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Forum topic by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 04-17-2007 04:24 PM 1133 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dick, & Barb Cain

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04-17-2007 04:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: forums suggestion

I don’t think this section of the forum has been used enough.
I think if someone has a jig, or method of woodworking it should be entered in this part of the forum.
Recently there have been a lot of these entered as projects.

I think it would be advantageous to all of us if they were separated, & entered in this forum instead.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1


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Obi

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#1 posted 04-17-2007 04:32 PM

Y know Dick this has been tried several times and I quit. Trying to get people to share their ideas and jigs and techniques… The most successful one seemed to be this , but eventually the minds of the jocks just seemed to get lost in the sawdust and it died. To start it up again seems futile

And I entered it in the Forum category because it would go to the top when commented on (In the days before the “Pulse” thingy).

So here we go again… and I’m not going through the hassle of collecting all that information again.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 04-17-2007 04:54 PM

If each of the things on your post had been added individually to the forum they wouldn’t have been lost.
When this forum first started it didn’t have a counter, so you couldn’t tell what the interest rate was. Now it has a counter.
Noticed your posting has 1309 views, so it must be doing some good out there.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#3 posted 04-17-2007 04:56 PM

Obi. you don’t have to collect it again – it’s there for us to find, as long as the “search” words are in the posting.

For me, if I wanted to find a jig… I’d go looking for “jigs”... pretty smart, huh?? :D
So, I’d organize the Skill Share Forum into specific headings.
Because of my limited experience I don’t know what these headings would be… but “Jigs” sounds like a good one, as does “Finishes” and “Dust Collection” and “Health & Safety”
or instead of Jigs.. put a heading for each type of tool and people could post their jigs there…
or maybe it’s Joinery…

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#4 posted 04-17-2007 04:58 PM

Excellent Debbie !!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 04-17-2007 05:42 PM

and TAGS are very important as well …

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 04-17-2007 06:14 PM

I was thinking the same thing. Obi is right though that it might be challenging. I stumbled onto his ‘list of jigs’ and etc. by accident and it would be nice to have that in one spot so it’s easily ‘pulsed’ or whatever. Others added to it and there is a ton of good info there. Wayne C also has a couple of really good reference lists going that I think are perfect candidates for this in my mind.

Some sub-groups for organization would be a good idea. Just my 2 cents.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 04-17-2007 06:45 PM

Maybe it’s something Martin can add to his list.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Martin Sojka

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#8 posted 05-03-2007 12:34 AM

My 2 cents about forum subgroups.. I think there is no need for the subgroups at this time. We still have less than 100 topics in the Skill share forum and now imagine having it divided to 10-20 additional subgroups each with 0-5 postings. It would only add to the confusion. That’s the reason I decided to add tags feature instead of tight subcategories.

Everytime the topic belongs to some specific subgroup just use the proper tag e.g. ‘jigs’. Then anybody can find all of the topics tagged with the word jigs or just click on the jigs tag to find related topics. This categorization technique expands naturally to fit all of the needs.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 05-03-2007 06:04 PM

Thank you Martin,
Your correct on the use of tags, I guess everyone should be responsible to add keywords to their postings.
I myself have been adding keywords, but I still haven’t gotten around to using the tags listing , as much as I should.
I guess it’s a habit I’ll have to learn to use more often.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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