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Jim Finn

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10-04-2013 11:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question

I do not understand why there is a thread with this many replies. Makes it difficult to navigate and a thread with this much to read is not inviting to new folks, like me, to contribute to. I am sure regulars to this tread think it is OK but it is hard to think it invites new contributers. Puts me off!

-- "Just my opinion, I may be right"

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Don W

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#1 posted 10-05-2013 12:06 AM

think of it like this Jim. When you met a person they’ve had previous conversations that didn’t involve you. That doesn’t bother you right? You just pick up were you stepped in.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#2 posted 10-07-2013 12:24 AM

I’m hearing you Jim. Those topics don’t bother me, although I don’t have time to read them. I just don’t click on the link. I do get a kick out of the numbers.
If there is something about a plane or a chisel, or Northwoods wood working, I’ll just ask the question in my own thread.

-- Mel,

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#3 posted 10-07-2013 12:29 AM

Jim, this thread now has three. We’re almost there. :-)

-- This is a Troll Free zone.

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#4 posted 10-07-2013 12:51 AM

So, you want the thread stopped? You want to make it go away because you haven’t been a part of it but all of a sudden you want to be? With that many posts, it must have been around a while. Why are you just now wanting to complain? This is just too weird….

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#5 posted 10-07-2013 01:59 AM

I’ve seen short threads where it’s obvious new contributors didn’t read the ten previous replies.

Make a post on it so you’re at the bottom, then follow along. It’s that simple.

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

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#6 posted 10-07-2013 02:12 AM

Just jump in with two feet, no need to test the waters. Those guys don’t seem like the discrimination types.

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#7 posted 10-07-2013 02:19 AM

I get where your coming from. Posts like that almsot should be their own website or something. But like some of the others here I just don’t read those forums.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#8 posted 10-07-2013 02:37 AM

I almost fell off my chair laughing

8 and counting, not much further and you get 2nd place ? for longest waste of bandwidth ever ?

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

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#9 posted 10-07-2013 02:52 AM

I can’t tell you how many people ask questions of the OP when the answers lie in the original posting or have been answered already by others, but nobody reads or comprehends what the previous commenters have already stated. If you’re afraid of asking the same question, don’t be. It happens daily here. Enter your comment(s) and go on from there. Ezy-Pzy

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#10 posted 10-07-2013 04:03 AM

The “44,000+” thread is a conversation amongst many a people. The “regulars” have become great friends, that openly share their stories of success and heartache, jokes and insults are traded, advice & condolences are given, even woodworking is discussed on a regular occasion.

That thread started after the original “Coffee Lounge” was closed and the new one reconstructed. Combine the lack of a “Chat Room” on LJs or a multi-person “private message” capability and a 44,000+ thread is whatz ya gonna getz.

All are welcome and invited to share and partake. Don W and ShaneA got it right! Stop in, say hello. You only need to stay as long (or short) as you’d like!!! Yeah sure, there will be a part of the conversation you won’t get, that is until you hang out long enough!!!

Looking at your projects, Jim, you would fit right in…
Bellows for a blacksmith….
We’ve got horse traders and horse doctors….
Many a “Nubber” wouldn’t call the cops either….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#12 posted 10-07-2013 07:45 PM

Hi Jim,

Just having fun,,,, I added around 600 more views to this thread,
in one visit, to this thread.

I can’t do it with the replies, but its easy with the views menue.

Have a great day,

And Thankyou, for that beautiful phrase at the bottom of your post,
it is the foundation of our Country.

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#13 posted 10-07-2013 11:01 PM

Randy you explained it well.

It’s also a shining example of the First Amendment.

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#14 posted 10-08-2013 12:18 AM

Right on the nose, Randy and Todd.
As someone said “Join us, we’re having a blast. No nonsense, just sweet, sweet entertainment for woodworkers! Ok, and a little bit of nonsense…”
We do have fun.

-- 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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Jim Finn

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#15 posted 10-08-2013 02:02 AM

Someone suggested here that this long thread be stopped….NOT ME. I said that it is hard to navigate. I do not remember how to get to the last few posts so I could join in without going through all 44444 posts. I am sure there is a way but it is not obvious to me how to do that. I do not see the “view last post ” button on my screen. This is why I posted this in the coffee lounge forum.

-- "Just my opinion, I may be right"

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