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Topic: OT: Ever just press "Check All" then "Delete?" (12 msgs / 274 lines)
1) From: Bryan Wray
So I hate to admit it, but I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one.  There are weeks when I get extra busy and really don't pay any attention to The List; maybe checking it at about 2 different points throughout the week and responding to a thread here and there, but really not doing a whole lot of contributing at all.  Well I had one of those weeks this week.  Not sure why, but just felt really busy (wasn't) and tired (definitely was, it's unbelievably hot and humid in Michigan right now and it's wearing me out) and just didn't spend much time at all on The List.  So on Saturday morning I woke up to 319 unread messages in my SM Mailing List folder.  After quickly glancing at the topics and making sure none of them were "must reads" I just checked them all and pressed delete.  Anyone else find themselves doing this occasionally, or am I all alone and just a jerk? Lol.
-Bry
"It is my hope that people realize that coffee is more than just a caffeine delivery service, it can be a culinary art"- Chris Owens of Cafe Grumpy in NYC.
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2) From: Dean De Crisce
Unfortunately I do the same. I work three jobs and have very limited time. I often peruse the emails on my phone while on the run. I usually do not respond unless I feel I have something sig to offer. Which isn't often.
Today my wife and I are in atlantic city. Brought some harrar horse...roasted to city plus...with an immersion heater, whirly blade and pourover...very nice. I think a little to dark for me...muted bluberries...i think city is better.
Have a nice day.
Dean De Crisce
Sent from a Treo phone

3) From: Mark McBrearty
Bry,
As a newbie on this list, I'm not contributing much as I'm in the role  
right now of a big sponge, trying to learn as much as possible. I tend  
to read through scan the e-m quickly looking for nuggets - notes on  
roasts, techniques, processes, opinions about certain beans, and then  
drag those msgs to a folder called 'keepers' so I can reference them  
in the future. But life is too busy for me to study every msg, which  
often discuss things that I can't relate to. (equipment I don't have,  
things I totally don't understand, etc.). I don't think it's being a  
jerk to do a mass delete once in a while. Otherwise, for me, this list  
would cease to be fun and become another daily obligation that I don't  
always have the time to keep up with.
BTW - I love this list. I just got back into roasting after a couple  
decade hiatus, and I've already learned more than I did the first time  
around. I'm sitting here this morning enjoying an Ethiopian roast from  
SM, and while I can't remember offhand the full technical name of it,  
and don't probably get all the flavor nuances that the label  
describes, it's just so darn good that I might not mind being buried  
in this zip log bag. Oops - I guess I'm back to the 'Chock Full O  
Nuts' thread... ;-)
Mark McB
On Jul 19, 2008, at 7:41 AM, Bryan Wray wrote:
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4) From: Lynne
Same here, Bryan. There are only so many hours in the day...plus, I wasn't
able to drink any coffee for more than a month, so I didn't want to punish
myself with reading descriptions - so I just deleted most w/out reading.
I'm happy to say I'm back, though!
Lynne
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5) From: Rich
Probably more like honest....
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6) From: Mike Chester

7) From: Frank Parth
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Bryan,
Now that you've come out of the closet on this I'll have to admit I do the same thing. When I'm home in southern 
California I check the list regularly. When I'm traveling overseas, which has been A LOT the last couple of years, I'll 
findover 100 messages waiting for me after 30 hours of traveling, and I'll filter those and throw out the ones 
thatdon't interest me. Since I belong to several computer discussion groups I'll do the same thing with those lists.
It's not that I don't really like the messages, but I have to prioritize. I'll bet Tom and I can give each other a run 
for the money in terms of traveling, and we both have businesses to run even when we're overseas.
Thanks for bringing this up. I feel better now.
Maybe I'll make a cup of the Harrar Horse I just roasted this morning.
Frank Parth
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8) From: Coffee Willard
I set up a Gmail account just for this mailing list. If the unreads get to
many, I just mark all of them as read and leave them there. If I have
questions about anything home roasting related, the first place I search is
this Gmail account. It's like having my own roasting wiki.
On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 3:42 PM, Mike Chester  wrote:
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9) From: miKe mcKoffee
I've sometimes grouped by Subject and deleted but never in over 7 years on
List blanket checked all and deleted.
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10) From: Jim Gundlach
I don't remember when I first joined the list but there has only been  
one time that I just deleted the whole bunch and that was after I came  
back from a three week period without internet access and faced  
something like 800 unread messages.  Like Mike, I have deleted threads.
      pecan jim
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11) From: miKe mcKoffee
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"Only" 800 unread messages in three weeks, must have been a slow period on
the List!
Off to brew after dinner Americanos of IMV... So 'boring', started the day
with a Panama Gesha (Lot 5) Americano, mid morning a scrumbstious Ohana
double shot, early afternoon an after lunch "dessert" double shot of IMV,
now IMV for dessert again. Think maybe I'll start tomorrow with a Mountain
Thunder Kona Americano and follow up with Rwanda, but it'll be tough to just
leave the Gesha staring at me, whispering...nay make that shouting;-)
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12) From: Morris Nelson
That's a great approach.  Even better is to search the mailing list archives
dating back to dirt.


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