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Post  Guest on Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:21 am

I find my time on forums, this & others (more active) to be becoming bogged down in tripe & narkyness before anything has even really been said or done...

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Thanks for another reminder why I try not to read too many threads, now if only I could work out which ones were going to turn nasty before I open them...

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Post  Cockroach on Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:07 am

I do agree in a sense.
It is the reason I almost exclusively follow threads with pictures. If the picture interests me I read the corresponding/relevant information surrounding it.

On the other hand, I do feel that the forums are an outlet for people to chat/vent/express/argue call it what you will. Especially with a hobby like bonsai where in a large circle of friends/acquaintances you would be lucky to have another person to discuss these topics at length with. The forums were designed to get people of like interests to share what they know/feel about a hobby. And that is exactly what they do on them. Some of the things we like, some we don't.

I like to look at forums like a Saturday BBQ at Uncle Mac's house. The family is there. Some of them you don't care too much for so ignore them unless they directly engage you in a conversation. Others are fun to chat with for a few minutes then get tedious. Then there are the drinkers who are great for a while then it all becomes too much and you duck. But for most of us, we hang with the members we relate to the most, have the most in common with, share the most values and ideals with.

That is how I see the threads and how I follow them.

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  JimLewis on Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:26 pm

Well, Matt, do you know anything about either of those guys? I know, OZ is a big place, but . . .

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  fiona on Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:22 pm

Thanks, Cockroach, for a well-reasoned response.

Can I suggest we just get back to some bonsai now?

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  Andrew Legg on Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:22 pm

If - Rudyard Kipling

An amazing piece of writing with true depth of wisdom. I wish I could claim to live up to it all of the time.

Viva bonsai viva!

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  Guest on Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:58 pm

JimLewis wrote:Well, Matt, do you know anything about either of those guys?  I know, OZ is a big place, but . . .

Which guys Jim? Oz is indeed a big place and worse than this, unless of course you like the 'nice bonsai' game...

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  Vance Wood on Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:05 am

JimLewis wrote:Well, Matt, do you know anything about either of those guys?  I know, OZ is a big place, but . . .

Thank You Jim.

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  kevin stoeveken on Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:38 am

MattA wrote:
JimLewis wrote:Well, Matt, do you know anything about either of those guys?  I know, OZ is a big place, but . . .

Which guys Jim? Oz is indeed a big place and worse than this, unless of course you like the 'nice bonsai' game...

PUNK ROCK BONSAI !!!  Twisted Evil  jocolor  Twisted Evil 









sorrrrrrry
AGAIN, couldnt resist...  geek 

hey !!!
wheres that british guy with the spiked mohawk when ya need him, eh ?

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  AlainK on Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:58 am

Cockroach wrote:
(...) I almost exclusively follow threads with pictures. If the picture interests me I read the corresponding/relevant information surrounding it.
(..)

Ditto.

I let myself took part, or even started, inflames about other people's trees. Now I'm trying my best to stay out of that time-consuming, useless kind of discussion.

I'm trying to...

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  Vance Wood on Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:32 pm

MattA wrote:I find my time on forums, this & others (more active) to be becoming bogged down in tripe & narkyness before anything has even really been said or done...

Matt: I really have tried not to respond to your post but it kept eating at me. If the above is true why did you respond to tripe and narkyness with----tripe and narkyness. Why did you respond at all.

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Spoken like a man that may have never had an original thought in his life. There is a thing called intellectual property. I don't consider my self a big name; not even a little name but my contributions to bonsai mean something to me.

Thanks for another reminder why I try not to read too many threads, now if only I could work out which ones were going to turn nasty before I open them...

So far you are the only one that has been nasty.

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  Guest on Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:22 pm

Thankyou Vance

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Post  Geoline on Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:32 pm

MattA wrote:I find my time on forums, this & others (more active) to be becoming bogged down in tripe & narkyness before anything has even really been said or done...

For the 'big names' who think their knowledge is so valuable that people want to steal it & profiteer  Bagpiper  lol!  flower  elephant  jocolor  geek  Sleep 

Thanks for another reminder why I try not to read too many threads, now if only I could work out which ones were going to turn nasty before I open them...

No clue who the big names are these days. Bonsai is a niche hobby world wide. It's like MMORPG game fame. The fame is limited to the small niche of geeks who play the game religiously.

I am one of the IBC old timers when the IBC was just an email subscription founded by dudes who grew these little trees for fun. We had our fair share of freaks back then to. Don't let us older geeks get you down with our expansive knowledge and egos. We old timers were all noobs at one time. Some of us old timers are working on our second childhood and may require patience or tasty cupcakes and origami to come back down to earth.

Just buzz by the tedious stuff.

Best regards and hugs,
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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:04 pm

Geoline wrote: I am one of the IBC old timers when the IBC was just an email subscription founded by dudes who grew these little trees for fun. We had our fair share of freaks back then to. Don't let us older geeks get you down with our expansive knowledge and egos. We old timers were all noobs at one time. Some of us old timers are working on our second childhood and may require patience or tasty cupcakes and origami to come back down to earth.
Geoline

thanks for the moment of clarity Geoline !  Very Happy 

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  M. Frary on Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:46 am

Mmmmmm.. tasty cupcakes.

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  Bruce Winter on Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:20 am

AlainK wrote:
Cockroach wrote:
(...) I almost exclusively follow threads with pictures. If the picture interests me I read the corresponding/relevant information surrounding it.
(..)

Ditto.

I let myself took part, or even started, inflames about other people's trees. Now I'm trying my best to stay out of that time-consuming, useless kind of discussion.

d'accord!

d'accord!

I'm trying to...

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  Andre Beaurain on Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:42 am

Geoline wrote: may require patience or tasty cupcakes and origami to come back down to earth.



Best regards and hugs,
Geoline


I swopped Origami for Kokigami with cupcakes....much more fun..... Razz Razz Razz

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  fiona on Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:50 am

I used to be in an origami club but it folded.

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  Rick36 on Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:51 am

That one creased me up!

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  Guest on Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:02 am

Oh no, it's all mixed up...

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  Andre Beaurain on Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:30 am

fiona wrote:I used to be in an origami club but it folded.


hah haha hahah ahah hi hihihihihi hhhh h h

....o so nice to start off the morning with hystirical laughter......

What are you showing us Matt....paper mache?

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  Bruce Winter on Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:24 am

fiona wrote:I used to be in an origami club but it folded.

How can I get tea out of the keyboard? Very Happy 

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Re: That escalated quickly

Post  john jones on Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:45 am

MattA wrote:Oh no, it's all mixed up...

Fascinating! What's it made of?

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