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Forum topic by Nicholas Hall posted 02-07-2014 06:07 PM 956 views 0 times favorited 37 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Nicholas Hall

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02-07-2014 06:07 PM

I just got a weird email in my inbox this morning saying that my project got an editors choice award. At first I thought it was a joke, and then I followed the link in the email that showed the project in the editors choice area of the projects.

The reason that this is so weird is that it wasn’t an especially great project. It was just a simple trestle table that my father-in-law and I built for my 3 year old daughter. I see projects day after day that I admire much more than this simple table. Many projects built here are so out of my league that I sometimes sit in wonder and awe at the skill shown in the crafting of such pieces. Mine isn’t in that class at all. I’m just a basement tinkerer.

That makes me think that one of two things are true;

1. I’m being punked by a friend.
2. It’s some kind of weird marketing thing where everybody is getting this exact same email to drum up site traffic or something. I don’t know, maybe some kind of “user engagement” strategy?

Either way it’s weird. Take a look at the project and see if you see the “editor’s choice” thingy in the upper left hand corner. You don’t have to tell me that the project is unworthy; I already know that it isn’t. It’s just a simple table. I’m just trying to figure out how the heck it got there or if I’m being punked.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/96250

Let me know if you see it or not, or if you’ve gotten the exact same email.

Thanks!

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#1 posted 02-07-2014 06:46 PM

I see that it says “Editor’s Choice,” and I didn’t get an email, so it sounds legit to me.

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#2 posted 02-07-2014 07:13 PM

I just checked the projects under “Editor’s Choice” and yours was in there, looks nice. Seems you aren’t being punked.

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#3 posted 02-07-2014 09:08 PM

It looks pretty good to me. Wedged tenons look great and the design has a great flow to it. I think you are being to critical of yourself.

-- Dan P.

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#4 posted 02-07-2014 09:17 PM

I think maybe you’re punking us. It’s a great looking project, very deserving of the honorable mention.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 02-08-2014 12:58 AM

It’s for Real My Man! Also TOTALLY Deserving of the Editors Choice.

How is that done? SHUUUU! It’s a Secret ...LOL…

Actually I just read some where that it’s Cricket Walker, Escalate Community Manager that now makes that Selection.

She commented on your Table and said that She Loved It!

So! That’s how you got to be the “Chosen One”.

Her Home Page is Here: http://lumberjocks.com/CricketWalker

Let’s try that LINK thing that never works for me also.

So! Rest Easy Nicholas!

Regards: Rick

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#6 posted 02-08-2014 01:19 AM

I have grandchildren so when I saw this incredible design just their size, it seemed like a pretty special project to me. Smiles…

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#7 posted 02-08-2014 01:23 AM

Who the hell is the “editor”?

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#8 posted 02-08-2014 01:36 AM

Who the hell is the “editor”?

That would be this crazy woman.

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#9 posted 02-08-2014 01:40 AM

Editor? No disrespect, but do you know what an editor does? I know you’re going to say yes, so could you tell us?

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#10 posted 02-08-2014 01:41 AM

Wow. Now I feel like a total idiot. I thought for sure someone was messing with me.

Thank you so much Cricket. I’m absolutely thrilled for the thumbs up. I emailed my father-in-law tonight and it made his year. It made my year too; I’m really thrilled that someone enjoyed our little project enough to give it such a lovely affirmation. My daughter loves that table and she really got a big kick out of seeing it on the internet. We let her have dinner at her little table tonight to celebrate!

Perhaps most important of all, my wife was actually very pleased too, and I think it’s going to be easier for me to justify shop time in the basement! That’s about the best reward any woodworker can get :)

Thanks a ton Cricket, and I really apologize if my post seemed ungrateful. I thought for sure I someone was playing a joke on me. Now if I can just figure out how to delete this thread so I don’t feel like such an ungrateful idiot, I’ll have had the perfect day!

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#11 posted 02-08-2014 01:43 AM

Who the hell is the “editor”?

READ 2 Posts Back JJ.

Despite what She says, She’s anything but “Crazy.”

Nicholas: DON’T Even think about deleting this Thread. If nothing else your #10 Post gave ME a Nice Warm & Fuzzy Feeling!

Very Happy that it all turned out Nicely for You & Your Family!!

Regards: Rick

PS: This Has Been A Really Nice Day On Here Today.

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#12 posted 02-08-2014 01:51 AM

Nicholas, no worries at all. I am guessing your daughter absolutely adores the table. There is nothing much more special than being able to create magic for the kids in our lives.

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#13 posted 02-08-2014 01:52 AM

With all respect, Rick. Wasn’t talking to you.

Edit: Do ANY of you LJs know what an Editor does?

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#14 posted 02-08-2014 01:57 AM

With all due respect for you as well junior rock, I am a Community Manager for Escalate Media, the company that owns and runs this site. I manage 20+ communities for them. In this community it simply means that when I really like a project, for whatever reason, I get the joy of being able to add something to it. Editor’s Choice.

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#15 posted 02-08-2014 01:58 AM

To be clear here, I’m not trying to stir anything up and cause trouble. Miss Walker’s profile says that she is EMC Manager. That is a fitting title I think. But editor, no. There are no editors on the site. Couldn’t be. I’ve been there and done that. I wish you luck with EMC Miss Walker and would never do anything to cause trouble for you, but please, change the name of the award. Please?

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