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Topic: My bad --> Re: +OT: Re: Ginny (on list) (10 msgs / 224 lines)
1) From: Michael Vanecek
I actually found some coffee roasting posts. Amazing!
Mike
--http://www.taroandti.com/http://www.mjv.com/
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2) From: Brett Mason
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
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Brett Mason
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3) From: Michael Vanecek
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/
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4) From: Brett Mason
Smells really chocolatey.... Will see tomorrow....
Different?  Well a complaint ought to have some integrity to it...
Brett
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Brett Mason
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5) From: Michael Vanecek
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/
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6) From: Brett Mason
sounds tasty...
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Brett Mason
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   _(( )_  Please don't spill the coffee!

7) From: Michael Dhabolt
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inciteful statement. And now back to another good observation of yours
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My evening restritto
Mike (just plain)

8) From: Heat + Beans --all the rest is commentary
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=
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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=
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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
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9) From: Wesley Simon
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=
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to redirect anything that says "OT" or "Ginny" to the spam bucket for
*possible* later consideration.
Wes
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10) From: Heat + Beans --all the rest is commentary
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=
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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=
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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=
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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
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