This may have been thrashed about. I apologize if it has. I used to
be active in this group ten years ago. I gave it up because there
were hundreds of posts a day and I could not keep up. I see the group
has bee split, but still - where is everyone? I'm seeing 5 posts a
I was NOT active in THIS group 10 years ago, but, one reason I think
I've noticed a big reduction in the groups I've monitored for a long
time is the advent of Forums. vBulletin and other styles as well offer
some advantages over usenet - as well as some disadvantages for some.
Still, there's a LOT of expertise here and I enjoy learning from some of
You might check out www.davesgarden.com
Thanks Carl. I'm a little surprised to see a "Paid Subscriber" forum,
I'll risk the $15.00 and try it out. I guess that's the way the web
My primary recreation is woodworking and the only site I pay for is
the leading publication in the industry (fine Woodworking).
Thanks for the suggestion.
On Sat, 27 Jan 2007 16:25:42 GMT, Carl 1 Lucky Texan
It is well worth the money- you have access to experts in almost every
genera, from all around the world. You can have an ID on a plant in no time
flat, and the majority of posters know their stuff.
And more importantly, those that don't know their stuff don't answer
Plus the PlantFiles, BugFiles, vendor recommendations- it is a very useful
There is a mind set in this country that if it's free, it can't be any good.
are always looking on how they can make a buck by charging for a perfectly good
free service. I pay enough for my high speed connection to this forum. I don't
some elses service to pay for something I already have for free. Next thing you
know, someone will figure out how to put advertising on these forums.
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