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Forum topic by GaryK posted 05-29-2009 03:43 AM 3155 views 0 times favorited 164 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-29-2009 03:43 AM

I have been on this site for close to 2 years now and I have a suggestion for Martin.

I will probably get a lot flames for this but here goes.

1. This is a woodworking site.

2. People come here for things concerning woodworking.

3. This is a place to post your woodworking projects for comments or to just show them off.

4. It’s a place to post woodworking related questions

5. People post woodworking blogs in the hope that other people might benefit.

I understand the need for a Coffee Lounge forum, and don’t want to see it go away. I use it myself.

I think that we need a button to filter out the Coffee Lounge section from the Pulse page. A button that one can check should the not wish to see comments posted there. If they wish to see it then they just need to un-check it.

That’s my opinion and suggestion.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX


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#1 posted 05-29-2009 03:48 AM

to each his own >grinz<

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 05-29-2009 03:49 AM

Exactly Dan!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 05-29-2009 03:50 AM

I don’t see any problem with it. The choices are the same; look at it or don’t look at it, only with the change it will be a lot easier to not look at it if you so choose. I know there was some discussion recently about possibly subdividing the site because some LJs didn’t want to sift through so much stuff to find something they were interested in and this should help them too.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#4 posted 05-29-2009 03:52 AM

DaleM – “Look at it or don’t look at it” – how do you know what it is without looking at it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 05-29-2009 03:56 AM

So Gary, is this a woodworking post or a coffee lounge post? :-)

Kidding aside, I think you have a good idea. Personally, I enjoy the off-topic communication. But for those who don’t care to sift through those posts, it should be easy enough to have a show/hide option in our account preferences for each of the forums.

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

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#6 posted 05-29-2009 03:57 AM

lumberjock is what a lumberjock does

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 05-29-2009 03:57 AM

Charlie – This is posted in the “Lumberjock site feedback” section.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 05-29-2009 04:01 AM

100% with you GaryK

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#9 posted 05-29-2009 04:05 AM

You’re right Gary, you don’t know, because the pulse page isn’t broken down that way. I like your idea. Personally, I would still like to check in on the coffee lounge forum, but the option would be nice because I like to use the pulse function and it gets really busy. It’s especially hard when you’ve been away for a few days.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#10 posted 05-29-2009 04:07 AM

To refine what I was saying…. When you click on the “Forums” tab, all the forums come up at the top of the page, showing how many posts are in each. Then, right below, ALL forum topics are listed.

It seems like it would be pretty easy to put a filter check box next to each of the forums listed at the top so that any ones you checked would be excluded from the list of topics. So not only could you filter out the coffee lounge posts, but let’s say I didn’t want to see any “trade and swap” posts, I could filter those out as well.

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

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#11 posted 05-29-2009 04:10 AM

I only use the Pulse page.

This gives you everything posted as it’s posted.

I try not to miss anything.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#12 posted 05-29-2009 04:13 AM

I’ll second that… I like to use the Pulse page, which keeps the latest discussions at hand, but recently, it seems like many of those are “threads to pass time” – although I can enjoy such a thread once in a while – I’m here on LJ for lumberjocks topics and discussions, and those get buried away on the pulse page too often.

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#13 posted 05-29-2009 04:17 AM

I guess “to each his own” applies here..I too get sucked into…er, I mean enjoy the off topic stuff, but I could see why somebody might want to click ignore…But couldn’t you just not bother looking if you see its a coffee lounge post…or do you just want to not even see the titles so you don,t get sucked in??? ;0)

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#14 posted 05-29-2009 04:18 AM

I’m with Gary, good idea!

-- Bill, Florida

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#15 posted 05-29-2009 04:18 AM

Well, I guess I’d go back to what I said originally…. let it be in our individual account preferences.

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

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