I hope they lose interest in you after a few weeks, just as children are|
inclined to do.
On 8/31/07, ExoticRainforest wrote:
> In addition to Aroid l, I post on another site (which there is no need to
> name) using a different screen name. I also post on one or two plant boards
> using the screen name "ExoticRainforest". I did also post (upon occasion)
> on one "plant site" using the screen name "ExoticRainforest" but was never
> comfortable over there. The name of that site is totally unimportant and I
> would not encourage any of you to try to find, or use the site.
> Some weeks ago I noticed the "language" on the last site was far too
> strong for my use or interest. Then it became increasingly popular to call
> other users by slanderous terms. There was little actual discussion
> regarding plants, just the apparent enjoyment of slapping each other
> around. They appeared to think it was humorous and fun. I dropped off the
> board sometime in early June.
> But then I received a request to come back and answer a few aroid
> questions. As many of you can read here, I'm sometimes overly anxious to
> provide good information. I have a desire to get to the bottom of
> questionalbe statments, especially regarding aroids. While there to answer
> the question I noticed one thread I just could not understand. Mardy Darian
> had announced he was selling his land and entire collection via a local
> newspaper. I've spoken to Mardy several times, I just don't know him. Many
> in that group almost stood up and cheered. The name calling was ridiculous
> and of no value. I am aware of some of "differences" some have had with Dr.
> Darian, but my phone conversations with him have been generally pleasant. I
> suspect if that type of slander was sent to this board, it would have never
> appeared, and the writer banned.
> I told the site owner I would not be back and explained why. He went, well
> shall we say, "ballistic". Made numerous email demands I call him and
> explain my actions. He called the posts a "freedom of speech" issue. I did
> not respond.
> I'm now told (I haven't tried to log back on) I'm being personally trashed
> on that site. One reader also informed me it was suggested that someone
> claim the name "ExoticRainforest" and use it in order to try to slander my
> name by using the same techniques as many already use on the site.
> I would like for it to be known I would NEVER use foul language on a plant
> board. I don't use it period. And I would certainly never slander another
> human being in a public forum. Certainly not someone who has proven his
> skills as Dr. Darian. Its just not my style. I just enjoy talking plants.
> So if you run across a quote by someone using the name "ExoticRainforest"
> somewhere after August 29, 2007 and it does not fit the style on Aroid l, it
> was not me! And if you run across one prior to that date, consider it has
> likely been edited. I have too much respect for other growers and people as
> human beings.
> I trust you understand. And I hope to meet many of you in Miami in two
> Steve Lucas
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> Aroid-L at www.gizmoworks.com
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