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Ralph Harvey02/09/2009 11:53:04
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Bob
 
Thanks for your coments and sorry that you have dificulty getting on the site, yours are exactly the kind of comments that the site needs.
 
As to the photos What do you find intimidating ? and as to the photos of repairs that could or should be thrown out, they are often the only way some members can work
 
There is a certain sence of satisfaction to looking at an old piece that you have done something to revive no matter what it is, not everyone can afford new wood and the machinery needed to produce new work, i know i cant !
 
Ralph
Woodworker02/09/2009 12:11:07
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Hi all,

 

Really good to get all your thoughts on a single thread like this. I do monitor the statistics for the site and can confidently tell you that we're getting many hundreds of unique hits every day. Thousands of people visit this site on a regular basis but, for reasons only known to them, choose not to post in the forum. I think most websites with forums get far more readers / observers than they do participants. The exception being dedicated forum sites which don't have much else besides a forum.

 

I would like to emphasise what has already been said earlier in this thread; I don't think you'll find a friendlier or more welcoming UK based woodworking forum. And that's down to you guys! You make it what it is...

 

The woodworking team behind the magazines and this website have made a conscious decision not to over commercialise this forum. Perhaps we've been too distant and not participated enough. If you'd like to see more of us on the forum then let us know. 

 

So, the question is, where would you like to see our time on this site spent? 


Cheers,

Ben


P.S. Mark, have you not been receiving recent newsletters? We've been sending one out every month since the first instalment back in April.

Sparky02/09/2009 19:10:33
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Hi Ben
 
I personally think anyone of the staffs time spent on here would only be to answer a few questions and their time cant be guaranteed due to work commitments.
 
So, my question would be, what would you (Myhobbystore staff) like to try on the website that could aid in the lack of posts on the forum?...
Its only the forum the seems to have the problems........perhaps the staff has made things in the past or will be making and would care to upload into an album?
 
I know Ben has organised an album called 'Design inspiration' which can be seen >> here <<  which has many designer's works (could have some more added )..........along with many more very helpful albums, maybe a staff album could be done...........and as its hobbies (Myhobbystore), perhaps a few non wood related images can be added....just a thought.
 
Marc
 
Ben
Last newsletter I received was on 10th April 2009


Edited By sparky on 02/09/2009 19:14:01

Face02/09/2009 20:05:36
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Sparky & Baz
Thanks for the welcome, no I won't be put off the site I enjoy reading everyones comments and tips. I'm going to build an Oak coffee table with 2 drawers soon but am cheating a bit because it's based on a picture from a magazine but the wife likes it so that's that sorted really. I also need to build a tool cabinet for the garage workshop, already designed it so just a case of getting round to it, darker evenings should help that.
Once again thanks for the welcome.
 
Paul
Ron Davis02/09/2009 20:14:12
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Paul, it is not cheating! Many a project has been built on the plans of others, any way you will be something special as a designer if you can come up with something new. Keeping the other half happy is part of woodworking from a shed, ask just about any of the regulars.
 
Ben, Newsletter, what newsletter?
 
To get more posts, just start a thread bemoaning the lack of posts...........
 
Why, when i start a new thread, there is always exactly 2 views as soon as it appears?
 
Ron
Woodworker02/09/2009 20:20:32
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Marc / Ron,
 
We've had a newsletter go out around the 10th of each month since April! Have you got the newsletter check box in your 'my details' section checked? 
Sparky02/09/2009 20:21:07
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Hi Ron
 
There is a monthly newsletter in which every member should of had a copy via email.
 
Also, the reason you always have 2 visits when you post a thread is that the first one is yours as your writing it and the second is when you've posted it and reading it as a new post...........complicated I know but, I think that is how it works.........
 
 
Marc
Sparky02/09/2009 20:27:47
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Hi Ben
Yes mate, Its all checked willing and waiting.
 
I did notice another hitch when trying to view back issues the other day........it didn't work even when signed on but, all is well again.........still no message member, ignore member  under my posts too............must be the lack of summer sun
 
Marc 
Face02/09/2009 20:40:17
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Hi Ron
Guess your right but maybe a way around that is that you put something into your own build that wasn't in the original - may not make it better but probably makes it more your "own".
I built a chest of drawers in Oak a while ago and the wife says I should post a picture, so once I've got my act together timewise I'll post it and hope that it gets some constructive criticism that will help with future projects.
 
Paul
Doug02/09/2009 20:47:45
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Ben.
 
Just checked "my details", there is definitely a tick in the box, but i`ve only ever received one news letter.
 
 
Baz
Sparky02/09/2009 20:49:38
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And I thought it was only me not loved
Derek Lane02/09/2009 21:01:28
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Not a lot of help but I get monthly Newsletters.
 
As for replying to posts when I was new to the site I was nervous to post at all just in case people thought I was an Idiot ( I know I am really NO COMMENTS YOU LOT), but the more I came on to the site the more at ease and the more I began to post
This may be the case for many people.
 
All I can say is don't be nervous go on post at least once a week, we are friendly
Ralph Harvey02/09/2009 21:05:15
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Paul
 
There is no "new" ideas, someone has always done it before. as you say the trick is to put something of your own into it ! then who cares who else likes or dislikes it just have an open mind to others oppinion just remember, you dont have to take it on board if you dont want to.
 
As to the news letter havnt seen one for a while, i just thought it was due to the change of email address, although it is my new one in my profile.
 
Ralph
Doug02/09/2009 21:09:29
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Posted by sparky on 02/09/2009 20:49:38:
And I thought it was only me not loved

 

Its a conspiracy
 
 
Baz
 
 
 
 
 
That was all suposed to be in bold, but that don`t work either
Ralph Harvey02/09/2009 21:12:53
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Derek
 
I thought it was compulsary to be an idiot, ?
 
Must agree when i started on the site i was nervous when i joined in posts, but i was made to feel really welcome and now your stuck with me.
 
To anyone thinking of having a go just ask yourself one thing,
 
What have you got to loose ?
 
If for some reason you dont enjoy it stop ! (i dont think for a minuite you will) but then just carry on reading instead ?
 
Ralph

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