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Blog entry by Blake posted 2349 days ago 976 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This blog is in response to dlcarver's blog about his postings. He was worried about “overpowering the site” by rapidly posting several of his older projects. I also posted this on his blog, but I wanted to open it up for discussion here as well.

dlcarver,

You bring up an interesting point. Let me start by saying that I did the same thing when I joined a few months ago. As soon as I found this place, I got so excited that I went back and took photos of as many of my recent or past projects as I could and posted them. It is great to have a place like this to showcase one’s work.

There was an opinionated blog posted a couple weeks ago by another LJ complaining about the very same thing… that new members were posting too many of there projects at once, and it was flooding the “projects” area.

Since this is a relatively common thing for new members to do, I tend look at it with a positive spin: I see it as a new member’s right to have a kind of “break-out” debut. It happens all the time in “projects,” where half the page is from one person. In my opinion, it gives those of us who have been here a while a chance to really get to know a persons “portfolio” and be introduced to their style through a whole body of work.

I kind of like it and see nothing wrong with it. The fact that you are aware of it shows consideration. So in my opinion, post away.

Everyone else: Feel free to comment in agreement or disagreement.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com



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lazyfiremaninTN

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#1 posted 2349 days ago

Absolutely agree, well said.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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RobS

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#2 posted 2349 days ago

Wait…..you can post projects on this site?

Ha.. It doesn’t bother me. Anytime I come back to the site after an absence, I simply browse through the projects page until I get back to the last project I looked at, regardless of who posted them and how many each person did post.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 2349 days ago

well said Blake.

my thoughts are keep them coming. ....not that I want to see 10 pen projects in a row.

I’ve seen some folks who bunch their turnings into one project posting and that is cool to see too.

Hint-Hint-Hint

Martin might consider changing the project view page and increase the number of projects per page.
Right now it is at 12 per page. 24, 60 or 120 per page would be a good enhancement.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Blake

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#4 posted 2349 days ago

I like that idea, more projects on the project page… just might load slower for those of us with dino-dial-up (including me). Search engines like Google give you the option of how many thumbnails you would like to view per page… maybe an option like that would work… But I digress.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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gusthehonky

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#5 posted 2349 days ago

From my viewpoint, being new to the site, I’m carefully reviewing projects I could deem fit for posting. I’m amazed at many of the projects I’ve viewed in the past month. Hope my work will only enhance the the collection of projects on hand. Soooooo glad I’ve stumbled upon this refuge for topnotch design. Posts will come after clear pictures and methods for posting are ironed out. Sooner than later I hope. Ciao, G…..............

-- Ciao, gth.

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Dorje

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#6 posted 2349 days ago

I’m with Blake – “Post away”

I think that’s what the site is for!

It doesn’t bring harm to anyone…only more viewing pleasure!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Kevin Violette

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#7 posted 2349 days ago

Blake that is an excellent way of putting it…. a showcase of a new Lj’s portfolio! I say to each and everyone post away!!! I have a friend who visits the site quite often but she will not join for she does not think that her work is “good enough”. I keep telling don’t be rediculous post your work, get feedback and criticism so you can grow as a woodworker.

-- Kevin -- (http://www.furniturebykevin.com)

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grovemadman

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#8 posted 2348 days ago

I agree with you Blake, and yes I did the same thing. I still have more projects to post, but now I am afraid I will alienate myself from some people. I personally like seeing all the projects and I think they enhance us and give us Ideas for which we can formulate new projects. Even the simplest project may spur my creativity and help me create something I might have just sat on for years!

-- --Chuck

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Tony

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#9 posted 2348 days ago

Here Here!. With so many LJs now, it is a full time job just to keep up with all the postings – So a few extra projects at the beginning of a LJs membership, is not going to makle much difference to the overall scheme of things. Keep them comming in please, there are some real “Gems” out there

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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Scott Bryan

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#10 posted 2348 days ago

I agree with Blake. Post away. The intent of this site is to showcase our work. It doesn’t matter whether it was created yesterday or 30 years ago. It is still an original piece that deserves to be added to a members gallery.

To tell the truth I would like to see projects posted individually. Multiple projects listed in the same posting do not allow enough photos to adequately showcase the projects, individually. I know all this opens up more review possibilities but that is the purpose for this site.

Bring ‘em on.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Grant Davis

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#11 posted 2348 days ago

Nicely said Blake and add me to the list of people that want pictures posted. Like many others I never tire of looking at other LJ’s projects. Regardless of what it is. There are more and more of us everyday and I for one have seen some very interesting projects that I might not have seen had they not been posted here. So regardless of ones skill level I would like to see them.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 2348 days ago

yah.. post away: that’s what the section is for… and for the viewer, if they don’t want to look closer at the project, just move on to the next.

and as for “quality” of the project, the LumberJocks come in all shape and sizes (skills and techniques).. we are beginners and master craftsmen. (I’m of the beginner category) and I’ve said this before and I’ll say this again – no matter how sad my work has been I have never been made to feel unwelcome or that my project posting has been a waste of someone’s time.. I’ve always been made to feel like I belong here, right from day 1.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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John Gray

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#13 posted 2348 days ago

Post away I love looking at projects…...if one does not interest you just don’t open that one.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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RAH

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#14 posted 2348 days ago

In my own selfish way, when my project was bumped, so quick, I had hurt feelings. I got over that quick and discovered the project page, myself or anyone can go and review any and all projects. Post away and I will keep my ego in check (it’s a male thing).

-- Ron Central, CA

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mtnbikecrash

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#15 posted 2348 days ago

Post away guys. The nice thing about the projects page is that each project has a picture associated with it. It doesn’t take long to look at the photo and determine if it is something you want to spend time reading about or not.

“Different Strokes fo different Folks”

-- JD - Sand Springs, OK - "You can't steer a car that isn't moving..." Unknown

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