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Forum topic by SPHinTampa posted 04-24-2008 04:11 AM 1250 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-24-2008 04:11 AM

A couple of quick questions:

- Is there a thread on posting etiquette versus the posting rules that I missed?

- In one of my initial project postings, I posed a few questions to others. It makes more sense to me to do it with the project, but on some sites, you are supposed to move these “conversations” to the forums.

- I am assuming that it is good form to limit the number of project posts on a given day in order to give others a chance to be seen as well. Is 2 or 3 at a time considered reasonable?

Thank you

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#1 posted 04-24-2008 04:19 AM

Hello Shawn,

1. Not that I have seen, Just common sense.

2. You could post your questions with your project or in a separate blog. Usually comments are asked for
when posting a project since it’s a done deal and questions are asked in a blog before the project is
completed. The reason for the blog is usually because you are have questions about your project.

3. 2 or 3 wouldn’t be bad.

These are my opinions and others will have their own.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-24-2008 04:30 AM

Hi Shawn,

This is pretty much left up to the individuals posting comments. In some of the more involved postings there may be a back and forth conversation between jocks trying to clarify a point. I tend to agree with Gary in that 2 or 3 are usually just fine but there will always be exceptions.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-24-2008 04:42 AM

Hey Shawn…First of all—-WELCOME!!! You found a great place…as we have grown in numbers the talk of etiquette and rules has increased recently…just part of a growing community…

I wanted to comment to you on the number of Project postings per day…there is no rule…but since you asked there was a blog/forum started a month ago on this very concern…and it was a long list of comments discussing this…through that forum most people ( i think i am interpreting right) said 1 a day was great…and noticed that it was newer people excited to show all there work who usually put a nunch all at once…

again…no rule on this…just what feels right to you…no one will hunt you down…all good people here…



-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 04-24-2008 04:48 AM

Welcome Shawn,

I just joined LJ recently as well and have been learning a lot. I think as long as we stay respectful of everybody we won’t need too many rules… except for that whole “measure twice cut once” :-)

So matt that person following me around isn’t from LJs? :-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#5 posted 04-24-2008 05:52 AM

One of the big attractions of the LumberJocks site is the courtesy and maturity of the community. I have been surfing a few sites without joining for several months and noticed a very large difference in quality of the conversation/exchange on this site.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#6 posted 04-24-2008 12:51 PM

Welcome Shawn:

Your right about that, the quality of the Jocks here is outstanding. I have been here for a couple of months and have only seen one case of flaming. This is not just another wood forum, but in reality a community. You will love it here.

Posting etiquette: common sense prevails.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 04-24-2008 01:06 PM

welcome shawn , this is by far the best site ive been on . you will like it here im sure . and just going by the questions youve asked , youll be a great asset to the comunity . glad to have you !

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#8 posted 04-24-2008 01:13 PM


-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#9 posted 04-24-2008 03:02 PM

Hi Shawn – I’ve been surfing these forums for about 5 years and was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon this one recently. It’s become my favorite one for the above mentioned reasons.

Questions are great because although I have my own methods and practices, I learn different techniques that may be better than the ones I’ve become accustomed to using. Fresh ideas and perspectives.

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#10 posted 04-24-2008 04:59 PM


You are right… it came seem a little intimidating to decide if you should post something in a project thread, forum topic, or blog. But the good news is that nobody around here is going to give you a hard time about it one way or the other. Just use your own judgment, and a bit of common courtesy, and you’ll be fine.

I personally like the one-a-day guideline for project posting, but you will not be shot for posting several at once. <g>

I try to comment on as many of the posted projects as I have the time to. When someone posts like 10 projects at once, it makes it harder to keep up.

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

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