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Forum topic by jsheaney posted 07-05-2011 07:20 PM 954 views 1 time favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jsheaney

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07-05-2011 07:20 PM

I noticed long ago that each project page has a number of time the project was favorited at the top. I just noticed today that you can click on it and see the list of lumberjocks that did the favoriting (making up words here). I was surprised to see that the comments are also listed there. I always thought these were private comments that were notes to yourself when you favorited a project.

Ironically, when I went to my own project favorites, I didn’t see the comments anywhere. They seem to have disappeared. So, it seems like the comments are now more about telling everyone else why you made something a favorite, instead of telling yourself why you made something a favorite.

-- Disappointment is an empty box full of expectation.


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 07-05-2011 07:28 PM

You have to click on “My Favorite” in the navigation bar to see what your comments were on a particular project.

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

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jsheaney

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#2 posted 07-05-2011 07:36 PM

I go to My Home.
There’s the View my: list of things.
I click on favorites.
I see a list of projects that I have marked as my favorites, but I do not see any comments. I’m certain that I used to see them there, but not anymore. I don’t know what changed or when.

-- Disappointment is an empty box full of expectation.

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#3 posted 07-05-2011 07:48 PM

jsheaney is correct in that everyone can see the comments you made, so be nice! You can check by clicking on the one above. I checked a few others and this has been going on for quite a while too. The thing is, most people don’t put comments there if the title or picture tells them what it is.

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jsheaney

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#4 posted 07-05-2011 09:50 PM

I think that is strange behavior. I know that the comments I have added a project that marked as a favorite are notes to myself about what I like, didn’t like or what I would do differently. I don’t really see the benefit of exposing those comments to the general public. That’s what the comment section of the project is for.

-- Disappointment is an empty box full of expectation.

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Bertha

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#5 posted 07-05-2011 09:59 PM

This is news to me, JSheaney. I’ve been using it like you. Luckily, I’m really lazy and I usually only jot down a word or two. I thought the comments were for personal indexing. I never imagined they’d to to the author of the project. I better go check that I havn’t written anything nasty.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 07-06-2011 08:32 AM

I just wish you could organize your favorites into catagories so you could find that “favorite” you saved way back when….....

-- mike...............

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Martin Sojka

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#7 posted 07-06-2011 04:09 PM

Thanks for pointing to this. Favorite notes should not visible to others.. my fault. And yes notes are missing on the favorites listings since the last favorites design update. I will work on these two things asap.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 07-06-2011 04:16 PM

That would be good, Martin. Thanks for all of your hard work.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 07-06-2011 04:29 PM

I agree (and so does Martin) that your personal comments on your favorites should not be visible to others. But the comments you made on a favorited project are still visible to you by following the instructions I posted above. I did think it was an odd way to get to them, though.

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

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jsheaney

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#10 posted 07-07-2011 06:28 AM

Charlie, your instructions do not work for me. Either you mean that it used to work that way (and will again), which I think is true, or I just don’t understand what you mean by the “navigation bar”.

-- Disappointment is an empty box full of expectation.

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jsheaney

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#11 posted 10-04-2011 06:07 AM

So there was a note from Martin in the comments that said this was indeed a mistake and that it would be fixed, but I’m still seeing the same behavior. Did this fall through the cracks?

-- Disappointment is an empty box full of expectation.

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