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Forum topic by KnickKnack posted 01-26-2017 09:54 AM 746 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KnickKnack

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01-26-2017 09:54 AM

Lumberjocks is pretty much a “database” of the work that I’ve done over the years. I often refer back to remind myself of how I did something, or how big something was, or… or… or…

I’d like to see a single field on each project page, only visible to me, where I can write any private comments about the project that I may have.
It could go, for example, here….

Click to edit, a button to edit…

I personally would use it to put in the person to whom I gave the work, and when, but others could put in, for example, how much they sold it for, or where they sold it, or some notes for a version B, or… or… or…

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."


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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 01-26-2017 11:39 AM

And how much would you be willing to pay for this service? Currently the site is free, being paid for by advertising (I assume). I can imagine this “field” eventually getting abused.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Redoak49

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#2 posted 01-26-2017 11:56 AM

There are many things that might be nice but not likely to happen.

I keep a folder on my own computer of my projects with plans, comments, and copies of posts or blogs. I also backup my computer every couple of months.

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Ron Aylor

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#3 posted 01-26-2017 12:12 PM



There are many things that might be nice but not likely to happen.

I keep a folder on my own computer of my projects with plans, comments, and copies of posts or blogs. I also backup my computer every couple of months.

- Redoak49

Same here …

... as a matter of fact every posting is backed-up; comments made on other pages as well … I’ve been in Corporate America too long!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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KnickKnack

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#4 posted 01-26-2017 01:29 PM

I’ve been here long enough (3080 days it says) to realise, of course, that this is very very unlikely to happen.
But I still think it’s a good idea, and would make the site more useful to members, which would help attract more members, which would, of course, make the site a more attractive site on which to advertise.
I’m not really sure I see how the field would be “abused” – I guess I could put “bad things” in there, but if only I can see it, well, I don’t really see the problem with that.

I just thought I’d throw it out there – the forum tagline says ”...tell us what you are thinking, ...” – this is what I’ve been thinking for a while, so I thought I’d tell them – who knows – ever the optimist!

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 01-26-2017 08:03 PM

I also think it’s a very good idea… Have been here 3,566 days & counting… Yep, probably will not be done… No $$ in it for the owners… :(

I would like to Search for something BY A certain Member, NOT the universe… Would really be nice…
I would even like to Search for something I did, or commented on…

I would like to be able Search MY FAVORITES for things… right now, with SO MANY of them, it’s really useless to manually Search through the data…

BUT, I can dream… can’t I (we)? :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Rick_M

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#6 posted 01-26-2017 08:27 PM

I suspect if they are working on anything at all, it would be a new site. Although if that ever happens I hope they keep the same basic functionality because Lumberjocks was ahead of it’s time and still is for forum software. The gallery, blogs, reviews, etc. are far more advanced than any other website I can think of. It’s ingenious really and I’m surprised others haven’t copied it. I know we occasionally gripe about niggling problems and overdue improvements but this site is pretty much the bomb.

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

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 01-26-2017 10:00 PM

I agree with Rock M!
I have been to other sites that are based on some “recipe” that is very different than LJs and not as easy to use or view, something akin to a “sterile” environment!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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JADobson

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#8 posted 01-26-2017 10:27 PM

Remember the time the mods asked members what changes they would like to see and then did nothing with the recommendations? That was fun.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/60485

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany

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MrUnix

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#9 posted 01-26-2017 10:39 PM

Remember the time the mods asked members what changes they would like to see and then did nothing with the recommendations? That was fun.
- JADobson

Asking for peoples opinions doesn’t mean it will happen, but does give the designers a glimpse as to what people would like to see. It is something we should welcome, even if nothing ever materializes from the exercise.

It’s like any software project… you get feedback from the users, evaluate how hard/difficult it would be to make a particular change, and if there is enough desire (and resources) to warrant it. Some things are really trivial to change. Some would be very difficult and time consuming, or outright impossible given the current design. Many times, what might seem like an outwardly easy modification to an end-user, is a very difficult one to do from an architectural standpoint. Just saying…

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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bruc101

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#10 posted 01-26-2017 10:49 PM

You probably need to build yourself a private forum. You will have complete control over it and only allow who and what you want on it. People use forums for their own personal use and not for public use like LJ.

I’m building one for my free plans site for people that use my plans so they can discuss my plans and their projects. I hope to have it ready not to long after I have my new plans site open.

I’m using a a free forum program called phpBB https://www.phpbb.com/

Themes: http://www.phpbb3styles.net/db/?sid=039ee072e8a54d5708b1368375f4d5bf

It also has many different skins you can use to personalize it.

It’s not a difficult program to use and has an awesome support forum and documentation. You would also need a good web host and domain name and I advise you to stay away from any host under the EIG brand. Google EIG (Endurance International Group) They’re the worst in the industry and have 1000’s of reviews warning people about them.

If you already have a website and hosting, you can make a subdoman under your regular domain something to this effect. myforum.mydomain.com or what ever you want to call it. Using a subdomain you can’t use the www in front of it. My new plans forum will be under a subdomain.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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bigblockyeti

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#11 posted 01-26-2017 10:56 PM

It sounds a little to me like expanding one’s personal storage which I wouldn’t use for the sake of keeping my information in my control. Everything that I really liked from my favorites I’ve taken screenshots of and made my own notes in my own folder. I certainly don’t think lumberjocks is going to disappear tomorrow but it’s nice to know that if something tragic did happen at least I’d have a few things in my own storage that wouldn’t be gone. The single biggest improvement I can think of would be better search options, as already mentioned I always have at least a little idea of where I need to start my search and the whole universe isn’t it. Ads not coming up as the first two or three results would also be very appreciated!

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ChuckV

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#12 posted 01-26-2017 10:56 PM

You could always include encoded text in the description of your project using something like this site:
http://txtn.us/secret-encoder-decoder

Nobody knows what I am saying here:
ejZCdUxPTW85bUFWNklmb2VUYTJ5aUNSb2ZvNlQ0dzhEVlN2cFNYYk9qaFdtUDNPUm5MTWVBclg0V3ZUelVmMw==

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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KnickKnack

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#13 posted 01-30-2017 05:38 PM

Regardless of anything that may, or may not happen as a result of users making suggestions, I personally think it’s pretty bad form for the powers that me not to at least acknowledge any suggestions that users take the time and trouble to make.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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ScottM

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#14 posted 01-30-2017 06:57 PM


Regardless of anything that may, or may not happen as a result of users making suggestions, I personally think it s pretty bad form for the powers that me not to at least acknowledge any suggestions that users take the time and trouble to make.

- KnickKnack

Why would they acknowledge suggestions that they didn’t ask for? Not trying to be ugly or confrontational, just curious…

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KnickKnack

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#15 posted 01-30-2017 07:01 PM

Why would they acknowledge suggestions that they didn t ask for? Not trying to be ugly or confrontational, just curious…
- ScottM

No confrontation felt Scott!
But, to answer, because the forum tag line says ”Connect with the Website Gurus and tell us what you are thinking, suggestions, problems, functionality issues, and so…”

That seems, to me, like an active request for suggestions.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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