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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 01-17-2007 09:35 PM 1530 reads 0 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would like to spice up the LumberJocks membership by adding the Membership Levels based on the number of postings. The achieved level would be always displayed near the buddy icon to highlight the status of each jock. Here is something like my initial idea (the numbers are the number of postings by the jock):

  • 0-10 – Newbie
  • 11-100 – Addict
  • 101 – 1000 – Enthusiast
  • 1001 – 5000 – Wizard
  • 5001 and more – Guru

Any ideas on this? Maybe we can come up with different, woodworking themed titles.. or maybe you can suggest different numbers. Let’s hear the ideas ;)

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#1 posted 01-17-2007 10:18 PM

Hi Marten;
—-just wondering aloud here?! If my calculations are correct and on course, then I’m wondering what happens after achieving guru status?

Ha! Yes, according to my numbers, Don since signing on Dec. 18, 2006 has already hit at 388, Wow!!! Now if he keeps going at this rate with just a few extra postings thrown in for good measure….., and no-more computer crashes, then 388×12 = 4656, plus those extra’s for good measure, then we will have a guru by or before 2008. So again I’m wondering, what comes after Guru, maybe TOP DOG AT THE WOODPILE OF TIMBERJOCKS.....of course Dick is on his way also, so maybe we need, TOP DOGS AT THE WOODPILE OF LUMBERJOCKS....

Well, again what can I say, just thinking aloud….happens when you work all day alone in the woods.

-- --frank, NH,

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 01-17-2007 11:31 PM

How about,”Has Huge Scrap Bin”, . “High Gloss Finish” ”Has the Most Tools”_ ”Thinks he has the most Tools”*
I think I’m getting silly.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 01-17-2007 11:43 PM

How about:
0-50 Newbie
51-100 Enthusiast (one who is enthusiastic)
101-500 Addict (One who cannot survive without it, might even steal from your wood pile)
501-1000 Master Lumberfreak (Awarded Lumberjock T-shirt)
1000-5000 Stick Wizard (as opposed to the other type= Get’s own personal Wand)
5001- Guru (Get’s own walking stick)

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 01-17-2007 11:51 PM

0-50 Newbie
51-100 Enthusiast
101-500 Needs to spend more time in shop
501-1000 Needs to spend alot more time in shop
1001-5000 Needs to get a life
5001+ Just plain hopeless might as well give the guy a tee shirt and set him in the corner

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#5 posted 01-18-2007 04:08 AM

LOL Obi, thats alot of free stuff…who’s gonna pay for all the free shirts and wands and walking sticks? Stick wizzard is a great title though lol. How about Grain Guru

-- Cheers

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#6 posted 01-18-2007 05:55 AM

I only said the free t-shirt because i’m 200 away. At 1001 you give them a stick and call it a wand. Anyone who spends that much time talkin doesnt spend enough time in the shop to know what a wand looks like, and a walkin stick? I got one i found on the beach, how hard is that to find?

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#7 posted 01-18-2007 07:45 AM

0-100 Shop Jockey with a broom ? Those with 0-10 were only visitors passing through.

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#8 posted 01-18-2007 10:40 AM

0 – 20 – not rated
21 – 100 Shop Sweep
101 – 250 Shop Apprentice
251 – 500 Chippy
501 – 1000 Journeyman
1001 – 2500 – LumberJock
2501 – 5000 – Master LumberJock
5002 – up – LumberJock Legend

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#9 posted 01-18-2007 02:08 PM

oh the competition!!
I kinda like Don’s idea but then I like the originals as well. I guess I’d rather be a Newbie than a Shop Sweep lol. Oh wait – that’s what I have been doing for the past year: Rick cuts and Debbie sweeps!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 01-18-2007 03:55 PM

Hey, I know I’m New here but what about the size of the project? I can post large kitchen, office, ect. Do those count a single entry? Or post a Cabinet at time. Ha Ha. I could post a hole lot real fast but it would not be fair to hog whole site. But some of my picture qualities aren’t so good of items before I got digital camera.

-- Marty Ohio

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Martin Sojka

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#11 posted 01-18-2007 04:01 PM

LOL.. you all are very creative ;)

It’d be great to have short one-word titles so I can use them similar to this example (nice looking and easy to see):

Membership Levels Draft

What do you think?

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Martin Sojka

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#12 posted 01-18-2007 04:02 PM

Marty.. right now one post is just one post.. I think that we’re not able to measure the size of the projects objectively. But maybe we will measure activity by the number of posted words or something similar in the future.

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#13 posted 01-18-2007 04:58 PM

I like the Titles on the picture Martin, I still think Shop Jockey has a certain ring to it, and hopefully inspires them to:
1) Talk more and getting them “Posts”
2) Submit more projects
This is like the B.S. sessions around the real shop like … “I once caught a fish soooo big”, which leads me to this … Work I’ve done is in the Silver Legacy Casino in Reno, Nevada. It was the Center Piece when the Casino first opened. I was working for my (ex) brother-in-law who did retro-fits for the Casinos, which is where i got my introduction to cabinets. After I built the cabinets (which are double wide slot machine stands with a Copper laminate with a patina) my (ex) brother-in-law and his pardner took them down and installed them. I did the work they got the glory.

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Mark A. DeCou

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#14 posted 01-19-2007 10:49 PM

I don’t know Martin. I think you should be counting the number of words posted, not the number of postings. I keep seeing myself falling behind, and there isn’t enough I can do to catch up. Seriously, I’m Glad that others are excited and active!


-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#15 posted 01-20-2007 12:22 AM

Mark, I have a solution for you. Your posts are very well written and usually quite long. I am not suggesting that you shorten them because your writing style is how you best express yourself.

But – why not serialize each one into parts? Part #1, Part #2, Part #3, ....Part #17etc. LOL!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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