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Those of you that've been here all week will already know about all of this stuff, so you're welcome to pass it buy.
There've been a few of people lately wondering on why I post plans like I do. Actually, one called them spam. I'm not trying to sell anything so they aren't spam. I'll try to keep it all pretty brief, and simple for those of you with a short attention span. I post the plans one link at a time, rather than a page with a whole list of links for a reason. Actually everything I do I have a reason for it. But a LOT of people think that just because they don't know the reason, that ther is no reason.
Anyway, some people here, quite a few as I understand it, have to pay by the minute for their computer access. For them to have to sift thru a list of links for maybe one, or two, they can use is not only making them spend money doing this, I consider it impolite to make them do so. So, I post links I think may be of interest, one link at a time. Got it now? I also put the posts with plans links in all caps - so people can tell it's a plan link, and pass it by if they want. Usually the subject is ppretty much self explanatory, sometimes not. Usualy if it's not so clear I try to put an explanation in the post. Usually does not mean every single time.
Then we get the people that bitch about me posting plans. They're plans people, free plans. If you don't want to use it, no prob. If you don't want to look at it, no prob. Of all the people that bitch about the amount, type, or quality, of the plans I post, I don't recall seing even one of those people posting any plan. Yet they bitch.
And no, I do not spend my time surfing the web looking for plans to post. Hell, even my kids would be lucky to get me to look for a plan for them, so I'm sure not going to wast my time looking for plans to post. I find the plans by searching - for projects, or interests, for my own use. As surprising as it may seem to some of you, most of my searches aren't even related to woodworking. But even the most arcane seach often turns up woodworking plans. I post some of the woodworking plans I think will be of interest. And a few I just think are funny. Or, will piss some of the too tight people off - that's always fun. Most of the really good plans aren't about wood at all, but those rarely, if ever, get posted.. Also, which may surprise you, I've never posted more than 10% of the plans I've found, usually the ratio is more like 1%-5% of what I run across. I very seldom post pay plans, unless it's something especially interesting, and they put PAY in the subject line. I post free plans.
Any time you see a minor flood of plans posts by me, then you can bet I'm making a search for something. By search, I meanmultiple searches, changing words in the search phrases, over and over. I don't stop after checking just on page or two. I check at least 10 pages, and normally more. So in one sitting I may do up to 30-40 different searches. Those woodworking searches I make, still for myself, are possibly 50%-75% using googal image searches. I seldom use plans, but so get new ideas from what other's have done.
When I run across something that might be us use, or interesting, it only takes a few seconds to post it. So why not? By the way, I don't do plans requests. So don't even bother to ask. You want a plan, then check the archives (chances are one's already been posted at some time or another) or do your own search.
Oh yeah, every once in awhile I run across something neat, but no plans, so I post an INSPIRATION post. Making your own plans with that as the inspiration is the point.
There's gonna be a few of you that aren't going to get it, but that's OK. Ask all the questions you want. Just don't count on answers.
And remember, if you think you're time is too valuable to "waste" it searching for plans, don't think anyone's time is worth so little they'll be willing to search it for you. After all, if it's not worth spending your own time, for something "you" want, why should you ask someone else to do it if there's nothing in it for them? Those are often the guys that claim they've just spend $1500 or so for a table saw and then want someone to find a free plan for them. And too often want it e-mailed to them. Hah! You want a plan, or an answer to a question, if it's important enough to post, it's important enough to check back for replies.
Rason this is so long is, I just got thru searching for some info I needed. Got the info, but it's too lade to make noise out in the shop, so decided to post this.
By the way, for those that aren't aware, I'm the High Priest of the Woodworking Gods - I handle all their admin work. If you don't want them pissed at you it's considered police to send them a small sacrifce, in care of me. No blood or burnt sacrifices, a bit of nice wood will do. A slightly used virgin (human only), expecially if she likes housework, would also be acceptable - human. For you sickos that send goats, I'm not gonna ask what your relationship with them was, but they'll just be used for BBQ - and the Woodworking Gods don't like goat BBQ. Be warned. And that captal W and capital G. Be doubly warned. But if you do send an acceptable sacrifice they're good buddys with the Car Gods - Manny, Moe, and Jack.
Life is basically good.
JOAT I am not paranoid. I do not "think" people are after me. I "know" damn well they're after me.
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J T wrote:

Would it be so wrong to tell those people to cram it?
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Fri, Sep 22, 2006, 11:35pm (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (boorite) doth query: Would it be so wrong to tell those people to cram it?
At last, someone that has learned how to snip.
Nope, be my guest, you're welcome to tell anyone that deserves it.
JOAT I am not paranoid. I do not "think" people are after me. I "know" damn well they're after me.
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote:

Did you want to say something about e-mail? <G>
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Sat, Sep 23, 2006, 8:00am (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@verizon.net (LobbyDosser) doth thoughtfully query: Did you want to say something about e-mail? <G>
Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you. Forgot totally about that.
E-mail is always welcome, e-mail as often as you want. However, do NOT send e-mail to me direct, it will just get discarded unread. Instead, address all e-mail to: snipped-for-privacy@verizon.net (LobbyDosser) He screens all my e-mail for me now.
JOAT I am not paranoid. I do not "think" people are after me. I "know" damn well they're after me.
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote:

Oh you .... hang on I've got mail
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Sun, Sep 24, 2006, 2:52am (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@verizon.net (LobbyDosser) doth answereth HIS e-mail thusly: Oh you .... hang on I've got mail
ROTFLMAO
JOAT You'll never get anywhere if you believe what you "hear". What do you "know"?. - Granny Weatherwax
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1.    Some people have to complain about everything
2.    People who have to pay by the minute for their computer access need to find another hobby or stop using their cell phones to surf with.
3.    Your posts are the main reason I come to this newsgroup so don't stop posting the plans.
4.    Remember it's hard to soar like a eagle when there's so many turkeys around.
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Sat, Sep 23, 2006, 10:42am (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@nowhere.com (Dusty) doth sayeth: <snip> 2. People who have to pay by the minute for their computer access need to find another hobby or stop using their cell phones to surf with. 3. Your posts are the main reason I come to this newsgroup so don't stop posting the plans. <snip>
2. Wasn't talking about people surving on cell phones. If that's what they do, they deserve to pay.
3. You don't get out much, do you?
JOAT I am not paranoid. I do not "think" people are after me. I "know" damn well they're after me.
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I ignore most of the plans you post but I always scan the subject lines. Several times a year I grab something and save it. The inspirations are always appreciated. So I say thanks, and keep up the good work!
- Owen -
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Have saved only one of your postings this year. But look at almost everything posted. Keep it up, it's enjoyable. Some will bitch if you hung 'em with a new rope
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On Sat, 23 Sep 2006 08:08:37 -0400, "Owen Lawrence"

Make that two of us.
Every so often, JOAT posts a jewel. Some are fine furniture, some are shop carts, some simply demonstrate a solution to something that's been bugging me for a while... ;^)
The description of "jewel" varies greatly to each of us at any point in time.
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Sat, Sep 23, 2006, 8:45pm (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@snet.net (BARRY) doth posteth: <snip> The description of "jewel" varies greatly to each of us at any point in time.
Ah yes, that recalls fond memories of the pinecone turkey, a true gem.
The Woodworking Gods say hi Barry.
JOAT You'll never get anywhere if you believe what you "hear". What do you "know"?. - Granny Weatherwax
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Sat, Sep 23, 2006, 8:08am snipped-for-privacy@iosphere.net (OwenLawrence) doth sayeth: I ignore most of the plans you post but I always scan the subject lines. Several times a year I grab something and save it. <snip>
I ignore some of 'em myself.
I learned long ago, if you find a link you really, really, want to keep, then save it. And then, print a hardcopy of it . Links do die at times, and lost a couple of very nice plans I was about to use that way.
JOAT I am not paranoid. I do not "think" people are after me. I "know" damn well they're after me.
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J T wrote:

(snipped)
The way you post is fine with me. If the plan sounds interesting, I look. If not, I don't. You act like a pre-filter for me. =)
Jess.S
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I appreciate your postings as such, and anyone else's who care to give me/us information, ideas, advice, scolding (when needed), etc. Variety is a good thing, otherwise we tend to stagnate. Keep it up.
Sonny
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Sat, Sep 23, 2006, 12:09pm (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@ameritech.net (JesseRStrawbridge) doth sayeth: <snip> You act like a pre-filter for me. =)
Now you're startin' to scare me.
JOAT I am not paranoid. I do not "think" people are after me. I "know" damn well they're after me.
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WGARA?
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Sat, Sep 23, 2006, 7:49am (EDT-1) snipped-for-privacy@fellspt.charm.net ( snipped-for-privacy@fellspt.charm.net()) WGARA?
Hey, I know you. You're the same guy who sends me spam e-mail about forty times a week. I'm still not buying any.
JOAT I am not paranoid. I do not "think" people are after me. I "know" damn well they're after me.
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People who use cell phone to browse your links are more than likely the majority of the population in the group that BBQs goats.
Here's a hint for them: research the 'BLOCK SENDER' feature for your newsreader and quityerbitchin'.
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