if you have to use a "real name" , and it's not your own, then what of the person whose name it is? what if they don't want to be seen as posting here? i don't really see any difference between using a "real-sounding name" and a handle. if someone wants to be taken seriously on the forum, i doubt they'd use a name like bertha buttcheeks. i used my real own name in the spirit of what paul asked. i think it's bullshit, but i want to be part of the forums, and using someone else's name as my own seems contrary to what paul wants here; i don't know why he couldn't go all in and insist on identity verification.
you can use a name that is not your real name as long as you don't publicly announce that it is not your real name.
wouldn't that be dishonest? i mean, using another name than your real name before this rule change was part of the culture, it was assumed that people weren't using their real names, and people could be creative and use their "names" to say something about themselves, like "musicman", "tractorgirl", or "firebush69." having a first & last name that's understood by everyone to be questionable seems to defeat the purpose of "cleaning up" permies or however it was phrased. whatevs....
Poke Sallet A noble plant. Poke Sallet has been a part of life in this neck of the woods since long before the white man set foot here. The natives used it for, among others things, one of the main ingreidents of thier love potions. Many a Cvil War soildier wrote letters to loved ones using ink made from "Poke Berries." In modern times much research around emerging cancer treatments center around the chemicals found in the Poke Weed plant. So the usefulnees of this noble plant continues into our day and beyond as no doubt new uses will be discovered for our beloved weed. Somethings are just hard to improve on.
also: now i remember that song, "polk salad annie" by tony joe white! (written in 1968 - my birth year)
what do you have going on up there? are you doing permaculture currently, trying to, or just learning about it like me? I've read Gaia once so far, and am working my way through the first Jacke book and Sepp's as well. I have tons of questions!
We vacation every summer in Naples; I may give you a shout next summer and swing by!
contact me by private message & I'll give you my email and contact info.
i've donated my relevant accounts to majority.fm, which is a web-based radio show. they put up one update per day on my facebook & twitter accounts, which is seen by all those who follow/friend me. i'm very familiar with what majority.fm does, and so i trust them not to abuse the priviledge of posting on my behalf. in fact, i get lots of "likes" & "retweets" from their stuff, and have picked up new followers & friends.
i'm new to permaculture, and working my way through the podcasts. i'd feel pretty comfortable donating my accounts for your use; and i hope most other permies would feel likewise.