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interpim

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10-17-2009 06:25 AM

I tried registering for their site today and couldn’t register no matter what I tried.

Is the site closed? or am I just not doing it right LOL.

-- San Diego, CA


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#1 posted 10-17-2009 07:13 AM

Did you make sure the screen name you wanted to use was your actual name. I know that stumped me when I registered. I kept trying to use the same screen name I use on other sites but they want your actual name. It took me a couple of tries before I realized you had to use your real name.

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#2 posted 10-17-2009 07:36 AM

Their site?

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 10-17-2009 07:55 AM

Yes, I’m on SawMill Creek. I got on about the same time I joined LJ’ers. As posted above, you have to use your real name on that site(I think it’s dumb), and can’t use anything else. I don’t care much for that site,as you can’t find any shop tours, some of your post(they call them “threads on there) don’t show up, or never get posted, and I ain’t figured out how to post pixs on there yet. It’s a crazy site, and I haven’t figured out their fomat yet. Everything is somewhere else, and I can’t find nothin. The site is not closed,as I just checked it before coming back to the best site around——- LumberJocks!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#4 posted 10-17-2009 09:50 AM

The only reason I want to register is to see some of the images posted… I notice in some google searches that the site comes up quite often, but you can’t view the images unless your registered

-- San Diego, CA

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#5 posted 10-17-2009 02:54 PM

You just need to use a real SOUNDING name, not necessarily your own.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#6 posted 10-17-2009 06:27 PM

You might want to try it again later today. Apparently, they’re experiencing a technical glitch this morning. I’m unable to access that site thus far today. I’m a frequent visitor there.

Like Lumber Jocks, SMC is also a good woodworkers forum. Agreed, it takes a while to get the hang of it. For me, that seems to be the case with most forums!

-- Build for the joy of it!

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#7 posted 10-17-2009 06:30 PM

To see some of the threads/areas – you have to be a donating member. In other words – its not free. But it is advertisement free. LJ – has ads – hence it’s free (although you can donate and I encourage you to).

SMC seems to be very closed to most – you have to be more technically savvy to navigate it. I’m a member because I wanted to take advantage of some plans that I knew was posted on the site.

LJ’s is my number one site for tons of reasons. I don’t mind the ads on this site because Martin has done such a marvelous job of integrating them in a non-obstrusive way.

LJ’s ROCKS!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#8 posted 10-17-2009 06:31 PM

I told em over there to K M A and they deleted me. LOL Just too stuffy and restricting.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#9 posted 10-17-2009 06:53 PM

I fill the same way as u papadan

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#10 posted 10-17-2009 08:18 PM

Actually, at SMC, they have two membership statuses: member and contributor. If you’re a contributor you have the option of turning the ads off. Personally, I don’t mind the ads at any of the WW forums. In fact, sometimes they’re quite useful in helping us to learn of new sources for tools, machines, etc. SMC used to be completely ad free but not enough folks were willing to contribute to keep it ad free.

As someone else mentioned already in this topic, only contributors at SMC have access to ALL of the forums. However, there are only a very few of their forums that require contributor status to access.

I agree, that forum can be a bit stuffy and restrictive at times. Like all forums that I’m familiar with, however, they are privately owned and, as such, are free to make and enforce whatever rules they wish.

For me, I don’t see the various WW forums on the net as being in competition with each other, even though they probably are from the forums owners’ point of view. I’m thankful that there are so many resources available and use the ones that I find to be helpful and useful for me.

Only recently did I learn about Lumber Jocks and am thankful that a friend told me about it. Now, I just need to figure out how to post some pics of some of my projects!! I’ve certainly enjoyed seeing other people’s work on here.

-- Build for the joy of it!

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#11 posted 10-17-2009 09:00 PM

What exactly do you mean by contributor? Are you talking about monitary cotributions, or participation in the forum discussions? I’m not quite clear on this. I might be brain-dead, and just don’t know it!!!
Explanation please. Thank you very much.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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SEE

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#12 posted 10-17-2009 09:52 PM

Rick, You’re not brain dead! I should have been more clear. Yes, to have contributor status at SMC you have to donate $6.00 per year. That gives you access to a few more forums on that site that aren’t available to people who have the free membership.

-- Build for the joy of it!

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#13 posted 10-18-2009 12:36 AM

So far, I have not had any problems at SMC.

-- http://editedwrite.com

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#14 posted 10-18-2009 07:16 AM

Ok,See, I gotch ya. I do remember reading about that now. But I wasn’t going to pay for anything until I knew more about it, or if I even wanted to. I guess my freeby ran out tonight. I tried to read forum topics and replys—— no weino panada—closed up to me tighter’ Dick’s hatband!!! Unless I pay the bucks for star treatment—— NOT!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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SEE

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#15 posted 10-18-2009 02:26 PM

Hey Rick,

It must have been some other issue that prevented you from seeing the forums. Did you attempt to sign in?

I say that because the “freeby” doesn’t expire at SMC. It’s not a trial period. In other words, you can be a non paying member forever, should you choose to do that. There are many non paying members at SMC who have been members for years.

My guess is that there was a sign in button that you didn’t see. Or, the site was experiencing a technical glitch.

-- Build for the joy of it!

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