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Old 03-13-2011, 11:56 AM   #11
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It sounds like you have never had to deal with a stalker or someone harassing you online UB.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:57 AM   #12
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It's even more complex when you consider we have a worldwide membership. Sometimes a member asks a question and it seems simple on the surface until they reveal they live in Nepal or Afghanistan, or elsewhere.

It is often good and helpful to know but certainly not a requirement.

On a connected subject, posters often ask a question with no background info. "Why did my cake turn out so bad?". Help us with a recipe, substitutions you made, etc.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:10 PM   #13
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It sounds like you have never had to deal with a stalker or someone harassing you online UB.
I have not GB ....If I began to "harass" Selkie online here....How long would that be tolerated?

Also agree with Andy about the lack of pertinent information in some (many) requests for information..."I made my soup the same way I always have, but it tasted funny...Help me! What did I do wrong?
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:13 PM   #14
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Uncle Bob, you go right ahead... I've got a thick skin, a sense of humor, and watch cat to guard the front door.

And by the way, I live in N.W. Arkansas, 30 minutes south from Branson, Missouri. Unless you carry a gun rack in the rear window of your pickup truck, and have a primered but unpainted driver's door (just the door) you had better be out of town by sunset.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:16 PM   #15
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...and watch cat to guard the front door.

Better change my plans, I'm allergic to cats!
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:19 PM   #16
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Uncle Bob, you go right ahead... I've got a thick skin, a sense of humor, and watch cat to guard the front door.
Yikes I'm afraid of cats! ~~ Seriously I have no intention of harassing you or anyone, but if I did, and it were reported (which anyone should do)...How long do you think my membership would be valid here?? My guess, about as long as it would take for your Watch Cat to say Meow!
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:22 PM   #17
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cats... hmm... okay, let me pocket that in case I ever need to harass Uncle Bob... next to my file of Texas jokes.

Regional info helps, yes, but nothing I can do about it. So, I just try and read everyone's post as openly as I can, with the assumption that the member could be anyone from anywhere (and not excluding someone with malice). I figure eventually after a hundred or so postings, I'll have better sense of who and where and can offer replies with consideration. It's not a big deal.

I have been wanting a discussion thread of seasonal produce announcements. Like, when Alaska's salmon harvest starts, when Florida's citrus crops are done, when New Zealand's apples arrives in the U.S., etc. There's definite value to Regional Questions.
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:19 PM   #18
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I have been subject to a stalker, and moved to get away. I didn't show my correct location for almost a year, when I realized he didn't know my screen name and that my current location was relevant to this forum.

I agree that it shouldn't be a requirement, but am glad to hear others mention the source of some frustration for me. I had been thinking of making some kind of thread addressing the question.

I just hope that others will consider sharing their locations.

Paraphrasing Uncle Bob, I'm Zhizara from NOLA. I don't see how anyone could find me with that information.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:04 PM   #19
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I had to read your posts for a couple weeks to realize where NOLA was.
Just call me a slow yankee, lol.

Spork, you forgot someone from GA to let us know when Vidalia onions become available
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:31 PM   #20
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You guys are all so helpful to others! Perhaps when you go to answer a question and you feel you need more info, you could ask the poster? Often people stop by for just a short time to get their question answered and don't realize how much information they need to offer in order to get help.


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