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Forum topic by Cozmo35 posted 06-27-2012 01:07 PM 1922 views 0 times favorited 30 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-27-2012 01:07 PM

I joined this forum to share, discuss and to learn about woodworking and in the process I have made some good friends. Here lately it has developed a “high school click” mentality. The “he said, she said, finger pointing and putting people down” has become a ramped infection into what I initially perceived to be an informative and friendly environment. I would like to ask that we ALL adopt the philosophy of “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”. Please don’t ruin this for me and for everybody else by continuing with the drama and bad mouthing of others.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#1 posted 06-27-2012 01:34 PM

I’m with you buddy my steam is all out and I plan to be be a good old boy from now on.
Great thread.

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#2 posted 06-27-2012 01:54 PM

If you stay on long enough you’ll see it’s just a part of the community. Best advice is to ignore what you don’t like or agree with and pitch in on topics you do like.

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#3 posted 06-27-2012 02:02 PM

Way to go. I agree 100%.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#4 posted 06-27-2012 02:20 PM

We are one big family here and our ties are deeper than our passion for woodworking.

We may quarrel and squabble, console and comfort, point fingers and accuse, but short of blood shed, at the end of the day we must come to a reckoning with what we have contributed to our brothers and sisters. If it was positive, sleep well. If it was unconstructive, then put right the wrongs before it can’t be reversed.

There will be wars and rumors of war in our world until the simplicity of “Love Your Neighbors” is embraced.

Our Mothers would not have been pleased with what took place here recently, until we resolve our differences and man up and do the right thing, it’s difficult to move on.

Peace, love and understanding is the order of the day. Live it, please.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#5 posted 06-27-2012 02:23 PM

I agree completely, although I have to say I have not seen, or read, any particularly inflammatory posts, or comments on any of the projects that I have visited.
This community, without a doubt, seems to be one of genuinely interested participants with a goal of increasing the overall knowledge and confidence of its members.
That is the biggest reason I joined.
Thanks for your observations!

-- Central Ohio, Still got 9 and 15/16 fingers!

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#6 posted 06-27-2012 02:23 PM

Well Said Len.
I’m glad that I missed whatever it was…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 06-27-2012 02:24 PM

Good idea Cosmo. I tend to ignore the items I do not like, and pay attention to the ones I do like. I guess
I have finally got past the too soon old, too late smart bit for a while. Thank everyone for their good ideas
and contributions, and for sharing them with us, now I am going to go play in the shop for a while.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 06-27-2012 02:28 PM

nice writeup Len!

Cozmo – the thing is, that everything that agrees with you will read this and it’ll register with them – but those that you refer to most likely won’t take this seriously enough for it to make any difference – just the way of the world, the way of people…

My take on this is that I come here for the woodworking and for the niceties of people, everything else I’ll just let fly by as It really will serve no purpose for me to get involved in.


-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#9 posted 06-27-2012 02:38 PM

I have mentioned this before but I think it worth repeating that 100% of the time I DONT’t click on an off topic thread in the Non-Shop Talk Forum I don’t get exposed to the drama but every time I do click on it I am exposed.

It is amazing….try it and see if it works for you.

Maybe you need a browser update.

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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#10 posted 06-27-2012 02:55 PM

Rocky is right. As proof, I really don’t see what you are talking about. I’ve turned of the display of off-topic posts, and I don’t often go into them. Only when I click from my email notices(that do not indicate off-topic). Every time I do, I regret it or it serves no real purpose.

@martin & the management: Click or no click, this might be another reminder that allowing politics on LJ does NO GOOD, and has a HIGH propensity for causing strife on this site. Just a thought. In addition, for folks that have turned OFF the display of OT posts, why bother with the email notifications. It seems clear to not email those either. A simple fix? :) Thanks for considering this change.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#11 posted 06-27-2012 03:33 PM

Rance: How do you turn off the OT post? Been wanting to do that for a long time. I do not need the aggravation. good post

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#12 posted 06-27-2012 03:50 PM


Go to the pulse page
Two lines above the listings, click on hide off-topic titles

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#13 posted 06-27-2012 04:38 PM

Don’t read it if it offends your sensibility.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#14 posted 06-27-2012 05:31 PM

Good point and good post Mike…. I see some folks here automatically assumed you are referring to something said in the “Off Topics” section. Knowing you like I do Mike I know you stay far away from that sort of drama and unnecessary frustration (one of the most laid back guys I know to be honest). So I know this is directed more into the project, blogs, and woodworking topics in the forums area here on LJ…. I

I had a long drawn out spill typed up to post and I finally realized it wasn’t worth it. The fact is we as a majority have a incredibly supportive attitude towards one another. The sad part is there is always a few out there who feel it is their place to not play so nice, and lack the common courtesy the vast majority of us have grow accustomed to ….

Case example Clint Searl’s comment ”Don’t read it if it offends your sensibility.”

Yeah, that about sums it up….

Thanks for reminding us Mike there are plenty of good folks that still come here to learn, teach, and be supportive of one another.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#15 posted 06-27-2012 05:47 PM

Rocky is right. Everytime I open one of those doggone posts, and post, I get in trouble. Not worth it…

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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