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sandhill

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737 days ago

I’m really sick to death of all the ads here now and IMO LJ has gone down the tubes. Its become a place where people just post there projects and others comment how nice they are. Don’t get me wrong that’s all well and good, and that’s great if that’s what you want to do. I see some nice stuff here but there is just no dialog, but lots of ads. I have enjoyed Lumber Jocks for many years but it just has not kept up with the wood working communities needs. There are many more sites that offer much more. I know I will get flack from a lot of people but if no one says anything it will never change or improve. So that’s just my summation of the past year. Sorry about that.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/


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ChuckV

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#1 posted 737 days ago

If you use Adblock, there will not be any ads.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 737 days ago

I’m not sure exactly what you mean about the ads.

If I don’t sign in it’s rather messy, but once I’m signed in the only ads are on the sidebar and banner. Personally, I have mastered the knack of tuning them out visually so I hardly notice them. But like Chuck said, Adblock will really get rid of them.

Funny you mention the projects. Ever since they changed the home page from showing the latest projects to showing the “daily top 15” (whatever that is), I find I hardly look at the projects anymore. It’s a shame, and I have no logical explanation, but now I find myself going directly to the forum page.

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

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sandhill

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#3 posted 737 days ago

I get ads on the top side and bottom, when I do a search for something specific the firs 3 or ten items are ads. I to use to go to the projects and all I see is the same old stuff as far as the FOURMS I don’t care for a lot of the dialog with people talking about who’s blocked, and a lot of very basic stuff. Maybe Ive been here to long but it was a lot better before Martin sold the site even though its said he manages it. It just don’t seem that way to me. As far as AD block I don’t need it with other sites so why here its just more clutter on my hard drive.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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patcollins

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#4 posted 737 days ago

How can this be, I thought getting rid of the political and religious talk would make everyone want to be here and unicorns to fart perfume?

Seriously I dont like the way the projects are shown on the home page either. I liked the old way.

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Moron

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#5 posted 737 days ago

Try and delete your profile.

I think its easier to get an MRI or a CAT Scan in Antarctica : ))

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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crank49

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#6 posted 737 days ago

”I thought getting rid of the political and religious talk would make everyone want to be here and unicorns to fart perfume?”

Now, I don’t care who you are, that there ’s funny.

ROFLMAO

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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DKV

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#7 posted 737 days ago

It’s the human condition shining through bright and loud. We’re never happy with what we get. I do have to say though that it is a definite rolling on the floor moment. Check out my signature. It’ll probably come to that. Then who is there to please?

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

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 737 days ago

Didn’t you guys get the memo?

Any mention of perfume-farting unicorns is expressly prohibited.

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

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sandhill

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#9 posted 737 days ago

One of my biggest problems lately is When someone posts a question its seems like no one reads it or any of the answers they just post to get another number by there name or something. Tell me you have not found that to be the case very often. Besides the non relevant ads at the bottom of this page.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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Don W

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#10 posted 737 days ago

I understand the need for advertising. I have had several questions answered. I am glad they blocked some of the non woodworking debates. All in all, I think it’s a decent site. There is lots of dialog on the threads I hit.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Bertha

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#11 posted 737 days ago

Sandhill, I’d be sad to see you go, but I completely understand your reasons. Myself, I’m so unproductive in the shop that if there weren’t 10:1 mindless banter: actual projects, I’d have nothing to say. I think the ads are unavoidable in this age. I must have been looking for doormats a day or two ago b/c I’m getting hammered with ads as we type, lol. I use adblock upstairs and it’s like a handtool shop, quiet and inviting. Down here on my netbook, it’s like a machine shop with all the distractions (my netbooks last about a year; this one is due for a smashing relatively soon).
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I wish you’d hang around.

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

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 737 days ago

sandhill: When I see posts that have no response, I always click on them to see if I can help. Usually it’s one of two things. Either it’s a relatively obscure topic or highly technical question I can’t answer (and presumably neither can a lot of other people), or the question itself is rather vague and/or poorly stated to the point that I don’t know how to answer if I could.

I’ve still never seen another woodworking site with so many knowledgeable folks ready and willing to help a fellow woodworker with a problem or a question.

And please don’t tell me you are one of those folks who think some people post just to run up the number under their name. Call me a blabbermouth, or tell me I have too much time on my hands, but I really don’t think anyone gives a flying flip about his or her post count.

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

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Bertha

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#13 posted 737 days ago

^I couldn’t agree more with Charlie. If you divide my post# by my time here, it’s clear that I’m just looking for some interaction. I live in the woods, after all, and my dog doesn’t say much. I don’t have much to offer skillwise, but here and there I’ve been able to offer something constructive.
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There’s a function built into this style of blog software that allows for “reputation points”, meaning you can add to someone’s “reputation” (or detract from it), reflected as green and red bars, respectively. If you think it’s bad now, imagine enabling that feature!!!!! lol.
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If I don’t have something nice to say about a project, I’ll just bail. If it catches my eye, I’ll say something nice about it. I’m not pandering, just recognizing. I don’t possess the skills to reliably critique anyone’s work.
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When people add “criticism welcome” to their postings, they usually get it. I wouldn’t ask for it, myself, lol.
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I hope you stay.

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

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ShaneA

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#14 posted 737 days ago

I hardly notice the ads unless I accidently touch one while using my phone. They have to make some money, so I understand. I think I like the old way of the projects too. But, I rarely look at them. I mainly use the Pulse. Booting politics/religion was a must, given the lack of civility being displayed. Didnt really bother me, but I can see that it was grating on others. All in all, I really like this site and think there are many capable people here willing to be a free resource. Not sure what more I could want or expect, given what I am paying, because the price is right.

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sandhill

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#15 posted 737 days ago

I agree with both of you to a point but to answer: “And please don’t tell me you are one of those folks who think some people post just to run up the number under their name”. I know of a number of people that will post 3 or 4 “nice” with in 3 to 4 min. so it does happen.

As for other web sites there is one that I have been enjoying lately as well as Charles Neil, and The Wood Whisperer but he has to many ads as well but at least he is a wood worker which is not the case here.

http://www.woodcentral.com/woodworking/forum/messages.pl and they also have a live Chat room hosted by Chris Schwarz and guest like the ones below.
Cindy Drozda · John Lucas · Jeffry Lohr · David Marks ·
Jacques Vesery · Konrad Sauer · Rob Lee ·
Tom Lie-Nielsen · Ian Agrell · Peter Korn · Wayne Anderson ·
Sandor Nagyszalanczy · Bob Lang · Adam Cherubini ·
Lon Schleining · Ernie Conover · James Krenov · Jim Tolpin ·
Patrick Edwards · Frank Klausz · Lonnie Bird · Mike Dunbar ·
Roy Underhill · Andy Rae
I am not saying its better but there are other alternatives.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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