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From: Bruce Lehmann - Filer's Forum Moderator
Date: 05 Mar 2004
Remote Name: 188.8.131.52
I really want to thank all the people who have contributed to the Filers Forum over the years. It is one of the most popular sites for saw technology on the web because so many people posted and helped others. The Home Page has about 10,000 hits in four years, which is excellent.
It's been a while since I made any changes to the site. One common comment is that the posting list is getting too long. I try to clean out the old job postings, but it's still too long. One idea I have is to split the forum into several forums, each focusing on a specific topic. That would mean you could find postings faster. I could set up individual forums for circular saw, bandsaws, carriages, grinding, new technology,.... One interesting suggestion was a specific forum for millwrights. And, I guess electicians and quality control should be included as well.
Regarding job postings, I have never discouraged them, but they are time sensitive and don't mix in well with the technical postings. The British Columbia Sawfilers Assoc has a job board on their web site (www.bcsawfilers.com) for both employers and people looking for work - they take postings from anywhere, not just BC. I could set up a forum for job postings, but it would be less confusing to only use the BC Filers' job board.
As part of the site upgrade I want to add or update any of the the other content on the thinkerf.com site. Any suggestions are very welcome.
On a more commercial note (which pays for this site), I am also looking for new product ideas. Are there any tools, measuring instruments or software that would make your job easier? If you have an idea, please let me know. I don't try to compete with Armstrong or Starrett, but I have my own niche.
Again, thanks for the support over the years.
Bruce Lehmann Moderator firstname.lastname@example.org