I actually found some coffee roasting posts. Amazing! Mike --http://www.taroandti.com/http://www.mjv.com/ Michael Vanecek wrote: <Snip>
I'm roasting 2 lb of Guatemala Huehuetenango in my drum right now! You're roasting the list for non-coffee posts, all the while offering nothing other than your banter... Brett On 1/16/06, Michael Vanecek wrote: <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
And that makes me different from all the rest... how? Haven't had HueHue in a while - will have to revisit that... Be well, Mike --http://www.taroandti.com/http://www.mjv.com/ Brett Mason wrote: <Snip>
Smells really chocolatey.... Will see tomorrow.... Different? Well a complaint ought to have some integrity to it... Brett On 1/16/06, Michael Vanecek wrote: <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
Naw, integrity is for submarines and software ... I'll stick with a little light humor instead. :) Geez, it's been so long since I've done Huehue - I did mine at a light Full City, IIRC... I'm working on my next purchase list - Yirg for the wife, Ugandan for yours truly, maybe a Sumatran for my coffee press (so thick you can chew) - may have to squeeze the Huehue in there somewhere... Be well, Mike --http://www.taroandti.com/http://www.mjv.com/ Brett Mason wrote: <Snip>
sounds tasty... On 1/16/06, Michael Vanecek wrote: <Snip> ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip> -- Regards, Brett Mason HomeRoast __]_ _(( )_ Please don't spill the coffee!
Michael <Snip> inciteful statement. And now back to another good observation of yours <Snip> My evening restritto Mike (just plain)
Michael, A quick scan of the 18 threads at the top of my SM Gmail, shows that you have at least 6 posts. This doesn't count your participation in the long "Ginny thread." Within your posts, there's actually very little that you have to say about coffee. So I am not clear on what is your complaint. Like many others, I think that this list is overburdened with chattiness an= d noise, but I don't believe that the problem necessarily centers on whether the posts are off- or on-topic. In an Internet community such as this one, thoughtful off-topics certainly can be worthwhile. As long as the off-topi= c threads are easily identified as such, and the discussion is confined to that particular off-topic, no problem. And, I should add, as long as the posts are respectful of all posters on the list. On the other hand, I see no point at all to complaining within an off-topic thread that the posts there are not about coffee. And I can't fathom why one would blame a "contained" off-topic thread for there being too few coffee posts on the broader SM list. At the same time, we could do without many posts that, while mentioning coffee, add very little to our knowledge of coffee or even of the poster. Finally, I've found that one person's "light humor" is another's biting comment; one person's irony can be another's sarcasm, and an individual's private musings about sipping and ordering coffees can be as boring and disruptive as another's views, such as mine, on the how to make this list more enjoyable. Martin Heat + Beans all the rest is commentary On 1/16/06, Michael Vanecek wrote: <Snip> --
There's also this magical thing in email clients that allows you to filter based on a set of rules. You can censor anyone that continually offers information you'd rather not read about. Personally, if I wanted to hear about politics, religion, drugs, murder, abortion, oil prices, marriage, divorce, and all that other meaningless nonsense, I'd watch the news! Why don't each one of you tell us about your latest roasts, good and bad? Why don't you tell us about your favorite brew method? I'm getting pretty good with these gmail filter rules. It doesn't take muc= h to redirect anything that says "OT" or "Ginny" to the spam bucket for *possible* later consideration. Wes On 1/17/06, Heat + Beans --all the rest is commentary < heatgunroast> wrote: <Snip> the <Snip> do <Snip> e <Snip> t <Snip>
Wes, I can't dispute your point, as far as it goes, and I suspect that most people on the list already know about filters. But let's face it----the filter rules are not magic. IMO, you lose a lot by never opening an OT thread. And, there's that irony again, even one's personal rules are hard to follow-----witness your opening a thread with both "OT" and "Ginny" in the subject line. I agree about politics, religion, etc. as not warranting even an OT thread (although I'm astonished by your calling them "meaningles= s nonsense"). Also, "latest roasts" and "favorite brew method" are no guarantee of a worthwhile post, and I'm reminded of a colleague's reference to a noted scholar, "He never had a thought he didn't publish." Personally= , I'd put the "Yippee, I ordered a pound of Yirg" post, and the "Oh, darn, I burnt my peaberry" post in the same junk filter as the religious posts, if only those filters were smart enough. So, I'll fall back on my "bottom line" as far as rules are concerned. For all threads, on or off topic, courtesy and care should guide everyone. Off-topic threads aren't a problem if they have some logical connection to this whole list enterprise; for example, a computer or email question related to getting the list messages or filtering them; an occasional food recipe, and so forth. On the other hand, off topic posts within threads (even an off-topic thread) are discourteous and a complete bother. Finally, I just don't get the point of someone jumping into an off-topic thread and admonishing, "Why don't you guys post about coffee?" However, i= f people find a post mean-spirited or hurtful, I think they should let the poster know that he or she is out of line. Martin Heat + Beans all the rest is commentary On 1/18/06, Wesley Simon wrote: <Snip> r <Snip> r <Snip>