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Old 05-02-2014, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I'm sure most of us know who ran off the latest extremely knowledgeable and generous poster. And she knows who she is. It's a real shame and we are all worse off because of her absence.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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People being run off in the garden section? This is just about the only section of C-D where everyone is nice. (Recipe section is also usually pretty nice).

I just think that a person needs a thick skin in order to play on a forum. If a person is unpleasant, everyone else notices it and nobody is blaming the "victim" or thinking less of them.

After going all the way around the block with that, I agree with you, OP. Not only is it rude, it is also not smart to offend the experts to the point that they refuse to post any more.
You'd be surprised.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:07 AM
 
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I like having a place to learn about plants and gardening. I have not had a bad experience on the gardening forum, but I'm more of a lurker here.

I learn through trial and error which plants do great in Houston. It can be expensive to do that, but I am obsessed with plants
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:26 AM
 
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Got nipped yesterday.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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Its a jungle out thar.

BTW I'M still here.

Planted about 100 more red tipped photinia this year. Looking to hit 500 or more by years end just for the haters.

That's how I pay back the snarkfest.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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OK Bulldogdad. We've established we live on opposite sides of the country and your red tips aren't hit with many of the diseases we have here on the east coast. So I won't get into rep tip "discussion" with you again. Happy Planting. Carry on and smoke em if you got em.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:23 AM
 
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OK Bulldogdad. We've established we live on opposite sides of the country and your red tips aren't hit with many of the diseases we have here on the east coast. So I won't get into rep tip "discussion" with you again. Happy Planting. Carry on and smoke em if you got em.
Your so sweet.

Here I got you some flowers.

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Old 05-02-2014, 09:32 AM
 
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There is a tendency to limit knowledge to what can be found in a link. How often have you seen it posted, no link, it doesn't exist? Or, if you say something you know from experience, that matters little, what has been copied and pasted over and over from a single source that can be verified becomes fact.

It might sound strange but there were a lot of people born before the Internet and many of those people learned a lot of things. They might not have "links" for everything they talk about but why should that matter? The Internet is not the total sum knowledge of anything.

I do admit to being one of the "snarky" ones but you know, the world goes around because of different people, not because everyone is the same. Snarky is one thing, malicious quite another.

I've come here (Garden) mostly to read what others have to say, there is so much helpful knowledge here and most all of it comes from experience, something so lacking these days of Internet knowledge. If all we ever do is limit ourselves to was is on the Internet, we've doomed ourselves to becoming less and less knowledgeable every day.

The person who goes out every day and puts their hands in some dirt knows more than anyone that sits behind a keyboard readings links all day.

Of all the forums on CD, this is the best one.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Your so sweet.

Here I got you some flowers.
Oh You shouldn't have. Got a big ole belly laugh out of this. Many thanks. BTW looking forward to learning what feast you will fix for Mother's Day.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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There is a tendency to limit knowledge to what can be found in a link. How often have you seen it posted, no link, it doesn't exist? Or, if you say something you know from experience, that matters little, what has been copied and pasted over and over from a single source that can be verified becomes fact.

It might sound strange but there were a lot of people born before the Internet and many of those people learned a lot of things. They might not have "links" for everything they talk about but why should that matter? The Internet is not the total sum knowledge of anything.

I do admit to being one of the "snarky" ones but you know, the world goes around because of different people, not because everyone is the same. Snarky is one thing, malicious quite another.

I've come here (Garden) mostly to read what others have to say, there is so much helpful knowledge here and most all of it comes from experience, something so lacking these days of Internet knowledge. If all we ever do is limit ourselves to was is on the Internet, we've doomed ourselves to becoming less and less knowledgeable every day.

The person who goes out every day and puts their hands in some dirt knows more than anyone that sits behind a keyboard readings links all day.

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Absolutely I agree. And the person who combines years of practical experience in various parts of the country with factual links is the best kind of all. Most of us don't want to take the time to post links and that is fine. But the ones who back up their practical experience knowledge with ferreted out extension service bulletins, horticultural articles, gardening columns etc are only adding to our education and I enjoy it very much. Some of these links I'm too lazy to search for myself.
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