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Forum topic by Tooch posted 10-22-2013 09:50 AM 2166 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-22-2013 09:50 AM

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I am having my second level students start a lumberjocks account in order to have an online portfolio at the end of the year (essentially that’s what this site is, right?).

of the dozen or so students who have already posted a project, only one has gotten approved and actually posted so far. Some students have been waiting for over a week, so I was wondering- did they do something wrong when they posted it, not have enough information, or do they need to do something special to get it approved?

any help would be greatly appreciated!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 10-22-2013 10:08 AM

Cant help you on the approvements – just want to say that i think making students have an account here is a great way to motivate them!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#2 posted 10-22-2013 10:56 AM

I’m not sure why they weren’t approved but don’t give up trying. Getting them involved with Lumberjocks is a great idea! Just like kaerlighedsbamsen said it will “motivate them”.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 10-22-2013 07:09 PM

Yeah I’m tyring to get them inspired… so far it has been working, and I’m hoping that as they get comments from others on their projects it will get them more hooked into the content.

I just don’t know why their projects aren’t posting?? any ideas on who I can ask?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 10-22-2013 07:18 PM

Look down the page near the bottom you will see “help” on the right hand side.
Hope you find the help your looking for there.
And could you post the names of the young woodworkers handles here so we know where to look for their projects. That would help them get some feedback the projects they post.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 10-22-2013 07:35 PM

When they signed up, did they get an e-mail to verify their account? I think this site does that, and you can;t really do much until you click on the link in the e-mail to verify the account.

I know one of the other motorcycling forums I’m on tracks what users are logging in from what IP addresses to crack down on spam accounts, but my guess is that is not the case here.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#6 posted 10-22-2013 09:19 PM

I recently posted my first project, and it was almost 3 weeks before it was approved. Not sure why it took so long, I had just forgotten about it and I got some emails saying people were commenting on it. I’d say the mod who approves things probably gets a lot of backlog dealing with spam. Maybe give it a bit more time, it worked for me.

-- -Tim, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

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#7 posted 10-22-2013 09:25 PM

You might have them try messaging MsDebbieP about it. There were recently some issues with spam accounts being created and that might be why its taking some time.


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#8 posted 10-23-2013 01:11 AM

Recently, spammers have taken to flooding this site with projects that are nothing more than ads for weight loss products, etc.

Likely, your projects are mixed up in that lot.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#9 posted 10-23-2013 05:01 AM

New members need to be approved after posting their first post. I noticed the same problems. It took me a week or two to get approved.

I think a barrier to entry like this might hurt the site more than it helps. As in there are probably woodworkers that give the site a try, but end up turning away and giving up on it. Because the site does not work the first, second, or third time, they try.

I think a better system would for new users to be able to post just like full user. And for anyone to be able to flag spammy content when they see it. So a “innocent until proven guilty” instead of a “guilty until proven innocent” moderation system.

Just my 2 cents.

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#10 posted 10-23-2013 09:27 AM

Thanks for the information about the Spammers… that’s always gotta be tough to filter out ads and such. I must say they do a good job being that I haven’t ever seen any ads posted as projects.

Another aspect I like about this is that I can post a forum topic and have the kids reply to it, and that’s a grade. kinda of like a “digital journal”. Anyways, I don’t plan on giving up, so I guess I’ll just wait and see.

so far this is the only one to get approved, he’s got two projects up.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#11 posted 10-23-2013 12:41 PM

looking into it!

sorry about the delay and inconvenience.
We don’t want to put up any barriers for student woodworkers.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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