Jason Hernandez wrote:I am confused now. I used to be able to post to the Cider Press, now I can't. Did I lose an apple and was not informed of it, or did the required number of apples change?
Jason Hernandez wrote:I see it now -- my wrong-way driver post got two apple cores. Although that, too, confuses me -- I posted it to the Cider Press originally, and then it got moved to "tinkering with this site," which I didn't think was the right place for it. I hope the apple cores were not for posting it to an inappropriate forum, since it is not in the forum where I originally posted it.
paul wheaton wrote:
I need to emphasize the word "volunteer" - because along with them getting zero pay for what they are doing, they have also been through zero formal training.
paul wheaton wrote: There have been times that I have posted to the cider press and somebody on staff gave ME apple cores. Therefore, I suggest that if you choose to post to the cider press, you might want to choose your words especially carefully.
paul wheaton wrote:
In the cider press, somebody can say some political or religious thing and somebody on staff will (appropriately or inappropriately) read it as a violation of the publishing standards and delete or give out apple cores. There have been times that I have posted to the cider press and somebody on staff gave ME apple cores. Therefore, I suggest that if you choose to post to the cider press, you might want to choose your words especially carefully.
Jondo Almondo wrote: 'scientific studies have shown ...'
Jondo Almondo wrote:
It seems like the phrase 'climate change' raises a flag, but carbon footprint is no problem.
How can I describe the reason for change in distribution ranges for organisms (e.g. livestock disease) due to global warming, outside cider press without being flagged?
Jondo Almondo wrote:
Climate change applies to everything in our lives, from pet ownership to plant choices, I can't think of a single sub-forum it wouldn't be relevant to.
"I've had really good luck with apples. For some reason, stone fruits don't like me, and I haven't had much luck with mulberries, paw paws or persimmons or other trees that do well in the Eastern US. The climate is just so different there! But, I still plant them and give them a lot of tender loving care, because the climate seems to be in flux, and I like to have a lot of plants so that there's hopefully something that does well, even if the weather is so different than what we normally have. Having said that, there's a really nice list from Bullock Brothers of the fruit trees varieties they think do best here: https://permies.com/t/9214/plants/Douglas-Bullock-Fruit-Tree-Recommendations. I actually keep that list printed up in my car, so if there's a sale on fruit trees, I can pick out the ones that do well. If I'm going to spend a lot of money on a tree, I'm going to pick it off of that list. If I can get a persimmon or fig or pawpaw for $5, you betcha I'll give it a try!"
"With climate change happening so rapidly, it's really important to push the zone, so as we get hotter and drier, we'll still have plants that survive. I like the varieties recommended by the Bollock Brothers https://permies.com/t/9214/plants/Douglas-Bullock-Fruit-Tree-Recommendations, as they do well here, NOW, but I don't know how long that will last, with all the changes to our climate. So, I pick a lot of varieties that do well in Eastern Washington and California. I'd also grow some plants that do well in the eastern US, like mulberries and pawpaws, as the climate is going to get more and more erratic, and you never know what each year will hold. Its so important to be able to grow food as the world goes to hell in a handbasket due to our high carbon output and unwillingness to reduce our energy usage."
Lucas Green wrote:I had a post removed because it mentioned race, the post was advising people in the context of safety. Not publishing this post in itself I find racist, and unsafe.
Lucas Green wrote: I won't use the forum in the future if this is the type of moderation I can expect.
I am not going to be held accountable for my choices in how I run my site. If you wish to persuade me to change how I run my site, then the persuasion exercise is all your effort. I might even consider your points. If you do not understand what my position is, you may ask (or, better yet, search) - but usually I rest on the only rule "be nice", point out that it will be my interpretation of what "nice" means, and that I reserve the right to be nuttier than squirrel poop.
But I do not present my forum management choices to be held accountable to the standards of others. In fact, I fully expect a massive majority of the population to find my choices to be crazy - so they will choose to share their wit and charm elsewhere. That works perfectly for me. The only people that remain are those that think my forum management style is fucking awesome.
I hope the stewards continue to treat these forums similarly. Beautiful interactions will flourish and noxious invaders will find it difficult to take hold in a community built on kindness and respect.