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Topic: Am I dumb, lazy or just ignorant? (3 msgs / 39 lines)
1) From: Jared Andersson
This is my first Internet list and other than one posting I have been simply "lurking" for about a month.  I get the home roast list emails about two or three times a day and they have about 30 messages each which turns into about 70 pages of typed info.  Most of the pages are repeated messages and weird email mumbojumbo or even HTML?  Maybe this is just part of being part of an email list but I am having troubles keeping up.  I really like the topics and the people posting seem very nice.  I am wondering if I am participating in a dumb way, or am I just not experienced enough to weed through the meaningless and repetitive stuff to get to Ginny's feedback?  Jared Andersson ( the very proud owner of a 1979 west bend poppery roaster)
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2) From: Pecan Jim Gundlach
Jared,
On Feb 25, 2004, at 5:53 PM, Jared Andersson wrote:
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It takes time to learn what to focus on.  This list is generally quite =
good about having subjects that let you know if it touches on what you =
want to learn about.  For example, I don't use or intend to use any of =
the little electric kitchen appliance type of roasters so I generally 
cannot answer any questions about them or really want to use any of the =
few unoccupied brain cells with information about them so I just delete =
when the subject mentions one..
Jim Gundlach
roasting over pecan wood fires
in La Place, Alabama

3) From: Jared Andersson
Well to be honest I already new I was a bit dumb and lazy but it was comforting to get the info from you all which helps me rationalize that I am also ignorant about the list workings.  Although I am still a bit too much of a newbie to have the knowledge to post much I will be lurking with a good cup of coffee when I should be working.  
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