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Forum topic by KnickKnack posted 620 days ago 2502 views 0 times favorited 48 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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KnickKnack

965 posts in 2067 days


620 days ago

20 hours ago Martin, who used to run the site – I have no idea what he does now, added a new blog entry – part 2 of “LJ Woodworking Awards – Summer 2012 #3: Cast Your Votes!”

Did he take the opportunity to remove the blatantly stolen woodworking entry? reported shortly after voting opened 5 days ago. No.

Scan through the “Site-feedback” forum and then ask yourself – “Why do we even have a site feedback forum”...

A few days ago I looked through the last 3 pages of “site feedback” – the following had had no response from anyone in officialdom…
  • Multiple notification messages re: Daily Top 3 – 73 days ago
  • Linking Blogs between sites – 84 days and no response
  • Feature Request: Time/Date Stamp – 72 days ago
  • Feature request: list postings by date/time instead of hours/days ago – 127 days ago
  • follow a series: 70 days ago – great idea – no response
  • Isn’t it time for a purge?: 41 days ago – no response
  • Please remove DaveMu from this site – 42 days ago – no response

This is not to mention some of the terrible things that go on in the OT forums.
This is not to mention the huge number of “enlargement” products (both male and female) being advertised by the latest crop of non-woodworkers who’ve joined.
This is not to mention the massive number of “zimbio” non-woodworkers who’ve joined.

Who is supposed to be running this site, and why aren’t they actually doing so?

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


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ShaneA

4966 posts in 1099 days


#1 posted 620 days ago

I have no idea, sometimes it is like the wild west. But I still like it.

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GMman

3902 posts in 2198 days


#2 posted 620 days ago

I agree with you 100%.
Debbie is doing what she can but she can only do so much.
Maybe Nathan could tell us if Martin is off the site or is on vacation?

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DKV

3053 posts in 1005 days


#3 posted 619 days ago

Shane, the wild west is fantastic. Great times to be had.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 619 days ago

I PM’d Nathan…
... hope it does some good…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Jeff in Huntersville

398 posts in 1695 days


#5 posted 619 days ago

I guess you could say we, the users, are running the site.

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Tennessee

1447 posts in 1015 days


#6 posted 619 days ago

I think DKV has taken over, and is slowly making it his own….

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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nwbusa

1015 posts in 787 days


#7 posted 619 days ago

I’ve seen a few OT posts that had some personal attacks disappear. I’m assuming they were flagged by users and removed by mods.

-- John, BC, Canada

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 619 days ago

Hi everyone … I’m sure I commented recently that we are currently working on a solution to the inappropriate posting issues. Finding another solution has been our high priority. We have looked at past experiences, past strategies, current issues, site feedback, private messages, and, as always, the best interest of the site as a whole and of all the members.

We appreciate your patience as well as your feedback.

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

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

4737 posts in 1810 days


#9 posted 619 days ago

This website, like so many others is driven by the numbers that generate advertisers. When member numbers… and not quality of the site content is the driving factor any website will eventually spiral downward and deterioriate.

Just take a look at how many people post here on the blogs and forums and never… ever post a project. They are not interested in using Lumberjocks to further their woodworking interests.
Take a look at alot of Lumberjocks with a lot of blog/forum entries and then click on their projects…I know that there are a few exceptions but….......

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work. http://www.FineArtBoxes.com

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KnickKnack

965 posts in 2067 days


#10 posted 619 days ago

…I commented recently that we are currently working on a solution to the inappropriate posting issues

With respect MsDebbie, my post is not about the “inappropriate posting issues”, it’s about the complete lack of management posting about anything – please see list above, none of which are about “inappropriate posting issues”.
Nor does it address the fake project – mwbusa says “I’ve seen a few OT posts that had some personal attacks disappear” – good, but to leave a fake project in the competition – surely that’s got to be beyond any line one might care to draw?

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

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juniorjock

1930 posts in 2266 days


#11 posted 619 days ago

What KnickKnack said…............ looks like the big giant heads could handle more than one issue at a time….... or maybe not.

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a1Jim

109321 posts in 2078 days


#12 posted 619 days ago

I guess what some of us like others hate ,Martin has his prospective on the issues you brought up and may not feel that their not that big of an issue. I know on some of the other woodworking sites this post would have been deleted as soon as it was posted. So either we have a police state with crazy insane moderators or rioting in the street so to speak as far as posting goes. I know that LJs is one of a kind as far as it’s format and ease of use. I think it’s got to be next to impossible to moderate all of the post that are put on Ljs at any given time ,so perhaps we can help buy flagging the post we feel are most objectionable or sending Martin a PM explaining our point of view.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jimbo4

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#13 posted 619 days ago

I think Debbie is swamped with :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: stuff !

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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Kookaburra

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#14 posted 619 days ago

The good news is that the plagiarized entry is gone. The bad news is that some people wasted their votes on it. I feel better knowing it has NO CHANCE of winning anything.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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Mainiac Matt

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#15 posted 619 days ago

I suspect Martin has a day job…

and while the cat is away, the mice will play….

I find my life is happier, the less I visit the OT forum….

but I’m bummed that the actual wood working traffic volume seems to decreasing.

I guess I need to get down to the shop and get busy :^)

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

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