The very worst thing you can do is reply to disconnected people. Skip
their posts and enjoy the group. I do it all the time; and will here.
Great group, A lurker.
PS: Radishes and carrots up in N,E, Ia.
On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:48:54 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org (Harley) wrote:
How do they post if they are disconnected?
Ya' just never know what jewels may be hidden in a thrasher,basher,
trasher post. Sometimes it is a thorn though. Here is a good bit of
advice, wear gloves when sifting and working with finished compost.
Last year I poked a staple from a teabag into my thumb.
Basher Tarr: You've gone right out of your tree, my son.
I agree, 100%....never join in amongst them....that is what they want and
2 years ago, I divided and spread out a very big and very thick planting of
Iris that was here 20 years ago when I bought this place. They bloomed very
sparsely. This year I have the most gorgeous Iris I have ever seen. All are
blooming, the ones I moved and the ones that I didn't. From a packed,
sparsely blooming 20 feet of Iris along my fence, I have now about 60 feet
of big, huge, fully blooming Iris. Colors are yellow, lavender and deep
purple. The purple ones smell like grape kool-aid.
Another variation on the 'negativity'/'hateful' theme! 'Disconnected' comes
from the same phycho babble stable.
Try thinking about the word "passion". Why haven't you noticed that it is
the people with passion that you are complaining about? The truly
passionate ones are the same ones who know about gardening. Passionate
people may be a total pain in the end sometimes, but they are those exact
same people who observe, who are experienced and who can answer the
If they don't have direct experience, they generally want to know the answer
because they are curious. Curiosity leads to knowledge.
On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 17:05:14 -0700 (PDT), Mycosimian
Passionflower is interestingly (to me) a sedative. Passion is
wonderful, but in my experience, passion mixed with compassion is more
effective. I apologize for my "hateful" comment. I think I may have
been a bit too passionate without remembering the "com" prefix.
Good response. Often what I notice here is impatience combined with
passion. The internet is the world's largest library and so many
questions asked here are readily answered with just a bit of research.
Ofttimes the answers people receive contain ideas and other methods
and hints that people hadn't thought of, or had not heard before, and
should spark more research. You can usually tell a curious person
from a lazy one.
The intellectually curious do not need to be spoon fed in a polite
manner. Sometimes a boot in the arse from a pain in the arse is the
best motivation. I've found this to be true often in my life. I also
find it interesting, the responses from some bootees.
Anecdotal evidence is what I find most helpful here. That and the
camaraderie of such a diverse lot of people, worldwide, discussing
tangential issues and cracking wise and hollering. Telling stories
and giving hints of their lives and experiences.
For me, this is a group with a common bond, not just a Q&A forum.
True, but for those who aren't used to doing research, I have some sympathy.
There is so much rubbish out there in cyber space that people who haven't
ever done research could be totally bamboozled. Experience prepared to
share and letting people question those who are experienced is a very valid
way of learning.
Yes. I learned a lot from someone in another area of interest who gave me a
few boots in the bum in an ng. He was criticised regularly for being a
booter. He recently died and a few months before he died, I thanked him
publicly for not spoon feeding and for what he'd taught me. I'm just glad I
thanked him before he died.
Yup. A community who share one particular interest.
It has been my experience in this group that the passionate ones are
believers. Not empericists, but rather true believers of the one true
way. They remind me very much of other evangelicals who passionately
try to convert others to their point of view, no matter how
unsupported it might be.
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