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Re: an apolgy if it is order

  • Subject: Re: an apolgy if it is order
  • From: Conrad Fleming <conradfleming@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2008 10:33:28 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Steve,

All I can say is, if you are the recipient of vicious hatred like that, you must be doing something right!  I myself have experienced something like this over the years.  When certain people hate you, it is actually a compliment!

Keep up the good work,

Conrad


--- On Sat, 5/31/08, ExoticRainforest <Steve@exoticrainforest.com> wrote:

> From: ExoticRainforest <Steve@exoticrainforest.com>
> Subject: [Aroid-l] an apolgy if it is order
> To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
> Date: Saturday, May 31, 2008, 9:56 PM
> To everyone on Aroid l,
> 
> If any apology for some of my comments or questions on
> Aroid l is in order, I gladly offer it.
> 
> I received a very disturbing message tonight with a direct
> copy (slightly edited) that I posted on this forum about my
> construction of my epiphyte tree.  The message came from a
> person whose name showed up as Holly Cooper.  I do not know
> Holly but she has posted a similar message once before on
> the GardenWeb.  In that case, another individual had
> requested a photo of Anthurium cubense.  I had taken a
> photo of Denis' plant which was tagged Anthurium
> cubense with Leland Miyano standing with it at the 2007 IAS
> Aroid Show.  As it turned out, Leland later pointed out the
> vein count on that plant did not match Dr. Croat's
> scientific description so we learned later that plant is
> not a full species and liekly a hybrid.  The moderators of
> the GardenWeb forum took down her post since it referred to
> me by a strong term.
> 
> If I have irritated any of you with my constant comments
> and questions, I sincerely apologize.  I am only a student
> of aroid botany and constantly ask questions in order to
> learn.  I don't believe anyone can find any place on my
> website or on the net where I have ever claimed to be an
> expert in plants.  I just study them, ask a lot of
> questions of Dr. Croat, Leland and Julius and I probably
> read too much.  The only aroid experts I know are the ones
> I try to accurately quote in my internet articles.
> 
> This is what I received from Ms. Cooper.  I have purposely
> removed her email address:
> 
> From Holly Cooper:
> 
> Here is a link that might be useful: 
> http://www.pompousasswords.com/www/index.htm
> 
> YOU ARE SUCH AN
> IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>  The people you so religiously quote are ashamed to be
> associated with you.  Yes!  It's true!  Emails are
> flying behind your back!  You are the absolute shame of the
> UBC horticultural site.  NO ONE wants to be associated with
> you but out of pity they endure your presence.  STOP
> GRANDSTANDING.  CAN YOU NOT HEAR THE
> LAUGHTER??????????????????
> 
> Again, my apologies if I have offended anyone on Aroid l. 
> It was certainly not intended.
> 
> Steve Lucas
> www.ExoticRainforest.com_______________________________________________
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