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Re: aroids

  • Subject: Re: aroids
  • From: "Betsy Feuerstein" <ecuador10@comcast.net>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 19:07:21 -0500

Steve, my comment was not pro or con a forum at UBC. My point was to let the board make the decision and then things stay on the up and up. Had they said OK, and I think they might have, then there would have been none of this consternation. Look, there are people who will like or dislike whatever you propose normally especially on a forum. It is not for those on the forum to decide in this case, it is the duty of the board to make such decisions. They could have done this with little bad feelings because it would have been private no matter what they decided. Public forums are terrible places to put choices up to in my opinion. Often the members see it as their choice and in this case, it is not their choice unless the board decides to let it go that way and I doubt they would go their. I know your intent was to be gracious and helpful, but sometimes, better to let others carry the heat in private. I suspect you may have gotten drift of that.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 5:25 PM
Subject: [Aroid-l] aroids

I just got a private note indicating there may be some that may not be comfortable with an aroid forum on UBC.  If so, I'll drop the idea. 
But the discussions are already going on and have been going on for over a year.  Right now they typically fall under a heading called "Hort Board" since there is no place to post questions about aroids.  I was asked by another user of Aroid l if we could do this since that person posts regularly on UBC.  And I thought it was an excellent way to attract people to aroids.  I have been pushing Aroid l on that board for well over a year.  I think Steve can attest we've picked up two new members on Aroid l, one of which just signed up today.  But if any of you feel it is detrimental to Aroid l, or IAS, just send me a note and I'll drop it.  But you should know, the discussions are going on already and have been going on for quite some time.  Many people log on and ask questions about Anthurium, Philodendron and other genus because UBC is picked up and ranked high by Google.  Everytime we talk about an aroid that discussion is on the first page of Google the very next day.  All that was suggested was the UBC forum put a header up for people wanting to ask questions about aroids instead of putting them in the generic forums.
My goal is solely to attract people to aroids, Aroid l, and IAS.
Steve Lucas
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