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Blog entry by KnotCurser posted 299 days ago 1298 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been known in the past, and even recently, to “kindly remind” people who post off-topic or rule-breaking projects to lumberjocks.

While I get a bit of anger from it, mostly it’s from people asking “What’s the Harm”?

Here is what I fear – take a look at our two “sister” sites and see what they have become:

UTTERLY horrible. Enough to make the entire site a waste of time and effort.

We at LJ’s DO police ourselves and have some pretty good moderators that spend a ton of time weeding out the spammers.

Oh yeah – I also don’t want this site to look like Facebook in any way, shape or form. ;-)

Have a great weekend and Cheers!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 299 days ago


-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 299 days ago

100% right. Looks like nobody is minding the store.

...Wooooah. Looks like somebody stole my picture.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#3 posted 299 days ago

Unbelievable. Talk about a complete and utter digital wasteland.

-- Brian Timmons -

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 299 days ago

If Lumberjocks ever starts to look like those other sites I will be long gone from here.

Since those sites are supposedly run by the same people who run Lumberjocks..why in the heck to they let those sites evolve into a pile of crap?

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#5 posted 299 days ago

Wow- looks like the Bots own those sites- Thanks for what ya do!!!!!!!!

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 299 days ago

oh my I bet its awful…I think I wont look at it!!!

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#7 posted 299 days ago

Oh my … what a mess.

In the spirit of helpful advice, may I suggest that this would have been better located in the Site Feedback Forum?

Forum topics get bumped to the top of the list each time someone posts while blogs just move deeper down the list. More visibility that way.

Also, this is an excellent topic for Site Feedback.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 299 days ago

Yeah, but those sites didn’t get that way because of posts that are just breaking the rules a little bit or by people that would respond to polite requests to follow the rules. They got that way by spammers plain and simple, and they don’t care a bit about polite requests. All your reminders do is remind a few people what the rules are and irritate a few others. If you actually want to save the site from that, flag every post that looks like spam.

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#9 posted 299 days ago

+10000 there is enough of that stuff everywhere on the web!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#10 posted 299 days ago

keep up the good work! I haven’t been to the other 2 for quite a while. I can’t believe it ;-(

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 297 days ago

Wonderful policies here at LJ’s, someone should informed the sister sites, how would they get all that out of there in a reasonable time frame

-- Norman

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#12 posted 297 days ago

the sad thing is the lack of activity. Spammers will come and go but people could be posting more pics. 12 days since someone posted a pic on refurb, 7 on the gardening one.

-- So much to do, so little time.

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#13 posted 295 days ago

Lotsa worthless folks/spammers out there.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 291 days ago

As a rule of thumb….I don’t open or read off topic post….unless its one of my buddys….then… if its of bad taste….I,m minus a buddy….


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#15 posted 122 days ago

Looks like it has been cleaned up.

Although it is still a ghost town.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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