I am a member of several on-line forums. I belong to a photography forum, Notre Dame football forum, A Military forum, and LumberJocks.
I am retired, with a computer within easy walking distance to my refrigerator, I visit them all on a daily basis. Each forum has its benefits.
The photography forum is a place to learn photographic techniques and post photos.
The Notre Dame site is a place to discuss all things Notre Dame football. Frequent trolls make that place annoying at times, and the way the Irish have been playing make it annoying at other times.
I have two sons in the military and my third son wants to follow their footsteps, so the Military forum helps me keep up with policies, procedures, and news from the military.
I enjoy them all. Since a friend (aka Boxguy) led me to LumberJocks, it has become my most frequent forum. I thoroughly enjoy checking the new posts several times during the day. I also post a project every now and then. It is very gratifying to hear compliments on my work and to learn from so many fantastic woodworkers.
The bickering, boasting, and boorish behavior found on my other forums just doesn’t exist here. I am drawing the conclusion that the most generous, caring, and sharing folks tend to be woodworkers! Since I’ve been here I have been fortunate to learn from so many of you. I can’t name you all, but the talent level here is astounding. My mentor Boxguy, Greg the Cajun Boxmaker, Gary the Wiz, Wanda Sowry, A1Jim, Delayne Peck, Blackie, Monte Pittman, and so many others have been real inspirations.
So this is my thanks to all of you. I really appreciate having such a friendly and helpful place to spend time. I look forward to seeing more of your creations and hope to meet more of you.
All my best,
-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana