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Forum topic by Woodwrecker posted 07-15-2011 04:46 AM 1801 views 0 times favorited 51 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Woodwrecker

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07-15-2011 04:46 AM

Wow, since this morning, 47 projects have been posted.
I looked after I got home from my Woodworkers Guild meeting tonight and I had to go three pages back to see where I had left off just this early afternoon!
Can there be a rule implemented limiting each member to one project post a day?
If you have one or two members posting five or ten or fifteen small projects separately at once, it’ll knock all the other projects off the front page right away.
That is a shame if the member who is being knocked off the page has worked for weeks, possibly months on his or her sole project post.
There have been some incredible pieces that have been knocked off the front page in just a few hours, before a lot of people even see them.
I’m not saying the multiple post pieces are junk; some are very beautiful.

I realize that there are a lot more members now, but it’s getting kind of nuts.

If you have a BUNCH of items which are basically similar in project scope, why not just arrange them nicely and post them all at once.
Or, post one a day until you have run through your entire load.

just sayin.
thanks

-- Eric, central Florida


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richgreer

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#1 posted 07-15-2011 04:52 AM

I agree completely. I assume it would not be hard to prevent a new project within X hours of one’s last submission. I would set X at 24 initially and raise it if necessary in the future.

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

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LittlePaw

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#2 posted 07-15-2011 05:08 AM

I SECOND THAT! How about working out a guideline that would be fair and equitable to all, LJ?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Napaman

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#3 posted 07-15-2011 05:11 AM

this is an issue that has been bantied about for years here…and I totally agree…it usually happens when a new member discovers the site and is all excited—-which is a good thing…but it would be nice if there was a limit…

i think the concern from the owners is that the more proijects and the more members, the better…but it is really exciting to finish a big project and let a lot of people see it…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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hjt

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#4 posted 07-15-2011 05:15 AM

Hmm – my first reaction was “no”, but I see your point. It is incredible just how many members LJ now has and it keeps on growing. Send your idea to the powers to be and ask them to give some thought to it. Just know that once in place, it may be awhile to undo or improve – bureaucracy just moves slowly that way.

And as to Napaman’s comment ”it is really exciting to finish a big project and let a lot of people see it…”
that’s why there are “buddies” and when they post something, you are notified.

-- Harold

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LittlePaw

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#5 posted 07-15-2011 05:20 AM

I agree with “the more the better” idea. I love seeing all the new, beautiful and interesting creations. However, for one person to “hog” the day or a page would be unfair to others. Let’s all exercise courtesy and a little restraint when posting?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 07-15-2011 05:25 AM

I’ve made that suggestion before, but hold on to your seat. Because pretty soon folks will be chiming in with the other side of the argument, calling you a control freak, and giving all kinds of reasons why it’s perfectly okay for people to post 20 projects in a row.

Actually, I’m over it. If you think about, there are so many members now that it doesn’t really matter if you restrict people to one post per day. You are still going to end up having the same number of projects posted in a day, on average.

Let’s say 100 woodworkers each have 100 projects to post. Whether they each post one per day for 100 days, or they each post all 100 projects on different days, it’s still 10,000 projects!

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

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 07-15-2011 05:31 AM

I must have too much time on my hands at night because I run out of projects to look at before I run out of time or interest. That said, I dont like it when someone posts 6 very similar projects back to back. As Little Paw said: a little courtesy and common sense go a long way.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Woodwrecker

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#8 posted 07-15-2011 05:37 AM

I have asked Martin to consider tackling this issue. And I understand that he is a busy guy, so I don’t expect it to be on the front burner anytime soon.

And, I also understand that with as many members as there are now, your chances of having your post knocked off the front page more quickly are apparent. But it is still bad form, whether it is intended or accidental through ignorance.

And lastly, you obtain new buddies primarily by them seeing your post and admiring your work to the point that they want to avoid missing any in the future or vise-versa.
That is how I have had the good fortune to become friends with a bunch of you.

-- Eric, central Florida

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learnin2do

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#9 posted 07-15-2011 06:06 AM

what if the opening page where you agree that it is a new project made of wood…
has an option for an asterisk-y link thing that notifies the viewer that there are multiple postings alongside the front page entry.
-& maybe a special page that can be used for them -with more pic space-so we can see the detail on EACH BEAUTIFUL ANDY PALM BOX INSTEAD OF having to try to see each one in the group pics with a magnifying glass!!

i am now certain,by having discussed such issues, that my kids would chalk me up to being a complete old geek now!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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devann

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#10 posted 07-15-2011 06:12 AM

Yes it’s easy to get behind on looking at all of the nice projects posted every day. And I was guilty of the project post-a-mania thing the first couple days I joined. But I read I thread similar to this one and thought they were talking about me. And you’re right, not has many people can go to seeing your project so you get less feedback about your project. I did learn from John (extreme birdhouse man) to go back and stack some of my projects with similar projects to fill out the six picture spaces provided for the project. I wonder if it shows up as a new posting when we go back and add to an old project some new similar projects.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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WayneC

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#11 posted 07-15-2011 06:21 AM

I say post em if you have got em…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Woodwrecker

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#12 posted 07-15-2011 06:29 AM

Thank you Christine.
I did post a few close ups down in the comment section of that page.

And Wayne, I say post’em if you got’em, just not like a machine gun.

-- Eric, central Florida

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WayneC

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#13 posted 07-15-2011 06:31 AM

My peeve is project posts with no text describing the project or how it was built. I read a lot of the content on the site, so the fast scrolling does not bother me.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Woodwrecker

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#14 posted 07-15-2011 06:42 AM

Yeah, you could do a whole other forum subject on asking people to explain their method of assembly and finish, problems encountered, tips to do a certian procedure better, and in better detail, etc, etc, but I’ll leave that one for you..lol
Thanks Wayne.

-- Eric, central Florida

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Rick Dennington

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#15 posted 07-15-2011 06:51 AM

I’ve been on LJs for nearly 2 years (in about another month), and have only posted 4 projects for the simple reason we are discussing…...too many people posting too many projects at once. When I joined, there were about 11,000 members, and posting was much easier then , and they lasted more than a couple of days on the front pages…now it’s gotten plum out of hand as to how fast they are posted…..I agree with Woodwrecker in that we need some kind of limitation, and it will get worse before it gets better. I have about 146 projects I have done, and are on my Photobucket page, but I’m not interested in posting any just for the fact we are talking about. I was on here 589 days before I posted my first project…a Shaker Hall Table…I’m not one that feels the need to post everything I build, but that’s just me.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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