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Blog entry by recycle1943 posted 01-21-2016 12:47 AM 890 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More than several times I’ve been inclined to comment on a project that someone had posted then out of curiosity I look to see where that person is from.
Guess what. ? No profile at all. – are they ashamed of their whereabouts, want to be secretive, trying to be anonymous.
I guess if they don’t have time to fill out a profile, I don’t have time to comment. The heck of it is, there are so many good looking, quality pieces of craftsmanship that don’t get deserving praise.
Not that my praise would make a hill of beans anyway -

OK – I feel better, now where’s my vodka

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup



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cajunpen

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#1 posted 01-21-2016 01:16 AM

Dick, I like your way of thinking.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 01-21-2016 01:35 PM

Dick,
I too look to see the profile of project posters, stems out of a curiosity to see where they are from, mainly from what country or part of the world in which they reside. I like the way that woodworking creates a common ground for craftsmen & hobbiests to communicate worldwide, despite all the current problems on this globe.
I still post comments though, regardless of any profile or lack thereof. If I like a project, I’ll give credit where credit is due. Just my two cents.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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WoodNSawdust

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#3 posted 01-21-2016 01:51 PM

I look at the project, question, blog, whatever. I realize that some people are more private and don’t want to share their location or personal information. Additionally, I believe that every person’s project deserves a comment. It may not be something I want to do, something I want to own, but everyone deserves encouragement. In many cases the projects I see here on LumberJocks have much better craftsmanship than I can do (I am a very beginner with the lathe and scrollsaw).

In my profile I include my hobbies of reading, flying an airplane, and SCUBA diving. How does this make my post be it a question, project, review, or blog any more valid or deserving of a comment? If you don’t like my profile or it does not include whatever information you feel is mandatory then please feel free not to comment.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 01-21-2016 03:26 PM

@oldtool – I have in the past and will continue to comment on projects that really catch my eye or inspire me to copy their idea regardless of having a profile or not. I don’t care how many children or grandchildren a woodworker has, I am curious as to their geographic location with regard to the wood species being used.

@WoodNSawdust – I don’t feel anything is mandatory in a profile, I just think a profile (especially geographic) would enlighten others and even perhaps introduce a ‘neighbor’.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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jbay

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#5 posted 01-21-2016 11:10 PM

I’m actually a spy and if I told you I would have to, well you know :>/

I’m a netophoebic, and try to keep as much personal info off the web as possible. Everybody is welcome to digest anything I say anyway they want. I, for one, read something and assign value to it for what it is. Most of the time I don’t even look at their profile, it’s just not important to me. If I need to know something, (such as region, species, or what ever I can just ask.

I really shouldn’t have posted because you don’t even have a workshop posted, how can I be sure your even a woodworker? lol

-- My “MO” involves Judging others, playing God, acting as LJs law enforcement, and never admitting any of my ideas could possibly be wrong or anyone else's idea could possibly be correct -- (A1Jim)

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JoeinGa

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#6 posted 01-21-2016 11:48 PM

I look at some of the profiles, just because of curiosity.

There are SOME posts that I ALWAYS look and it’s because sometimes I think from their writings that they must come from another planet. About 98% of those are from other countries/languages and I’m pretty certain they’re using some sort of language translator, and the translators dont always put their language into something discernable in English! LOL

I post if I want to, regardless if their profile is filled out or not.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 01-22-2016 12:38 AM



I m actually a spy and if I told you I would have to, well you know :>/

I m a netophoebic, and try to keep as much personal info off the web as possible. Everybody is welcome to digest anything I say anyway they want. I, for one, read something and assign value to it for what it is. Most of the time I don t even look at their profile, it s just not important to me. If I need to know something, (such as region, species, or what ever I can just ask.

I really shouldn t have posted because you don t even have a workshop posted, how can I be sure your even a woodworker? lol

- jbay

Maybe this will convince you

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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jbay

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#8 posted 01-22-2016 01:24 AM

Not really sure what that is supposed to convince me of?
lack of talent?

-- My “MO” involves Judging others, playing God, acting as LJs law enforcement, and never admitting any of my ideas could possibly be wrong or anyone else's idea could possibly be correct -- (A1Jim)

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recycle1943

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#9 posted 01-22-2016 01:35 AM

Talent has nothing to do with it, it’s not paying attention

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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bearkatwood

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#10 posted 01-22-2016 12:45 PM

That’s gods way of saying “SLOW DOWN AND PAY ATTENTION!”
On the profile thing, I am also on a few other forums and they require your real name, the lumberjocks anonymous thing is kind of cute, but if you want to be vocal and public about your woodworking, just do it I think. That is why my name is there at the bottom.

-- Brian Noel

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abie

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#11 posted 01-22-2016 04:57 PM

Ditto

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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