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Thread: Some wishes for the new year.

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    Nepenthes Specialist nepenthes gracilis's Avatar
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    Thank you for clarifying that Martin. I was a bit puzzled between the Joachim I know and Joachim Nerz.

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    Joachim, I must say I agree with you about not reading some posts, which I suppose is a tad biggoted of me since I suspect that I may be one that is frequently ignored by others.

    Please stay, we would miss your contribution.
    I typo, therefore I edit.

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    Ditto everything Maeham said for me... Just didn't know how to word it... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]

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    Hi,

    this thread has turned in a direction I didn't want it to. I won't make a decision on leaving this forum or not. What has started in my head is a slow process, which may result in this. I did mention this point to show you I'm very serious about the points I did try to make.

    Looking at the recent postings of Arie for example I'm afraid he is already some steps ahead in a similar process. Sadly it does not make a difference at all, if someone only did stop posting his very valuable input or if he has left already. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]

    In my opinion a forum like this is what the active members do make out of it. I won't criticise or condemn those who do post silly things, it is totally up to the other members (including me) to guide them in the right direction. If we (I) don't do it, we (I) do have to accept the developements which take place. And keep in mind that a forum is not only a place to answer questions - an equal important part is to start interesting threads for others!

    I do participate here due to the fun I have in learning new things from other memberes and in sharing my knowledge where it might be useful. But in sharing my knowledge I do expect that the ones I do share it with, try to understand my postings and try to learn from it where possible. But what should I think for example, when reading through postings, where the author is not able to follow the simplest rule of writing scientific plant names correct in lower and upper cases - against better knowledge of course?

    Yes, you are allowed to call me snobby or arrogant, but that is the way I do think of it. Sorry.

    Joachim

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    I don't think you seem snobby or arrogant. I think that some people may construe your technical, and concise ways of puttinig things, to be condescending. I do not find it to be so... The way I see it, its like talking to your doctor, and instead of putting things into Layman's terms, he uses his medical jaron to describe your condition... Nothing wrong done, its just that to some people, it may be offensive, to others, it may be just fine...

    I don't have a problem with it. I enjoy reading quality responses like yours...

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    A thread like this is very helpful. After reading it, I was forced to look to myself about my posting habits. I don't think many of us "new members" are trying to be disrespectful, rather most of us just read the general "flow" of the postings and follow suit. Anyways, consider the following as my New Year resolutions:

    1. Always post full name of a plants (i.e. Drosera capensis "typical" - if there is a better way, please let me know).
    2. No extraneous posts leading threads off topic.
    3. Search the threads before posting a question (I do this already but should be more thorough about it).

    Hope this will help [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
    DOH!

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    I'd also like to say one of the things that really bugs me is when a member post tons of posts for 1 sentence they wanted to thier reply but forgot to, when they could simply click the EDIT button and add it to thier reply. That adds "clutter" to the topic and could be avoided. Also group pictures together when posting if possible rather than post 1 pic per post. This prolly was a senseless post and I'll get yelled at for it but I thought it went along with cchang's idea so I thought I'd say it.

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