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I sense that perhaps some members think I post too much so I will refrain from commenting if that's what others feel. I enjoy reading all the posts, all the views, all the side issues and respect each and every one of them. I am far from an expert, never pretend to be, but I have a fairly good understanding of the subject mainly through success AND FAILURE and hope to encourage others to make fewer mistakes
No you are not-don't be so sensitive-lighten up a bit- a bit of understood humour never goes amiss
I assume this posting is about a disagreement yesterday/today-I have asked you tell us more about yourself and show us some images of your garden-why not do that?
Join in the chat a bit more-sometimes you do have a tendency to come over as rather serious- as someone else remarked the other day-but then we are all different- which is always the same on a forum.
Come on Christopher-we are all mates here
Christopher2 as I have said on several occasions you need a thick skin and a sense of humour to post on a forum. YOU should post as often as you want. BUT if you say something that others feel is incorrect or misleading to a newbie then they are entitled to comment and you need to fight your corner or admit that you misread the question or just ignore them.
This forum is very gentle, I belong to some others where you get called all sorts of names just because of your username. It has never scared me off
Please keep posting as much as you like christopher2
Pam LL x
Overpostitis - never heard of it! If you've got the time, inclination, knowledge, interest, do it - it's up to everyone else if they read it!!
Christopher, if you start reading Fork Handles from the beginning we might never hear from you again! It's a very long thread ;- ) Also, have you looked to see how many posts other people have made? There are some in the thousands.
Christopher2 - what I really like about this board is the mix between sharing advice/experience/inspiration/humour/off the wall stuff. It is fun! Keep posting!
you carry on mate iv'e just stared posting. found lots of help and advice and interesting stuff.
I've not been posting on here very long, and I think I've probably posted quite a lot - I've enjoyed our 'conversations' Christopher. Occasionally someone will get the wrong end of the stick - that's life - if you get the chance you can explain yourself - smileys do help with the 'tone' of a post but I know some people don't like them and probably think I use them too much. Well, as far as I'm concerned I'll stick a smiley on most things, then people know I'm not being snotty, even if the post is a bit terse - don't worry about it Chris - can I call you Chris on this occasion? Most of us are mates on here now, either old mates or new ones. There'soccasionally one or two WUMS but they're sad individuals and I think it's pretty obvious who they are when they crop up. I occasionally pop in and say Hi on Forkhandles, but I don't get much of a chance to chat for long due to work and gardening Retirement beckons
Keep going Christopher2 - the more advice the better as far as I'm concerned
Dove from Above, what on earth is a WUM? I know of Muppets and Trolls, but your acronym has me intrigued.
Christopher2, keep posting. I've just stumbled across the thread in question, and I think that even in a country as small as England (not excluding Wales, Scotland, NI, Eire and all the other bits that are the UK), the weather (which has been really random this year), and the location can mean that some folks have things flowering when others are still looking at eden sleeping.
Everyone has different ways of doing things and different advice to offer, which is why this forum is so great. This is a very friendly forum, I've posted on wedding and baby forums in the last few years, and sometimes massive cat-fights broke out there, a mixture of nerves and hormones I think. The disagreements on here are never (in my experience) malicious, just differences of opinion.
Hi MummyMP - a WUM is a Wind Up Merchant - someone who intentionally provokes bad feeling on a Forum by goading others.
And Christopher, yes - now I've got a proper garden again rather than a tiny northfacing yard, and hopefully I can retire at the end of next year - time to garden, paint, write and cook properly and the energy to read novels rather than work-related stuff - you see, I'm getting over excited again
And if you're on an iPad you can make a smiley with a colon and a bracket, i.e. , or , or or a querying sort of smiley :-/ or a wink
Richardsdrr - It's getting to be a habit, I was in there last month, too! Since having children and being made redundant (all in the same year!) I have become queen of gardening on a shoestring! An appeal for money saving tips went out about 6 weeks ago, I've submitted enough to keep them going for several issues!
The garden centre vouchers are coming in very handy, although I could spend each one several times over. I also won some M&S vouchers over the weekend, so I'm having a pop on the lottery superdraw this friday!
DoveFromAbove - All is clear, these used to be called Trolls on the wedding forum, and were often the funniest threads, as it was Handbags At Dawn with a lot of them!