Re: Gardenweb web site
Preston Littleton wrote:
If hosta-open decided to do this ...maybe they would
send you to Andrew's
Thanks for the plug but for now, you can hold off on this. I'm way
too busy already and don't want to serve as a forum cop. Shoot, right
now, you can't even get to the discussion forum section (had to tighten
up security and now it's TOO tight).
I used to spend a fair amount of time on the Garden Web forum, but while
the people are friendly, I finally got the impression that it is was
more like a chat line with a Hosta gardening emphasis. Most
participants are wonderful people and quite friendly but you couldn't hold
an online seminar on Hosta Sports there--wouldn't raise enough interest
to keep the thread moving forward.
When Spike kicked off a President of a Hosta Society here in the US
of A, I knew it was time to search elsewhere for information about Hostas.
But as for his job of policing, when you're number one in your field, you're
going to cross the finish line all alone. Winning is not about making
everyone a friend, it's about being the best at what you do.
As for advertisements, the only "advertisement" there is my email address
and lots of people have their domain name in their address. I don't
know that I'd call that advertisement. The Garden Web forum serves
the newer Hostaphiles quite well with their questions and thus plays a
very important role in the channel of distribution of information about
Hostas. I believe Bevie was instrumental in getting a separate Hosta
Forum set up and she does an excellent job of helping to initiate newer
gardeners to the world of Hosta. There are lots of others there that
help to answer basic Hosta gardening questions as well.
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