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01-22-2011 07:30 AM

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It seems that more and more non woodworking projects and unfinished project and even blog are being posted under projects.

Can we have a flag so that we can tag non woodworking projects and unfinished projects so that they can be moved by moderators to the proper place?

The project category is getting seriously cluttered.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA


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#1 posted 01-22-2011 08:19 AM

I believe there IS a Flag in ALL Projects as in ALL other types of Postings.

It’s in a different location than “Comments” made in others Postingss which is right below there Avatar.

If you look above. Your Flag is in the right hand, Lower Corner on the same line as facebook, e-mail, print, bookmark etc.

To make sure I just went to “Projects”, a Bandsaw something or other and the Flag was there.

Personally I think there are less Non Woodworking Projects than there used to be.

However there are certainly a Fair Number of Postings by the same person in a Short Period Of Time. In one case there was 9 of them, all within One Hour. ...BUT!.. Very litle if any Description of the Projects other than something like “My Wife’s Dresser” or “A Hall Table”

I could Post a LOT of pictures Real Quick! What takes the time is typing out a GOOD, INFORMATIVE, Description of what went into actually Constructing & Finishing the Project.

I believe that’s part of the Learning Process and one of the MAIN reasons we are all here.

I’ve noticed that Myself, and a few other LJ’s are simply stating “Details Please” OR Asking a LOT of questions about the Project. Unfortunately some of them NEVER get an answer and that is definately NOT the way it should work.

Regards; Rick

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 08:49 AM

The current flag is for spam and offensive or abusive post.
What I am hopping is to add one more item like “relocate” so the moderators move it to the right place.

I do agree with all the points you made.

We do need more detailed descriptions.
I think in the spirit of this site people should take the time and answer questions.
There are a lot of people who do but many poster do not answer any questions.
It is almost if they have not done the project themselves. Usually they only have one picture and very little description.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#3 posted 01-22-2011 11:17 AM

I agree that one of the main reasons for the projects section is to help the rest of us understand how an item was made, thus expanding our knowledge of our chosen avocation. However, this is not the only reason for it’s existence. It is also there for an “ego stroke” for the members to say to the world (at least our little part of it), “lookie what I done!”.

How many “how to” articles do we need on cutting boards? Should we then relegate the humble cutting board to oblivion? I say no. Let’s leave room for the pat on the back kind of project that someone is proud enough of to post it for all to see. Some members here do not speak english very well and are self conscious about that fact. Thus, posting more than “my wife’s dresser” is difficult. Should we ban them? I say no again. Let those of us comfortable enough to share the added info do so and let those who aren’t to do their own thing. There’s room here for all of us.

As for a multiplicity of posts, I agree they can be annoying if they are all similar items, but if they are different, then let them be separate posts. I remember when I went through every project here and seeing what were, to me, the more interesting item in a post not to be the lead item. Had I not opened that post because the lead picture didn’t “grab” me, I would have missed some really nice items. Having each item in its own post avoids this.

Where I do agree with you is the posting of “in progress” items under projects instead of in the blog area. A gentle reminder of the “that looks looks it’s coming along great, but wouldn’t it fit better in the blog section?” should be sufficient.

All in all, I’d say there is more right about this place than there is wrong with it. That being said, why tinker with it?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#4 posted 01-22-2011 11:43 AM

I too have seen some unfinished projects posted in the project section…
I have held back many times but just recently commented on the fact…
when you post there is a question asked..
Yes this is a finished project…..then post it…
No it is not… then it goes into the blog section…
Seems fairly plain to me…
my other pet peeve is the wood gloat in the projects page…

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#5 posted 01-22-2011 02:23 PM

Personally, I would rather see a few “unfinished” projects slip by and be posted in the PROJECTS section rather than ONE or TWO finished wood pieces of art that the WW purportedly built, yet that WW HAS:
—NO photos of construction of that/any project,
—NO woodshop posted (not even a few tools in the garage)
—NO reviews
—Yet has 1,000s of posts
—Dozens of Forum Topics started

Just saying….(look under the bridge often)

PROPOSED NEW RULE: No project can be posted without at least one construction photo (not just an un-assembled part) of that project prior to completion.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#6 posted 01-22-2011 03:11 PM

I am new here at Lumberjocks, and I’m real glad to have found these comments on posting projects… I’ll keep you ideas in mind… Thanks

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#7 posted 01-22-2011 04:57 PM

Big Tiny makes some excellent points. Another major function of the project postings, as I see it, is just to share ideas. Seeing what other people are doing with different designs and combinations of woods give me food for thought on whatever project I might be working on next. I don’t think everyone should have to write a lengthy description of their construction process with every project they post, but they should be polite enough to answer specific questions when asked.

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

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#8 posted 01-22-2011 07:14 PM

What about when something gets posted & you ask questions about it & you don’t get a reply to it…

-- Rick

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#9 posted 01-23-2011 12:32 AM

I don’t mean to hijack here, but I have a question and no other way to post it. How long does it take to get a project posting approved? Just curious because I posted my first project a number of hours ago and it still isn’t in the projects section.

-- Brian in Leesburg, GA

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#10 posted 01-23-2011 02:02 AM

I really don’t think you need to get approval on a project…..just get in line with all the rest of the posters….

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#11 posted 01-23-2011 02:21 AM

Page2171, something is wrong there. As soon as you hit the submit button, you should get a message within a few seconds saying your project was successfully posted. As soon as that happens, you should be able to see it.

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

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#12 posted 01-23-2011 03:39 AM

Thanks Rick and Charlie. The project post shows up in “My Projects”, but if I click on it to view the project post I am sent to the Projects Gallery and my post isn’t there and there is a green bar above the gallery that says “Your project has been submitted for approval”.

-- Brian in Leesburg, GA

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#13 posted 01-23-2011 05:26 AM

Brian, this must be something new they have instituted for new members. A while back we had an idiot who got angry about something and started posting porn as projects from newly opened user accounts. I suppose new projects from new members are now held until a moderator has a chance to review them.

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

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#14 posted 01-23-2011 05:36 AM

Interesting…..I wonder if ALL new project postings are subject to moderation now…

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#15 posted 01-23-2011 05:43 AM

I think everything is. I remember reading thta we have 4 moderators maybe more now.

This said if they are not hyperactive in blocking the tiny little thing it should be good.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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