After overstepping polite boundaries with Cereoid and TOTALLY
misunderstanding an attack I thought was aimed at me, I have come to the
conclusion that I need to just sit here and keep my mouth shut. I will
continue to post random updates on the fairies and flowers and such, but
until I learn to discern between remarks made directly TO me I need to just
lurk for awhile. It won't last long. I can never hold my tongue for long and
I love talking to you guys way too much. But as Zhan put it so well
yesterday, Cereoid's attack wasn't aimed at me. I feel like a horses ass. :(
I hope Cereoid will forgive me my sharp tongue yesterday and move past this.
If I've hurt his feelings with the crap I said, I deeply apologize. I need
to thicken my skin and realize not all attacks are directed towards me. Or
few attacks are directed towards me. I dunno. Things here are a bit intense.
I need to go back outsid and pull vinca major.
I removed about a garden cart full of it out of the western end of the front
beds yesterday that made me get into the middle of the bed and stand on the
raised soil. and I didn't get it all. I need to get back out there while the
soil is soft and wet and yielding from the freezes we've had with my
dandelion digger and really remove those wads of vinca. From everywhere but
My most heart felt apologies Cereoid for my misunderstandings.
madgardener up on the cold and rainy ridge in Eastern Tennessee zone 7,
Sunset zone 36
Mad, you sweet goofball. ;-)
I avoided the GardenWeb posts entirely, knowing full well how my beloved
Cereoid would respond to any discussion of the evil Spike and his
You are wonderful, marvelous, terrific and endearing, and I'm sure that
darling Cereoid's spines have protected him quite well against your
I started some seeds yesterday; cannot wait until they begin sprouting.
I need something to chase the winter blues away, so hurry up with your
next random fairy update.
Callen in 6"-of-mud VA
I am continually learning. I find Garden Web intriguing. And I was serious
about starting a new forum of wreck garden refugee's for just flitting about
and saying hi. It'd be kinda nice to see someone familar there to chat with,
I like the way the reply format is set up. think we could convince about 30
or so regular friends to come over and sign up for the website? I'm sure
there would be some here that decided not to visit, but it'd be like opening
up the kitchen door and inviting friends in.........hmmmm I think I'll just
do that. Make a new forum and title it Welcome to the kitchen and gardens of
Madgardener, or maybe Fairy Holler...........yep, decided. I'm gonna post a
welcome mat and make a new forum entitled Welcome to Fairy
Holler........(I'll write that book yet)
Lets hope so. I don't want to offend anyone. unless I'm out to do so <EG>
one is up and coming Callen. thanks for hollering back. ((hug))
well if he does so be it. one can always try right? I believe Spike is a
jerk because there are too many saying so, but I gotta try, right? <g> I
always have my garden fence here to support and talk to ..until people tell
me to leave and I bet I'd still lurk and throw out ramblings even after
people told me to leave. but I'm not inclined to think I'd be asked to leave
here. I know I'm loved........(blush)
There is such a list where many wreck garden users have gone to get
away from this place where people do not treat each other with
kindness and respect. Many people moved over to a mail list called
Gardens & Gardening. Over 500 users from around the world. Everyone
is allowed to post. Everyone is allowed to agree to disagree, but no
one is allowed to call others names or try and humiliate them. You
can read more about this list at:
All are welcome and encouraged to join. But be advised, you could
potentially receive up to 150 emails a day. It doesn't happen often,
but it does happen.
Got you speechless, eh dude?
If Spike was honest and called his so-called GardenWeb what it really is
"SpamWeb", people would be leaves his autocratic little kingdom in droves!!!
Members of GardenWeb get tons of unsolicited Spam. There's nothing polite
about that. Spike wants suckers that kiss his butt and never complain.
I believe that the process used by Spike Hernandez at Gardenweb t
"dump" people he has banned from the forums to a Disney websit
violates Disney's use of its web site and copyright. If you have bee
banned by Gardenweb and dumped to the Disney web site, report thi
abuse to this email address:
All correspondence to Disney is kept strictly confidential
posted via www.GardenBanter.co.uk
so how on earth did you "offend" Spike? I've been warned about him as I've
only recently just started to visit the forums. There was one post that
warned me I was crossing some boundary and after tweeking my post, it went
and posted, but I believe that had I not removed the two words in my
writing, I'd be banned right now too. Lets hope someone fixes his tendency
to banish people.
madgardener walking very carefully around the forums
I don't see the problem.
It is a civil forum run the way the administrator wants it - its his game, if
you don't like the rules, don't play.
Have there been examples of the moderators acting inconsistently, or not giving
people the chance to respond to criticism? If so, I'd say that was imprudent,
but it is still his game to run as he sees fit - if he does it too arbitrarily,
he'll deter participation.
I run a couple lists. there are no problems cause I go to them privately. in 5
years I had to dump 6 or 7 people, actually, 3 people as the rest was one person
sneaking back on several times. dont have to get nuts to have a nice list.
email@example.com (Bill Spohn) wrote:
List Manager: Puregold Goldfish List
Solve the problem, dont waste energy finding who's to blame
Unfortunately, I receive no money, gifts, discounts or other
compensation for all the damn work I do, nor for any of the
endorsements or recommendations I make.
On Wed, 23 Jun 2004 08:21:22 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (paghat)
A sure sign of a little martinet like that is when the owner of a message board
feels the need to keep reminding people "This is MY message board!". When you
keep seeing messages like that from the owner, it's a sign that somebody has an
ego in desperate need of stroking. I recently left a message board that I had
been on for years because it changed hands and ended up in the hands of a little
man with a big ego problem.
some great words snipped, pruned and whacked for
the impressive Paggers espounder elloquently and she and others are the
reason I remain here more often than visiting GardenWeb.........that and who
has time to read all the posts to all those forums? I visit the Tennessee
forum on occaison and found my Golden Hanaii sanseveria thru their
Sanseveria forum, and made some neat friends, but I have love and respect
for the regulars and loonies over here too. <g> that is after all why I am
I also belong to the banned from the Garden Web forum and sent on a
trip to Disney land because he (spike and his little net nannies) did
not wholeheartly agree whith a post I made in regards to service and
parts as provided by one of his sponsors.
Spike is one of those clowns who if he does not get his way will take
his ball and go home. So welcome to the Banned from GW Club, your
certainly not alone or in the minority on this by any means. MAtter of
fact a new forum has been started a few months back and is rapidly
growing everyday, and its comprised of the majority of folks Spike
himself banned from GW Its mainly geared to L & G Tractors , lawns and
such but also has landscapeing and planting etc forums as well.
check it out at:
Visit my website: http://www.frugalmachinist.com
Opinions expressed are those of my wifes,
I had no input whatsoever.
Remove "nospam" from email addy.
You won't be told or asked to leave; you will be arbitrarily forced to.
That's how Spikey works. He redirects anything you send to GW to the Disney
He is master of his domain, so to speak.
J. Del Col
It is exactly what I said, the Disney Co. website. If Spikey decides
you are persona non grata in his fiefdom, any time you try to access
GW you will be automatically redirected to the Disney website.
J. Del Col
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