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by KnickKnack
posted 05-21-2012 01:10 PM


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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 05-21-2012 03:01 PM

”Temporarily Unavailable”...

... too many people trying all at once?

Looks interesting…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Karson

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#2 posted 05-21-2012 04:18 PM

I didn’t realize how many people have never posted anything.

I would suggest stopping when you find one post. That would make the list more manageable. I found that in some cases the one post is posting their profile and then responding on their profile.

We don’t lose much if we lose them.

That would put the one with picture around 460 pages.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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KnickKnack

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#3 posted 05-21-2012 04:29 PM

”Temporarily Unavailable”…
Please let me know if the problem continues and I can upload them somewhere else as well.

I would suggest stopping when you find one post
Fair comment – when/if I do a new version I’ll probably go with that.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 05-21-2012 04:36 PM

KnickKnack:

You might try GoogleDocs… it’s free… I don’t think there is a limit either… Harry uses them for all of his PDF’s…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 05-21-2012 04:44 PM

Wow what a horrendous undertaking thanks for all your hard work on this.

I’m not sure how to do a search after I’ve down loaded it ?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 05-21-2012 05:09 PM

Thanks, KnickKnack.

helluvawreck
https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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KnickKnack

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#7 posted 05-21-2012 08:06 PM

I’m not sure how to do a search after I’ve down loaded it ?

Sorry, I’m not familiar with non-Macs, but your PDF viewer, be it Acrobat, Preview (on a Mac) etc should have some kind of “find” function for searching for text.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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KnickKnack

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#8 posted 05-21-2012 08:15 PM

You might try GoogleDocs… it’s free… I don’t think there is a limit either

The basic is now also available on GoogleDocs.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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jdmaher

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#9 posted 05-26-2012 12:08 PM

I find this kind of information fascinating, so I massaged the lists you provided to learn what I could.

The LumberJocks website “Location” field is un-editted text, not data. People can (and do) put anything they like into that field. About 43% of the time, its either blank or provides no useful information. Still, the remainder provides some interesting tidbits.

There are LumberJocks in 93 countries. The top 10 are:

USA 10713
Canada 769
England 179
Australia 169
South Africa 43
New Zealand 39
Ireland 33
China 28
Belgium 27
France 27

Of course, the US and Canada have the most LumberJocks. Top 5 states in the US are:

CA 897
TX 821
NY 498
FL 464
OH 441

Top three provinces in Canada are:

Ontario 284
British Columbia 158
Alberta 92

I’m sure there’s lots more to learn here. Wish there was an easy way to “download” the members list as data whenever we wanted. It’s be nice to get updated stats once a year or so.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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KnickKnack

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#10 posted 05-26-2012 12:33 PM

…some interesting tidbits
Indeed.
Gotta love data!

I think 93 countries surprised me most – without getting into the politics of Taiwan etc etc, there are around 19x countries – so that’s at least one person from nearly half the countries in the world – pretty amazing.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 05-26-2012 12:38 PM

Wow, quite the undertaking.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 05-26-2012 08:03 PM


Yes!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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jackass

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#13 posted 05-26-2012 08:28 PM

*Very ambitious project KNICK KNACK thankyou. I know it will come in handy. Also thanks to jdmaher, these are things I have been wondering about for a while.
Jack
*

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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Vrtigo1

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#14 posted 05-26-2012 09:42 PM

This is great. I’ve been frustrated with the lack of sort / search ability on the LJ page and this solves that problem. Now if only there were a way to keep it up to date.

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Vrtigo1

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#15 posted 05-26-2012 09:44 PM

Actually, what would be really great is if you made the raw data available somewhere as an Excel file, which would allow folks to sort by the various fields, i.e. location, name, # posts, etc.

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KnickKnack

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#16 posted 05-27-2012 01:43 PM

Actually, what would be really great is if you made the raw data available somewhere as an Excel file, which would allow folks to sort by the various fields, i.e. location, name, # posts, etc.

I’m not a great fan of Excel (an understatement), but I’ve made the file into tab-text, which you can import into a spreadsheet or database of your choosing. It’s in the same folder as the other files with the inspirational name “JocksListPagesTabText.txt”

Format is…
LJ URL<tab>Nick<tab>Location<tab>Posts

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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poopiekat

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#17 posted 05-27-2012 03:26 PM

Wouldn’t it all be easier if someone would simply start a forum thread, where a member could post ” Hi, I’m Larry from Dubuque, Iowa and I want to chat/meet other woodturners from Dubuque” ? This way, the woodworkers wishing to connect with others based on geographic location, or other parameters, without contacting those who perhaps have no interest in going person-to-person. Anyone? Get it started!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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KnickKnack

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#18 posted 05-27-2012 03:44 PM

Wouldn’t it all be easier …
Sure would Mr Kat.
But where’s the fun in that?

Butt joints with nails are easier than, well, just about anything… :-)

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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superstretch

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#19 posted 05-29-2012 01:32 PM

Cool project.. The only thing you should be careful of is: “You agree to not use the Service to: ... collect or store personal data about other users.” in the ToS

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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KnickKnack

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#20 posted 05-29-2012 03:28 PM

The only thing you should be careful of is: “You agree to not use the Service to: ... collect or store personal data about other users.” in the ToS

Now that’s an excellent point!
So now I’ve read the ToS, which seem to be from September 2008

…create derivative works…
Ummm, think I might fall foul of that one.

I will, of course, remove all these files on request from an appropriate party.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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superstretch

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#21 posted 05-29-2012 03:37 PM

I’m not suggesting you remove them.. just a heads up if people do take issue

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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smokey1945

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#22 posted 05-29-2012 04:26 PM

Well I vote for you being able to keep them up! And thank you!

-- TheShadeTreeWW If God wanted me to touch my toes, he'd have put them on my knees

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ShopTinker

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#23 posted 06-21-2012 04:55 AM

I finally got around to downloading and searching the LumberJock directories you put together. Pretty Cool, Thanks!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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