Fri, Aug 1, 2003, 2:14pm (EDT-4) email@example.com (charlieb)
Bruce Brooks started a promising thread in
To me, at least, "binaries" and "pictures" are the operational
Most of us who are recreational woodworkers probably work basically in
I much prefer it that way.
One of the holes in rec.woodworking is that it doesn't permit images,
One of the strong points you should say. And, you CAN post
pictures here. You just do it with a link. I would like to see people
posting the links to a.b.p.f and a.b.p.f when they have something there,
rather than just saying go there. Easy enough:
In the latter groups "if you don't have anything nice to say then don't
say anything" seems the norm and so critiqueing (sp?) has been minimal.
Most people confuse critiquing something with calling it ugly, or
putting someone down. Personally, I don't need some idiot from across
the globe telling me what I just made is ugly. Same way, I believe he
doesn't need some idiot telling what he made is ugly. Me, I know if
something I made is ugly - and really don't care what someone else
thinks about it. I don't set about to make ugly things, but some of my
jigs, etc., could probably be accurately described as ugly. They work,
so that's top priority. But the guy across the world, maybe it is ugly,
but it also might be the first thing the guy (or woman - guy in this
case used bisexually - is that the right word? LMAO) has made on his
own, so he thinks it looks great. Why bust his bubble? He'll be able
to look at it soon enough and see it's ugly. Now, if he had made some
really crummy joints say, then you could mention a better way of doing
it next time.
I say if someone posts something and you think it's ugly, just
don't say anything. BUT, if someone posts something and asks for
comments on specifics, joints, fasteners, etc., then I would say give
some constructive criticism.
Check it out if you're interested.
Maybe if it shows up here. I only go to a.b.p.w. and/or a.b.p.f.
to check the pictures.
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