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Forum topic by Manitario posted 04-12-2013 04:34 PM 2222 views 0 times favorited 62 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Manitario

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04-12-2013 04:34 PM

I had way too much time on my hands this morning and scrolled through the 1032 pages of “members” who have signed up for an LJ account but never posted. 1032 pages x 35 members/page = 36120 LJ “members” who have contributed nothing to this site other than a numbers boost. This is more than half of the total LJ membership.
I’d like to propose a different way of doing membership on LJ’s; membership would be conditional on a new member posting something, anything. A new member could sign up for a LJ account and then have eg. 60 days to make a first post, after which their account would be deleted if they hadn’t posted anything. This would also be a solution to getting rid of the ~ 30% of the accounts that are spam.
Lumberjocks prides itself on being a community of woodworkers, let’s make the site for people who actually have something to say. All of the content on the site is accessible without a membership anyways, so anyone can come and look up projects, topics without having to actually be a member.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil


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poopiekat

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#1 posted 04-12-2013 04:40 PM

But don’t the spammers post something?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Mosquito

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#2 posted 04-12-2013 04:42 PM

As much as I wish they would participate by posting, you also wouldn’t want to exclude those who sign up, never post, but have a bunch of favorites either, I suppose.

But… higher user counts is good for them…

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 04-12-2013 04:43 PM

not all members post things … many follow along, looking at the inspirational projects and reading the tips/tricks/experiences

People use the site in many different ways.
Spammers are caught with the “first posting approval” process and the eagle-eyes of our members.

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

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dakremer

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#4 posted 04-12-2013 04:44 PM

I dont really care if there are 36,000 members who arent doing anything, it doesnt really affect me in any way. As long as these wasted accounts are slowing down the site, then whatever….

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Dwain

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#5 posted 04-12-2013 04:46 PM

I don’t like that idea. Why do you think it would be better if everyone HAD to post? How would things be if everyone HAD to vote? Different, and probably worse. I post every so often, but I have only posted only one or two projects because I don’t think I am of the level of woodworkers who post their projects. Besides, I see enough

“good job”

posts already…

-- 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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dakremer

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#6 posted 04-12-2013 04:51 PM

Dwain…have you seen my projects?? haha…subpar at best! Post your projects! We’d love to see them!

That being said – I agree (Dwain)

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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poopiekat

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#7 posted 04-12-2013 04:52 PM

Right, Dwain!
I’d be quite happy if the individual post count for each user was invisible, except perhaps on our personal ‘My Messages’ profile. It serves no purpose.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Clint Searl

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#8 posted 04-12-2013 04:56 PM

Start your own site if you want to be the nanny.

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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scotsman9

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#9 posted 04-12-2013 05:02 PM

MsDebbie steps up to plate, it’s a low slider but she swings….....and hits a home run!!!

I got nothin.

I can’t remember how long I read and browsed this site before signing up…I would say at least 6 months.

-- Just a man and his opinion.

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Picklehead

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#10 posted 04-12-2013 05:04 PM

Manitario, thanks for bringing up the subject for discussion. Can’t say I really care either way, but I don’t want all the comments to look like your getting “dogpiled”. Plus, I posted something, so now I can stay! :)

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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dakremer

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#11 posted 04-12-2013 05:40 PM

Clint. This is the Lumberjock’s feedback forum. Perfectly fine forum topic and discussion. Your comment however was a complete waste of bandwidth

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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JoeinGa

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#12 posted 04-12-2013 05:55 PM

”As long as these wasted accounts are slowing down the site, then whatever….”
I think you meant “are NOT slowing down”

I agree with you. And as I click around on this site (probably waaay too much now that I’m “between jobs”) I notice some folks have been here 1000+ days and have like 12 posts. While others (like me) are “Motormouth posters” because I find so much stuff I like and I comment on them :-)

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MonteCristo

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#13 posted 04-12-2013 05:59 PM

Much ado about nothing I would say.

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

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Mainiac Matt

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#14 posted 04-12-2013 06:05 PM

if you want to promote a FB page (and possibly even a sight like this as well)... you can actually pay people for “bundled likes”.. i.e. send some guy in Nigeria $200 and he’ll get 10,000 people to like your FB page.

I wonder if the same can be done for forum membership.

On some web sites, you need to create an account to see certain content…. i.e. photo’s. So some “lurkers” or people who came here via. a Google search, may log in just to see the content they searched up and never intend to come back.

Not sure if that’s how it works here or not….

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

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Charles Maxwell

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#15 posted 04-12-2013 06:07 PM

Why would anyone want to exclude someone from LJ when their very presence demonstrates an interest? Their presence ‘slowing’ down the site? I doubt that! It’s silly! Does the word Fascism mean anything to those who prefer to lock out non-contributing members? Indeed, it is much ado about nothing! Some people have too much time on their hands.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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