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Forum topic by tinman_362 posted 06-04-2012 01:16 AM 3109 views 0 times favorited 53 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-04-2012 01:16 AM

It just seems that this site has become a place for certain people to advertise there own sites. I don’t mind the occasional plug but I am so tired of hearing/seeing the same person CONSTANTLY plugging his own site over & over. If you want to have a contest and get more traffic to your site, do it there. I have significantly reduced my time on this site since certain people have began using it as a self promoting, hey look at me, site. Put your site on your signature and leave it at that. Find another way to promote your site other than Shoving it in peoples faces every time we go on the site. This is just my opinion.

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#1 posted 06-04-2012 01:32 AM

10-4 on that! Keep the commercial posts out.

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#2 posted 06-04-2012 01:34 AM

It’s all good.

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#3 posted 06-04-2012 01:59 AM

agreed. I have no problems with someone linking to their site inexplicitely by putting it in the signature – OR – I’m also ok with people linking to their site at the end of their post – given that their post had context and at the end its something like “thanks for reading, for more articles like this one please visit www.dadada. but I do not like when someone just posts a 1 liner stating “if you want to read my context, go check out my site…” 100% of the times I do not check that site – would rather stay on LJ and read something else.

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#4 posted 06-04-2012 10:03 AM


Totally Agree with: “Put your site on your signature and leave it at that. Find another way to promote your site other than Shoving it in peoples faces every time we go on the site.”

And/Or Their “Home Page” is okay by me.

-- Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!

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#5 posted 06-04-2012 10:32 AM

It seems a bit anal to get worked up over another person plugging a site.

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#6 posted 06-04-2012 06:46 PM

I don’t mind true pros pushing their own site but what I really hate is pushing other personal sites that have little or nothing to do with woodworking. True pros always have something to offer us mere mortals.

I won’t mention any names but typically links left on LJ go to this site before going to the actual information and all this really does is increase the traffic on the second site for NO GOOD reason.

And, spammers should be flogged or at least removed from LJ within milliseconds of their post!

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#7 posted 06-04-2012 07:09 PM

The key word here, folks, is balance. A little of this sort of thing is okay, but I think we can all see that some people cross the line.

Hopefully, Martin and company will do a little policing in this area.

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

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#8 posted 06-04-2012 07:21 PM

I agree. I try very hard not to mention my site, or if I mention what I build, I only do in reference to a tool or practice. My site is in my signature, and in reality, I don’t think I would ever sell anything made of wood to a bunch of woodworkers!
Personally, what I’ve learned here has been way, way more important than any advertising.
I remember those posts last week.
Well said Robert.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#9 posted 06-04-2012 07:36 PM

ShipWreck: maybe your right. Maybe I am a bit worked up for no reason about this. Most of the time I’m a calm person, so give me one thing to be worked up about. We all need one. I just feel there has been some abuse of the system that I don’t agree with and it has to be said on my part. I have watched and gone to most of the sites that have videos and/or has it in their signature to learn more our watch things that are of interest HOWEVER some people are abusing this opportunity and are becoming a nuisance.

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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#10 posted 06-04-2012 07:38 PM

Unfortunately, it’s hard to pick out who is honestly just putting a link in their post because they, like Tennessee, want to learn, share, and network with other woodworkers and who is doing it because they are a spammer. My signature features my URL, but I have never spoken of it outside of that. Posts like Jonathon was talking about are often pure spam.

How often does everyone hit the flag button? You can use that to have a post reviewed, but I’ve never used it. Are the moderators good about removing stuff like that? If so, lets get on it!

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#11 posted 06-04-2012 07:40 PM

I guess we all have things that bother us on Ljs ,as far as this subject goes I guess it is comparable with folks who are upset about folks posting political topics, I don’t have an interest in those post but the people posting them put them in the non woodworking forum as they should be, so in my opinion no harm no foul, those who want to check it out can and those who have no interest can ignore it. There are on average 20-30 new spammers every day they remain on the site ,I guess it’s because it’s not a big issue to Martin . Ljs allows lot of things that other forums don’t and that’s one of the reasons some folks leave the other sites and come here. I have only one issue and that’s with folks that just post links to there blogs with out ever posting it here. As far as posting links to your web site it’s no big deal to me,since I do it myself. I don’t consider that jamming it down anyone’s throat. I don’t think we can assume because someones posting positive things under projects that their trying to advertise .All said and done “don’t sweat the small stuff and everything is the small stuff”

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#12 posted 06-04-2012 08:51 PM

Why not name names?

A guy might wonder, are they talking about me?

I enjoy this site and want to participate. I also have my own blog and would like to see some visitors. My blog is about all sorts of tools and projects, not just woodworking. If I post a comment on a project, it is because I liked what they made. A spammer would comment on almost every project.

An example…

I posted a blog entry that has a picture and a short video. There is also a link to my site with more pictures and information. Someone asked for more pictures of the blade guide assemblies. I went out and took three more pictures and uploaded them to this site. I got maybe 30 visitors to my site the day I posted this blog entry.

If this is out of line and I am not welcome here, I will leave.

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#13 posted 06-04-2012 08:58 PM

I honestly have no clue… I tend to ignore stuff that bothers me. Now if someone starts spamming my threads, I will surely get annoyed and see what can be done about it…

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#14 posted 06-04-2012 09:00 PM

LumberJocks is a community. Every community is made up of individuals, each of whom have their own quirks and faults. Every individual has some quirk or habit that irritates someone else.

That is really the basis of the comments here. If you feel someone is abusing the privelege of being a part of this community or posting something that is against the rules of the forum, use the “Flag” option to the left of the post. That is why that feature is there.

The moderators of a board this size cannot effectively monitor every individual post. The “Flag” feature, when used by the community, highlights potential issues to the forum moderators. Basically, the “Flag” is a means of the community policing itself.

Feel free to FLAG my post and return to your gripefest.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#15 posted 06-04-2012 09:08 PM

Makes me wonder what some folks do when faced with real stress !

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