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Well, you obviously didn't learn your lesson, so no TV either. Now, get off this thread and let it die a death.
As a result of this recent spatt it seems to me that some perfectmy pleasant and knowledgeable people have left these boards which is a pity. Everybody, new and old should be welcome here and able to fit in with each other.
I have been frequenting gardening message boards for years and have seen many such spats come and go, especially on the the old Beeb boards and each time there was a schism and people set off to spawn new boards it left the boards diminished - except on one occasion when they were eejits the rest of us were glad to see the back of but this isn't the case this time and it seems to me that two or three people are still trying to rule a roost on which they are only precarioulsy perched. You will find as tie goes by and new people join that there will be no shortage of dominant ersonalities turning up.
Those who are left behind and who have had most to say in the recent upset should reflect and remember - it takes all sorts to make a garden and all sorts to make a community. On here we come from many different backgrounds of education, experience, knowledge, intelligence, income, empathy and understanding. There are bound to be occasional personality clashes as well as groups of kindred spirits that take to each other on chat threads and may, to some, feel exclusive or cliquey. Life is like that and no-one should take it as a personal therat or insult. Better to try and make friends instead.
We are anonymous on here and no-one can hear our tone of voice or see our face as we speak through these boards. Some of us are robust and some of us are delicate flowers. Remember that and tread softly in your metaphorical garden slippers. Some of you really do need to get things in perspective and take off the big, clod-hopping hobnailed boots you've been tarmpling around in.
Now, can we please settle down to welcoming new gardeners and old, new knowledge and starter questions, new topics an dthe same olf chestnuts and remain pleasant and tolerant?
Here here .. obe
well put obelixx.
It's all in your mind and you are one of those in need of softer treads.
Please, please, can we leave this here. I thought all this had died a natural death and everyone was getting on OK. I have apologised for my remark made last night. Wasn't meant in malice.
Those that were invited to move on have done so. Those left behind are ticking over OK. No-one is ruling the roost - well, not in my opinion anyway. I don't feel I have to watch my p's and q's anymore in case someone else doesn't agree with me.
Since I can't PM you I'll s ay this here. Not so long ago after you first joined, you were bleating about being got at by one member and feeling you should leave the boards. People rallied round, you stayed but with a change of name. Now it seems you have no compub-ntion in rounding on others.
As in everything in life, things aren't always fair but you especially should live and let live and tolerate others. As Dan said, politeness and consideration are needed for aboard to run well. I would add "Do as you would be done by".
The only bad guys we need to watch out for are and warn people about are the occasional trolls like Gridgardner aka Plainleaf aka Squre Foot Gardener and all sorts of other aliases.
Obelixx - please can I have permission to keep my wellie boots on? They are a bit clod-hopping, but they need to be as my garden has more than a passing resemblance to the Somme in places!
Fairygirl - the acid test for us greenlaners is bobble hats (those using feet and legs to enjoy the countryside are generally referred to as 'bobble hats' by us horrid folk in nasty planet-destroying 4x4s!! Even though it's pillar box red it's as green as green can be, it's old enough to vote, has been patched up more times than I care to remember - usually with bits off a dead land rover, and runs on biodiesel made out of used veg oil that would otherwise go to landfill. Much better than those awful quiet cars that run you over with stealth and run on coal. Go figure!