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Forum topic by Redoak49 posted 08-21-2015 11:37 AM 645 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-21-2015 11:37 AM

One of the things I struggle with are posts that are simply links to another site such as YouTube or Facebook. I looked at a post today where the title said nothing about the project and contained a link to another site. It turns out there was a picture of a very nice project.

I really enjoy a good project post with pictures and a description of how the project was made and other details.

Maybe, I am a bit grumpy this morning before coffee but I just do not appreciate post with links and no explanation.

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#1 posted 08-21-2015 11:42 AM

Morning Redoak,
This is an interesting post. My son told me the other day of a game people are playing now. I guess it’s called wikiraces, where two players start on a given wikipidia page and have to race to another page using only the links found on the pages. This has nothing to do with woodworking I know, but hey it is 4am and my first cup hasn’t hit the tank yet. Have a good one,

-- Brian Noel

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#2 posted 08-21-2015 12:01 PM

Redoak, I’m with you. I find it annoying when I click on a project, or a blog entry, that just links to an external site with said project/entry. If you’re proud enough of the project, or you think your blog is relevant enough, take the time to put it on this site, even if you just copy paste the text/pictures. If you’re posting, you obviously have the text box up to post, and you clearly have a link to the content, do some copy/pasting for us. When I see that, I think “Why should I take the time to view this, if you can’t take the time to put it on LJ?”

This is a bad example, but this annoys me in the same when you get a generic printed letter that they try to make look personalized, and then someone signs it at the bottom.

Not to be confused with projects/blogs that do give a lot of detail, and also link to supplemental videos/text to provide more detail. Hats off to those people that take the time to give us a good detailed post, and maybe some links to help us understand/replicate it.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#3 posted 08-21-2015 01:26 PM

I opened this expecting to find a picture or a link….?
I wanted to see what it was and make a guess…
I hate it when the title has no explanation of the post.

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#4 posted 08-21-2015 01:39 PM

OK..You can stop hating because I fixed the title for you.

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#5 posted 08-21-2015 01:45 PM

OK..I should have titled it What is it Post?

- Redoak49

lol, you do know I was just busting your chops?

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#6 posted 08-21-2015 01:49 PM

usually I do not follow the link in LJ post when there is only a link.
Moreover when I read “subscribe to my youtube, like me on FB or follow me on whatever”, I simply disregard this kind of posting.
When I see people spending so much time on artificial things rather than the core, trying to make a professional video, pictures …. let them be by themselves. Not that it is not nice but LJ for me is a WW site not a nursery for wannabe the next thing on TV. In all honesty I find the ones that put a lot of effort in editing video, filming, etc produce lower quality projects. Maybe they should care less about what will they say or think about my project.

As a general rule I find projects from people that simply post in a conventional way without all the artifice, are much nicer than the ones that “forced” themselves to publish a project a week.

If people are too lazy to type anything on LJ but just post a link, I then consider myself too lazy to follow their c%?&*.

My 2 cents. Maybe I had too much espresso. Is that possible?

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#7 posted 08-24-2015 02:37 AM

Some forums where I am a member will probate or ban you for posting just a link.


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#8 posted 08-24-2015 07:27 PM

Links are good with eggs and hashbrowns!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 08-25-2015 05:00 AM

Links are good with eggs and hashbrowns!

- oldnovice

you forgot cheese grits…..northeners…...

I almost never follow links, unless the post has had enough info and pictures to make me want to see more.

Just a link? Not a chance.

-- Producing furniture grade firewood since 1984

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