Locking the last thread was wrong, imo, so I started another. Feel free to delete it if you feel you must, but that wouldn't be right.
Originally Posted by [bI apologize, but I have an opinion and I feel that I deserve to say it. You are a mod, if you feel my post breaks the rules, then feel free to delete it, I will not scream and banter about censorship, but I still think that my opinion is valid. This is a public forum, everything is a debate.Originally Posted by [b
Point in case. I am making a bog garden this spring. I fully intend to make a post asking if anyone has any extra bog plants. Should I have waited to give away all my pygmies till then so I had something to "trade". No, I was given the seed, and I will not make it a requirement for someone to trade me something for it. Some did, some didn't, and thats great, but to hold onto them for another 3 months and keep them out of the hands of others for that period of time is wrong. I want them to bring joy to others as they did me. Also, certain people might not have gotten their first pygmie because I am "holding" out for a trade.
I do agree, beggers can be agrivating, but I myself am not a begger. I have helped EVERYONE that has helped me, and I know a few people can attest to that. I have been generous to the fullest of my abilaties and to think if I made a post asking for anyones overflows of bog plants to be begging is down right insulting.
Another point, I have an extra D. Cap right now. Do I feel its significant enough to make a topic on? No, but if someone asks for it, I would respond because I know someone is actually looking for it.
One of the greatest aspects of this community is the generousity. To say that this is strictly a "TRADE" forum seems to take something away from that.
What about the 14 year old that doesn't have much money but has an interest in Cp's? He doesn't have anything to trade, and lets be realistic, the freebies go to the lucky few that happen to see the post in time. So is he to hang on the computer 24/7 in the hopes of being one of the lucky few to jump in quick enough? So he doesn't get started in this great obsesion and he moves on to another hobby because he couldn't make a post saying "Hey, I'm a newbie and would like to grow a few cp's, anyone have any extra" and we lose one more person. Who knows, that kid could have been the next Tam.
Putting up with a little agrivation far outwieghs the risk, in my humble opinion.