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Forum topic by DKV posted 08-29-2012 04:00 PM 1946 views 0 times favorited 49 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-29-2012 04:00 PM

The thread was closed for one of two reasons. You decide.

1. The new rules include threads that have to do with joking around. Since we are all serious woodworkers it would not be good to joke and have fun when we are supposed to be woodworking. Wait, wait just a darned minute. We tell woodworking jokes and we have fun when we’re woodworking so it can’t be a rule infraction. If my first reason can’t be true then it must be the second….

2. Someone went to Nathan because they were confused by the post and thought it was real or someone tattled on me for joking around when I should be serious. I doubt there are any LJs out there that thought my posting contest thread was serious and for real. Therefore, it must be that someone tattled. Someone with a serious lack of cajones. Someone with an axe to grind. Someone that does not appreciate my posts.

Now I admit there may be more than one of you that don’t like my post subjects but very few of you lack the cajones to come right out and tell me so. I can think of a couple that would sneak to Nathan and tell…wait, I can think of only one really. Now who would that be? (edited) Someone who is constantly monitoring my actions for flaws? Naw. Even he has more backbone than that…I think.

Anyway, doesn’t matter. It was fun. Especially the part about winning a trip to Fresno.

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#1 posted 08-29-2012 04:31 PM

Yes, I agree, except that second prize was two trips to Fresno.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#2 posted 08-29-2012 04:35 PM

Seriously? What a bunch of maroons. You thread was fine. Maybe you just evoked Nathan’s name to much or said the word God? Crap, now I gotta flag myself.

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#3 posted 08-29-2012 04:48 PM

Nathan closed it because he knows you still won’t win if the competition was true. Just joking.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 08-29-2012 04:50 PM

Two trips is even worse. I’d much rather have just the one. Remember, Dude said there wasn’t much to do.

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#5 posted 08-29-2012 04:51 PM

Or, maybe its:

3. You were poking fun at something that many here take very seriously- sharing encouragment towards a persons efforts regardless of their skill or project outcome. For me personally, someone stopping by a post or project of mine and saying one word is better than saying nothing at all.

I had seen your thread before it was removed and personally didn’t have an issue with it. However, There are several LJ’s that use their precious time reaching out to as many LJ’s as they can. You did in fact call out A1Jim who IMHO is one of the most encouraging and helpful LJ’s on the site.

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#6 posted 08-29-2012 05:19 PM

Sometimes people forget that this is not just a “non shop talk” forum and that there are new members who are not familiar with the site and the expectations. What you post tells them what is all about.

To me, it is not a good “first impression” to receive a welcome that talks about a posting number competition or to read a forum posting that talks about such an event.

When you post the humour remember to think about all members and how it will be read.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 08-29-2012 05:21 PM

I’m sorry, sorry, sorry a1jim. I’m sorry, sorry, sorry Nathan. I’m sorry, sorry, sorry to anyone that thought I was serious…now hold on just one damn minute. No one thought I was serious. Everyone knew it was a joke. So what am I sorry for? I guess I’m not sorry. After all we even have a joke thread here at LJ’s. Ok, just disregard. I got carried away…again. Sometimes god talks to me and tells me to be sorry. Like when I drink. Like when I tell jokes that the average person doesn’t get. Like when I don’t write about politics and religion but I think about them. You get the idea…I think.

(Edit) Postscript, Debbie you snuck in. I guess I’m sorry, sorry, sorry to you too Debbie and to all the newbies that thought I was serious and that got the wrong first impression of LJ’s and I promise from now on to ever more that I will remember to think about all members and how it will be read. That last one could be a hard one since very few LJ’s think alike. I guess I could quit posting but then where would the fun in that be?

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#8 posted 08-29-2012 05:34 PM

Think PC. Bland is good.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 08-29-2012 06:00 PM

Gene, sorry to say but PC is not in my nature.

The struggle to be “politically correct” has made common people easily irritable and oversensitive to the words of others and their own words. It has created a society that walks on eggshells and that has difficulty being personal with each other because coworkers and potential friends can’t joke around for fear of offending the other.

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#10 posted 08-29-2012 06:07 PM

Only a dumbass would take offence at your thread DKV. Sarcasm may be the lowest form of wit, but it was still witty.

Boo! Shame on you moderators! Boo!

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#11 posted 08-29-2012 06:21 PM

Renners, are you calling me low witted?

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#12 posted 08-29-2012 06:35 PM

I will if Renners backs out…

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#13 posted 08-29-2012 06:45 PM

Dwain, do I or one of my camels know you?

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#14 posted 08-29-2012 06:45 PM

Although I find most of your posts utterly useless and I did not read the one you are talking about, I have to agree with your statement on political correctness.

It is continually ruining society. Making us pansies. I thought it was absolutely funny after reading all the posts when the political and religious subjects were banned. People thought it was wrong to allow that kind of talk on LJ’s so they complained to the moderators and finally got their way. Then those complainers were happy and didn’t like that some did not agree with them. They thought it was a mean place. So those same complainers decided they would make wise cracks and start asking people if they wanted cheese with that whine, etc.

It was even entertaining reading one post of how this person was glad he was not “forced” to have to read that content anymore. As if someone had physically made this guy grab his mouse, scroll to the subject, click on it, and held his face to the screen until he read it aloud.

In my opinion the moderators should be consistent and ban ALL talk not related to woodworking. Thats what the complainers used as an argument for political talk. That it was not woodworking related. So I personally think all talk about vacations, cars, food sports etc. should be banned. No more talk about anything non woodworking related should be aloud. Then we can rule out hurting peoples feelings because they never went on vacation or owned that car or played that sport.

That way only your feelings will get hurt from critization of your woodwork. Then you will know without a shadow of a doubt you should get rid of your computer and ask to be entered into a padded room with only instrumental music in the background so your thin skin will be protected until the grand tree (can’t break the rules) decided it is time for you to be with him/her.

But whatever is said is no sweat off my back. Great site, great people, and I hope it only gets better from here. If not, some other person will come along with a better idea and build it himself.

-- Your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be free from you.

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#15 posted 08-29-2012 06:50 PM

Americanwoodworker…utterly useless? Wow. I try to please everyone all of the time. I must have missed you.

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