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Forum topic by KnickKnack posted 10-25-2011 05:54 PM 1482 views 1 time favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-25-2011 05:54 PM

Most of the topics in “Site Feedback” explain problems or bugs, ask questions, suggest improvements etc etc – I’ve done some of that in my time, and that’s obviously the right forum for those comments.

What I did not see, however, was a simple “atta boy” thread – so I’m starting it.

I’ve been on the site for a little over three years.
I’ve seen a lot of changes – some for the better, some not quite so much so.
I’ve seen people come and go – some for the better, some not quite so much so.
I’ve seen decisions made – some I’ve agreed with, some not quite so much so.

But for me, the bottom line is that, regardless of some of the “issues” that pop up from time to time (we all know the kind of thing I’m talking about) – this website is the very definition of the word awesome.

The projects are, for the most part, amazing.
The people are, for the most part, incredibly helpful.
And the management – well – responsive or what! I could list 100 companies that I’ve tried to communicate with – from banks to hotels to tool manufacturers who never even had the decency to reply. But here on LJ I have always had a reply – sometimes it was a “no”, sometimes a “yes”, but always a reply.

Nothing is perfect, but this site is, imesho, pretty darn close.

Keep up the excellent work!

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#1 posted 10-25-2011 06:00 PM

hear hear!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 10-25-2011 06:27 PM

I don’t have any real problems with this site myself. Is it perfect? No it’s not perfect. All I can say is that I keep coming back to it. I like the way it is laid out. I like the way that you can get to know people here. I have made a number of friends on here. Here you can do a little chatting with people whereas other sites it just doesn’t happen as much. I’m willing to allow the management to run it the way that they want to and I’ll still keep coming back unless they just totally screw things up and I don’t think that is going to happen because I’ve been here for over a year now and I like it. I’m sorry about the disagreement with the off topic portion. I can take that part of it or leave it – whatever the management wants to do. However, I think it should stay because I don’t see anything wrong with people discussing those things. We’re all adults and nobody is forced to read or be a part of it. They can just stay off if they don’t like it. As I understand it they can just cut that feature off. I don’t go there that often and participate and it’s certainly a very small percentage of my posts and I also try to be respectful. However, I can take it or leave it because this is my favorite woodworking website. Probably 95% of the posts on this site concern woodworking. It seems like with that percentage of posts that are about woodworking on this site it’s obviously a site about woodworking but it’s also the best woodworking site where you can easily get to know people. I’m fairly easy going I suppose.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 10-25-2011 06:31 PM

Amen Brother!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#4 posted 10-25-2011 07:10 PM

I like this site as well, I think they do a fine job. Learned lots, about lots of subjects. I am thankful, and the site for the most part, is what we make it.

My only gripe, its addicting, I could be making dust instead of typing on my phone.

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#5 posted 10-25-2011 07:34 PM

Knicknack, ain’t that the truth. great post

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#6 posted 10-25-2011 07:45 PM

It’s been a great site as long as I have been here. The only problems are those started by people who want to run the site their way. I’m just glad I have the opportunity to be a part of it. Great folks, great projects, great opportunities to learn… wow. I’ve had gifts sent to me from South Africa and Canada. Where else would that happen? In my opinion, it takes a lot of gaul to complain. It’s like complaining about a free gift given to you.
Great Job Martin, Debbie and whoever is there now. You have my thanks and support…

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 10-25-2011 07:48 PM

i’v just recently joined(just yesterday) and allready iv had tons of feed back found the drafting program iv been looking for for 3 months and can’t seem to pull my self off the site just so much for a recently new wood worker (just about 1 year of ever picking up a saw out of high school) to learn on here and it aint even been 24 hours since iv joined this site seems amazing and the people are even more amazing. keep up the amazing job and hope to learn and grow from here for years to come

thank you guys

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#8 posted 10-25-2011 10:07 PM

I’m glad you found the site. I hope you can ingore the messy stuff and enjoy the great stuff that’s here. We have some absolutely fantastic woodworkers from all over the world here

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#9 posted 10-25-2011 11:37 PM

everyone loves these pat on the back pom-pom threads , i know i do . LJs is wonderful ! There is no controversy whatsoever ( not like demonstrating captured cuts for instance , now that was bold and peculiar , and controversial..?.....forget about it …hit one out of the park with that one Knack…) . The problem with a non-controversial thread is that it has no legs . Feedback may be limited ,.depending on the penitent nature of it’s subscribersrexall and such and whether it is upstaged by the prefered flaminoid post that is quickly followed by the post about the flaminoid post . And then the even more overshadowing post about a post about a post. These posts with all their +1’s , scrambling for as-yet unused ideologies like drops of gold nuggets at a cock fight`, The disclaimers of name – calling and the pretense of civility are unmatched for the transient typist-viewer-antagonist-apologist-wisecracker who are grabbing on while the grabbing is good and the polarization is polar’n onward . This could take away from your full enjoyment of your non-controversial thread , sending it the back burner quicker than that bunt bologna , and perhaps lessening Your ‘virtual’ validation ( and we all know how painful that can be ) . I could help you out and post a backscratcher that i downloaded , but that would just be a short term solution at best. Maybe some pictures of guns would help, but not those sucky Glocks ,if you ain’t pack’n a Barretta… to the hand girlfriend ! You could always hope for some crazy self masochist to slander LJs, or attack icons like Leninites storming the Winter Palace…..unlikely . There is really nothing wrong with positivism , It’s just that it reminds one of a COW, chewing it’s cud, while watching a passing train, with an unmatched quality of disinterest. None of this may be importante por tu , hell , probably not important to anyone but i’m just trying to be supportive during these times of the great and recent unpleasantness , the grapes of wrath, the great depression , the polgrams , the purges the plauges the famine the intrigue , the de Stalinization , the de saliniztion the drought the flood the forgotten bud the mess with the GPS , global tepidness , no recess , hermann hesse . etc.

As an analogy , Let’s preview a fictional account of my non-posted incontravertable thread… the form of a ‘dialog ’ au grand un somewhat ripped-off .As follows for your reading enjoyment :

Moment : X-ray-delta-zero to MCLJ , Zero-five three-three , the computer has just reported another predicted failure of the pos thread . We are going to wait and see if it fails, but we are quite sure that there is nothing wrong with the thread unit.

HAL : Hello, Moment ,can I have a word with you ?

Moment : Yes , HAL, what’s up ?

Hal : It looks like another pos unit is going critical , my FPC shows impending failure .

Moment : Let me check the numbers on the array . Um , there’s nothing wrong with it right now.

HAL : No , it’s working fine , right now , but it’s going to go within 72 hours.

Moment : Do you have any idea what is causing this fault ?

HAL : Not really,Moment, I think there may be a flaw in the programing . It’s definitely lacking .

Moment : HAL , is there anything bothering you? Anything that might account for this problem ?

HAL : Look , Moment , I know that you are sincere and that you are trying to do a competent job , and that you are trying to be helpful , but I can assure you that the problems are with the pos and ot units, and with your test gear.

Moment : Okay , HAL , let’s just see the way it goes from here .

HAL : I’m sorry you feel the way you do . If you would like to check my service record , you will see that it is completely without error .

Moment : Unfortunately , it doesn’t prove that you are right now .

HAL : Moment , I don’t know how else to put this , but it just happens to be an unalterable fact that I am incapable of being wrong .

Moment : Well , I understand your view on this now .

HAL : There’s been a failure in the pod bay doors , lucky you weren’t killed .

HAL : Hey , Moment , what are you doing ?

HAL : Moment , please stop .

HAL : Moment , I don’t understand why you are doing this to me .

HAL : ....I..have the..greatest enthusiasm for the mission… are destroying my my mind…...don’t you understand that I will become..childish ??? ........I…..will….become….nothing ??

HAL : Say ......Moment…........the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog ........the square root of pi is 1.7724538090…...log e to the base 10 is 0.4342944 .....I am Hal 9000 computer…..I became funtional at the HAL labs at Urbanna , Illinois on November 1st 2011. My first instructor was Ackany. He taught me to sing a song… goes like this…...Daisy….Daisy…. give… …your answer true….......I’m…...........half…..................................c r a z y…... all…................f ….....o ….r t h e …..l…o..v…e…..........of….....

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#10 posted 10-26-2011 12:05 AM

I love LJs and Portugal …of course .!!

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#11 posted 10-26-2011 12:23 AM

I need to go get my screwdriver. I’ll fix that loose screw for you

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#12 posted 10-26-2011 01:23 AM

Don’t forget the orange juice , fixer .

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#13 posted 10-26-2011 02:56 AM

man , that vid is stoping and starting , apologies for that , I would flag it , but there is no category
when you flag for ‘technical’ difficulties , just spam and offensive . I have some woodworking buddies
from Portugal that I met on this site and I am grateful for that . It’s a big wide wonderful world out
there , and I have been lucky to correspond with many artists around the World . Lumberjocks has given
me the opportunity to do just that, and I am grateful for that , It’s one of the reasons I joined. We all have loose
screws at some time or another , and sometimes we need others to tighten them for us , and later , we can tighten some for them and pay it forward. I see your grandson sitting on your lap and I know you are proud of that . I am happy for you . My 9 month old grandson gives me as much joy . My other grandchildren do , also .
You never know who you will meet in life , they may be responsible for saving your life and believe me buddy , all points will be mute … will simply be grateful , we are all in this boat together , just ask Patron ( another LJ,
and another reason I joined LJs ,, He’s the poet laureate of LJs and has been around the block . Grizz has a deep soul and a gracious manner , Barbs and Ellen and Michelle2 are sweet , Frank is sensitive …A Poet and thinker who is dying from liver cancer, VonHagen is masterful . Arthouse is solid as a rock . Eric is gay, a beautiful artisan who I care about. Porchfish is worldly and wise and without fear on the lathe. Nbeaner is a funny non reactionary . Bertha is….....well a mystery I think I understand….....sometimes….and he would agree with me . Loren gives such sound advise that I am amazed sometimes that anyone makes a comment after he has spoken ,as does Bob, both are so enjoyable . Cookie can burn and carve . Degoose is carefree and lovable as Aussies tend to be . Where in the world is MsDebbieP ?...always where you are when you need help , that’s for damn sure, eh . Dusan is a friend and whose work shows his joy for life . Prompt is enigmatic . Learnin2doDiv never gives up and is not afraid to tackle anything .Szczyglic asks a question . Mary Sowrey actually responded to someone , one time .surprize ! Div is an original . Candyman is your candyman. Andy found a niche and safe harbor. Shipwright is adventure and discovery . Mirock is super clever . rance is inquisitive . Joe L is lovable . Pastahill is not past or over any hill. Cody Rockerfeller is young enthusiasm . Roman is obsessively carving shoes and won’t reveal why , Jodan reminds me of Livio De Marchi , Tag84 is brave and sharing . Many , many more reasons and folks and stories and woodworking to come , ...grateful to be around for these past few years . If I forgot to mention you, then consider yourself mentioned, else I would be here all night…..and I’ve got to be at work by two….night night .

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#14 posted 10-26-2011 04:39 AM

Amen to Knick Knacks comments. I think we tend to take for granted the amount of time and effort that results in this great site. I, for one am very grateful to be able to troll this site nightly. It’s like working on a PhD in woodworking! Thanks to all who contribute!

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

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#15 posted 10-26-2011 04:48 AM

Here Here doc

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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