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Forum topic by Martin Sojka posted 06-05-2006 09:08 PM 1409 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Martin Sojka

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06-05-2006 09:08 PM

I’ve started to work on the home page facelift. I’d like to make it more appealing and inviting.

I’m thinking about presenting one random hot project with much larger photo (compared to the project thumbnails). This would become the main focus point of the home page. Next, I’d like to feature recent projects, most active and recent forum discussions and most active members on the home page.

Any more ideas or suggestions?

Thanks!

-- Martin, https://woodworkingweb.com


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Obi

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#1 posted 11-19-2006 03:25 AM

If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it

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cporten

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#2 posted 11-20-2006 08:19 PM

Well, I’m new here so… There didn’t seem to be a place where I could go to ask about site policies,a webmaster I guess. I was looking to see if there was a place I could sell some woodworking magazines I have, Some older issue Fine Wood Working etc.

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#3 posted 12-29-2006 02:25 AM

Ok, here’s an idea for the pulse portion on the homepage.

I like being able to see the activity there… but since the day job keeps me away for a good bulk of the day, I can generally only see what people have posted or commented on for the past few hours (wasn’t a problem a few months ago, but membership and activity has really taken off)

Anyhow, how about being able to scroll down through the past 24 hours worth of activity?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Don

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#4 posted 12-29-2006 04:15 AM

Martin, this isn’t a direct response to your question, but I would like to see some means of sending members a PM Private Message without revealing their email addresses on-line. Some other forums (not blogs) that I post to have this facility. Sometimes, it would be good to answer some of the comments in private. Members could opt in or out of this on their profile page, but as the email address privacy is maintained, most would not object.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Obi

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#5 posted 12-29-2006 04:27 AM

I’m sorry, Martin. I was just meaning that I like this site … so much that i put a direct link on my site. You’ve done an incredible job on this so far, so I’m sure if you feel lead to do some improvements, they will be great.
Have I told you lately that this is a great site? And I’m not suckin up so you’ll extend my membership either.

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Martin Sojka

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#6 posted 12-29-2006 08:54 AM

Thanks for kind words, Obi.. Keep posting and no worries about your membership.

-- Martin, https://woodworkingweb.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 12-29-2006 03:29 PM

I just happened onto this thread this morning, and I was wondering if the projects could be broken down into different categories, such as, Turnings, Furniture, Rustic, Carving, Artistic, And on & on.

As this forum gets larger it may help to break it down to something like this.
Maybe this is asking for to much.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Martin Sojka

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#8 posted 12-30-2006 10:40 AM

Scott,

all-time scrollable activity list is going to be added soon. So stay tuned.

-- Martin, https://woodworkingweb.com

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Martin Sojka

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#9 posted 12-30-2006 10:42 AM

Don,

private messaging will be added too. but I only have so much time, you know. Right now I’m working on the comments and replies editing and am sure you will like that improvement. Other new features are on the way.

-- Martin, https://woodworkingweb.com

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#10 posted 12-30-2006 12:27 PM

Hi Martin;
”....but I only have so much time, you know”, and yes I do know. Time is something I can’t seem to get enough of, always wanting to milk the clock for more. Ha! I have managed to get at certain times of the year 25 hours in a 24 hour day but I’m not going to explain that one yet!

Again let me say thanks for all the features; past, present and future that you are giving us here at LumberJocks. Interesting enough Martin, I noticed on the site somewhere as to your mentioning Engish being a second language and then there is ‘the language of Ruby also’ keeping those programing fingers on fire as they blaze out new areas in web application framework, or I might say, ‘Rail’ writing ‘Ruby’ code.

Oh well, once again thanks,
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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Don

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#11 posted 12-30-2006 01:47 PM

Martin, I appreciate you hard work, and I look forward to the changes to which you refer.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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#12 posted 01-01-2007 01:57 AM

Another idea for the home page.

How about a ”New Posts” button? I do use the LumberJocks Pulse facility, but because you can’t scroll beyond the 15 posts that are shown, it’s difficult to know who has contributed what. As the LumberJocks membership grows and presumably the number of daily new entries increase, this would be an easy way to keep up with the activity.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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#13 posted 01-01-2007 03:10 AM

So now I’m curious. Are you simply a webmaster, or a programmer? And if a programmer, I’m curious as to how you create a instant messaging program. And what kind of icons/smiley faces are you gonna use?

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#14 posted 01-01-2007 03:11 AM

And to everyone who uses Yahoo instant messenger if you wish to instant message me it’s: obiwan_themonk

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#15 posted 01-11-2007 06:29 PM

Martin .
I just noticed that there’s no counter’s on the forum topics, is this feasable?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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