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odie

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11-30-2007 04:29 AM

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I’M SORRY, BUT STOP THROWING IT AROUND LIKE DIRTY LAWNDRY !!!! Is it a game that the one with the most posts wins? Every time someone posts a project the same people praise the HELL out of it. PLEASE STOP. If you see a good point bring it up and PRAISE IT. Don’t say “that’s great” and go away. Please be thoughtful about what you say. This person deserves your attention. If it will embarrass this person than email them and say the truth. We will all only learn from honesty !!!! THAT’S THE WAY I SEE IT !!!!!

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)


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Don Niermann

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#1 posted 11-30-2007 04:32 AM

Amen

-- WOOD/DON (...one has the right to ones opinion but not the right to ones own facts...)

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Betsy

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#2 posted 11-30-2007 04:35 AM

Odie – I understand your point. However, I think I lot of folks throw out the praise without a lot of verbage because they simply can’t spend the time to comment at length about every project, but still they want to acknowledge the work that other LJs have done. I have actually received several private messages with comments about how to do something differently because the poster was not sure how to say it publicly without looking like they were ridiculing me in public. I think most people would very much like to comment on every project but there is just not enough time to do so. They instead send out a “great job” and go on their way.

Personally, I welcome all of those “great jobs” and all the private messages about how to fix or do things better.

With that said, we all have our opinions on this and I’m sure you’ll get others who will agree with you and those who will not. That’s what is great about this forum. We all respect each other.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Karson

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#3 posted 11-30-2007 04:42 AM

Odie. I’m probably guilty of the 5 word comment, and other times I will make a couple of paragraphs.

If I don’t move quickly I’ll never get to the end of all of the new posts. I want to visit every one that I’ve never seen and go back to some after a period of time to read others comments.

I don’t throw praise around lightly. And I accept criticism, if its justified. There are different ways of doing something, and there are incorrect ways. I hope to point out ways that I think are incorrect. Cross gluing for example, I had those joint fail and I know they are wrong.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Karson

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#4 posted 11-30-2007 04:43 AM

And Don thanks for the one word AMEN>

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 11-30-2007 04:45 AM

I think the only thing that matters is whether the praise is sincere or not.

If I don’t like the project, I just say nothing. If I really like the work, I may only say “Really nice work!”. I may say more, but not always.

Maybe it would be better if we had a rating system (1-5) where each project could get anonymous ratings? Or would everything quickly become a 5?

Another idea is an option to send a private comment. This would allow you to send non-public negative feedback (helpful criticism?). This would be easier than having to do the private message stuff.

-- Roger - Havertown, Pennsylvania

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Karson

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#6 posted 11-30-2007 04:57 AM

Rjack: I don’t want to dispute your comments, but we are all learning here. It is sometimes helpful for all of us the find out what may have been done wrong. But if it is Butt-AS* ugly then it’s best to keep your comments to yourself.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#7 posted 11-30-2007 05:00 AM

I have been called upon to mediate some comments that went back and forth between two lumberjocks. It was not pretty. But it stopped. Reluctantly. they all wanted to put in the last word.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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mot

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#8 posted 11-30-2007 05:05 AM

I like looking at projects and posting a comment. Sometimes I ask a question, sometimes I just say something about it that I like. Odie, enjoy the site the way you want, but every woodworking site is driven by a core few, the occasional poster and the lurker. As far as stopping praise? That’s an unrealistic request. Let’s everyone make sure we don’t upset Odie by praising Betsy for her progress. I’m not getting sucked into this any further.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 11-30-2007 05:05 AM

I say even posting a project deserves a “great job”. Thats just for the balls to throw it out there! Even a scroll sawed cat out of cardboard is better than being afraid to post anything at all!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Peter Oxley

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#10 posted 11-30-2007 05:20 AM

Miles, are you making fun of my scroll saw work?

If someone has done good work – here or anywhere – I like to tell them so. I never knew I was supposed to come up with something profound to say.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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#11 posted 11-30-2007 05:34 AM

You are writing about me…not the most verbal person. I admire the writers who express themselves so well here, but that’s not me I’m a visual person. Which is kinda good for a woodworker and artist. Maybe only being here 90 days you haven’t got to see the growth in many of these woodworkers. So I’ll give you a chance to grow up and maybe even learn some social skills.

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odie

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#12 posted 11-30-2007 05:38 AM

UNCLE>>>>END OF POST

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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#13 posted 11-30-2007 05:44 AM

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT???? Sorry I tried to stop this, but it won’t let me. It will have to stay its course. My mouth does out run my brain….OH WELL.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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#14 posted 11-30-2007 05:46 AM

Odie – don’t say that. You have an opinion and you have a right to post it here. Some just disagree. No shame there.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#15 posted 11-30-2007 05:47 AM

Stop yelling.

-- -> Malta, IL -<

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