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toolie

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01-25-2014 02:15 PM

today, when i logged into lumberjocks, instead of seeing a topic and a few words concerning it within an area (like power tool), i see a topic with a much greater part of the initial posting in a thread. this means i only get to see 2 or 23 threads at one time on my screen. have i inadvertently changed something? and if i have, can i change it back?

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.


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Armandhammer

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#1 posted 01-25-2014 02:50 PM

Nope. The powers that be screwed things up….again. Of course it being the weekend we have to suffer through it until next week when they’ll fix it for a few days before screwing it up again.

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kdc68

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#2 posted 01-25-2014 02:56 PM

Here’s some topics about the website

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/57443

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/57230

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/57385

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Don W

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#3 posted 01-25-2014 02:57 PM

I’m not sure that’s true. I’m thinking they’ve hire some college kids for week end work.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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bbc557ci

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#4 posted 01-25-2014 02:57 PM

Nope. The powers that be screwed things up….again. Of course it being the weekend we have to suffer through it until next week when they’ll fix it for a few days before screwing it up again.

Yup. And there must be 15 threads going on now about LJs griping about this bullschidt. Early on I posted in a couple of the threads urging everyone to stay cool, saying (and believing) it will get fixed. Well, it’s gone from bad to worse. But I still believe it will get fixed….maybe….some day….

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 01-25-2014 03:03 PM

Just hope the neglect of this site by management doesn’t result in LJs going the route of sister sites Homerefurbers and GardenTenders. This has been going on for over a week now with the last DT3 being five days old and the number of project posts staring to drop. Just saying, I hate to see such neglect of a great web site and woodworking community.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Randy_ATX

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#6 posted 01-25-2014 03:44 PM

Hillbilly – i’m not a regular to the homerefurbers or gardentenders sites – what route did those sites take?

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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EWJSMITH

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#7 posted 01-26-2014 12:55 PM

I’m not trying to rattle any cages or anything but considering that this site is free to use, contains a ton of useful information and is probably one of the better woodworking sites out there, I’m not sure if saying things like the powers that be screwed things up again is really appropriate. I’m sure the powers that be probably have full time jobs and a life that can get in the way of keeping the wheels on the bus at all times. That said, they are undoubtedly making $$$ from the ads and it would be to their best interest to get the wheels back on sooner rather than later to avoid loosing too many of their users. But they could also pull the plug on the works of it and shut it all down if they wanted to.

Patience grasshopper :-)

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danoaz

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#8 posted 01-26-2014 01:18 PM

“Don’t fix what isn’t broken” comes to mind. The previous format seemed to work. Sad.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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Airframer

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#9 posted 01-26-2014 01:18 PM

I love how folks are so quick to stand behind this perceived “mom and pop” management team as if it’s a guy in a basement doing this out of the kindness of their heart.

Bottom line is this site was purchased and is now run by a large advertising and community management firm named Escalate Media who have the pull and money to keep this site up and running with little more than a community college level of knowledge in web development.

Yes it is free to use but how long will it survive the corporate $$ train?

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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danoaz

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#10 posted 01-26-2014 01:23 PM

And the “Zoom Photos” button isn’t working. I get one photo. If what Airframer said is true then it will get screwed up.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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Tennessee

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#11 posted 01-26-2014 01:26 PM

It has become obvious that a “refresh” was decided. Most websites go through this from time to time. The resulting product is usually aimed at, a) making it easier to insert ad revenue, and b) making it easier to use, so more people come to the site and raise the number of “hits per day”, therefore allowing the owners to increase the price of the ad revenue.

Unfortunately, not all website changes work very well. Sometimes, the best really was the past. People complained for months about the Drudge Report, until they finally reported that they were averaging 1.3 million hits a day on what was basically a one-page late 80’s style website.
So in reality, this all revolves around money. Less hits per day, less woodworkers, less revenue. It’s that simple.
Will I go? If this keeps up, I am seriously thinking about it. I’ve certainly posted my last project, at least until the DT3 comes back. My last project was a shoe-in for a DT3, with almost 1000 views and over 25 favorites and 18 comments in the first 24 hours. But they discontinued it, so I’ll put my work up elsewhere, like Pinterest, where at least my followers can repin it.
I might log on occasionally to read a review, or even maybe browse the forums, but I can do that without signing in. And that, I think, is what a lot of people are thinking…

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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Richard

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#12 posted 01-31-2014 08:48 PM

Randy the other sites have been getting tons of spam posts for health and beauty stuff as far as I can see. Really would be ticked off if that started on LJs

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patron

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#13 posted 01-31-2014 08:56 PM

well things are changing
this is the first i’ve seen without a HD ad
rockler is back

someone is obviously doing something right

lets give these new admin folks
the courtesy of they deserve

-- 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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SCOTSMAN

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#14 posted 01-31-2014 09:15 PM

When I was a boy my old pal had a saying COOL YOUR BEANS so please everybody keep things in perspective and COOL YOUR BEANS lol Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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