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Forum topic by HokieMojo posted 01-26-2011 04:10 PM 1216 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-26-2011 04:10 PM

While I’m extremely happy with the site as it is, I thought I’d put together my own personal wishlist for the site in the future. I think all of these are technical changes. If they don’t get implemented, that’s ok with me too, but it can’t hurt to ask. Here it is.

1) The ability to see all the posts within a blog series on the left side of the current post you are reading. I’d like to be able to quickly go back to the first post of a blog i discover later in the process or skip right to a specific step in a complicated build when I’m trying to build the project myself.

2) I’d also love it if I could subscribe to a blog series. I can’t tell you how many times I am away during the holiday’s while someone uses that vacation time to finish a project. When I return, I missed the conclusion.

3) Folders to organize favorites. Over the years, I’ve added many projects to my favorites. It would be nice if I could group them into folders. I’d have folders like: router table ideas, table saw jigs, drill press tables, bookshelf ideas, Christmas gifts, etc.

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#1 posted 01-26-2011 04:31 PM

I’ll second #1 and add to it – it would be nice to have a link to PREV/NEXT also at the bottom of the blog post. currently that option is only at the top of the page which means that after reading a 4 page blog post, if you want to read the next installment or the previous one, you’d have to scroll back up to the top of the page to do so.

as for #2 – if you add the blogger as a ‘friend’ you’d get email notifications when they post a new blog. that’s what I use. I never really considered it a ‘friend’ in the literal meaning of the word even though I do consider some of the people on my list as literal friends… but thats what I use to keep track on people and blogs that I find as interesting sources (also how I found this post ;) )

#3 would also be nice. I do have quick a bit of favs. and luckily for me, I have a vague idea of what I saved, so I could then search for it through my favs. but it could and probably should be easier to sort through them to find something specific.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 01-26-2011 04:41 PM

Here is.another vote for #3.

Also, would like to see a restriction imposed that would not allow a project to posted by a member within 24 hours of the last time that member posted a project.

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

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#3 posted 01-26-2011 04:42 PM

I forgot #4.

The ability to tag other people’s projects. It wouldn’t show up on the official list of tags by the original user, but it would make the searchability of the best project/blogs/forum topics SO much better.

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#4 posted 01-26-2011 07:28 PM

I would like to have better way of sorting/filtering through workshops…
  • Has pictures or not
  • Most times favorited
  • Most commented
  • Last updated date
  • Location/state

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#5 posted 01-26-2011 08:21 PM

If you go to someone’s blog and look at the top of the blog window(not the top of the browser window) you will see links to go backwards in the blog to previous entries.

-- >> my shop teacher used to say "do the best at everything you make for your mom because you're going to see it for the rest of your life!" <<

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#6 posted 01-26-2011 08:32 PM

Thanks Roger but I was thinking more along the lines of an index. For example, if there was a 20 part blog, I was just thinking it would be nice if I could see everything so that I could skip around. The current setup requires me to click all the way back to the beginning, or open the poster’s home page and pick out the blog posts from the rest of the posts.

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#7 posted 01-26-2011 09:40 PM

I’d enjoy the ability to post polls in the forum.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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#8 posted 01-27-2011 03:04 AM

How about add to watchlist at the bottom also, not just the top? The only choices at the bottom are ‘post reply and watch’ and ‘post’. If I’m interested in something, but don’t have anything constructive to add to the topic, have to scroll all the up to ‘watch’.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#9 posted 01-28-2011 12:19 AM

Since we’re all throwing out our “wish lists” here’s mine for this site…

1. I want Norm Abrams on my buddy list
2. I think we should not only bring back the coffee lounge, but also a massage parlor and ice cream shop
3. I think all posts should be rewarded with free wood
4. Anyone who makes a wizzard wand should be beaten with it
5. Anyone who makes fun of someone who makes wizzard wands should have to apologize
6. I’m sorry
7. The moderator should PM me every morning and ask what I want for breakfast
8. I want to nominate my wife to be the moderator
9. Anyone who gives a tool five stars should buy one of those tools for each member who wants one
10. We should stop calling them “blogs” because it sounds funny. I prefer “tidbits”, but I’m open to other suggestions.

Otherwise i think the site is wonderful!

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#10 posted 01-28-2011 03:22 PM

HokieMojo – Blog series: if you go to a person’s profile page, on the left side is a list of their blog series. You can click on one and the index will be listed.
Is that what you are looking for?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 01-28-2011 04:50 PM

FYI #3 can be accomplished using your own Internet Browser Folders system. (Create you own Folders tree)

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

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#12 posted 01-28-2011 06:46 PM

Regarding #2 you can subscribe to a person’s blog. If you go to their blog you will see this button

Use it to add the blog to your rss reader.

An RSS reader is a great way to keep track of blogs, whether they are here on lumberjocks or on some other blog. If you haven’t used a feed reader before, I suggest starting out with Google Reader.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#13 posted 01-28-2011 06:49 PM

I wish Alin Dobra would post a few more instructional videos here…

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#14 posted 01-28-2011 07:36 PM

I’m with Hoakie on his suggestion regarding sorting/filtering through workshops.

I’m interested in seeing what someone has done with their shop, not read about it. If the list could indicate whether a workshop posting has pictures or not, I would consider that a real plus.

Also, I would suggest the workshops list ( ) is more useful than the map.


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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