View Poll Results: Do you want to see Metalwork Forums moved from Woodwork Forums to it's own web site.

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  • YES

    61 50.00%
  • NO

    43 35.25%
  • DON'T CARE

    18 14.75%
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  1. #31
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    Question Question

    Out of curiosity, what happens to the Hand Tools & Machinery?
    Some of the threads and areas are applicable to both wood and metal, eg general and small machinery, rotary tools and hand tools.
    Angle grinders, while predominately for metal working can be used for wood carving.

  2. #32
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    Last 5 posts were deleted as either irrelevant, personal attack, or off topic.

    Please stick with the matter at hand and if you can't, keep out of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vernov
    At the end of the day it's your sandpit and you can do as you please (and I feel it's already been decided anyway) ....
    You are almost right, it is my sandpit, but it was built to share and you get to play in it a lot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vernov
    we are not the forum's customers, we are the goods for sale.
    You are dead right you are not the forum's customers you have to purchase something for that or pay for your membership. Last time I looked the forums were as they have always been.... FREE! With someone paying to keep them on line, up to date and running as smoothly as possible. That would be me, partly funded by Google ads which are mostly seen and used by visitors and not members, plus the sponsors many of whom don't pay and are there for contra deals for the forums like a free ad every couple of months, Forum stands at Shows or for their service to the forums as a moderators, etc.

    As for your "goods for sale" statement. No, you are not goods for sale. You are a part of a community requiring regular upkeep and if that upkeep can be helped along by spending money to split one or more forums off into their own community to help raise more funds to keep the ship(s) afloat then so be it. Raising the funds has become much harder over the last couple of years as more and more people go to mobile devices or use Facebook, Twitter, and others, instead of the traditional forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vernonv
    Originally Posted by ubeaut
    For those who are worried that they will miss out on Metalwork Forum updates if they are on WWF.



    • All posts and threads made on MWF will show on WWF as RSS feed in the "closed for posting" Metalwork section.
    • All posts and threads made on MWF will appear as they are made in the Activity Stream and New Posts (almost instantly).
    As posts do for the reno forums?
    NO.... As posts used to do for the Reno Forums. Those forums was taken over by Oneflare P/L (looking to expand their online business) some 12 months ago. Those forums are no longer under my control.

    Neil
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    Quote Originally Posted by ubeaut View Post
    Last time I looked the forums were as they have always been.... FREE!
    Nothing it truly free.
    Cheers.

    Vernon.
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    I dont like change....

    But it may grow on me.....like some do and others dont

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    Speaking as just a forum member ,I must say it is disappointing to see only 122 people thought enough about this important topic to vote on it.

    Grahame

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grahame Collins View Post
    Speaking as just a forum member ,I must say it is disappointing to see only 122 people thought enough about this important topic to vote on it.

    Grahame
    How many active metal working forums members do we have Graham? I am surprised it is that many...
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    Neil
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grahame Collins View Post
    Speaking as just a forum member ,I must say it is disappointing to see only 122 people thought enough about this important topic to vote on it.

    Grahame
    1500 views and 122 votes is normal for a poll.
    What would be interesting to know is how many of the 1500 viewers were members.
    i.e. the number of members listed at the bottom of the page.

  9. #39
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    Quote Originally Posted by .RC. View Post
    How many active metal working forums members do we have Graham? I am surprised it is that many...
    It is a question I am unable to answer at this point.

    I do not know the mechanism for determining active members. Clearly how many there are ,its not enough. I had it in my thinking that there had to be hundreds of us.

    A look at the members page and the length of time between joining and their last posts is very educational.

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    Default My Pennyworth !

    Hi Guys,

    OK I'm a pom, but I've been made welcome here. I've been helped and given good advice, all of which is appreciated. Thanks guys.

    One of the things that puts me off other metalwork forums is the number of posts by the same few people appearing on several different forums all with the same wording, pictures and projects ! For me this smacks of self advertising and makes those forums somewhat boring because of the repartition and lack of original content. Fortunately this doesn't happen here on WWF/MF. The net result is I prefer to come here and learn something.

    RE the poll. For whatever reason I missed it I would be in "don't care either way" camp and happy to support Neal's decision either way.
    Best Regards:
    BaronJ.

  11. #41
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    Default My vote

    I voted a while back in the "don't care" column mainly because I am a recent member here and I thought the longer time members would vote as they wished so I would be content to go with the result.

    I joined the Renovate forum a couple of years ago after finding it when searching for answers during an ongoing home renovation and then became aware of the Woodwork forums. Always had an interest in metal work so when I noticed some metal work posts here I started reading and making a few posts.

    I will probably still stay a woodwork forum member as sometimes I need to find information although woodwork is not something I do for pleasure, only necessity.

    I am not a prolific poster because I usually only post if I have some information to impart but I am a dedicated reader of most metalwork posts and feel a need to get on every day to keep up with what is happening so I will definitely stay with this metalwork forum where ever it ends up.

    All the above waffle means I could have voted for a separate metal work forum but didn't at that time.

    Probably a post that didn't need to be written but I will post it any how.

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    Well..... It looks like the Yes and Don't Care votes overwhelmed the No votes by 43. 44 if you count BaronJ missed vote.
    For those who are interested the poll?thread was viewed by 206 members and 122 of them chose to vote. Not all that bad considering that is over 59% of vote.

    New site is being prepared now and should be up and running within a couple of weeks at the outside, baring any major problems.

    Some of the new Forums that may well be set up are:
    • Jewelery: Gold and Silver Smithing etc
    • Art Metalwork: Sculptures, Murals, etc.
    • Automotive: (Restoration, Hotrod builds, Body Work, Market place for parts, etc)
    • Metalwork Market Place: (Buy, Sell, Swap, Tools, Machinery, Wanted, etc) Your own market place for metalwork where it won't get lost in amongst the woodworking stuff.
    • Trades Centre: For businesses and members with a commercial interest to announce new tools, equipment, etc. Plus inform members and guests of special deals that may be available only to them.


    I'm more than happy to add other forums that members think may be appropriate, or needed. A couple that spring to mind are Tool making and Metal Spinning. I'm sure there are others that the members can think of.

    If there are other forums you can think of, please let me know in this thread. Some may need to be set up here before the move to the new site, but may be unseen until the new Metalwork Forums goes live. Others will be set up on the new site as needed or requested.

    As I've said many times before when there have been big (and little) changes to the forums. Give it a fair go and a chance to work. It won't be brilliant world beater over night but it should grow to be a fantastic, vibrant, community of liked minded people sharing ideas and helping one-another.

    Cheers - Neil

    PS I am open to any all suggestions, apart from those telling me where to go.... 'Cos I've already been there and back. It's not as bad as you might think though a bit on the hot side.

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    You could have a section to vintage machines, steam, and a library for links to old manuals and publications out of copyright of course.
    ..Live a Quiet Life & Work with your Hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubeaut View Post
    Well..... It looks like the Yes and Don't Care votes overwhelmed the No votes by 43. 44 if you count BaronJ missed vote.
    Doesn't that mean that the No votes and the Don't cares equalled the Yes vote (or exceeded if you count BaronJ's)?

    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael G View Post
    Doesn't that mean that the No votes and the Don't cares equalled the Yes vote (or exceeded if you count BaronJ's)?

    Michael
    That depends on the answer you are looking for.
    Cheers.

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