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Forum topic by MedicKen posted 11-26-2009 03:47 PM 1457 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-26-2009 03:47 PM

It seems we are being overrun and inundated with projects from new members. A new member will join and then submit every project he/she has ever built within a 2 hr timeframe. This practice, while not being done in a malicious manner, is not giving all members an equal opportunity to have their projects seen and reviewed. I would like to see a limit placed on project submissions to 2 projects per hour. Dont misunderstand what I am saying. I love all the new projects that are posted and there is no way I can keep up with them all. I feel that by limiting the number of submissions it will allow more LJ’s to have more time for projects to be seen and reviewed.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#1 posted 11-26-2009 04:17 PM

This has come up a few times in the past. I agree with you… it’s not malicious. It ’s just over-enthusiasm. :-)

I’d take it even farther than you, though. I think one project per person per day is a fair limit. If it is too hard from a technical standpoint to enforce a limit, it could at least be done on the honor system by way of a notice that pops up when you go to the project submission page.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 11-26-2009 04:40 PM

As a new member (only 85 days), I agree. One or Two projects a day would be fair with 12000 + members. I did not think for a minute being new and doing this we or they intended for this. This practice honestly did not cross my mind that I could be bogging the views and fairness down for other members.

Good idea Ken & Charlie NOW I have 6,500 projects to post before the rules change! Kidding.

Happy Thanksgiving all

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 11-26-2009 04:52 PM

as charlie states ,
joy and enthusiasm .

it’s like waves on the beach ,
they just keep washing up ,
and we help them collect their stuff .
but soon they are all burned out ,
and it’s quiet for awhile ,
before they make new stuff .

some days it’s stormy ,
and some days it’s calm .

but everyone brings something to our
growing island of woodworking !

it seems to work itself out .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 11-26-2009 04:52 PM

Maybe a notice when a new member signs up before they get to posting of projects.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#5 posted 11-26-2009 05:56 PM

Perhaps we need some form of new project feature that lets us scan through them. I would say the more projects and content the better. To me it is more of a question of how we efficiently find what we are interested in.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 11-26-2009 06:01 PM

maybe one of the new jock greeters can come up with a short blurb about lumberjock-project-posting-etiquette and add it to their cut-and-paste new-jock-greetings…

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 11-26-2009 06:15 PM

I have to admit to doing that when I first joined. I would like to take this opportunity to apologize. I did not realize what I was doing. A notice would have been nice to make me aware of how the site works. I jumped in before I paid full attention to the operation of the other older members or how to, as you say, follow etiquette.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#8 posted 11-26-2009 07:23 PM

10 lashes with a wet chalk line and we’ll let you slide, Jack. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 11-26-2009 08:13 PM

Dan, I like your Idea. Maybe Martin could make it an automatic first post when someone signs on as a new member and also included would be a statement that reads: NO SPAM ALLOWED

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 11-26-2009 08:24 PM

I know I’d like to comment on every project, but it’s impossible. When one guy posts 4, 5, 6 or more projects you can’t acknowledge you even looked at it. I would like to see a limit of some kind. I know I used to make 3 or 4 bowls and post them all together whats wrong with that, in one picture.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 11-26-2009 09:07 PM

Just like Mike, I see no problem with multiple projects per post. I know I posted a few of my older projects together in one post without much detail on how they were made, figuring if anyone had questions I could then answer those questions for them and go into detail at that time.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#12 posted 11-26-2009 09:40 PM


I’m not sure how I feel about this one. I posted several projects as soon as I became a member, if that made it difficult for anyone I would like to apologize.

But having said that it certainly doesn’t bother me if other people do that.

Just my two cents worth.


-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#13 posted 11-26-2009 09:41 PM

Hey Ken, I just noticed you changed your avatar. Very cool.


-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#14 posted 11-26-2009 10:35 PM

I can see this, and agree with Ken, one project per day. After all I doubt you’re going to be building more then that a day. Well, I let any glue ups set at least 24 hours, then there’s sanding and finishing so that’s at least two days. And if you put multiple coats of stain and poly on, maybe three days.

One project per day is not unreasonable to me, it would make me think long and hard which one I was going to post.

There’s a lot of forums that don’t let you post any pictures or links until your post count reaches a certain number. I can sort of see that, they want you to contribute to the forums before you start doing that.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#15 posted 11-26-2009 10:59 PM

Holy cr&$p! Yes, a note from the admin would have been enough for me, for I just posted 13, yes 13 projects. As a new member, finding Lumberjocks is like finding an old friend in a room full of strangers. I was excited, I wanted to share, I wanted feedback to see if I was any good, but most of all I was proud of what I had willed into fruition from firewood. I apologize.
However, “Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.”

-- Integrity is who we are when no one else is watching.

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