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Please use this thread to give the Kreg Family a better idea of what you need in order to advance on your woodworking journey, and to let us know where we're succeeding so far. Thanks!

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I, for one, appreciate that there is a lot of dirt out there and it appears you are doing what you can even if it's after the fact...we will, as a group, continue to alert you when we see this dirt...it IS a nice place to share ideas and projects...we will help you to keep it respectable.

I for Two the same and will help with what I can.

 

Anyone else?

Kreg Rep,
I'm not going to pretend I know all there is about computers. I will say, I think I know enough.
Suggestion:
Just as your local library, Gov't office, schools, & other computers have, you can PREVENT all together certain items from being posted on this site. (you will have to research how this is done - I don't know) "Key words", direct web addresses, can be filtered through Kreg's servers and a RED FLAG raised and it will NOT be allowed to be posted or accessed. I think you should look into this.
I am a new member, and I don't much like what I'm seeing ONLY IN THIS AREA. I for one, LOVE what Kreg has to offer, and honestly, Can't live without the product!!!! It is a backbone for my furniture business. I too see the potential this community has to offer, and would like to stick with it.
My computer runs much slower on this site (not since I signed up, but rather the last several days - ever since I started having problems with my "customized" page).
You've got a really good thing going here. If you need to drop a few bucks and hire an experienced computer company to hook you up on the right path, please think about it.
I don't think anyone on here is "bashing" Kreg, or thinks you're taking anything lightly. It's obvious your community REALLY wants this resolved, or at least know that proper measures are taken to correct the problem. It really is NOT as simple as a quick DELETE, even a novice computer guy like myself knows that.
I for three, will help anyway I can, though it will probably just be bringing a problem to your attention.
ONE OTHER NOTE:
When you visit certain sites, they are "SECURE" and you even see the little padlock lit up on your computer. Might this be something to look into?
GOOD LUCK KREG!

Sincerely,
John Harrison
Harrison Signature Woods

P.S. I invite everyone to view my testimonial about KregJig on my page. Tell me that's not LOVE :)
   A lot of my employees had trouble reading the incrament sizes as the color of blue was hard for them to find in the instructions and on the product. I ended up going over the increments with a maqic marker.

KregRep

 

You said "Three, (probably the most important reason) is that spammers are everywhere on the web, especially community sites, and they can never be completely eliminated" This is 100% untrue. Also the CAPCHA word verification system was broken and hacked over a year ago. It is useless.

I know I am new to the site and to the forum here, and I am not here to start any trouble, or hassle you. I have been an ADMIN on several forums - none of them were NING, they were all either VBulletin, or BBS. I do not know what type of control an ADMIN of a NING site has, but I know as an ADMIN of normal forum sites, I was easily able to prevent and weed out spammers before they infected the board as these last have done.

As I understand it, you are the only person behind the scenes of this forum. You need Moderators. You need to set the site so that you have the CAPCHA, then email verification, then approval of the first 5-10 posts or entries to the site, be them comments or threads, or whatever, and they should not be able to get into the chat while they are in the "probationary" membership category.

You could take it a step farther and make it so that every new member has to be manually approved by you. If you are truly the only person running this site, you need help, and if there are more then one but you all have to adhere to Kreg rules of operation and are not actually administrators of the forum, then you need to appeal to whomever is realy in charge and get them to appoint complete control over to one or two people (co-admins) who can then recruit moderatord from the member base and run this site the way it needs to be security wise. 

 

Hurry up on the Smartphone app.  Also do more promos on Kreg tools.  I love my Kreg jig just wish I could afford to by the accessories to go with it.  Also wish I didn't have to order them online.
Amen

Mike Kahle said:

KregRep

 

You said "Three, (probably the most important reason) is that spammers are everywhere on the web, especially community sites, and they can never be completely eliminated" This is 100% untrue. Also the CAPCHA word verification system was broken and hacked over a year ago. It is useless.

I know I am new to the site and to the forum here, and I am not here to start any trouble, or hassle you. I have been an ADMIN on several forums - none of them were NING, they were all either VBulletin, or BBS. I do not know what type of control an ADMIN of a NING site has, but I know as an ADMIN of normal forum sites, I was easily able to prevent and weed out spammers before they infected the board as these last have done.

As I understand it, you are the only person behind the scenes of this forum. You need Moderators. You need to set the site so that you have the CAPCHA, then email verification, then approval of the first 5-10 posts or entries to the site, be them comments or threads, or whatever, and they should not be able to get into the chat while they are in the "probationary" membership category.

You could take it a step farther and make it so that every new member has to be manually approved by you. If you are truly the only person running this site, you need help, and if there are more then one but you all have to adhere to Kreg rules of operation and are not actually administrators of the forum, then you need to appeal to whomever is realy in charge and get them to appoint complete control over to one or two people (co-admins) who can then recruit moderatord from the member base and run this site the way it needs to be security wise. 

 

Great input, everyone. So that we do not monopolize this thread (intended for a miscellaneous group of suggestions) with discussions of SPAM, let's move this discussion over to this thread:

http://kregjig.ning.com/forum/topics/community-spam

Thank you!
KregRep

I have the Kreg Set Up Bars, they are a great help and very accurate, I would like to see more set up tools and precise measuring instruments added to your line of fine equipment. I have an extensive amount of layout and measuring tools and always looking to add new items. I believe woodworkers and all craftsmen would benefit from an expanded line of tools for precise measurements w/ faster setups.To many wood workers are looking for fast cutting, super power then skimp on the details w/ sanding equipment to make corrections. The old adage about wood working tolerances need to be close but not perfect is just not true for the true craftsmen.

Rick Sherman

A few small ideas for the web site.  in the videos section you list them backwards. If I want to see a multi-part video I want part 1 first, then 2 etc.  You list them from n to 1 not 1 to n. 

 

Have a starting out section with links to content a new user will need.  Screw selection, starter projects, use videos etc.  So a person can look in one spot to find relevant content.  There is getting to be a lot so organize an entry point specifically for a new user.

 

Do a few videos on making benches etc to better use the jig.  A clamping table design with screw storage etc (with link to sell your hold-down clams and extruded rails etc),   A work table for the jig to drill etc.

 

Mark

 

 

These are ALL good !!!!

Mark said:

A few small ideas for the web site.  in the videos section you list them backwards. If I want to see a multi-part video I want part 1 first, then 2 etc.  You list them from n to 1 not 1 to n. 

 

Have a starting out section with links to content a new user will need.  Screw selection, starter projects, use videos etc.  So a person can look in one spot to find relevant content.  There is getting to be a lot so organize an entry point specifically for a new user.

 

Do a few videos on making benches etc to better use the jig.  A clamping table design with screw storage etc (with link to sell your hold-down clams and extruded rails etc),   A work table for the jig to drill etc.

 

Mark

 

 

 

 

One of the basics I see.... very basics is... 

make it easier to read the markings on the K4 base unit and ....

 

 

 

 

 

the first thing I did was Grab

a White Crayola Crayon well that was just too expensive for one crayon, better yet I went to a dollar store and found a 87 cent box of basic crayon colors.

 

Grind the Crayon back and forth into the markings void until it's full or excessive white crayon wax is spilling out of the marking, then take a old cotton scrap material and rub hard, eliminating the excess white wax.

 

Becareful when using a stiff bristle brush of any kind to clean the residue, it might dig out the white pigment wax out of the Measurements, only to defeat what your trying to do.

 

 

My Suggestion to Kreg is to put a 10 cent White crayon in the package and let the new owners of the K4 decide if he or she wants to do this procedure or not.   Older people with bad eyes like myself will appreciate this.

 

Dave Deninger

Idaho Springs, Co.

 

 

 P.S.  Now the unit looks like the ones in the videos too.

 

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