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Forum topic by MrRon posted 06-06-2018 03:28 PM 5440 views 0 times favorited 197 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MrRon

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06-06-2018 03:28 PM

I’ve noticed a drop in participation on these forums. I’m guessing people are going on vacation this time of year.


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Andre

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#1 posted 06-06-2018 03:46 PM

Guess it depends if you are a “member” or just a member of the forum? LOL!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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JCamp

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#2 posted 06-06-2018 04:08 PM

Might b the nice weather and everyone is building stuff

I actually think the participation has slowed the last year or so

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#3 posted 06-07-2018 09:42 AM

It seems seasonal. Those of us with unheated shops in the north are just coming out of hibernation and making some dust.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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crowie

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#4 posted 06-07-2018 09:57 AM

We’re coming into winter downunder with heaps shorter days so the shed is getting cold

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becikeja

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#5 posted 06-07-2018 11:47 AM

I agree, it has slowed down over the last year or so. It’s also summer, I do a lot less woodworking in the summer. Remember this site is a mix of hobbyist and professionals. The mix is why I like it.

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Charlie H.

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#6 posted 06-07-2018 12:26 PM

Across all subjects all forum traffic is down.
I have not been a regular user on Lumberjacks long enough know if postings vary seasonally but over the last couple months there’s been a very noticeable decline here.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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#7 posted 06-07-2018 03:29 PM

I think it is because whenever a new member shows up with a simple question about going into backyard plywood mass-production we all mock him mercilessly ;)

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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CyberDyneSystems

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#8 posted 06-07-2018 04:59 PM

All forum traffic is in decline, (with the exception of the “mega” forum reddit) due in large part to the growth of other platforms.

-- Without the wood, it's just working

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 06-07-2018 05:08 PM

One of the strongest running forum topics on LJs is the weather reports….The first half we had over 10,000 + post, and now on the second half we are at 1,500+ and going strong…..!!

-- " It's a rat race out there, and the rats are winning....!!"

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#10 posted 06-07-2018 09:30 PM

I agree that year around traffic is down. I think Youtube is a major contributing factor along with Reddit. I also think that younger people are less likely to be interested in woodworking than older ones.

-- Art

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#11 posted 06-08-2018 06:17 AM



I think it is because whenever a new member shows up with a simple question about going into backyard plywood mass-production we all mock him mercilessly ;)

- JADobson

Funny. Had no idea what this was about until a few minutes ago and saw that thread.

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#12 posted 06-08-2018 01:28 PM


I think it is because whenever a new member shows up with a simple question about going into backyard plywood mass-production we all mock him mercilessly ;)

- JADobson

Funny. Had no idea what this was about until a few minutes ago and saw that thread.

- ColonelTravis

Pretty sad thread new member ask a question that was getting answered until the hur dur alder hur dur guys. Start making the thread junk. So I would say they are a good reason why participation is down.

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JADobson

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#13 posted 06-08-2018 03:49 PM


I think it is because whenever a new member shows up with a simple question about going into backyard plywood mass-production we all mock him mercilessly ;)

- JADobson

Funny. Had no idea what this was about until a few minutes ago and saw that thread.

- ColonelTravis

Pretty sad thread new member ask a question that was getting answered until the hur dur alder hur dur guys. Start making the thread junk. So I would say they are a good reason why participation is down.

- diverlloyd

Ask a stupid question…you get what you get.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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dbhost

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#14 posted 06-08-2018 03:51 PM

I used to be MUCH more active in the forums up until 2.5 years ago or so…. Been dealing with family issues (several relatives with cancer), so, yeah forums haven’t been a priority for me.

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AZWoody

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#15 posted 06-08-2018 04:09 PM


I think it is because whenever a new member shows up with a simple question about going into backyard plywood mass-production we all mock him mercilessly ;)

- JADobson

Funny. Had no idea what this was about until a few minutes ago and saw that thread.

- ColonelTravis

Pretty sad thread new member ask a question that was getting answered until the hur dur alder hur dur guys. Start making the thread junk. So I would say they are a good reason why participation is down.

- diverlloyd

It was a troll asking stupid questions on purpose. The questions kept getting dumber so you might want to know a bit more why people started turning the thread to junk.

To me, participation has gone down and I read this less often is that there seems to be a few more people now taking it upon themselves to be the forum police and authorities on everything and trying to tell others what is right and wrong. Then, there are the trolls and pot stirrers making threads just to get people riled up.

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