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Bud_3

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02-12-2016 02:12 AM

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Just wondering what is your opinion if it would hold a competition here,a wood competition with various topics and why not with various awards.What do you think should be the contest rules.Really want to know your opinions especially of the administrators of this site.From my point of view it would be very fun!


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#1 posted 02-12-2016 02:34 AM

Hi Bud. Your comment absolutely doesn’t make any sense. Can you refine what you are trying to say in a different way? Thanks.

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#2 posted 02-12-2016 03:18 AM

It’s been tried and the trolls came out in force and drove the sponsors away.

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#3 posted 02-12-2016 03:19 AM

This effort will be extremely complicated unless you have many interests covered. Too Many Varied capabilities And interest in woodworking genre to easily and fairly judge. Some turners, some very experienced in furniture, some refurbishers some hobbyist, some intarsia/inlay etc.

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#4 posted 02-12-2016 04:09 AM

Yeah, sounds a little unworkable.

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#5 posted 02-12-2016 05:35 AM

Huh?
Need more infprmation!

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#6 posted 02-12-2016 06:03 PM



Hi Bud. Your comment absolutely doesn t make any sense. Can you refine what you are trying to say in a different way? Thanks.

- mahdee

If it’s because of my English i am very sorry,i am not a good english speaker.All i wanted to know was your opinion about a possible wood contest organized by Lumberjocks.com. How it would look this contest in my opinion:
-this contest could occupy a different section within lumberjocks site page,besides the known ones:projects,blogs,review etc.
-time of deployment: once a week
-freedom for the lumberjocks to vote his favorite project and next theme/category
-rewards?(debatable,it depends on future/potential sponsors)

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#7 posted 02-12-2016 06:14 PM



This effort will be extremely complicated unless you have many interests covered. Too Many Varied capabilities And interest in woodworking genre to easily and fairly judge. Some turners, some very experienced in furniture, some refurbishers some hobbyist, some intarsia/inlay etc.

- Handtooler

It would indeed be an extra work for Lumberjocks.com owners given the fact will have to make some modifications.

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#8 posted 02-12-2016 06:17 PM



Yeah, sounds a little unworkable.

- BurlyBob

Bad or good/realistic or not i guess we’ll never know …..

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#9 posted 02-12-2016 06:33 PM



It s been tried and the trolls came out in force and drove the sponsors away.

- Rick M.

My guess is that tools manufacturers are the best sponsors.Imagine the name of tool manufacturers allocated to winning projects,is guaranteed advertisement.Now i don’t think tool manufacturers will be interested given the fact they already benefit from the lumberjokers reviews(course if there is the case).
Too bad it did not work.

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#10 posted 02-12-2016 09:52 PM


My guess is that tools manufacturers are the best sponsors.
- Bud_3

Baileigh sponsored a couple contests but trolls attacked them and the contest threads to the point where few people participated. It didn’t help that Baileigh over-complicated the contest rules, so they weren’t blameless. One of the winners still posts, not sure what happened to the girl who won the tablesaw, haven’t seen her post in a long while. But the trollish behavior was embarrassing for the forum (or should have been) but was allowed to happen by the site owners. (Not the same owners we have now)

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#11 posted 02-12-2016 10:44 PM

I don’t think that woodworking lends itself to competition. In order to have a contest you have to have judges. Selecting one entry over another would be extremely difficult and will always cause bad feelings among the non-winners. In the past there have several contests about woodworking videos and it has always been about the entertainment value of the video instead of the woodworking.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Bud_3

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#12 posted 02-12-2016 11:08 PM


My guess is that tools manufacturers are the best sponsors.
- Bud_3

Baileigh sponsored a couple contests but trolls attacked them and the contest threads to the point where few people participated. It didn t help that Baileigh over-complicated the contest rules, so they weren t blameless. One of the winners still posts, not sure what happened to the girl who won the tablesaw, haven t seen her post in a long while. But the trollish behavior was embarrassing for the forum (or should have been) but was allowed to happen by the site owners. (Not the same owners we have now)

- Rick M.

Too bad these things happen.

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Bud_3

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#13 posted 02-12-2016 11:25 PM


I don t think that woodworking lends itself to competition. In order to have a contest you have to have judges. Selecting one entry over another would be extremely difficult and will always cause bad feelings among the non-winners. In the past there have several contests about woodworking videos and it has always been about the entertainment value of the video instead of the woodworking.

- bondogaposis

I thought the competitive spirit will bring an increase creativity in woodworking but most likely as you have said will cause bad feelings among the non-winners.

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#14 posted 02-12-2016 11:31 PM

As a conclusion i think that eventually such a competition would not be quite so appropriate here.It was just an idea and feel free to talk about and share your opinions.

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