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Blog entry by RonPage posted 05-02-2008 11:45 AM 1495 reads 0 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After spending a few weeks here, I have to admit I don’t quite get it. This is supposed to be a woodworking forum where people exchange ideas, information and knowledge, right?

I posted a question regarding cabinet hinge placement: 114 reads and two responses that basically answered nothing. Someone else posted the question as to what we have for breakfast: 1675 reads and 164 responses.

Lots of people post pictures of their projects and lots of other people comment as to how well they were done. Lots of others seem to like visiting. Is that about it?

-- Ron, Bakersfield, CA. Measure twice, cut twice anyway.

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#1 posted 05-02-2008 12:16 PM

I posted my answer on your question

there are different catagories which answer and or show different questions

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 05-02-2008 12:17 PM

You know, Ron, sometimes the planets aren’t aligned just right and a question just slips through the cracks. I’d advise you to try posting your question over in the forums, which is more of an information-sharing kind of place, as opposed to your personal blog.

I’ve had that happen too, where the answer I hoped for never came. However, please don’t base your impression of LumberJocks based on that one experience.

But my experience with LumberJocks is that yes, the jocks give you a lot of encouragement in your journey. At the same time, many jocks are committed to helping people out and giving tips or criticism when requested.

-- Eric at

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#3 posted 05-02-2008 12:31 PM

since you posted a comment on your hinge post that brought it back to the top of the pulse . i read it and made my comment . sometimes a post can get buried 3 or 4 pages deep in the pulse where a lot of people dont get the time to go back to . if this happens to your post make a comment and it will bring it back to the top . the breakfast post if you check the date has probably been going on for a couple months which is why it has so many comments . no matter what you post you will always get many more reads than comments always ! lastly , i dont eat breakfast nor care what anyone else eats for breakfast which is why i had time to read both your posts and comment on them ! now i must go to work . dont get dicouraged my friend , this really is the best woodworking forum on the net !

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#4 posted 05-02-2008 02:00 PM

I must agree with mrtrim. Since I have been a member I have had many more looks than comments. I try to answer as many blogs and such as I can, but they come through the listing so quickly that many pass me by between visits. Also remember that many here are new wood workers and might not know the answer to the question. The forum is the correct place to post a question. It seems to move a little slower than the blog area. So it stays around longer.
Hope this helps.

-- JJohn

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#5 posted 05-02-2008 03:02 PM

A lot of times I look only because the advice I have was already posted. If I had any advice that is.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#6 posted 05-02-2008 03:18 PM

Yup, MrTrim, jjohn and Dadoo have got it… sometimes it gets buried because the site is so massive… even if I find it, if someone has answered it (what I would have typed or similar), then I’ll move on. If you feel like you need an answer, then reply to your own topic during the morning or the evening (when the most jocks seem to be on), and it will bring it to the top of the pulse in order to bring it back before the crowd.

Here's the link to Ron's question, should anyone want to go there...

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#7 posted 05-02-2008 03:49 PM

That’s not the reason I missed it …. I was intimidated by your dashingly good looks you hunk. OK just missed it.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#8 posted 05-02-2008 04:46 PM


I’m pretty sure now that you only addressed your question to the experts in a light hearted fashion. But, if I had read your question the first time around, I, being another rookie, would not have answered because you asked for expert opinions. Now, I’m going to follow the link SteveKorz (not you, hmmm, that’s interesting) provided and answer your question anyway. Don’t give up on us yet, we’re just busy sometimes too.

-- Jim

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#9 posted 05-02-2008 05:30 PM

Maybe there isn’t any “correct” answer for your question, so people hesitate to answer for fear of being wrong
and looking foolish.

Looks at Ryans project. 83233 views and only 108 connents. That’s only 1 comment per 770 views.

Click for details

The post about breakfast, is mainly a joke that people are playing along with.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Peter Oxley

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#10 posted 05-02-2008 05:33 PM

I can’t think of a single friend or acquaintance with whom I am always serious or only discuss a single topic. Yes, I come here because it is a group of woodworkers and I like to talk shop, but I certainly expect other topics, joking, and general visiting as well. If I might paraphrase … all wood and no play makes LJ a dull site.

One thing I like about the people on this site is that most are modest enough not to try to bluff an answer. Maybe if the question asked for an opinion (“how do you do it”) instead of asking for a rule (“is there a formula”), more people would chime in.

To add to GaryK’s recent post, Ryan’s project broke the rules! You can’t steam bend softwoods.

-- -- --

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#11 posted 05-02-2008 07:08 PM

That post about breakfast is a joke? Oh, man, thats it I’m done with this site…


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#12 posted 05-02-2008 09:48 PM

the best place i found to ask a question is in the coffee lounge as most people visit the most
but good luck sorting your hinges out

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#13 posted 05-02-2008 10:43 PM

Hi, everyone. Thanks for all the great feedback!

Apparently I posted my question in the wrong area. I’m fairly new here and didn’t realize there are several areas in which to post.

This post wasn’t meant to be a whining session on my part. I just didn’t understand why a breakfast question on a woodworking site would garner more interest than a woodworking question.

Thanks for all the advice!

This morning’s breakfast was a pot of coffee and half a pack of cigarettes :)

-- Ron, Bakersfield, CA. Measure twice, cut twice anyway.

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#14 posted 05-02-2008 11:46 PM

How that we have this settled. GO PUT SOME CLOTHES ON !!! You’r making most of us look bad.

-- JJohn

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#15 posted 05-03-2008 12:50 AM

and while your at it take some hair off ! same reason , lol

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