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Forum topic by mtenterprises posted 08-14-2012 02:02 PM 1241 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-14-2012 02:02 PM

Figured this was the best place to post a rant, not at anyone in particular, just something that has happend quite a number of time here. It’s like this I just about get a new project complete, something that I want to post and show off, and just when I’m ready to post one or two other LJs post the same type of project. Then it makes me feel like I’m some kind of copy cat show off. I know post it anyways but it’s just the way I feel.

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#1 posted 08-14-2012 02:09 PM

That only bothers me when the other projects are obviously better than mine. :-)

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

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#2 posted 08-14-2012 02:27 PM

There are few original and or unique projects here. As for looking better, there will always be someone who does it better and some less so. The point is how does it measure to your talents and if your proud of it then post it.

I built a bottle cap birdhouse because I saw it posted here and I liked it. When I finished it I posted it here and gave homage to the guy I copied it from. I like what I did and feel in no way less proud that it’s not an original piece of work here. It is an original piece of work on this side of the screen and that’s enough.

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#3 posted 08-14-2012 02:41 PM

“great minds think alike” must be what’s happening with the multiple projects occurrence!

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#4 posted 08-14-2012 03:01 PM

Probably a bit of the ‘new car’ phenomenon; you buy a new car and suddenly you start noticing all the other identical cars on the road. Likely there are often projects of the type you making, you just start noticing them more.

-- John

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#5 posted 08-14-2012 03:13 PM

Mike, you can stop that. All ya need to do is spend the next 5 years building a scroll sawn replica of an aircraft carrier. NOBODY will copy that. :)


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#6 posted 08-14-2012 03:23 PM

Don’t forget to do the jets, helicopters and the entire crew as well. ;)

-- Ryan

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#7 posted 08-14-2012 03:30 PM

I executed a solid wenge period secretary with nothing but handtools. Someone posted one right when I was ready to. So I not going to post it. ;) of course.
Lol, I know exactly what you mean. It seems like a flood of similar items all hit at the same time. I for one would sure like to see yours.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 08-14-2012 06:43 PM

Boy am I glad I’m not the only one who has had this happen. Now what is the cause? Is it that we get the same idea at the same time and all finish at the same time? Or or or…..

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#9 posted 08-14-2012 06:52 PM

Maybe the LJ site is programming all of us with subliminal messages!

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#10 posted 08-14-2012 07:08 PM

If you have ever watched any of Tom Hintz’s videos on Youtube he has viewers that email him and accuse him of being able to monitor their actions through the internet and their PCs. Maybe those LJs that post right prior to you are monitoring what you are doing and then rush to do it ahead of you. Turn off your PC/laptop/tablet/phone and they won’t know what you are doing. You’ll catch them off guard and and be able to post first.

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#11 posted 08-14-2012 07:32 PM

Mike, if you post something that is so original, that no other LJ has ever even thought to build one, even then probably within a week at least 2-3 others will post their versions.
It’s all about sharing ideas. None of us can think of everything!

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#12 posted 08-14-2012 11:04 PM

Work a little faster and beat them to the punch!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 08-14-2012 11:11 PM

I still think we’re all being spyed on. It may sound a little paranoid but now that the admins have taken the site back from the unruly crowds they may be watching us through the internet via the cameras on our devices. If they can do it then any of the LJs can do it. I think a couple of LJs are selecting one or two other LJs to watch and then copying the work they are doing and posting before they have a chance to. I think that’s the most probable explanation.


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#14 posted 08-14-2012 11:15 PM

I make the best stuff in the world, and do not make it to the first page. I weep all night.

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

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#15 posted 08-14-2012 11:21 PM

Madts, when you say you weep you mean you cry your eyes out?

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