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Forum topic by Jarrhead posted 04-19-2018 05:51 PM 3551 views 0 times favorited 120 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jarrhead

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04-19-2018 05:51 PM

I love Lumberjocks and the community it represents. I am NOT a fan of the cumbersome interface. Compared to other social media websites (like facebook) Lumberjocks is a dinosaur. Just dealing with photos and videos is unnecessarily difficult. I shouldn’t have to upload a separate app (like photobucket) or deal with html scripting to handle media that I want to post. I should be able to update things like “My Shop”, but I can’t. I think we would have a much more robust participation if the hosts of this website would bring it in line with current technology.

-- trn2wud


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YesHaveSome

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#1 posted 04-19-2018 06:48 PM

I agree that posting assets can be cumbersome on here but hosting images costs a ton of money so I am not surprised that a free site doesnt host user images.

Careful what you wish for in regards to platform changes. There are a lot of really crappy forums out there. I love that Lumberjocks has an aggregated view of all the different forums. Woodworking forums, for some reason, seem to always have 50 different forums to post things which I view as completely unnecessary. The other feature that is great is that I can easily jump into a thread at the point I previously stopped reading. It’s really frustrating to to start reading a thread and come back a day or two later and not know where in the thread you left off.

-- But where does the meat go?

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#2 posted 04-19-2018 06:55 PM

Apparently you guys missed the button at the top of the text box. No need to go to photobucket or get any third party apps.

If this site ever gets as bad, slow and bloated as facebook, I think you will see a lot of people leave.

Cheers,
Brad

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

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bbasiaga

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#3 posted 04-19-2018 07:15 PM



Apparently you guys missed the button at the top of the text box. No need to go to photobucket or get any third party apps.

If this site ever gets as bad, slow and bloated as facebook, I think you will see a lot of people leave.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


I was going to say…I actually like that here o. LJ I don’t have to upload to imgur and then post a link back. Direct upload of images from my phone or PC is great. The rotation issue does pop up, but that aside it is nice they host images for you.

Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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#4 posted 04-19-2018 07:20 PM

You don’t build mahogany furniture on a pine budget.

You’re comparing a relatively small forum like Lumberjocks to the largest social media site on the internet. For what it is I’m actually very pleased with the interface and find it relatively easy to use.

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#5 posted 04-19-2018 07:27 PM



You don t build mahogany furniture on a pine budget.

You re comparing a relatively small forum like Lumberjocks to the largest social media site on the internet. For what it is I m actually very pleased with the interface and find it relatively easy to use.

- Michael

Well you can always use stain, just saying.

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#6 posted 04-19-2018 08:19 PM

As others have already mentioned, there is no reason to use a 3rd party app for images.
http://lumberjocks.com/CricketW/blog/114193

-- LumberJocks.com Community Manager

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#7 posted 04-19-2018 08:25 PM

I’ve had a hard time trying to recover my password so I just set up a different account lol

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#8 posted 04-19-2018 09:04 PM

I actually like how everything is laid out on LJ. Not a typical forum format and that’s a great thing. Easy to access threads, easy to follow threads, relatively easy to post projects. The only complaint I have is the search engine; that’s it. Very minor when everything else is quite user friendly and easy to read, IMO.

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#9 posted 04-19-2018 09:09 PM

LJ’s has a pretty nice layout and format compared to eg. SMC or reddit. It’s not Facebook but the format is not set up to be like FB.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Mike_in_STL

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#10 posted 04-19-2018 09:16 PM

I think Cricket and her group do a fantastic job. This is a forum, not a social media site. There is a difference. This is a place for discussion, not bombardment of useless information. This is what the internet was built on. I remember forums before they looked like this and you had to copy, cut, paste, and decode pictures on third party software.

Keep up the good work Cricket and all.

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#11 posted 04-19-2018 09:17 PM


Apparently you guys missed the button at the top of the text box. No need to go to photobucket or get any third party apps.

If this site ever gets as bad, slow and bloated as facebook, I think you will see a lot of people leave.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Agree! Download the photos to your own Computer and then retrieve and use them any time or place that you want to. Phones?????

Rick

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Ripper70

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#12 posted 04-19-2018 09:21 PM

I think it’s fine just the way it is. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#13 posted 04-19-2018 09:29 PM

I’m a fan. I like the reviews, the forum, and the blogs. I like the way the site is set up. I’ve never had any difficulty uploading or posting anything. The one thing I hope never changes here is the polite nature of all the active people on here. I have my students at my school check out Lumberjocks regularly for project ideas. This is not a site that I am afraid to have young people see and I love that about this site. Keep up the good work Lumberjocks and to all the members on this site I say THANK YOU for maintaining decency and decorum. This is one of the best online communities on the world wide web.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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MrWolfe

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#14 posted 04-19-2018 09:36 PM

I agree with Mike in STL
Bravo Cricket and all the mods and behind the scene folk.
This is my favorite woodworking site by far.

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YesHaveSome

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#15 posted 04-19-2018 10:03 PM



Apparently you guys missed the button at the top of the text box. No need to go to photobucket or get any third party apps.

If this site ever gets as bad, slow and bloated as facebook, I think you will see a lot of people leave.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Not sure I have ever posted a photo here so I wasnt sure of the process.

I dig LJ and, as someone already pointed out, it’s a forum, not a social media site.

-- But where does the meat go?

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