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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 02-08-2012 01:48 PM 1777 views 0 times favorited 30 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-08-2012 01:48 PM

Does anybody else find that they don’t keep up as much with the new project postings since the home page format changed?

I know everybody has a different way of viewing content on the site. Personally, I always begin at the home page. I would automatically glance at the 15 most recent projects, click on the ones I wanted to get a better look at, and maybe even click to the next page of projects until I had viewed at least the thumbnail of every new project posted since the last time I checked in. Now, I find myself just looking at the Top 3 most of the time, and going directly to the forums from there.

This isn’t meant to be a complaint. I realize the old project page is just a click away. It’s really just a comment on how subtle changes in a website can totally change the way we navigate through it. I was just curious to see if anyone else has had a similar reaction to the home page change.

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

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#1 posted 02-08-2012 01:55 PM

i too check ‘home’
and ‘who’s on’

as a means of updating the pulse

don’t look at projects that much anymore
as i get notices from so many ‘buddies’
with so many new posts and members
it’s hard to keep up on everything

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 02-08-2012 01:59 PM

I also go to the project page to view all postings added since I last logged in. It’s the best way to see them all! I dislike having the most popular projects put forward first, and believe some people won’t bother to seek out all new project postings as a result. Hey, at least we haven’t seen any new threads lately complaining about people flooding the projects page with turned pens, etc.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#3 posted 02-08-2012 02:06 PM

I agree with you Charlie 100% Thanks for bringing it up, I thought I was the only one.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 02-08-2012 02:07 PM

I tend to just go to the project page and glance over everything until I find what I like. I try to friend people who do works that interest me so I can just follow the email link straight to it. As for the home page, at first it was interesting to see what was most popular, now it has become a game for me to try to figure out how they come up with the top 15. At first it seemed that those with the most views and comments ranked highest. Now I couldn’t even guess what gets you there.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#5 posted 02-08-2012 04:58 PM

The problem is YOU Charlie.
As the site grows it gathers bulk and speed. Meanwhile you are getting older and slower and becoming almost an old fart.

-- 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 02-08-2012 04:59 PM

When the homepage changed I changed my LJ bookmark from the homepage to the forums page, as that’s mostly what I use here. Every so often I remember about the projects and go look at that page, but I don’t look at them nearly as often as I used to when the Most Recent Projects feed was on the homepage.

I don’t really have much interest in the “most popular” projects…they are usually way out of my skill level so I don’t get the feeling of “hmm, that’s a good idea, I’ll give that a try” that I often get from some of the more basic projects. Just went to look at the homepage’s top 15, and nothing made me want to click on it. Looking at the most recent projects for right now, there’s a bench, chopping board, marking gauge and “garbage can rolling island” that all look interesting enough for me to want to see more.

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#7 posted 02-08-2012 05:27 PM

i also just use the pulse…i find it brings up most of what i’m interested in …otherwise i just go looking when i have a few hours to spare(not many of those around at the moment)

-- just get stuck in and have a go!!!

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#8 posted 02-08-2012 05:32 PM

I just read with an RSS feed. It shows all the posts and projects (but not the replies) If it catches my interest, I click on it and read more.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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#9 posted 02-08-2012 05:45 PM

I agree with you also, Charlie. I just see what’s on the home page mostly new that the format has changed.

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#10 posted 02-08-2012 06:14 PM


I can hardly keep up with all of the post anymore. Guess I’m just an “old fart” as Roger pointed out.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 02-08-2012 06:19 PM

Just like Dennis, I agree 100%.... I thought I was the only one also….

I still prefer the old format but that is just MHO!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#12 posted 02-08-2012 10:08 PM

hey Charles … my start page is from my Buddy email notifications… very rarely do I visit any other way .. I’m a project person so I look at the projects and read the blogs and forums in the email

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#13 posted 02-08-2012 11:55 PM

Hey Charlie:

I just always start at the front page, look at all the projects that suit my fancy, and try to comment on them at least a little….I know I appreciate it when someone comments on mine….I then check “Who’s on LJs”, and move on down to the forum topics and read the ones of interest…comment ,if necessary, and move on to the next page….I usually don’t go past about the 4-5 page unless I’m looking for a specific topic…. that’s about it….

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#14 posted 02-09-2012 01:32 AM

Charlie, I too do as you do with the home page. Since the change, I find it takes a lot more time to see what I used to see so I tend to just shut down and go elsewhere. I am a visual kind of guy and little thumbnails don’t catch my attention very well. My having a slow computer, back country internet and time constraints the site has become more of a chore than a pleasure. Great site but…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#15 posted 02-09-2012 01:44 AM

I’m with you Charlie.

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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