Did tamlin really leave terraforums?
Did tamlin really leave terraforums?
Hi has not left.......but he will not be on here as much as he used to be.
He is under stress and pressure and this has caused him to start getting out of CP's, he is still however intrested in music and rocks and minerals.
That's too bad. What is causing his stress and pressure? Hopefully he'll be back soon. He always helped us all so much, and he's a good guy too! Hope to see you back soon Tamlin.
The mind is like a parachute, it only works when it's open.
Don't want to stir up anything, but you all know what happened with Superimposedhope a few days back right... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] Perhaps it could be that.
He's been away since before that. When he posts he posts most in the sundew thread.Originally Posted by [b
They say if you play a Microsoft CD backwards, you hear satanic messages. Thats nothing, cause if you play it forwards, it installs Windows.
No.....the stress and pressure is not coming from the forum at all.Originally Posted by [b
Well he is just really busy and has a lot of worries and doesnt have a lot of time to devote to CP's and hence is getting out of them. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
No I am not gone. I stop by pretty much daily to see what's up. As far as getting out of CP, that hasn't happened yet in some 40 years and it isn't happening now. I am resizing my collection and am leavng tropical cultivation since I have other intersts I am exploring. I gave Robert Gibson my seed catalog of native seed for his studies and have abandoned all "serious" research and am just back to growing a few nice plants for my own pleasure. You can count on my being around for a looong time yet.
One thing I know about these forums is that folk come and go all the time, and usually they return to a happy welcome. I hope it will be so here for me, and for SIH too and the other long standing forum members who are now not frequenting the forums for one reason or another.
As to the stress, yes indeed: notoriety has its perks and quirks but when the quirks outweigh the perks and the boat is rocking a little too often, then stress results and stress, my lads, is the enemy in life. Be happy. If you're not happy, find out why and fix it right pronto! Sometimes this means making big changes. I gave a lot of myself to TF and CPUK but I no longer have the spirit to do battle with certain antagonists, or to publically defend a reputation I really don't want and never wanted, only to be branded as a "troublemaker" when I rise to my own defense. I had some clashes with the CPUK owner that ended my posting there relative to this sort of trouble, was told if I didn't like it I could "*** off now" by him, and largely have, both here and abroad! Can you blame me? That's what I get for my thousands of posts there. See? Too much STRESS! This is all supposed to be fun, right?
I hope I did some good for the hobby, taught some skills and ethics and got some good plants into circulation. I'd like to say that they can't say I never tried, but the truth is, they CAN and do and too many people listen to the propaganda.
Dealing with the pompous and conceited fraction of CP society certainly has not brought me much happieness. I have found the most reprehensible behavior has stemmed from such CP luminaries who's "position" in the CP world has conferred a sort of royal status. These folk can say and do what they please and, sadly, they frequent (and oftespoil) the forums I like to post to and very much say what they please. One wearies of arm wrestling. The only way to avoid them is to avoid the forums in general and remain a largely private individual. And so it is, and it is good for me. It's not the little guys that ever gave me problems and now it isn't those other pathetic wastes of skin either so accustomed to the adoration of the masses.
As to the behavior on this forum of cerain individuals and some recent ugly events here (Hi Bonnie), all I can say is no one forces anyone to come here. If you're at the point where you have to say something mean, abusive, or ugly for ANY reason at all, you really need to be somewhere else. This isn't that type of forum, and THAT includes me in the roster as well. I have too much animosity to be civil in public with certain other people, so I need to be apart.
Thanks for the interest in my person, it's nice to know people are thinking of you. Friends can reach me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or by PM, but be aware I have no current interest in either trades or donation (although the latter will happen in time once I get organized)
Take care friends and see you soon!
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tamlin, you are a legend to all of us
Join the CCPS, you wont regret it: http://s4.invisionfree.com/CCPS
Kirk, the funny thing about legends......you take someone that is one-in-a-million. You think that person is special? In China, there are 100,000 of him, hahaha!!! So much for special!
Nah, I don't want to be a legend. What made me special, the fact I was willing to give away free plants and seeds? Sheesh! What a wonderful world it would be if that was nothing special at all, vs being some sort of flippin' legenday event.
Best to let the legends be famous explorers, skilled and published botanists, men of high degree: botanical garden curators, emminent taxonomists, huge nursery owners, society presidents, and cp forum owners. I'm nobody special.
"Grow More, Share More"
Tamlin, you may never be a great explorer, published botanist huge nursery owner, and so on. But you have made a very big impact on how people trade plants. There is not another hobby or group of people that I know of that freely gives away prized specimens. You changed the way I think about trading. I'm not a big trader because I don't have the time, or energy to propagate plants, but any extras I have are given away. There is only one reason for that and that reason is you.
There has never been another member here, to my knowledge, that no matter how long they have left the forums, are still talked or asked about than you. Go back and look at the thread about which forum member would you most want to meet. I think you're name was mentioned way more than any other. Now that is special.
You personally convinced people to give away expensive plants, now that's special.
In China, there are 100,000 of him, hahaha!!!
You're not Chinese so I don't think that would apply here.
A lot of people care about you, so that makes you special, and I don't mean short yellow bus special.