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Thread: Nepenthes attenboroughii giveaway . . .

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    Congrats to the winner!
    "Blessed are the cracked….
    For they are the ones who let in the light."



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    Oooh my god ur kidding me! Really!!

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    Richard just turned over in his grave

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    Quote Originally Posted by mato View Post
    Richard just turned over in his grave
    +1

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    Sorry to disappoint everyone

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    I believe that the plant was named for David Attenborough, the naturalist, who still breathes, and not his brother, Richard, the director of Gandhi; and one of the ill-fated prisoners from The Great Escape.

    Everyone had a one in thirteen chance of winning. Why the seeming animosity?

    Take it up with the sylphs at Random.org . . .
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    As someone who knows I don't have the ability to maintain suitable conditions year round for this plant I didn't enter to win it, so I have no dog in this fight from that perspective. I'm certain that the winner's history with plants has considerable influence on the bad feelings. Then there's the other stuff. Given the rarity of the plant, I'd personally like to think that it was going to someone who in a few years would be sharing your amazing generosity with future TF members. I'm not confident this is the case. I certainly don't begrudge anyone the terms they put on what they give away, and again, your generosity here goes far beyond the sheer monetary value of the plant, and I thank you sincerely for it.
    Judge not lest ye be judged creates a cesspool. Judge others and prepare to be judged by them.
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    As someone who knows I don't have the ability to maintain suitable conditions year round for this plant I didn't enter to win it, so I have no dog in this fight from that perspective. I'm certain that the winner's history with plants has considerable influence on the bad feelings. Then there's the other stuff. Given the rarity of the plant, I'd personally like to think that it was going to someone who in a few years would be sharing your amazing generosity with future TF members. I'm not confident this is the case. I certainly don't begrudge anyone the terms they put on what they give away, and again, your generosity here goes far beyond the sheer monetary value of the plant, and I thank you sincerely for it.
    +1 on that, I can't keep a plant like this alive all year, and even if I had the proper conditions I'm nowhere near experienced enough to keep it. That being said, I do believe that the intention of this giveaway was to share a wonderful opportunity with ALL members of the forum and to encourage the appreciation of not only a (relatively) rare species, but also of the generosity displayed by many members here. The results are what they are, they can't be changed, and there's no need to be rude or condescending about it. Yes, I personally hoped that something like this would go to a member with a well known reputation for growing quality plants with the capacity of giving back to the community eventually (i.e. which is why I didn't enter), and I understand the frustration that this causes in some members. Despite this, displaying animosity towards the winner will accomplish nothing - a more constructive use of time would be providing advice as to how one goes about properly caring for this plant, in the hopes that one day we will see more giveaways like this for future TF members.

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    BTW, happy Fourth of July everyone!
    Last edited by SerMuncherIV; 07-04-2015 at 02:47 PM.

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