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Topic: Bandwith / forum (2 msgs / 68 lines)
1) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
As one of the list watchers for Tom, I must say there are way too 
many OT posts happening again.  I just hate having to wade through so 
many OT things.  This is a Coffee List.  With so many great new 
coffees, I want to hear about coffee.  I'll be roasting up the CoE 
from Peru tomorrow.  I am excited!  I enjoy following the new members 
into their discoveries.  I just got off a belly busting website of 
jokes about Minnesota.  I only care if your computer operating system 
gets your SM messages on the forum, both of mine do.  So please let 
me enjoy some of the coffees I can't order because of stash reduction 
by hearing about them from you.  Let me drool over some of your new 
equipment.
Les
Thanks Les - you read my mind. Doing double duty (i.e. cupping, 
roasting, then running over to take over Ben duties for a while) I 
have less list time, and it's hard to sort through the OT topics 
(which are sometimes very funny and informative, but alas, still OT). 
This is a weakness of the list, although if those who are determined 
not to have OT could sort that into a separate mail box using a 
filter, and perhaps chose that it is immediately deleted from the 
server (I use Eudora and that is easy to set up). The  you are not 
hogging server space, and you can peer into your OT box occasionally 
to see if any topics (Linux, etc) interest you. Of course, this 
requires proper labeling of OT topics, always an issue.
Tom
On the topic of forums, remember, we still have a working but unused 
one:http://forums.sweetmarias.com/THis was our attempt to bridge the homeroast mail list with a forum 
and the problem is that all homeroast posts went into one mail box, 
i.e. not sorted into the forum topics. I have an idea for a different 
type of forum, one that serves a different role than the homeroast 
list. In a sense it would be more like a wiki, with all my tip 
sheets, reviews and recommendations, and then the ability for 
participants to comment, share experiences and build upon topics 
based on their experience. The other option is to just do a wiki, 
which is built specifically for that purpose. So in either case it 
would be a participatory endeavor, but not interfere with the list.
--
                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

2) From: Marc
Uhm Tom,
When do you think you'll find time for the Wiki! 
Thanks for everything you do!
-Marc
On 2/22/07, Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee 
wrote:
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