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06-10-2010 12:52 AM

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I have never belonged to another site before and I was wondering if it’s the normal for folks to just have a post saying a line or two and the rest is on my blog with a link. I been finding this approach more and more every day .Since I’ve had trouble with viruses in the past by going through links here I minimize my following of links. I’ve got a good virus check now but I was wondering what others thought about this approach. Maybe it’s normal but it seems kind of odd to me. why wouldn’t a person just go to there blog if you want to see what someones up to. I asked one person about their posting this way and they fired back with both guns saying I hated them and there blog ,but that was not the case I was just wondering why it was done this way.

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#1 posted 06-10-2010 01:01 AM

Beats me! I never use links it just screws things up…......Schloemoe

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#2 posted 06-10-2010 01:12 AM

I have always used an Anti-virus program – as well as Anti- malware etc.
I sometimes click on the links, but not always, seems to me to be more work – won’t click unless I am really interested!
As for the aggressive response they must have felt that they had done something wrong?
If you want me to follow your post I would prefer that you limit the links to another site.
I do know that a few here, that I do follow, post on another site and link to it to cut down on the work on their part – I cannot blame them for that. Would you be willing to twice as much work cutting your dovetails?

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#3 posted 06-10-2010 01:12 AM

Hello Jim I don’t much about bloging are when you comment just how much to say.I think when you comment on others project I think what you write is fine. Has fair as links I never had a problem is this something that is starting to be a problem. Do you have some kind of virus protect and have you had it in the past.

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#4 posted 06-10-2010 01:17 AM

I must be too old Jim I don’t understand any of it, why they just don’t make computers out of wood I don’t know? then we’d all be I.T. experts here on Lumberjocks
God bless

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#5 posted 06-10-2010 01:23 AM

A lot of people (myself included) have blogs on their own site, or other sites. It’s very common. It doesn’t seem unreasonable to me, to want to share the same information with many people in different places. While I do follow the blogs of people I’m interested in, there are lots of interesting people I simply have not yet encountered. The central blog feature here is a good tool in finding those people.

I don’t particularly care if the entry is within the site here, or somewhere else. Just because it is off-LJ does not mean it is virus-ridden. Just make sure your anti-malware software is up to date, and most of the internet is perfectly safe.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#6 posted 06-10-2010 01:28 AM

Jim, I can understand it. Some people maintain a primary web site where they post various information about themselves and their work… photos… how-to’s… etc. Then when they visit other woodworking sites, all they have to do is link back to their page. It makes sense, and it is really the way the internet is supposed to work, by linking information together rather than having things duplicated all over the place.

The down side, as you know, is that some not-so-nice folks will occasionally post links that put bad stuff on our computers. I have to say, though, I follow links all the time and rarely have a problem. As long as you have anti-virus software on your computer, and know how to run an anti-spyware program when you have to (free ones are available for download), you’ll be fine.

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

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#7 posted 06-10-2010 01:30 AM

LOL… Lis posted the same info while I was typing my response. Great minds think alike. :-)

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

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#8 posted 06-10-2010 01:39 AM

When I read posts that say “check out my blog page” all I hear is my most annoying student yelling “Mrs N, Mrs N, Mrs N, LOOK AT ME, Mrs N, Mrs N, Mrs N” I teach middle school so I really hear that a lot. Sometimes I think that if your blog is as cool as you think it is, I will find it on my own while searching. But I have found a lot of interesting blogs/people because of those posts too. I think they are a necessary evil, feel free to click or not to click.

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#9 posted 06-10-2010 01:43 AM

Maybe people set up links in the hopes that the search engines (Google) will raise their standing. I am not an expert in this. I remember reading something about Google. They list the most popular sites first, with popularity determined by how many other sites linked to the original site. So if a million web sites linked to A1Jim’s LJ page, your page would be at the top of the search results. Well, that’s my guess for you!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#10 posted 06-10-2010 01:45 AM

I simply don’t follow links to outside blogs like that. Too many virus risks…

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#11 posted 06-10-2010 01:45 AM

This is all very interesting, I like everyones take on this.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 06-10-2010 01:46 AM

Larry does a good job of sharing the same information here (if not more) that he also publishes on his own blog. So I get my fill of whats going on here at LJ’s then check out whats going on with my favorite individuals like Larry or Steve or Mark or…..Jim maybe?

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#13 posted 06-10-2010 01:51 AM

Wow I am so surprised that so many are reluctant to go to other Web sites. I am online all day long almost every day and have been since the mid-1990s and go to hundreds of sites every day. I research and collect links to the best information about whatever interests me. It did not dawn on me that some of my readers might actually be afraid to visit them!

Are you really concerned about visiting the blogs of people who take the time to discuss remodeling here? People who have booby-trapped sites just drop links – they are highly unlikely to write anything specific to the topic at hand. If someone hangs out here and contributes to the discussions they are investing a lot more time than spammers would.

The reason for using a ink instead of writing it all is to save time especially when you have already written a comprehensive post about that subject. The search engines filter out duplicate content so many bloggers prefer not to paste what they have written on a site like this because the search engines may decide to keep that page instead of the page on their actual blog. (Why that might actually be good for them and why that even matters is more than most here probably care to know.)

I wonder what percentage of Internet users are afraid to visit links? Maybe I need to research THAT! Obviously I’ve been hanging out more with serious bloggers than with non-bloggers.

-- GrowMap

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#14 posted 06-10-2010 02:36 AM

There is a movement for about a year now where everyone is getting on board with social networking its very chic if you have an online business, even necessary. You most likely have even seen it here where you can link with face book, twitter, MySpace, dig and hundreds of other such media supported sites. I think it comes from a personal need to be individuals and have there own space so don’t look for it to stop, only get bigger.

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#15 posted 06-10-2010 02:50 AM


I use FireFox as my browser, so I don’t worry about jumping links. That plus my virus protection seems to work great.

I hope that the person you asked originally about this sees this post and apologizes to you for firing off both guns. It seems that they are quite sensitive, but, they just may have misread as well.

--, Making design and application one. †

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