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Forum topic by James posted 07-03-2009 05:50 PM 2337 views 1 time favorited 58 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-03-2009 05:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: posting limits question

Not that I want to start a fire here, but I saw this in a previous topic but the link was dead.

I think we should have some kind of posting limit. This morning I posted a project and within about 2 or 3 hours it was flooded off the front page by someone who posted 13 projects all at once. I was hoping to get some feedback about a new design/technique I tried. I think a reasonable solution would be to post one or two at a time, so that more people are given a chance to have their items viewed for longer periods of time. It kind of feels like ebay when you see a bunch of stuff flooded at you from one person. In a way it kind of degrades the site, in my opinion.

Not trying to cause trouble, just trying to improve and give ideas. The same should probably apply for blogs, reviews, and posting in general.

Thanks to all for a great site we have here. I really enjoy it alot and look forward to everyone’s input.

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#1 posted 07-03-2009 05:59 PM

Hey James
I would suggest re posting I understand feeling like your project was overwhelmed buy some ones listing of a number of projects ,but limiting how many projects can be listed at once might mean less projects all together.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 07-03-2009 06:03 PM

Good point Jim, I hadn’t thought of that. I would hate to have it cause less projects all together.

13 in a row seems a little too much, though, in my opinion. A trend i noticed was that its mostly new members that do it, those who have a lot of projects already built. Maybe a temporary restriction for new members?

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#3 posted 07-03-2009 06:06 PM

James I agree with what you are saying. There should be a limit for posting new projects when you first sign up. I think people get excited to join and share, and post everything they have all at once.

However, I think if you have design questions about a project and you would like to get feedback maybe you can post the finished project as usual, but then post a forum topic in the design section. That way people will see it as a question, not just a project. Honestly, I don’t read most peoples info on their project. I just look at the pic as I am skimming, and comment if I feel like it.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 07-03-2009 06:08 PM

another good point, kolwdwrkr, thank you. thats a good idea

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#5 posted 07-03-2009 06:11 PM

i just post something once a week or so , so as to strech it out a little .
also post at a time of day that my buds can get to see it too.
like many things in life ,
this site has it’s ” groups ”
some are serios profesionals ,
some hobbyists ,
allways some new , and ancjious (?) to post and find their nich .
as jim said , reposting works ,
i also coment or thank those that comment on my blogs ,
and that brings me back up in the pulse page when things are slow .
frankly , this site is so popular ,i don’t know if control is worth it .
in the end it settles down again , and we go on >

-- 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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#6 posted 07-03-2009 06:35 PM

I totally agree with you James. This has happened since the beginning but never anywhere near the level it’s being lately. The problem is that this ought to come naturally from the members, just as a mesure of respect towards the rest of the community. It’s the same thing in real life, you just don’t walk into a party and monopolize all conversations without asking… or you shouldn’t!

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#7 posted 07-03-2009 06:54 PM

If you want your project to pop up on the first page, just add a comment yourself.

Every time a comment is made it moves to the top.

Just say, Thanks for looking, or something.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 07-03-2009 07:18 PM

I agree that something needs to be done. This happened a few days ago too. I’m sure after these guys have been a member for a while and realize how stuff works on here, they feel bad for having done it, so I don’t think anyone does it more than once, but with so many new members, this could potentially happen daily. I know I have totally missed projects because they were bumped from the home page almost immediately after they were posted. I’ve learned to look a little deeper on the projects page now, but I’m in favor of limiting to a couple projects a day. I disagree with Jim. If someone can’t wait another day to post a couple of projects so they decide not to post at all, then they have serious issues.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#9 posted 07-03-2009 07:24 PM

If enough people read this thread, they might get the picture, & try not abusing our privileges here.

Most of us don’t want to be a ROAD HOG!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#10 posted 07-03-2009 08:03 PM

thanks everyone, glad to hear from you. I also agree that it is not done in spite, just from excitement. which says a lot about this site. if people are excited about it, thats great!

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#11 posted 07-03-2009 10:01 PM

I agree with all said so far….I do not think ANYONE is trying to take over and bury others work…but like was said, is just excitement about finding a great place to share ones work with others who can appreciate it. But I also can see why some would be aggravated when they post a new project and it is buried with in minutes. I have a bad habit of just “Scanning” the post,projects and blogs…and while I will hit the back or “Next button to look at the last 15 projects or blogs….I normally do not go back any further.

I never really thought about this or that it was even a problem until the other night when I saw a project that had been posted…and about ten Min’s. later went to show my wife and it was gone…not just off the front page…but off of the last 15.

To those who’s work is buried like this….I apologize and will start looking further back…there is WAY to many nice projects that are posted to over look…and I throughly enjoy looking at ALL of them even if I do not post on all of them.

One of the BEST things about L/J’s to me is the projects…I enjoy looking at other craftsman/craftswomen’s work…to see what and how they do certain things…and then file those ideas away for later.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#12 posted 07-03-2009 10:16 PM

This has been brought up before a couple of times, and it’s a pet peeve of mine also. I’d like to see at least a suggestion of a one-project-per-day posting limit.

No one is intentionally hogging space, but it is kind of disappointing to post a project and have it bumped off the first page right away.

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

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#13 posted 07-03-2009 10:31 PM

I like Charlie’s suggestion. 1 per day would be a good flow. But they still move off the page.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#14 posted 07-03-2009 10:35 PM

posting projects on the main page of the website is unique. the host has allotted space for three projects, on a rotating basis. if it were me, if i ruled the world, there would be no pictures of projects on the first page. you would hit a tab and go to a projects page that has say 15 or 20 projects shown. oh, wait, this site already has that. i think some egos are bruised more than worrying about getting comments. i know some are thinking “i spent hundreds of hours and $$$ to make this beautiful furniture set and some guy bumped me with a wooden spoon”. sorry don’t hate me because i have an opinion.

although i will be sympathetic by saying, i agree with posters from previous threads that are fed up with people who post a project and say basically “look at me, i make this gizmo last thursday” and that’s the last you hear from them till the next time.

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#15 posted 07-03-2009 10:51 PM

My view is when you have numerous projects think before you post all of them we all understand how easy it is to go full on we are all proud of what we do we just need to be more considerate of others and i think that we all are abit guilty of doing the same when we first started on LJ’s so i think we need to be patient with our new friends on here they will learn with time

Just my two pence worth


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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