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Forum topic by Howie posted 10-25-2010 12:20 AM 1345 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Howie

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10-25-2010 12:20 AM

After the last couple of days of a mishmash of off topic comments I have made up my mind to not comment on anything other than woodworking or woodworking related. If someone has a problem with me,I’ll just ignore and use the block button.
I like this site because I get what I feel is a lot of good info and advice from it. I hate to see it going to the dogs because of a select few. I see no problem with some humor but the trash talking needs to stop. I’m not a prude by any means but I just don’t feel it’s contributing to this site.

-- Life is good.


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 10-25-2010 12:35 AM

Woodworking is what it’s about your right, that’s what brought me here.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-25-2010 02:40 AM

I never thought I would ever block anyone. However, developments in last few days has prompted me to block one person already and maybe more shortly.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 10-25-2010 03:25 AM

+1

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#4 posted 10-25-2010 03:31 AM

You know Rich, it’s not only about blocking, which existing members can do. It’s about the dozens and dozens of people who I use to tell about this site. If they come here as perspective members just to look around, I would be embarrassed beyond belief to be associated with recent events. And that has nothing to do with what I can and can’t click on. Nope, no more telling people about LJ’s until Martin rights this ship.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#5 posted 10-25-2010 03:32 AM

I’ve only been here a short time and have seen things degrade rapidly. I’m with everyone on keeping the focus on woodworking with a sense of humor mixed in….within reason.

Rich, I too have blocked one person who seems to have the maturity of a 12 year old.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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jusfine

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#6 posted 10-25-2010 04:52 AM

I agree Howie, and have previously stated what you and others above have said. No need for it here, and I won’t contribute either.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 10-25-2010 05:53 AM

The last few days are the worst I have seen here. Fortunately, I was out of town and didn’t see it all :-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 10-25-2010 05:55 AM

BTW, I think it might be time for Martin to demand a cleanup of language, pics and fight picking.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 10-25-2010 05:57 AM

I agree, but since there is no woodworking here I have nothing more to say.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#10 posted 10-25-2010 06:03 AM

Count me in on all the above fellas.
Because Lord knows I need all the woodworking help I can get.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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