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Thread: Do you enjoy this forum ?

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    Question Do you enjoy this forum ?

    do you find it a use full tool in your hobby. This is a member run forum and we need everyone who is using this place to be an member. It costs you nothing so please don't think we are trying to get in your pocket, all we ask is that you be an active participate. If you don't want to show us your projects, that OK. We would like you to at least voice your opinion as to how the forum is run and to do this you need to vote in the election. The votes are completly ananamus so no one will know how you voted. Please join us in keeping this forum the best woodworking form on the web. Click here to vote.
    Last edited by Don Baer; 09-27-2010 at 12:27 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    do you find it a use full tool in your hobby. This is a member run forum and we need everyone who is using this place to be an member. It costs you nothing so please don't think we are trying to get in your pocket, all we ask is that you be an active participate. If you don't want to show us your projects, that OK. We would like you to at least voice your opinion as to how the forum is run and to do this you need to vote in the election. The votes are completly anumonuos so no one will know how you voted. Please join us in keeping this forum the best woodworking form on the web. Click here to vote.
    Yep, we are rather unique to my knowledge, in that we elect the people who run this place, kind of cool.

    Please step up and vote, thank you!
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    well said don
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    What kind of question is that?
    Enjoy?
    I have learned so much, met so many, as the old adage goes, laughed a lot and cried some. Friends are few, but here, family is family because we choose to be. Enjoy, man I could string a hundred adjectives together to describe what this place is to me and it still wouldn't come close to describing the wealth of information that is freely shared, comraderie that is daily distributed, help that is offered, suggestions that are provided and of course the picture police pressing the points as well as the down to earth people who most I know only through this monitor of mine.
    Yep, I guess I do enjoy this here ole site of people that share a habit.
    Jon

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    I am glad you posted this Don. I must confess to being a little concerned about seeing things like 49 views of a thread (not mine) with not a single response post. I am fearing that we are growing a community of online lookie-loos . At first I attributed it to hard times and figured many of us are busy trying to pay the bills, let alone support our local lumber yard. But, the trend continues .

    The questions and comments of other posted here is what breathes life into the threads. My primary enjoyment here is seeing the shops and works of others and hearing their comments and thoughts.

    I remember early on we would even post threads about cleaning our shop or finding evidence of mice . Loosen up those fingers folks and post .
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 09-26-2010 at 02:19 PM.
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    bumpity bump bump
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    I enjoy the forum and get on about everyday. I don't post alot. Sometimes I am not well versed and others it is due to the lack of time. I am very slow at building something as I tend to fly by the seat of my pants for design. That said I have learned ton by reading threads here and watching build threads.

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    Well glenn said, what i and others have been thinking,, this is a group effort and we all like variety and see thing differently than others.. but we all came here looking to learn and get info that we may not have had and could get freely.. we all, as in anyone that participates will be rewarded for it. in one way or another.. we have seen our hobby or craft fade away in the schools and the lack of it has caused the loss of its skills by many the ones that know are leaving and those that are looking cant find it..here we have access but we need to share and to ask..those of you out there just starting out dont EVER think that your question or your problem is to much bother for us,, its not.. we all started at the same place! the bottom of the ladder.. and some have climbed along way up and others are still looking at the first few steps.. i could give you examples of folks here that when they came, they were without many skills if any.. yet some of them even put the older ones to shame with there many projects and they got the confidence and the help they were looking for here!!! and its threw the posting of step by step builds or completed jobs that some have done and the problems they encountered and got threw with the help of the forum.. so do i enjoy it, yes have i tried to give back, yes again and will continue as long as i am here..
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    Don, all,
    Despite a lull in the shop again this year, I still check in here daily, though I may not post much.
    -Ned

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    Well said Glenn, Jonathan and Larry.
    I found this forum when searching for an answer to using my dovetail jig. Right from the start I found that if I needed the answer to any question I could find it here. Folks answered my simple and dumb questions without making me feel like I was asking simple dumb questions.
    I know some members here belong to other woodworking forums but I have never found the need to. Right from the start the family atmosphere and the honest caring of most members make me feel that there is no need to spend time anywhere else. I enjoy the Code of conduct here. It is refreshing to not have to deal with foul language or political issues here.
    Like Glenn said it does bother me when someone takes the time to post something and no one responds. Seeing hundreds of views and only several responses to someones post is disappointing and discourages further participation.
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