to a new member and offer to be a big brother or sister and take them under there wing and explain site indicate to them. I know myself ,I was so excited to be here that I wanted to post every project I did as fast as I could because it was awesome that complete strangers would actually comment on my projects. I stumbled across a debate in the pulse area that saved me from being guilty of this over sight. It’s people like yourself and other LJ’s that make me proud to be a member here.

-- I started off with nothing I have most of it left

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S4S

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#9 posted 05-27-2011 01:17 AM

Pardon me , I meant to say ‘conceptual art ’ , a1Jim .

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BigTiny

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#10 posted 05-27-2011 01:35 AM

Hi again Bertha.

First, it is unlikely they will be giving me any relief any time soon for the back as it is a progressive condition.

As for being “glad we have a new LJ with some talent”, I’m afraid I must disagree. He doesn’t have some talent, he’s got a lot of talent.

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#11 posted 05-27-2011 05:01 PM

I need to weigh in here. Big Tiny there are many different people on this site. I myself am not a “talk about your feelings” kinda guy while others are, thats fine. If commenting and blogging are your thing, by all means knock yourself out. I can tell you that for me, the projects tab is 90% of my time here, seeing others projects gets my creativity flowing and I get pleasure out of that. Andydachippy has 31 projects so far, you have 2 and one is not even a woodworking project. You have 4 blogs dedicated to complaining about a new member and the Royal Wedding. There are many who obviously get allot out of your contributions, and I am not saying they are not valuable, just understand that guys like me get allot out of Andydachippys’ as well. Try not to speak for everyone here.

PS. Ironic that when gardentiger called you out, you told him “If you don’t like what I post, nobody is holding a gun to your head. Just don’t read it. It’s a free web”......maybe you should take your own advise.

-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother

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Bertha

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#12 posted 05-27-2011 05:12 PM

StevieP doesn’t like blogging; certainly his right. I used to feel the exact same way but I somehow (ashamedly) got pulled into it and I can’t get out:) I really like your motto, StevieP; I’m so clueless that I have to periodically check to make sure I have pants on. Thanks for your thoughts, Al.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Bertha

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#13 posted 05-27-2011 05:12 PM

And if we’re handing out Big Brothers, I want Paul Sellers. ;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#14 posted 05-29-2011 10:41 AM

StevieP;

As for me “speaking for everyone here”, I suggest you go read the title of the original blog, the part about ”One member’s opinion”. It’s self explanatory, or should be. I never meant it to be anything else. I can speak for myself, nobody else, and would never wish to.

As for the quantity of my projects, if you have a magic wand that will cure a chronic and acute lower back disease, I’m sure Johns Hopkins would be interested, as would I, most definitely. Perhaps you are healthy enough to be able to work in your shop whenever you wish. If so, consider yourself fortunate. Not all of us are so lucky. I would love nothing more than to be able to go downstairs and work in my shop. Heck, I’d be happy to be able to stand for more than a few minutes before suffering blinding pain. I’d love to be able to sit at a table or desk to type my entries here instead of having to type with one hand laying down. I’d love to be able to walk more than 20 feet without having to get into my wheelchair. I’d love not to have to take so many narcotics just to keep from screaming that I put my life at risk. One of my long time dreams was to own a Honda Goldwing. Well, I own one now, but it hasn’t turned a wheel in three years due to my back problem. The last year I had it on the road, I put a grand total of about 300 miles on it for the entire season.

The disease I suffer from is called “inter vertebral spurs” and involves sharp growths of bone between the vertebrae of the lower back that pinch the nerves, causing extreme pain. That pain is constant, and is made worse by standing, walking or sitting. The bone growths are progressive, meaning they are getting worse and worse with time, and will eventually cease to respond to even the strongest narcotics. The most common cause of death among those suffering from this problem is suicide, as the pain becomes unendurable once the drugs stop helping.

I’m not posting this for sympathy. I don’t want any. I just want you (and anyone else who wants to know) why I take part here. If I can’t work in my shop, I can at least do the second best and take part vicariously through this place. I can offer advice in areas I know something about, and learn something new in areas I don’t from others here who are generous enough to share.

Am I quick to bitch about something sometimes?

Wouldn’t you be if you had been in severe pain for going on 15 years, with that pain growing continually worse and knowing that, barring some breakthrough in medicine, what awaited you?

I try to keep it in check, but some days are bad enough that I just speak my mind. I figure some of what I’ve done in my past life earned me the right. Of course, freedom of speech doesn’t guarantee an audience. As I said, if anyone doesn’t want to read what I post, they have that right. It was paid for at a price most people don’t understand. The currency was the lives of young men and women. Cherish that right, as I do the right to speak freely, and as you should. People in the middle east are dieing in the streets trying to obtain that right for them and their children. Our fight for it was fought generations ago. Be glad you don’t have to make the payment.

Maybe it’s ironic that this discussion is taking place on the American vet’s day.

Paul

Paul

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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