I have been a member of Ljs for some time now and I have noticed that many of the same questions keep popping up due to lots of new members and or existing members stumbling across the same problems that have been addressed in the past post. I’m more than willing to give my input on questions asked more than once but it seems that all the conflicting opinions
can be more than confusing to the person asking the questions. When someone ask a question they don’t know who to believe or where the person posting is coming from other than looking at that person.s home page to see what kind of experience the person answering has. Some times I see people answering questions that have no information on there home page and judging by their answer are reviewing tools or techniques based on theory rather than experience. Of course we can do a search on LJs or on line for answers but it seems many folks choose not to. I have noticed on line there are a number of survey web sites that can be plugged in to a post (at least that’s what they say) . If we could include them in a post and have a an area for the selection (as an example best table saw), plus an area that shows how many years the person answering has been wood working and perhaps if they are a pro or a hobbiest that would very helpful and more informative to the person asking the question and the rest of the folks reading the post . This might be something that is beyond the programmers ability to do for Lj’s even though it seems I’ve seen something similar on another woodworking site. What’s your thoughts?
-- W James Brokenbourgh Custom furniture maker http://artisticwoodstudio.com/