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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-07-2012, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, I certainly never expected all of the encouragement to not quit the forum, thanks for the encouragement and understanding.

I have had at least two offers to help via phone to show me what to do in order to comply with the wishes of he folks that better understand how to navigate around the forum.

When I went to look at New Posts I saw questions that were about a whole array of woodworking subjects and this did not lead me to grasp the fact that I was looking at questions from more that one forum. I have not attempted to get the help offered to me about the matter yet, but will do so eventually.

Maybe a post from the people that are knowledgeable about the matter would be of help to a lot of us that are in the dark about the subject.

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I have had at least two offers to help via phone to show me what to do in order to comply with the wishes of he folks that better understand how to navigate around the forum.

When I went to look at New Posts I saw questions that were about a whole array of woodworking subjects and this did not lead me to grasp the fact that I was looking at questions from more that one forum. I have not attempted to get the help offered to me about the matter yet, but will do so eventually.

Maybe a post from the people that are knowledgeable about the matter would be of help to a lot of us that are in the dark about the subject.


Jerry,

I'm not one that's knowledgeable being a newbie but you have done it again!

I first saw this post in the Introductions forum where you had put it and a little later it had been moved to Lobby where your other one had been moved to.

Maybe a read of the FAQ might be of help. That's what I did when the forum software wouldn't let me post a url, found out I was restricted until I reached post quota.

Anyway keep pluging away at it you will get it sorted.

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Way to go Jerry!
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John wrote to me about how to post correctly, so I tried what he told me to do. I posted in the safety forum just to see what would happen, it did not show up in the new posts list where I look for new posts. Maybe the new post list is only new posts in the router forum, but if so, the subjects that are there are not confined to routers. What gives?

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Jerry,

Gotta go with Arie on this on this one. FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) are your best friend. You get to them through the link that's to the far left of the one you use to get to 'New Posts'. Go to the bottom group on how the board works and you'll find a wealth of info. Most of your questions should be answered there. It's a lot to read. Grab a cup of coffee or a beer and take your time with it. It'll pay off.

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Jerry,

Glad you are sticking around. Just remember what many of our mothers and fathers taught us, "There are no stupid questions -- only stupid answers."

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I kind of think of it like the old library files where books were listed by title, author and subject. The forum is the one listed by subject. What is the subject of your post?

The "New Post" page is like a list of "New Books" added to our library with the newest one on top. It isn't sorted by subject like the rest of the forum, but if you look to the right, you can see what subject it's under.
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Jerry, it certainly appears that you have already amassed numerous friends. Please continue to hang in there. I was born with both legs broken and after numerous surgeries and braces and therapy, I learned to walk - but only after my brother was walking and he is 32 months younger than me. My mother said that there were many times that I wanted to simply give-up, but now I am very glad that her and my dad's and my friend's encouragements were non stop and I am now just like anyone else. Very soon, you will simply be like all of the rest of us and you'll no longer feel disappointed. One of the first things I do with new employees is to sit down and tell them what I expect from them and what they can expect from me. I am probably overly fair with them, because I am paranoid of developing a bad reputation, but I tell them that I also expect them to have an occasional "bad day". Bad days refine us, but do not define us! Hang in there!

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Otis,
Thanks for your sharing of your challenge. I means a lot to me. i have an unusual vision issue but like you, I had to keep trying. I have my work arounds and for the most pat I get along pretty well. Your remark about our bad days refining us, but not defining us, is a good observation, I like it. I apprciate your concern for others and willingness to encourage when encouragement is in line. Have a great day Otis.

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Jerry, something that might help you is an optical comparitor. This is a lighted cabinet with a magnifying lense; most commonly used by companies who do precision grinding to check their work. Most I have seen use a circular grid as a reference. I am guessing you could find one of these cheap since so many small companies have gone out of business. There is an expensive variation on this sold to help people with reading.

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