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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 2692 days ago 1100 reads 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know you have all been waiting for this moment. And now it’s here. It’s time to get back to school time and learn how to properly format your writings here on LumberJocks.

I’ve been pushing Ethan to the limits this week – sorry Ethan ;) – and here are the results of our great teamwork:

Read and review them carefully and let us know what you think about them.

And stay tuned for the upcoming “Using pictures” and “Using videos” guides!

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka



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Ethan Sincox

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#1 posted 2692 days ago

whew!

Ready for round… what are we on now? Three?

Oh, btw… on top of all the other things I mentioned, Martin, guess what just came in the mail today! My latest eBay purchase – a #60 1/2 Low-angle block plane! And it’s in somewhat rough shape, just waiting for me to true up the sole and sides and give it a good cleaning and sharpening!

(Speaking of addictions…)

Don’t worry, though, we’ll get those next two guides going, too!

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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Ethan Sincox

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#2 posted 2692 days ago

How about this – if I spend any time this weekend, working on the block plane, I promise I’ll take pictures, from beginning to end, and then post that as a blog, using all of the techniques from the basic formatting guide!

That should justify any time spent. I’ll call it “testing”. :)

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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BassBully

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#3 posted 2692 days ago

Martin,

For formatting text, why was it decided to manipulate text formats with things like ** instead of ?

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2692 days ago

more information is always helpful—gives the participant somewhere to go to get questions answered rather than emailing poor Martin.

My next blog, we’ll see if I can get a pix to post, although I’m sure that I’m following the correct process.
I’m positive.
Oh yes. I am RIGHT!
I am woman!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Jeff

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#5 posted 2692 days ago

The content guides are nice! Great tutorial on effective use of text editing options… Thanks for caring enough to give the tools to your users to enhance the site experience for all.

Now, at the risk of sounding like a snot-nose new guy, do you need an agreement of some sort with Veritas to use their imagery? I know people “do it all the time” but it could effectively be perceived as publishing instructions for how to steal their content… (This is the former graphic/web designer in me coming out.) I only mention it because I think building relationships with some of the better online retailers is a goal (like you have with Rockler and such) and I would hate to see that jeopardized. It’s a fine line because you do provide a link to the Veritas site. Situations like this, though, are the reason you usually see “copyright Veritas Inc. 2007; used by permission” or some such italicized comment under photos often.

This said, I don’t know LJ’s professional relationship with Veritas and maybe it’s all good. Just keeping an eye out for my new-found community. ;-)

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 2692 days ago

good point Caliper.
It’s nice that everyone here is keeping on top of things.. JUST in case!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Jeff

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#7 posted 2692 days ago

You know. Nevermind. I am a snot-nose new guy! You are just providing a URL to their image in the instructions, NOT actually saving a copy and then including it in your posting.

Maybe I should just learn how to read and pay attention to what I’m reading. My sincere apologies.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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frank

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#8 posted 2692 days ago

Hi Martin;
—-thanks for all the information contained here within….!

Both you and Ethan sure are pushing the reminder, that here at LumberJocks, the candle is burning at both ends to make this a great place for ‘workers of wood’....many thanks to both of you!

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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Obi

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#9 posted 2692 days ago

sO DOES THIS MEAN THAT WE CANT DO THING THE WAY WE’VE BEEN DOING THEM FOR THE PAST YEAR? TOO MUCH READING MAKES MY NOSE BLEED.

I know how to add a hyper link, do I have to change that now? I know how to add an image, do I have to change that?

I know how to make it bold, do I have to change that?

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#10 posted 2692 days ago

Did you guys write this just for me? That’s the nicest thing anybody has ever done.

I just did a quick read over the formatting and the how-to’s. This will help tremendously. I still have to get my photos in a location to be able to install them. That requires a little more time than I have for the next couple of days. I’ve got a deadline.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Don

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#11 posted 2692 days ago

Quote Caliper: ”...do you need an agreement of some sort with Veritas to use their imagery?”

Technically, when you refer to the image here, you are not ‘stealing’ their imagery. You are providing a link to it. You paste in the URL, and you browser take the reader to that image located on their server.

However, If you copy the image, past it into your own hosting site, then link it here, that is breaking any copyright that may be in place. But I doubt that any re-seller would mind, particularly if credit is given to the reseller’s site.

It’s sites like LumberJocks that give the re-sellers credibility.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Jeff

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#12 posted 2692 days ago

Yep. Thanks, Don. I realized my misinterpretation when I went back and read the docs more closely. I’m sure others will appreciate the clarification though. I know noone here would intentionally do such a thing.

Cheers!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Ethan Sincox

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#13 posted 2691 days ago

To answer BassBully’s first question, Martin is using the Textile markup language in his comment scripts. It is fairly user-friendly and adaptable. Considering the target audience/users, I think it was a pretty good choice.

Anyone who might be inclined to read up on it could start here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Textile_(markup_language)

...and take it from there.

Regarding the images, I tried to set them up as Don explained, and as you previously noted, Jeff, specifically in that way to avoid copyright law infringement. Since I wrote the article about a tool I actually did receive for a Christmas present, I probably could have simply used a picture of my own Bullnose plane – but it was easier, and probably more informative, to actually use an image from the Veritas website and link it back to their website. I take copyright laws very seriously, so if anyone notices anything that might cause you concern, don’t hesitate to question me on it and I’ll start looking into it immediately and adjust where necessary.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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dennis mitchell

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#14 posted 2691 days ago

Just wanted to thank you Ethan for pitching in and adding to Lumberjocks! Your work is appreciated!

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BassBully

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#15 posted 2691 days ago

Whoops!, I noticed my previous question left out some information (my html markup example). Thanks for the answer Ethan.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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