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Re: Coo! that created some reaction!
Posted By: Martin Thoene. <firstname.lastname@example.org> In Response To: Re: Coo! that created some reaction! (Ron)
Date: Sunday, 19 March 2000, at 5:32 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Coo! that created some reaction! (Ron)
That wasn't trouble, it was you being funny Ron...........made me laugh!
Debbi's comment about the Forum seeming a bit cliquey has some validity I feel. There's a bunch of us here who've been posting for ages and many of us are personal E-mail friends off-forum, so it's inevitable that in-jokes and stuff creep in. I think that's true of all the long-running, regularly used forums on the net.An outsider's perception may be of a sort of closed shop, but that's not correct.
One thing for any newbie to consider is that nearly all people who post here do so because they have an active interest in helping others out, and a by-product of that is that we all learn a little something from many posts (that we can log in our memories and save until it's needed), even if it's of no direct relevance to us at the time.
LOL regulars are a bit like elephants really! We have long memories and that's why many of us now know where to send newbies to get information on a subject that's been covered on regularly occuring basis, rather than type out yet another reply on Ick or whatever. We're only human and humans get bored with repeating the same old stuff again. Unfortunately, the nature of the beast is that you'll always have new fishkeepers (or Loachkeepers) arriving with the same old questions, which is good, because it shows growth and re-generation in the hobby.
If we choose to stay here long-term it's totally natural to become glazed over when you see these repeat-subject type posts. Doesn't mean we don't care, just means we are human with all the failings that brings! Yet often, we'll STILL direct someone to the info.....because we care about them and their fish.
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