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Old 01-30-2008, 08:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a thought to save some band width and keep from having Jarred spends more money on upgrades.

I know growth brings problems. BUT lately I have seen this site change from being a bunch of semi serious (pretty much) banana people who talked about mainly bananas with an occasional off topic question, to a general playground for people that just happen to have a banana plant.

We now have people posting pet pictures, cartoons, tractors, lawn equipment, etc. I could care less that you have a cute dog, cute kid, new car, new tractor, have a pretty rose, etc. This is a BANANA board.

Also, why does a person deserve to be in the "Hall of Fame" just because they stay at home all day and post 1000 "Way to go", "Great Pic", "ME to" etc posts? Why does that rank recognition on a "Hall of Fame"? People like Momo, Pita, Media, Michael, and quite a few others are the type that deserve that honor, NOT someone who has been on the board for 3 months and makes 50 non-contributory posts a day. I have been on this board almost since it's inception and only have a little over 300 posts. Even if I had the required 1000 posts, I certainly don't deserve any recognition. If you have to do this, why not change it to a "Frequent Poster Award" and make the Hall of Fame for someone who hase made signigicant contributions to the board?

I would just like to see this board get back to the topic at hand - BANANAS.

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Old 01-30-2008, 10:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Well Terry, thank you for posting this and I think you are not alone.

I share your opinion regarding the pictures posted lately they have nothing to
do with bananas or even plants in general. Although I have no problems with
'other plants' pictures as we have also that forum.

Now , the Hall of Fame, that was my invention, it is meant for contest-winners and people who make 1000 posts. I have no influence on it how fast
people reach the 1000 postmark nor could I forsee that someone would be
able to do it in such a short time.

I think your whole point is that we have to stay on topic in posts and not
post silly pictures and I agree with you on that.
I have also asked Jarred a week ago to put a disclaimer in the TIKI-hut forum
to not post about religion, sex or politics as there are other boards for that.
I think that is one of the things on his 'still to do' list. Otherboards were nearly
or totally closed for these kind of posts.

So, lets all stay on the topic of Bananas as far as possible. And ofcourse
we have the 'other plants' forum wich is also nice IMO.

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Terry, I am 100% agree with you.

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I have seen this site change from being a bunch of semi serious (pretty much) banana people ...
We now have people posting pet pictures, cartoons, tractors, lawn equipment, etc.
Terry,

I'll start by pointing out that a Barreto 1320 is not a piece of lawn equipment. Next, it turns out that people with a serious interest in growing bananas also have other horticultural endeavors and it turns out that Jarred has the best interface on the internet for sharing information. Finally, if you feel that posting a few cartoons depicts a lack of horticultural seriousness, check out Horticulture at Frost Concepts.
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I am a newby at this Forum. I enjoy it very much as I was born in the tropics and bananas are part of my upbringing. However, my contributions are small at this point in time because I do not own a greenhouse nor business. I have always loved the plant. They make me feel like I am still at home in the tropics. I enjoy to see them ondulate in the breeze. They are part of my childhood and I am still trying to cling onto it. I hope that because this is a banana board, with members with lots of experience and knowledge, that newbys are welcome to grow and share with you all.
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I agreed with SOME of what you all are saying. When i 1st became a member, this site was a bit hardcore and technical with posted questions and responses it made me want to back off with my LITTLE questions and responses.

You have to admit this site has lightened up a bit! There has even been post that had me laughing out loud literally!

WE are ALL VERY DIFFERENT and come from very DIVERSE backgrounds! Heck, ive been relunctant to post pictures just because iam in beginner stages and alot of you all are WAYYYYYY past that to look at or comment on my stuff or any other newby!

Some of these so call silly post have been a good distraction until we can get back to real banana business as such in the spring!

There's only so much we in colder climates can discuss till SPRING!! Have a most posted member, thats good. But how are you going to judge what is good info to one member compared to another! I dont want to keep seeing somebodys project, but their friends DO!!!!
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The pictures of the tractors / lawn equipment I don't really care about, maybe just need a "other" gallery section? Other then that I totally agree with terry. I think its good for any forum to have some offtopic talk but in my opinion right now there is to much crap being posted for the amount of good info.

I think the hall of fame isn't such a good idea, No offence ron. I think a much more reliable way for someone to have there name in something such as that would be to use reputation. As it is now a hall of fame member could only have say 300 genuine good posts while someone else has 500 good quality posts but aren't in.

I know I haven't been here long, have many pots, Know a whole lot *yet* etc etc just my .02
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Personally I'd rather see only banana related pictures, but that's just me (a bananaholic).
If that's what people want to put in their albums go for it, but it is off topic.

Edit to add this- I disagree about what was said about the newest hall of fame member. I don't mind someone posting all the time, she seems lighten things up.

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The pictures of the tractors / lawn equipment I don't really care about, maybe just need a "other" gallery section? Other then that I totally agree with terry. I think its good for any forum to have some offtopic talk but in my opinion right now there is to much crap being posted for the amount of good info.

I think the hall of fame isn't such a good idea, No offence ron. I think a much more reliable way for someone to have there name in something such as that would be to use reputation. As it is now a hall of fame member could only have say 300 genuine good posts while someone else has 500 good quality posts but ant in.

I know I haven't been here long, have many pots, Know a whole lot *yet* etc etc just my .02
Yeah, but who decides what is a good post or not, or who decides wich
member should be in for other reasons. Ya'll have just problems with it
because Mskitty is in it now, I have not heard complaints before about
the other members who are in.
But okay, I will discuss this with Jarred and Gabe, maybe we need an other
setup or drop it, but the whole Hall of Fame was not meant to be taken so
serious, just a fun thing, cause all members are equal.

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Nobody disapproved the 'show pics of your pup thread' Lynn!!!!
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Call me what you want, just teach me all you can about NANNERS!!!!
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The pictures of the tractors / lawn equipment I don't really care about, maybe just need a "other" gallery section?
Notice that the tractors are in an album called Equipment and the cartoons are in an album called Humor.

What Lawn Equipment? There are no photos of Lawn Equipment!!

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I feel as if I am in the category that Terry mentioned in the beginning, at least right now. The reason is, is that I have no active banana plants right now. What else can I say about them if they are all in the basement (besides SR)? That is why I created the Pictures post. I created it also because it is nice to see pictures dealing with nature when it is so cold and sparse here. I am willing to delete it if necessary, but I just requested it to be put in the Tiki Hut. Let me know...

There has also been trouble in the chats with a few members...and they know who they are and what they did and said, not just to me. The reason is that in a chat, you can respond much faster and therefore the topics change and get out of hand sometimes. This is why I no longer go in there unless I see someone I want/need to talk to because it doesn't have to do with bananas or other plants.

This forum is evolving, and no matter where it goes, I am sure it will stay the best and can be put back on track with no problems. Thanks mods and admin
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What Lawn Equipment? There are no photos of Lawn Equipment!!

I meant something like maybe a "members gallery: other" Or something of that sort.
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I meant something like maybe a "members gallery: other" Or something of that sort.
Most of the photos I upload are going into thread discussions, for example "Composters". If you are only viewing photos through the "Recent" section of "Photo Gallery", then of course they appear out of context.

What Lawn Equipment? There are no photos of Lawn Equipment!!
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Most of the photos I upload are going into thread discussions, for example "Composters". If you are only viewing photos through the "Recent" section of "Photo Gallery", then of course they appear out of context.

What Lawn Equipment? There are no photos of Lawn Equipment!!
I didn't mean you posted lawn equipment just that kinda stuff in general.
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Richard, you do know that you don't have to upload a pic in the gallery to post it in a thread don't you? I post pics many times that I do not particularly think need to be added to this sites galleries. Just wanted to make sure you did realize this....
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I agree that maybe we should ease back on the dog pictures , or the "lawn equipment" pics. Etc...We do not "pay" for the storage for the pics. I would rather enjoy looking at a picture of your bananas, and other plants. If your dog is in the pic with the plant, then all the better. But all in all this site has grown so much. This site does say Bananas.org. But i have no prob with talking or posting about other plants. That is why there is a "other plants" section. I have noticed that many of the veterans do not post much anymore. Maybe this site is not the hard core site it used to be,but by far this is the best site to share, learn and, chat about bananas. As far as the post count or ranking etc.. If you have been here awhile you know who the real Gurus are. But i do agree that if your going to talk about your pets, husbands, wifes, lunch, dinner ,or what your cat did to your best tie,then maybe you should join another site or pm that to who you want to share that with.
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Very well said Steelviper. You got it by the tail. This forum bloomed out of proportion.
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Richard, you do know that you don't have to upload a pic in the gallery to post it in a thread don't you? I post pics many times that I do not particularly think need to be added to this sites galleries. Just wanted to make sure you did realize this....
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And how do you do that? There are times that I don't want some pictures to go to the gallery but only on my particular thread to emphasize or show 'proof' of something..
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