I’d like to react to tiny issue that happened between Dick and Cabinetman yesterday.
(Now I see that you explained it together here. I’m happy for that – thanks!)
Coffee Lounge is here for off-topic discussions – as the description states ”Need a break from all the standing and wood dust?”. So there is nothing wrong with posting something that is not 100% woodworking related there. Just don’t overdo it, please ;) On the other hand, it’d be unacceptable to post only off-topic entries to the blogs, projects or other forum topics.
Secondly, everybody can enable or disable the email notifications in the Account section or even remove anybody from the buddy list.
I know that the growth of our site will result in many challenges. One of them is the growing amount of notification emails. I’m aware of this problem and am already researching and thinking about the best way to solve it. In the end it must be easy to stay in the loop with the activity on the site while keeping the number of generated emails at minimum. Some additions to our Pulse may be the way to go (like read/unread activity, filters to view just your buddies’ activities etc.). It just takes some time and right now I’m paying attention to Awards voting process and other related issues.
Don’t forget that you can contact me anytime with any question or concern through PM. I’m always happy to respond as many of you can confirm. If the feature request or idea is good I will add it to LJ todo list.. on the other hand if I think that the feature is beyond the scope of LJ I will let you know as well since I like the openess. Just try to avoid any offensive responses, please. PM to Martin is better ;)
I think that such a positive and enthusiastic atmosphere of this forum is the result of having projects gallery as the core feature. I’ve discussed this with Mark DeCou few weeks ago. When any new LumberJock is so nice to present his work on this site he/she deserves the respect for it. And when you are reading any post you can immediately check the author’s work or activity log on the site. Hopefully this positive attitude will be the main characteristic of each proud LumberJock forever.