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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 17,203

    I agree with Verdun. I don't see cliques as everyone is welcoming to newcomers. Some people have been posting over a long time and their names pop up regularly, but that doesn't mean it's cliquey.

    I expect people who mention references to previous threads are trying to be helpful. You can find them by using "search this site" at the top of the page, though a link to the threads concerned would be more helpful.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • xx Posts: 100

    As I said earlier, I thanked all the comments made about a plant that I was new to. Normally I would take my chances with general book knowledge but I saw a thread and read what was posted which I found useful, but for that a poster came on to deride what was written. That is not what I expect and I believe it not what newcomers expect either. This forum is dominated by a clique of people who speak to each other like they live next door yet totally ignore anyone else as though they are not there. They do not include anyone who is not in their 'circle'.

    Verdun, you are the most knowlegeable and experienced gardener on this forum and I often refer people to you. I consider that helpful.

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Wouldnt it be a boring world we lived in if everyone was the same and everyone was perfect? 

    Not everyone uses one thing for the same thing. We have to respect what other people decide to use the forum for.

    It's not causing anyone any actual harm.

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ..actually Digger I would consider your last sentence to be clicky, the very thing that you are objecting to, as what you are doing there is singling out one member as being over and above all others...  so if you ask a question, no point anyone else responding to you then...?....

  • I made a lot of new friends here when I needed it most. I don't see cliques, but I do see people seeking something, sometimes gardening advice, sometimes other things.

  • xx Posts: 100

    Salino, you actually think that by referring someone to another forum contributor who you know to have the answer is 'clicky' then you are totally missing the point too. How is helping someone 'clicky'??? A clique is a small exclusive group. Not an individual who directs another to the place they need. Think what I am saying!!! Stop being apologists!

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,267

    I joined this forum in April/May of this year and at no point have I detected any cliques Digger. I was welcomed warmly,have been given invaluable advice (freely given) and have generally felt that my presence here was valued.

    I am by no means an experienced gardener, still very much a novice but never have I been made to feel a lesser person for it. Quite the reverse in fact. I owe these good people a great deal and feel more than a little hurt on their behalf. In cliques they certainly are not. And that's from a relative 'newbie'.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    I suppose the truth is, however many threads and subjects there are on the forum, sometimes it doesn't provide what someone is looking forimage

     

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 17,203

    Digger, if that was the canna thread, the person who said advice was given on GW and "here we go again" has only posted 24 times in the last year or so. Hardly cliquey!I don't think she meant any harm as she put a smiley after her remark. That thread was started 2 years ago. I think most people here are friendly and like gardening, whether expert or not.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609
    Digger wrote (see)

    Salino, you actually think that by referring someone to another forum contributor who you know to have the answer is 'clicky' then you are totally missing the point too. How is helping someone 'clicky'??? A clique is a small exclusive group. Not an individual who directs another to the place they need. Think what I am saying!!! Stop being apologists!

    ...well..yes I do, in this case, as you think that it's only that person that can provide you with the answer - that's clicky....

    Verdun tries very hard, but I wouldn't want his opinion on Bamboo's or Roses... lol..

    ...once you start singling out people then you're getting real clicky...  

     

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