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Forum topic by shipwright posted 311 days ago 1797 views 0 times favorited 61 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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shipwright

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311 days ago

Is it just me or are the numbers of comments down on LJ’s?

It seems to me that not long ago projects that reached the top three usually had thirty plus comments and fifty plus was not uncommon. Now projects frequently make the top three with under ten. I also noted a very good project last week that drew twice as many favourites as it did comments.

I don’t have any particular opinion one way or the other, it’s just an observation.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/


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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 311 days ago

No comment.

:-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Mark Shymanski

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#2 posted 311 days ago

Back to school busyness? I know work has had me working crazy this past week so I can imagine other folks may be busy also? I haven’t been able to keep up with the posts that have been coming through :-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 311 days ago

I have gotten more & more people favoriting my projects without leaving any comment.
Kind of weird, but I just chalked it up to so many new members.
And there does seem to be less comments being left in general.

-- Having fun...Eric

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patron

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#4 posted 311 days ago

i notice this during the summer time allot

many are doing family things then

and with so many new members
it’s hard to see so many posts

i am having computer problems
and don’t have direct link anymore
so have to search much more than before

you could be right about the favoring thing too

one guy i’ve seen for 4 years or so
has about 370 things favorited
and never said a word or posted a project

maybe he makes our stuff
and sells it as his own somewhere

i guess thats what happens
when the site is open to anyone
and we all share our works freely

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dan Lyke

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#5 posted 311 days ago

I also find that if I hit a post and it’s already got ten or fifteen glowing comments on it, another “me too!” feels superfluous. There’s some smarts in Facebook’s “Like” or Twitter’s “favorite” button in giving feedback without trying to make me come up with some witty way to say “yeah, that’s awesome!”.

And my participation runs in cycles. I’m feeling guilty right now ‘cause I’m sitting and having a cuppa rather than figuring out how to get the new refrigerator up three steps and into the kitchen, and the new shelves made, and…

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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stefang

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#6 posted 311 days ago

I have been surprised at the low number of posts lately in all categories lately. Maybe folks are getting ready for winter by making use of the last good weather for the Fall.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mauibob

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#7 posted 311 days ago

Hey Paul—Like Dan, my participation seems to run in cycles. But, you got me off my duff with your comment and I’ll crank up the Comment-O-Matic. It’s always nice to be on the receiving end, but one often forgets the more important sending end.

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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kiefer

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#8 posted 311 days ago

Paul
I think it’s just a busy time of year for all things outside to be done and there are few that get into the shop .

-- Kiefer 松

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bowedcurly

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#9 posted 311 days ago

?

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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Bluepine38

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#10 posted 311 days ago

I agree with Dan, I have a hard time coming up with a decent comment many times even though I like the
project or idea and go with the idea, “It is better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you are
an idiot than to speak and remove all doubt.” Just my opinion and I have been known to be wrong before.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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bowedcurly

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#11 posted 311 days ago

really Im burnt out on woodworking, haven’t been out in the shop all summer finally went out yesterday and started working on a hickory bottom chair that I broke in a rage, this chair was made buy hand with a draw knife, U can see all the tool marks, I love woodworking but I just can’t seem to get motivated, is this the norm could this be the slump of all woodworkers with comments at a minimum? I love lumberjocks forums when I can help someone with maybe a helpful hint have a good day make some dust.

-- Staining killed the wood<<<<<>>>>>Dyeing gave it life

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 311 days ago

I thought a lot of it was due to people working on the System, modifying, debugging, etc.

Being Summertime with more people on Vacation is a good reason too…

Looks like we’re still perking though…

Not to worry…

-- 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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Makarov

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#13 posted 311 days ago

I read LJ on my nexus posting a comment takes a lot more time than on my computer. I find I comment less on all the boards I frequent

-- "Complexity is easy; Simplicity is difficult." Georgy Shragin Designer of ppsh41 sub machine gun

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Gene Howe

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#14 posted 311 days ago

Maybe we’ve used up all our ration of superlatives.

-- 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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Handtooler

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#15 posted 311 days ago

Then too, maybe some of the more usual LJ’s are making products for the fall festivals and shows and getting their booyhs ready, and will be back in force in Nov, Dec when its cooler?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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