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Topic: Okay lets start over ... My apologies to the rest of you. (4 msgs / 180 lines)
1) From: Diyer999
I looked over my original question about grinding green beans, and my 
frustrated remark about some of the answers not having any common sense.  My 
apologies to those that encouraged me to try it.  I wondered why the thread 
got so out of hand.  So, after looking over the original answers I found the 
answer and the personal attack that triggered my later remarks.  It is one 
thing to say, "Hey where's your common sense?"  (I often hear people saying 
such things in conversation.  Calling someone an Ass indirectly is fighting 
words in any culture). THAT was as mean spirited as it gets.  But it is easy 
to do such a cowardly thing on the Internet where one's identity is 
protected.  Sometimes I think the Internet fosters such behavior.  Here is a 
copy of that person's reply:  
Message: 22
From: "Mike McGinness" 
To: 
Subject: Re: +Okay, let me start over on this one ...
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 08:30:13 -0700
Reply-To: homeroast
From: Diyer999 
QUESTION: Can green coffee be ground and then roasted?  
[snip] ... "I assumed that at least some of you would assume I meant a 
grinder (as in a non-dedicated coffee type of) that could handle this type of 
grinding without clogging, say a Braun KSM-22 (those small ones that grind 
all kinds of moist seeds as well)."   
I was taught many moons ago never to "assume". Most know what the first three 
letters of "assume" spell ...
MM;-)
Home Roasting in Vancouver, WA USA 
PS.  If you find me solely at fault and not the person who personally 
attacked me then there is a double standard indeed.  
diyer

2) From: Al Raden
If this triggered your remarks, they should have been handled in 
 private e-mails to the person that wrote them.  Subjecting all of us, 
most of whom gave you reasonable responses, to all of this was in poor 
taste.
By the way, if you're going to participate in anything on the internet, 
you had better develop a bit of a thicker hide.  This group is 
opinionated, but tame and polite.  Mike's comments about "assume" are a 
common colloquialism in the business world.  I have heard hundreds of 
times that "assume" makes an A.. out of U and Me.
Lighten up.
- al r.
Diyer999 wrote:
<Snip>

3) From: Jim Friedlander
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
OK you guys, take it outside.  Duelling ristretti at 20 paces :)
 
Those of us in here want to talk about coffee (well, mostly :))
 
And, FWIW, this is one of the friendliest, nicest, most civil groups on
the internet.  If you want to really get slammed, or feel like you do,
try any one of a number of other groups (including, sometimes,
alt.coffee).
 
Pax,
 
jim

4) From: Jim Friedlander
OK you guys, take it outside.  Duelling ristretti at 20 paces :)
Those of us in here want to talk about coffee (well, mostly :))
And, FWIW, this is one of the friendliest, nicest, most civil groups on
the internet.  If you want to really get slammed, or feel like you do,
try any one of a number of other groups (including, sometimes,
alt.coffee).
Pax,
jim


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