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07-21-2012 04:12 PM

I have an increasing issue with all these “off topic content” posts.
I joined Lumberjock because it was about woodworking not about people venting their frustration,anger or opinion.
If you want to talk about politic or sex, or something different than woodworking go somewhere else, Lumberjock is not for you.
Lumberjock is about woodworking.
WE, the woodworkers, do not want you here.

-- Bert


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#1 posted 07-21-2012 04:33 PM

Bert, bert, bert calm down. None of it hurts you. Go with the flow my son…

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know that.

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#2 posted 07-21-2012 04:38 PM

” Go with the flow my son”
I never do.
By the way I am not your son and in fact I probably could be your father, not that I would want to.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 07-21-2012 04:59 PM

12 of 13 forums are dedicated to woodworking. Get over it and ignore the sections you have no interest in. A little self control goes a long way to a positive outlook on life. Do what feels good and stay away from that which doesn’t make you feel good. Be an adult…

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know that.

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#4 posted 07-21-2012 05:03 PM

@B2rtch: Presumably then, we’ll never see another comment from you in a non-woodworking thread again. Talk the talk, walk the walk. Deal?

-- 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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#5 posted 07-21-2012 05:21 PM

BLOCK’D YA
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/39922

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

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#6 posted 07-21-2012 06:16 PM

Trool hunter, thank you for blocking me.
I am happy about that

-- Bert

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#7 posted 07-21-2012 06:31 PM

Bert, Bert, Bert -
Why in the world are you beating this poor horse again. It’s been settled that the management will permit such discussions and has even take steps to make them inconspicuous. Despite that, there are some who make the effort to find these discussions just so they can post their objections. It’s been said many more times than should have been needed, but If you don’t like it don’t look for it. If you just find it too intolerable to take, go start your own website and run it as you please.

In the future, please refrain from statements like “We, the woodworkers…...” Unless I say so, you don’t speak for me and I really dislike your presumption that you do.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#8 posted 07-21-2012 07:17 PM

I am one of those WOODworkers and I do enjoy the give and take of opinion. I have excellent self control, thank you very much, and don’t feel that I (we) disrupt the site as long as the discussions remain here. I said that these threads were inconspicuous, not conspicuous – and they are compared to other sites I frequent.

So yes, I get it. At least the part about some people believing that they have some inherent right to control others. Look in a mirror if you aren’t sure who I’m talking about.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#9 posted 07-21-2012 07:34 PM

Many very good people and woodworkers already left the site became of this junk. I miss them and this is our loss.
This site should be about wood working only.
“If you don’t like it don’t look for it”
I do not look for it , it is there, right in my face.

-- Bert

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#10 posted 07-21-2012 07:45 PM

The owner of the site though apparently thinks there’s a place for non shop discussions. No matter what type of board I belong to, from cars to technical engineering stuff, there’s a place for non shop talk. Even though most of us will never meet each other in person, sharing a hobby with folks, you grow a personal bond – at least I do. I find it enjoyable to talk about things other than the wood as well. If you don’t like it, don’t participate. For the life of me, I can’t figure out what kind of stunted maturity repetitively brings this up. It’s obnoxious and in the end – you have no say what so ever. It’s not your site. We’re all guests here.

-- IZZZZZI BoB IZZZZZI

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#11 posted 07-21-2012 08:04 PM

Bert, bert, bert define many. Name at least five that have left because of nonshop talk. Five isn’t too much for many…is it?

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know that.

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#12 posted 07-21-2012 08:36 PM

Bert -
The owner apparently doesn’t agree with your idea about the purpose of this site. Do you get the idea that it’s his decision to make and not yours? We’re all guests here. Would you go to some one’s home and bitch and moan about the way the run their household? Isn’t this site a similar thing?

“This site should only be about woodworking” is a lament that’s been going on for several months and Martin hasn’t made any changes – as is his right as the owner. He has at least taken steps to make non-shop threads somewhat inconspicuous (other sites don’t even do that much), but that doesn’t seem to satisfy those of you who want him to run it your way. I must confess to being completely mystified by people who take deliberate action to get to a place for the sole purpose of complaining about its existence.

Why can’t you use this site like the rest of us – participate in what interests us and ignore what doesn’t?

As I said earlier, if you find this site intolerable, start one of your own and run it however you want. Who knows, you may even attract some of the “many” who have left LJ’s.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#13 posted 07-21-2012 08:39 PM

Bert I completely agree with you. This once great website is being ruined.

-- Stuart

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#14 posted 07-21-2012 08:43 PM

Katdaddy -
Believe it or not, I agree with part of your last post – the part about it being a decision for the site owner. I suspect that Martin and his moderators are aware of these discussions and have chosen to ignore them. But, maybe I’m wrong.

So post your complaints and see if things change. If they do, you win. If they don’t, will you puh-leeze drop it?

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#15 posted 07-21-2012 09:02 PM

When I start paying to use this site….....

Then I can bitch about the content

MANY more positives than negatives

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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