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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 07-24-2008 10:19 PM 1215 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Take part in our LumberJocks Survey! Please take the time to complete our short survey of 20 easy questions, the more responses we get, the better we can make LumberJocks.com.

And, to thank you for your input, we are picking three survey respondents at random to win some very cool prizes from LumberJocks and DuraGrit!

Not to worry: This survey does not ask for any personal information.
Personal information can be defined as any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address, an e-mail address or other contact information.

Click here to open the survey

Thanks!

IMPORTANT UPDATE

My apologies for a small error… I sent the survey a little hastily without adding in the final question:
“To be entered into the draw for prizes, please enter your LumberJocks nickname: ”
...it was added shortly after.

For those of you who filled out the survey and did not see the section asking for your LJ Nickname, please send me a PM.




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Max

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#1 posted 07-24-2008 10:26 PM

Done!!!!

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Tom Adamski

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#2 posted 07-24-2008 10:32 PM

Sorry Martin, no can do… With internet cookies, it is too easy to track personal information even without entering it, and without it being on a secure server it is just too much of a risk for profiing customers and endless spam.

Tom

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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Roper

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#3 posted 07-24-2008 10:37 PM

i just finished so lets hope that doesn’t happen, right martin.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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Martin Sojka

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#4 posted 07-24-2008 10:38 PM

Why spam, Tom? We’re not asking for the email address in the survey.

And cookies are used by each membership based site on the Internet anyways. Not just by surveys.

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johnjoiner

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#5 posted 07-24-2008 11:05 PM

Hi Martin.

What puzzles me is how you’ll get those prizes to respondents if personal info isn’t given or gathered when one does the survey. I was just able to take the survey without having logged into lumberjocks since I cleared all cookies/passwords and restarted my browser.

-- johnjoiner

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Russel

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#6 posted 07-24-2008 11:12 PM

I’m Done.

I’ll add some information as well. Cookies are not just for spam or personal information. They are a mechanism for web pages within a site to talk to each other. The information is obviously for advertisers, but LumberJocks needs advertisers to stay free and if Martin can provide valuable information to them, then he can continue to maintain and increase the functionality of LumberJocks. As for distribution of prizes, the survey asks for your LumberJocks nickname so that Martin can get the prizes to the right people.

The internet is a scary place, but I figure if you can’t trust Martin and LumberJocks, then who can you trust?

That would be my perspective.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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Zuki

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#7 posted 07-24-2008 11:18 PM

Done

I agree 110% with Russel. He took the words right off of my fingertips.

Martin is one straight up kind of guy.

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

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Martin Sojka

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#8 posted 07-24-2008 11:18 PM

johnjoiner, you’re right.

My apologies for a small error… I sent the survey a little hastily without adding in the final question:

“To be entered into the draw for prizes, please enter your LumberJocks nickname: “

...it was added shortly after.

IMPORTANT: For those of you who filled out the survey and did not see the section asking for your LJ Nickname, please send me a PM.

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Roper

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#9 posted 07-24-2008 11:24 PM

i would be one of those people.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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Napaman

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#10 posted 07-25-2008 12:41 AM

done…if providing potential advertisers information…great…I dont mind a banner ads along the sides and tops…

as long as the editorial content of the web page is produced by the membership that is all that matters…

if you read a review and you trust the lj that wrote it…great…

good luck martin…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Marcel T

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#11 posted 07-25-2008 12:58 AM

Done!

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rtb

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#12 posted 07-25-2008 01:02 AM

I guess the next time the shrinks sit down they will have to come up with a fancy sounding name for internet paranoia. I mean if you have information that you don’t want out then don’t keep it on your computer. as far as spam goes browsers today, with a small effort on your part, they can block most spam. with this type of survey there is no one who gives a hoot about any of us as individuals but rather us as a group so thier marketing can be focused in those area where it will at least get read. Perhaps those who can’t see this would perfer if we had to all kick in to support the site ?

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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Tom Adamski

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#13 posted 07-25-2008 01:10 AM

Martin, My apologies if I implied you or Lumberjocks would spam. I believe that you are an honorable person. A while back, I filled out demographic questionair (“with no personal info”) before, just to have a rush of spam, and even people calling me to sell me something. Fluke? Maybe. I would prefer not to confirm my suspicions…

Tom

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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Martin Sojka

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#14 posted 07-25-2008 01:19 AM

I know those things happen on Internet, Tom. Sorry to hear about your case.
The survey is not asking any sensitive privacy questions and is voluntary so you can decide whether to participate or not.

Keep enjoying the site ;)

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Tom Adamski

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#15 posted 07-25-2008 01:23 AM

rtb, thank you for the personal view of internet marketing, even if it is dead wrong. You may want to educate yourself to the ways of internet marketing and electronic tracking. Paranoid? no, I don’t think so. I just choose not to be bothered by people who have a a limited scope of my personal traits, that feel empowered to sell me somthing over the phone while I wish to have dinner with my family. Another note… If paranoia was an issue, I guess I should not use my real name… I guess I could use rtb… Nope, someone beat me to it.

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsman can hide his mistakes.

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