Hi ada, thanks for your thoughts,
just a minor correction of no great importance : I am not annoyed at being unable to buy plants only at being pointed away to ebay !
Edit later : One last set of thoughts from me, not getting AT anyone in particular, just saying how it seems to a newbie :-
I am annoyed as a newcomer to be told go away to websites/ebay.
A) it is illogical and does the forum and its members no good (edit : by sending the cash and the interest elsewhere!)
B) it is condecending. Of course the newcomer knows that. Newcomers might be new but that doesnt mean that they are stupid !
That is where he has been, has come from, that is probably what he was doing when he found a link to the forum.
Do I still sound annoyed :) :) << edit : note the smiles <<
C) One could even make the argument that if it is good enough for the 1day old it is good enough for the 31day old or the 3year old, so what is the point of having a ForSaleWants section anyway ?
It would be a lot more helpful to see posts along the lines of hey guys (or hey newcomer) I've had some nice plants off xyz on ebay.
Well I think I will stop now, just about thrashed this one to death ! And anyway it is the established policy of the forum which of course I accept, but dont see why I shouldnt be able to comment upon it ?
And now a red herring has been introduced :
It is usually not long before newcomers to fora are told the questions have all been asked and answered before.
Well of course they have. It is difficult if not impossible to ask a question these days that has not already been answered somewhere.
A newcomer will often ask a question (1) to get a quick answer (2) by way of a hello, this is what I am doing and puzzling over do you want to talk to me. To tell him to go search isnt telling him anything he doesnt already know, he can do that silently and may never then make a post !!
I dont know what this has to do with a 30day probation can it not be dealt with in another thread ?
Right then, I'll stand by for some more personal abuse ,,,,,,
Edited by MalcolmP, 16 June 2012 - 14:05 PM.