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CL810

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07-23-2012 01:14 AM

When I went on this evening, 9 of the 20 forum topics were off-topic/political/fueding etc. I wish we could set up in our profile which forum topics are displayed once we sign in.

Some of them are like car wrecks – you can’t help but look even though you know better.

In effect, a filter. Right now we can click on boxes that determine when we get emails. How about boxes for each of the forums? If we want Skill Share postings we’d click that box and so on for each forum.

Make sense?

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."


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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 07-23-2012 01:36 AM

Hey CL810

check out this link ,,, might be what you are looking for … let us know

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/39989

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

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CL810

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#2 posted 07-23-2012 01:06 PM

Close. It just hides forum topics that start with “Off Topic Content.” My suggestion would allow us to click which forums would show. I would like to be able to select which forums are displayed. Right now you can only show all or one forum.

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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Mainiac Matt

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#3 posted 07-23-2012 01:38 PM

every site administrator has to decide how to deal with trolls and such… as well as how to fund their sight…

I don’t think there’s really a “tech” solution, as trolls seem to thrive on pouring their energy to thwart such.

The best boards I’ve participated in deal with trolls the hard way, by recruiting a large team of volunteer moderators, who are tasked with monitoring certain sections of the site and are empowerd with admin. functions of deleting posts, banning users, etc…

This requires a very active community…. who are willing to put hundreds of hours per week into moderating the site.

The only down side to this approach is that the moderator team has to establish their guidelines … and those lines will inevitably impede the “free speech” of some members.

Based on my (admittedly limited) experience, LJs is a very lightly moderated site…... and it shows.

Unfortunately, trolls generate traffic and traffic stats make web sites attractive to advertisors…. and that makes the sites profitable. So unless the site is set up with not-for-profit and altruistic motives (and like minded revenue sources) they all seem to be eaten alive by trolls eventually.

OBTW, the best way to kill a troll is to starve it…

“don’t feed the trolls” is a fun motto that seems to drive them insane.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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b2rtch

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#4 posted 07-23-2012 01:41 PM

Interesting that right now there are four different posts “complaining ” about the same thing.
It seems to me that this should say something to the manager of this site , if he only cares.

-- Bert

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#5 posted 07-23-2012 09:08 PM

I wouldn’t mind seeing the Off-Topic stuff separated out but I hardly think it’s a big deal. I almost never look at them and figure if that’s their bag and they stick to putting it in the right place, I can just scroll on by.

I have found LJs to be a much better forum than those where the Moderators can act like little Gods. I am yet to see anything outside of the Off-Topic stuff that looks like it should not have been allowed so I would say LJs is working pretty well.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#6 posted 07-28-2012 11:19 AM

At this time, you can click on the list of forums (“Show All Forums”) and just visit the ones that you are interested in.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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ronbuhg

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#7 posted 07-29-2012 02:19 PM

since Im a newbie, I hestitate to say something, but…...I DID NOT join LJ’s to read the comments about anything that does not pertain to wood, wood working,wood supplies,etc,etc….get my drift ? I dont appreciate hearing anti-american comments,such as the ones posted by”you—know-who”...everyone knows who Im talking about….It will not bother me if he is asked to leave anytime soon…if you dont love this wonderful country ,then my suggestion is simply LEAVE OR SHUT UP !!! I have a nephew (Marine Corps) who has put his life in danger overseas ..he has served over there for three tours and he is currently serving another 4 years in the States. God Bless Him ! He is not doing this just for me and my family, he is also doing this for you and yours !! Think about all of those men and women who serve this country for us and to protect our way of life ! Shame on you for your hateful comments….I realize that I can choose what I want to read but it flat out pisses me off that this person is allowed to spew his Anti- American “blankity-blank” onto us…...ENOUGH !! and THAT’S how I feel about it !!!

-- the dumbest question is the one you dont ask !!

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#8 posted 07-29-2012 02:32 PM

There is just too much good stuff on this site to be concerned with the little bits of trash that show up. It is like viewing the Grand Canyon and only focusing on the gum wrapper carelessly tossed to the ground. The ugly parts of LJs is easily avoided.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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Kookaburra

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#9 posted 07-29-2012 02:38 PM

With all due respect ronbuhg, that is your opinion. You are entitled to it and entitled to express it. What your nephew, and my father (career Navy pilot) and my brother and my cousin (career and currently serving Special Forces) and my uncle and my grandfather all fought for was the freedoms listed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the Untied State. One of these freedoms is, as I am sure you remember, Freedom of Speech.

That means the ability to express your opinions without fear of interference, impediment or punishment. It does not mean the freedom to hurt other people by slander or libel. It does not mean the right to expect other people to believe the things you do, no matter how fervently you believe them. That right is granted to you and to those who disagree with every word you say. It is granted to everyone who believes the government is on the wrong track and the US is headed for disaster. If free speech had been suppressed since the 18th century, we would still be a bunch of English Colonies and wearing silly hats to public events.

That said, LumberJocks does not fall under any of that for several reasons. Foremost, it is a private enterprize the owners or managers have the right to allow any legal speech they choose. You do have the right to avoid any or all of the postings here. I do not read any of the off-topic posts except by mistake. If you are not aware of how to hide the off topic subject on the pulse page, please read the link in the first reply.

As some Frenchman once said:
“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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KnickKnack

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#10 posted 07-29-2012 02:56 PM

As some Frenchman once said: I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it

Usually attributed to Voltaire (a very famous frenchman), but in fact the words of Evelyn Beatrice Hall, who was English.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Kookaburra

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#11 posted 07-29-2012 03:21 PM

Ah, one-upped by KnickKnack. I think I can live with that! :) And yes, I was referring to Voltaire – he said so many wise things. He should stop claiming credit for someone else’s quote!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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KnickKnack

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#12 posted 07-29-2012 04:51 PM

He should stop claiming credit for someone else’s quote!

Comment about “typical French” deleted :-)

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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ITnerd

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#13 posted 07-29-2012 06:25 PM

CL810, I posted a request that is similar to what you are asking for here. I hope the administrators find a way to achieve this, I like scanning the default forums page (when you first click the forums button) to see recent posts across all forums, but its a bit of a pain when 1/2 of the recent posts are off topic.

This allows the best of both worlds, those who find the NST a big part of thier LJ experience can keep it, and those who don’t will be able to focus on the woodworking related posts.

I recognize this would result in a less mouse-clicks from users having to sort through multiple forum post pages, but I think its a good step towards creating a healthy, happy community without resorting to excessive moderation. In the long run, I think it would keep more users in the forums. Net, +1 to CL810s request.

Debbie, thanks for weighing in here; is there any thought of adding this functionality in the future? Are there downsides I’m not aware of, besides of the impact to mouse clicks I mention above?

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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derosa

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#14 posted 07-29-2012 07:26 PM

Ronbuhg- I will chime in that I’ve never understood the love it or leave it attitude when there is a disagreement; I’m more of the “work for change or shut up” attitude. It’s perfectly fine to hate a many great things about this nation but if you’re gonna whine about them you should work to change them and make it the country it should be.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#15 posted 07-29-2012 08:07 PM

We have tried and implemented a variety of methods for accessing the different components of the site.
People use the site in so many ways – what works for some, doesn’t for others.
I am not aware of any plans on changing toolbars etc.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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