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Date: 01 Nov 2006 04:01:17
From: daveb
Subject: A Comment from a Lurker -- unedited.
> Thanks Dave. Looks like it'll arrive sometime tomorrow. If I have any questions, I'll let you know.

> Otherwise, thanks much.
>
> I'll probably continue to lurk at Alt.Coffee for a little while for more tips and ideas, but once I get comfortable with my technique and the shots I'm getting, I'm gonna bail out of there. That's one of the more consistently nasty forums I've run across on the internet. I'm a pretty hard-core cyclist and am somewhat heavily involved in a few cycling related forums (where I know enough to contribute, not just lurk) and there's an occasional flame, but nothing like the persistent insults that fly around at alt.coffee.

>Thanks again,

[name withheld]





 
Date: 16 Nov 2006 13:56:34
From: RoughJaw
Subject: Re: A Comment from a Lurker -- unedited.
On Wed, 01 Nov 2006 04:01:17 -0800, daveb wrote:

> wow. an utter forgery. pathetic.
>
> Dave
>
> 877 286 2833
> www.hitechespresso.com

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Date: 16 Nov 2006 13:56:34
From: RoughJaw
Subject: forged "email" pathetic
On Wed, 01 Nov 2006 04:01:17 -0800, daveb wrote:

> wow. an utter forgery. pathetic.
>
> Dave
>
> 877 286 2833
> www.hitechespresso.com

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Date: 16 Nov 2006 13:56:34
From: RoughJaw
Subject: forged "email" pathetic
On Wed, 01 Nov 2006 04:01:17 -0800, daveb wrote:

> wow. an utter forgery. pathetic.
>
> Dave
>
> 877 286 2833
> www.hitechespresso.com

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Date: 01 Nov 2006 10:23:15
From: Heat + Beans
Subject: Re: A Comment from a Lurker -- unedited.
I agree with your timeline, Danny. Maybe looking through a
rose-colored rear-view mirror, but time was when the worst
transgressions were quibbles around politically incorrect speech,
annoyances about top or bottom posting, and rudeness to the occasional
newbie who couldn't Google "expresso."

In the group's favor there is a high degree of tolerance that seems to
pay off----over time. The incessently rude and inappropriate sometimes
mellow; the incomprehensible drop out; and "regulars" who contribute
steadily are given some slack for their occasional indulgences. That
said, I am not ignoring the fact that some of the regulars can be
downright provocative, and the argument is not strong that they've
earned that right and newbies haven't.

I don't know that this site has lost any of its core friendliness, but
it certainly has more baggage to carry and it's understandable how a
new poster, possibly new to being an active coffee enthusiast, might
figure, "who needs this?"

IMO, direct flaming, name-calling, insults (as might be seen in this
thread), macho tough-guy gun-talk, and so forth cross the line, and
"Leave the list if you don't like it" or "Filter me out if you have a
problem" are childish responses of playground bullies, not of valued
members of a community.

Many forums "out there" are undoubtedly worse. I am only familiar with
a couple of very professional and respectful (and helpful and friendly)
ones.
tin
>
> Go back 18 months/2 years and this was the friendliest, most helpful
> group I've known.
>
> Fast forward 18 months/2 years and a few new posters have almost
> succesfully killed this group by insulting regulars, those who gave
> most help and advice, and arguing between themselves (the new
> posters), whilst being seemingly unable to offer any meaningful
> dialogue or assistance to others.
>
> This group no longer has the friendship and ambience I so enjoyed, but
> hopefully, as night follws day, some momentum will re-establish itself
> and the group will flourish again. It's just a shame that so many
> respected, loyal, and helpful individuals have given up posting here.
>
> --
> Regards, Danny
>
> http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
> http://www.malabargold.co.uk (UK/EU ordering for Malabar Gold blend)



 
Date: 01 Nov 2006 16:53:53
From: Danny
Subject: Re: A Comment from a Lurker -- unedited.
daveb wrote:
>>Thanks Dave. Looks like it'll arrive sometime tomorrow. If I have any questions, I'll let you know.
>
>
>>Otherwise, thanks much.
>>
>>I'll probably continue to lurk at Alt.Coffee for a little while for more tips and ideas, but once I get comfortable with my technique and the shots I'm getting, I'm gonna bail out of there. That's one of the more consistently nasty forums I've run across on the internet. I'm a pretty hard-core cyclist and am somewhat heavily involved in a few cycling related forums (where I know enough to contribute, not just lurk) and there's an occasional flame, but nothing like the persistent insults that fly around at alt.coffee.
>
>
>>Thanks again,
>
>
> [name withheld]
>

Go back 18 months/2 years and this was the friendliest, most helpful
group I've known.

Fast forward 18 months/2 years and a few new posters have almost
succesfully killed this group by insulting regulars, those who gave
most help and advice, and arguing between themselves (the new
posters), whilst being seemingly unable to offer any meaningful
dialogue or assistance to others.

This group no longer has the friendship and ambience I so enjoyed, but
hopefully, as night follws day, some momentum will re-establish itself
and the group will flourish again. It's just a shame that so many
respected, loyal, and helpful individuals have given up posting here.

--
Regards, Danny

http://www.gaggia-espresso.com (a purely hobby site)
http://www.malabargold.co.uk (UK/EU ordering for Malabar Gold blend)



  
Date: 02 Nov 2006 00:55:34
From: Donn Cave
Subject: Re: A Comment from a Lurker -- unedited.
Quoth Danny <danny@nospam.gaggia-espresso.com >:
...


   
Date: 01 Nov 2006 15:43:38
From:
Subject: Re: A Comment from a Lurker -- unedited.
On 02 Nov 2006 00:55:34 GMT, "Donn Cave" <donn@drizzle.com > wrote:

>Quoth Danny <danny@nospam.gaggia-espresso.com>:
>...

>I think everyone who has seen alt.coffee at its best, has known that
>they're seeing a rare thing that could fall apart pretty easily any
>time. With all the nut cases out there who have access, I think
about
>our only defense is that we can talk about coffee until they get
bored
>and go bother someone else.
>
> Donn


I hate to say but I have been in this wonderful group for over 10
years. It has always been a mere ebb and flow. The lurker who felt
so vulnerable and scared could have been here in earlier years when
flames erupted, only to quiet down- time and time again. We've all
paid dues. Don't get caught up in the minor issues.

This group will indeed continue as long as coffee is interesting to a
few. In 10 years, you won't remember this less than stellar stuff and
I Believe, we will all still be wanting great coffee. Don't you agree?

aloha,
Cea
--smithfarms.com
farmers of pure kona
roast beans to kona to email


    
Date: 01 Nov 2006 20:48:36
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: A Comment from a Lurker -- unedited.

<beans@smithfarms.com > wrote in message
news:9piik2tjivqsfeh8f7p8s3279s44rdv2bo@4ax.com...
> On 02 Nov 2006 00:55:34 GMT, "Donn Cave" <donn@drizzle.com> wrote:
>
>>Quoth Danny <danny@nospam.gaggia-espresso.com>:
>>...
>
>>I think everyone who has seen alt.coffee at its best, has known that
>>they're seeing a rare thing that could fall apart pretty easily any
>>time. With all the nut cases out there who have access, I think
> about
>>our only defense is that we can talk about coffee until they get
> bored
>>and go bother someone else.
>>
>> Donn
>
>
> I hate to say but I have been in this wonderful group for over 10
> years. It has always been a mere ebb and flow. The lurker who felt
> so vulnerable and scared could have been here in earlier years when
> flames erupted, only to quiet down- time and time again. We've all
> paid dues. Don't get caught up in the minor issues.
>
> This group will indeed continue as long as coffee is interesting to a
> few. In 10 years, you won't remember this less than stellar stuff and
> I Believe, we will all still be wanting great coffee. Don't you agree?
>
> aloha,
> Cea
> --smithfarms.com
> farmers of pure kona
> roast beans to kona to email


Absolutely Cea!! {;-)
Craig.



    
Date: 01 Nov 2006 15:48:24
From:
Subject: Re: A Comment from a Lurker -- unedited.
On Wed, 01 Nov 2006 15:43:38 -1000, beans@smithfarms.com wrote:

>On 02 Nov 2006 00:55:34 GMT, "Donn Cave" <donn@drizzle.com> wrote:
>
>
I know it's bad form to answer one's post but I wanted to say that
when we had that huge recent earthquake, it was really comforting to
see all of you caring people concerned about us. We don't know except
though this forum. That is what alt.coffee is also about. You do make
people feel better. Remember that:).

warmest aloha,
cea
--smithfarms.com
farmers of pure kona
roast beans to kona to email


     
Date: 01 Nov 2006 20:50:21
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: A Comment from a Lurker -- unedited.

<beans@smithfarms.com > wrote in message
news:1fjik25fg8u8s4i27q38p8piim6lf06dcl@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 01 Nov 2006 15:43:38 -1000, beans@smithfarms.com wrote:
>
>>On 02 Nov 2006 00:55:34 GMT, "Donn Cave" <donn@drizzle.com> wrote:
>>
>>
> I know it's bad form to answer one's post but I wanted to say that
> when we had that huge recent earthquake, it was really comforting to
> see all of you caring people concerned about us. We don't know except
> though this forum. That is what alt.coffee is also about. You do make
> people feel better. Remember that:).
>

I don't think so Cea, especially when you have more important
information to add! {:-)
Craig.



 
Date: 01 Nov 2006 09:01:09
From: Lloyd Parsons
Subject: Re: A Comment from a Lurker -- unedited.
In article <1162382477.647991.244770@k70g2000cwa.googlegroups.com >,
"daveb" <davebobblane@gmail.com > wrote:

> > Thanks Dave. Looks like it'll arrive sometime tomorrow. If I have any
> > questions, I'll let you know.
>
> > Otherwise, thanks much.
> >
> > I'll probably continue to lurk at Alt.Coffee for a little while for more
> > tips and ideas, but once I get comfortable with my technique and the shots
> > I'm getting, I'm gonna bail out of there. That's one of the more
> > consistently nasty forums I've run across on the internet. I'm a pretty
> > hard-core cyclist and am somewhat heavily involved in a few cycling related
> > forums (where I know enough to contribute, not just lurk) and there's an
> > occasional flame, but nothing like the persistent insults that fly around
> > at alt.coffee.
>
> >Thanks again,
>
> [name withheld]

Wow, he must be a bit thin-skinned. This is one of the tamer groups
that I participate in.

Lloyd -- >But, then I'm a flaming liberal!


  
Date: 01 Nov 2006 10:13:51
From: St. John Smythe
Subject: Re: A Comment from a Lurker -- unedited.
Lloyd Parsons wrote:
> Wow, he must be a bit thin-skinned. This is one of the tamer groups
> that I participate in.
>
> Lloyd -->But, then I'm a flaming liberal!

Hey, I'm a little to the right of Attila the Hun, and I AGREE WITH YOU!

--
St. John
Not flaming, just smoldering


 
Date: 01 Nov 2006 05:35:54
From: Dan
Subject: Re: A Comment from a Lurker -- unedited.

daveb wrote:
> > Thanks Dave. Looks like it'll arrive sometime tomorrow. If I have any questions, I'll let you know.
>
> > Otherwise, thanks much.
> >
> > I'll probably continue to lurk at Alt.Coffee for a little while for more tips and ideas, but once I get comfortable with my technique and the shots I'm getting, I'm gonna bail out of there. That's one of the more consistently nasty forums I've run across on the internet. I'm a pretty hard-core cyclist and am somewhat heavily involved in a few cycling related forums (where I know enough to contribute, not just lurk) and there's an occasional flame, but nothing like the persistent insults that fly around at alt.coffee.
>
> >Thanks again,
>
> [name withheld]

Yeah - we're a real nasty bunch here aren't we??



  
Date: 01 Nov 2006 14:02:42
From: hudson
Subject: Re: A Comment from a Lurker -- unedited.

"Dan" <daniel_roach@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:1162388154.192462.106140@m7g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
>
> daveb wrote:
>> > Thanks Dave. Looks like it'll arrive sometime tomorrow. If I have any
>> > questions, I'll let you know.
>>
>> > Otherwise, thanks much.
>> >
>> > I'll probably continue to lurk at Alt.Coffee for a little while for
>> > more tips and ideas, but once I get comfortable with my technique and
>> > the shots I'm getting, I'm gonna bail out of there. That's one of the
>> > more consistently nasty forums I've run across on the internet. I'm a
>> > pretty hard-core cyclist and am somewhat heavily involved in a few
>> > cycling related forums (where I know enough to contribute, not just
>> > lurk) and there's an occasional flame, but nothing like the persistent
>> > insults that fly around at alt.coffee.
>>
>> >Thanks again,
>>
>> [name withheld]
>
> Yeah - we're a real nasty bunch here aren't we??
>

It's all that caffeine. That reminds me time for a fix!

Stuart




   
Date: 01 Nov 2006 14:25:44
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: A Comment from a Lurker -- unedited.
"hudson" <Mhh21c_removethis_@hotmail.com > wrote in
news:4qrno3Foe4ckU1@individual.net:

>
> "Dan" <daniel_roach@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1162388154.192462.106140@m7g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
>>
>> daveb wrote:
>>> > Thanks Dave. Looks like it'll arrive sometime tomorrow. If I have
>>> > any questions, I'll let you know.
>>>
>>> > Otherwise, thanks much.
>>> >
>>> > I'll probably continue to lurk at Alt.Coffee for a little while
>>> > for more tips and ideas, but once I get comfortable with my
>>> > technique and the shots I'm getting, I'm gonna bail out of there.
>>> > That's one of the more consistently nasty forums I've run across
>>> > on the internet. I'm a pretty hard-core cyclist and am somewhat
>>> > heavily involved in a few cycling related forums (where I know
>>> > enough to contribute, not just lurk) and there's an occasional
>>> > flame, but nothing like the persistent insults that fly around at
>>> > alt.coffee.
>>>
>>> >Thanks again,
>>>
>>> [name withheld]
>>
>> Yeah - we're a real nasty bunch here aren't we??
>>
>
> It's all that caffeine. That reminds me time for a fix!
>
> Stuart
>
>
>

What, now the idiot's sending himself messages? Get back on the meds Dave,
they MIGHT help, who knows?

Robert (Concerned but not surprised.) Harmon
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