Not only is there a lot to learn, as well as an abundance of inspiration, located in the Projects, Blogs, and Forums, but there is a wealth of knowledge shared in the readers' comments as well. These messages are a vital component of our site.
What kinds of comments are okay to post?
As you will find, the LumberJocks are very supportive individuals who are also seeking to increase their woodworking knowledge. If you have a suggestion for a project, a tip, or different technique that can be used, feel free to post it in your comments. Just keep it constructive.
Remember that it's not only the person who posted the blog/project/question who will be reading the comments but others as well. Commenting is an opportunity to support, inspire, clarify, and share skills with everyone - from the experienced professional to the beginning amateur.
If you don't understand something - then ask in the comments. If one person needs more information on a topic, then there are probably a dozen others (either now or in the future) who will have the same questions!
How do I post a comment?
Underneath each entry, are the feedback comments. At the bottom of the list is where you can add your comment.
Simply type your text in the window. Format it with the "Bold" (B) and "Italics" (I) buttons and click on "Post this comment". You then have 60 minutes in which you can edit your comment. After that, it cannot be changed. Need more information on spicing up your comments? See Writing Guides.
What if I am posting a long comment and I run out of room?
Don't worry. We love long comments and all you have to do is click on the little tab below the text window: "I need more room". Then, type away to your heart's content!
How do I add a link in my comments?
Highlight the word(s) in your comment that you want to use to create the link.
- Click on the little "link" icon beside the "I" (italics) button
- In the pop-up window, type the http address for the link
- Click "OK" and the link is inserted
Need more information on spicing up your comments? See Writing Guides.
How do I add (embed) a picture in my comments?
To embed pictures to your comments, the pictures MUST be located elsewhere on the internet. You cannot upload pictures from your computer directly to comments (photos for your projects and your workshop can be added from your computer). Online photo albums such as Flickr and Photobucket are examples of sites where you can store your photos.
- Click on the picture icon (next to the link button)
- Type the address location for the image you are going to use into the pop-up window
- Click "OK"
- In the next pop-up window, enter a brief description of the picture (this will be displayed when the cursor moves over the picture)
- Click "OK"
- In the next pop-up window, if you want the picture to link to another site type the "http" address and if you don't want to include a link just leave it empty
- Click "OK" and you are done
Note: See the little tab "Open Mini-browser"? Click on it and you can search for your online pictures right there where you are working. There is also a quick link to some of the favorite online photo albums.
I've followed the above directions for embedding a picture, but it's not working. Now what? Here is a more detailed description to help with the process.
Can I use other people's pictures?
All copyright rules apply here at LumberJocks.com and YOU are responsible for ensuring that they are followed. Most authors/photographers will provide you with information on how they want their pictures /information to be used. Here is one site that provides some copyright information.
Can I mark my favorites for future reference?
Oh yes you can! Simply click on "Add to favorites" located under the post title. You can then add a note and save it to your list.
To view your favorites, click on "Favorites" in your personal toolbar and they will be listed there. This is a great feature! You can read more about it here.