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Forum topic by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 11-30-2011 03:30 AM 2448 views 0 times favorited 58 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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11-30-2011 03:30 AM

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Just noticed 3fingerpat was gone… All his projects, postings, etc. Rats.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive


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KayBee

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#1 posted 11-30-2011 04:05 AM

Don’t think there’s any listing. Sometimes they say goodbye, like Autumn and CessnaPilot. Lots of times, they just vanish, taking everything with them. Kind of makes you wonder if your losing it when you go looking for someone who was ‘just here’ and they’re gone.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#2 posted 11-30-2011 05:14 AM

Sad that he’s gone. Wonder why folks decide to take everything and go like that? The ‘community’ part of this site makes me miss folks like Cessna and 3…

Thanks, Karen.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 11-30-2011 05:38 AM

I’d venture to say most of the people who have left have done so because they were distressed about some aspect of “community relations”. Either too much politics, or religion, or just too much of folks arguing over various things. Some probably just felt the site got too big to suit their tastes. I have to admit, there was something nice about being a small community back in the days when there were only a couple thousand members.

I can understand it, but it’s still a shame. Some great folks and great woodworkers have moved on. I don’t really understand why anyone would want their projects and comments removed just because they were no longer interested in participating, but I guess that’s their choice.

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

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 11-30-2011 05:44 AM

It’s the scorched earth part of leaving that disappoints and confuses, yeah…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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juniorjock

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#5 posted 11-30-2011 05:45 AM

Any one of us can stop posting on the site any time we want. The thing I don’t understand is, why members would want to delete all their contributions. It’s kind of like….. “I’m leaving and you can’t have any of my stuff”. Crazy…. If you want to go.. GO, but leave your contributions….. they may make a difference in how future members view the site and how they can learn…..

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RGtools

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#6 posted 11-30-2011 05:47 AM

The part that bothers me about leaving is having some of the forums no make sense. I have had a few conversations on the forums and they no longer make sense because the context has been removed.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#7 posted 11-30-2011 05:49 AM

RG- that’s how I noticed 3finger was gone. It was weird to read half an exchange.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#8 posted 11-30-2011 06:05 AM

Sometimes life just gets the better of them.

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#9 posted 11-30-2011 09:36 AM

Interesting that this topic has come up…..recently I was so disgusted by some of the distasteful discussions about politics that I considered leaving LJs for the better part of a day. If I wanted to listen to another hot head babbling on about politics, I can just turn on any number of “news” channels. I joined Lumberjocks to get away from that nonsense. I don’t know why other people left, but if LJ’s turns into another open forum for politics instead of woodworking, I’ll be following their lead…......

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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moment

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#10 posted 11-30-2011 10:08 AM

@WudnHevn , Yup , that’s a good observation of what happens to those who ‘announced ’ they
were leaving . I think a lot of folks took very careful notice of that and decided to avoid that circumstance .

Then there was member “Jesus” who posted a pink back scratcher / dildo , and his account was deleted .
Oddly enough , not the first dildos that have had to be deleted on this site . His homepage bio stated
” I like traveling around , wearing sandals , and spreading good vibes .” I downloaded all that stuff . Of
course you can show a representation of a phallus here , it just has to be attached to an ’ artistically ‘
carved statue . The combination of the name “jesus” with the dildo and other plagerised projects from the net
posted within a few minutes of each other was designed to get the response that he wanted . I think
those ‘good vibes’ turned very sour in a big hurry . I thought his buddy icon foreshadowed what was to
come , and was a pun unto itself:

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Michael J

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#11 posted 11-30-2011 10:10 AM

I could be mistaken, but I’m pretty sure I recall reading his goodbye post with a message to Martin telling him to delete all his posts. If memory serves me correctly, he was none too pleased with the political discussions here and thought it was overshadowing the joy of talking about woodworking. Its a shame. I don’t understand why people feel the need to preach about politics here.

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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moment

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#12 posted 11-30-2011 10:25 AM

Then there was the dramatic exit of Blaine Vonhagen . Blaine must have been upset by some political
postings ,because he went into some pretty heavy sarcastic raving on one ( which he had never done before) and then created his own novel way of showing his displeasure , and made sure his account would be deleted.
Care to know how he did that ? I’m surprised no one is talking about that departure that took place over Thanksgiving weekend . Political trolls responsible for one more’ casualty ’ . I will post Blaine’s farewell to
Lumberjocks in a separate box below because it will most likely be deleted , that was his intent . I do not share his view ,but I will post it to show you what he was feeling as he left

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moment

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#13 posted 11-30-2011 10:35 AM

F@cklumberjocks

Another F@cking Beach

A F@cking Snail

And on like that…etc. so it went

(i decided not to show the actual webb page, Not proper )
These were captions and photos on his projects page .

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#14 posted 11-30-2011 02:44 PM

Thanks, mike and moment, for posting the info.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#15 posted 11-30-2011 02:44 PM

I my self took a break away. And with the prodding of another LJ came back. When I did 2 of my buddies were gone. One of them pm’ed me and said he had asked Martin to delete him. All over the politics. I am here to learn and have fun, not argue…

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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