Do you think RouterForums.com should expand past just Routers? - Router Forums
View Poll Results: Do you think RouterForums.com should expand past just Routers?
Yes 8 44.44%
No 8 44.44%
No opinion (doesn't matter to me) 2 11.11%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-29-2006, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
Community Founder
 
Mark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Country: Canada
First Name: Mark
Posts: 6,764
 
Default Do you think RouterForums.com should expand past just Routers?

Do you think RouterForums.com should expand past just Routers?

If you are unsure of what I mean by this, I'll explain. As you all probably know RouterForums.com is mostly based on just Routers and Router related discussions. The forum was origionally created by myself (Mark Rosendahl) and my dad, Rick Rosendahl (star of Router Workshop). We wanted to develope a community that would help show the variety of uses the Router has. Over the years that RouterForums.com has been around the community has developed a lot. Just today, I asked myself, "why don't we open the forums to a larger user base and more topics", so, now I'm asking you guys, do you think it's a good idea to open RouterForums.com to more woodworking related discussions?

Your input on this is very important, please vote honestly and post any questions or comments if you have them. Thank you very much!

If you vote no and are willing to share your reason why, please do, I would be very interested to know. If you don't want to publically post your reason why you don't think we should expand, feel free to send me an email or private message.

Again, thank you for your vote and your time.

Mark,
Founder of RouterForums.com

Last edited by Mark; 03-29-2006 at 02:34 PM.
Mark is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-29-2006, 02:35 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,663
 
Default

I think this is a post-mortem question - it essentially already has with finishing issues, tool reviews, plans, home improvement (which I just noticed for the first time, by the way), etc - I think it's OK so long as we don't lose sight of our roots, and it can't hardly be helped because there are so many related issues that come into play. However, if you want to expand into cars, gardening or cooking, I'm not up for it.
I understand the question but there are already plenty of sites for general woodworking - this one has a unique slant and focus and because of that i think it does better with router related questions - it fills a need.

Last edited by Gilbear; 03-29-2006 at 02:39 PM.
Gilbear is offline  
post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-29-2006, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
Community Founder
 
Mark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Country: Canada
First Name: Mark
Posts: 6,764
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gilbear
I think this is a post-mortem question - it essentially already has with finishing issues, tool reviews, plans, home improvement (which I just noticed for the first time, by the way), etc - I think it's OK so long as we don't lose sight of our roots, and it can't hardly be helped because there are so many related issues that come into play. However, if you want to expand into cars, gardening or cooking, I'm not up for it.
Yes, I'm aware that we have already sorta branched out, which I think has expanded the community a lot. Although, I'm more curious if everyone agrees on the new forums I just added: http://routerforums.com/announcement.php?f=23

Also, I'm curious to see if everyone agrees on the direct the forums are heading.

Mark,
Founder of RouterForums.com
Mark is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-29-2006, 03:03 PM
Registered User
 
moreorles2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Country: Canada
First Name: les
Posts: 79
 
Default

i voted yes
because there have been many related questions that arise from doing one thing then another esp. for newbies like me. as long as the forum sticks to woodworking related questions i see no problem. we have some very talented ppl. on here & we all like new ideas but that is part of the learning curve or in some cases a corner.
les.
moreorles2000 is offline  
post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-29-2006, 03:31 PM
Registered User
 
reible's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,702
   
Default

I'm going to say "no"... I just can't be on the computer all the time and if we have even more good stuff and get even more people here that will bring more and more posts until it will take 10 or 12 hours a day to read everything. It's just too much of a good thing.

Ed
reible is offline  
post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-29-2006, 03:52 PM
Retired Moderator
 
Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Mike
Posts: 11,921
 
Send a message via Skype™ to Mike
Default

I voted no on this, and here is my reasoning:
Router forums is mostly about using and getting the most bang for your buck out of routers. The unique methods used on the show have made it easier for woodworkers to get excellent results. I feel it would be better to concentrate on projects from start to finish; with a router as the key tool. In depth jig building, set up and more discussion on using accessories would benefit members the most.
In addition there is also woodworking.net to consider. Isn't this a better choice for other area's of interest such as turning or carving?
I saw the show on the internet for the first time today, and this leads me to ask: Will there be more shows coming on PBS? I realize it is difficut to come up with new projects. Much time and effort. Expanding is a good idea, I just don't think Router Forums is the place. Needless to say, you wil have my support whichever way you go.

Mike
"Living in the D" (this means Detroit!)
"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"
Mike is offline  
post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-29-2006, 05:12 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Do you think RouterForums.com should expand past just Routers?

I would say NO !

If you are asking if the routerforum.com should be come a super Walmart one stop for all, I would say no ,stick with the name ,if you do a quick search on the Net you will see why the name is the key to hits.
And if you are running a forum you want the hits, just the best way to get more info and Members. Like HAL (S.O. 2001) would say, need input.
Plus the new
woodworkingchannel.com will make this site jump in the coming weeks.
Hits coming from the http://www.thewoodworkingchannel.com/
In short look at the new members and the hits from the 3-25-06 date and up.

Just my 2 cents
Bj
-------------------
google below ▼

woodworking forums
Results 1 - 10 of about 1,320,000

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search

http://www.answers.com/woodworking&r=67


router woodworking forums

Results 1 - 10 of about 134,000

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...ms&btnG=Search
Women in Woodworking ▼
http://www.womeninwoodworking.com/fo...&enterthread=y



bobj3 is offline  
post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-29-2006, 05:15 PM
Registered User
 
cranbrook2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Country: Canada
First Name: John
Posts: 1,590
 
Default

I say yes. i can never get enough information. need more input.
I believe more topics create more ideas and i am running a little low. LOL

john in Belgrave, Ontario.
(plans)
www.extremebirdhouse.com

Extreme Birdhouse Group

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866
cranbrook2 is offline  
post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-29-2006, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
Community Founder
 
Mark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Country: Canada
First Name: Mark
Posts: 6,764
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobj3
Do you think RouterForums.com should expand past just Routers?

I would say NO !

If you are asking if the routerforum.com should be come a super Walmart one stop for all, I would say no ,stick with the name ,if you do a quick search on the Net you will see why the name is the key to hits.
And if you are running a forum you want the hits, just the best way to get more info and Members. Like HAL (S.O. 2001) would say, need input.
Plus the new
woodworkingchannel.com will make this site jump in the coming weeks.
Hits coming from the http://www.thewoodworkingchannel.com/
In short look at the new members and the hits from the 3-25-06 date and up.

Just my 2 cents
Bj
-------------------
google below ▼

woodworking forums
Results 1 - 10 of about 1,320,000

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search

http://www.answers.com/woodworking&r=67


router woodworking forums

Results 1 - 10 of about 134,000

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...ms&btnG=Search
Women in Woodworking ▼
http://www.womeninwoodworking.com/fo...&enterthread=y
After investigating your links, I did notice that RouterForums.com isn't listed there yet. I expect RouterForums.com traffic to increase a lot in the near future. I'm currently installing a new script called, VBSEO, according to customer testimionals, statistics and records, this script will optimize your website. Meaning, search engines will crawl it more often, index your website higher up on the list and increase your traffic by 90%+. I'm very confident that this script will greatly increase traffic on RouterForums.com which will help us further develope the community.

Mark,
Founder of RouterForums.com
Mark is offline  
post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-29-2006, 05:55 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Hi Mark
You may want to rework your main web page and use the "router" name so the search eng. can find the site quicker,use the name as many times as you can.
Also you can use software to put name (site) on the all the search eng.that will help.

Just a thought

-----------------------------
meta name="keywords" content="wood central, wood, woodworking, woodworker, cabinetmaking, cabinetmaker, finishing, tools, message boards, plywood, glue, lacquer, tablesaw, jointer, bandsaw, planer, shaper, sandpaper woodworking tools plans cabinets sawmills timber lumber cabinetmaking wood finishing architectural millwork plywood woodworkers machinery tooling kiln components lumbermills panel processing furniture hardwood softwood 32mm face frame raised panel millwork boat building cabinet installation software optimizer forestry wood engineering moulder router table saw planer Woodwork forums,woodwork,woodturning,woodcarving,finishing, polishing,jokes,routers,intarsia,fretsaw,timber,bo at building,plans,marquetry,wood,ubeaut,scrollsaw,ban dsaw,Triton,Festool,festo,home renovations,handtools,machinery,woodwork books,woodwork tools,woodwork machinery,woodturning advice,woodturning tools, woodturning lathes,woodwork information,woodcarving tools, woodwork pictures,woodturning pictures,woodcarving pictures,Woodworking Australia,ubeaut polishes,ubeaut enterprises,woodwork archives,woodworking archives,woodworking pictures,woodworking plans,woodworking info,woodworking help,woodworking tools,woodworking machinery,turning tools, turning lathes,woodwork clubs,woodworking clubs,woody,woodys,woodies


meta name description" content="RouterForums.com, an online wood working discussion group.
------------------------------------



bobj3 is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The New RouterForums.com! - EVERYONE READ PLEASE Mark Site Help and Suggestions 73 10-28-2009 11:52 PM
RouterForums.com and Oak-Park.com - September 2006 Contest - VOTING STAGE!! Mark Contests Archive 13 11-05-2006 02:23 AM
RouterForums.com December 2005 Contest - VOTE NOW!! Mark Contests Archive 12 02-03-2006 09:13 PM
RouterForums.com Image Hosting! Mark Lobby 3 01-02-2006 05:40 AM
## Routerforums.com And Holbren Contest ## - WINNER SELECTION - VOTE NOW! Mark Contests Archive 19 12-03-2005 11:31 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome