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Author:  Kev Bailey [ Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Problem With Bonsai Forums


Author:  Jim Lewis [ Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Problem With Bonsai Forums

I'll add my 10 cents to the IBC comments, Kev submitted.

It seems to me that the person who reviewed the IBC must not have bothered to look too deeply -- as in he or she apparently didn't bother to register. Because, once you register, the ads vanish.

On the link issue, the only time I recall a major problem regarding links to other sites was when a couple of sites blatantly used the old IBC to repeatedly push their agendas. I think if anyone had bothered to read the current "announcements" forum they would have seen a number of references to other sites.

Kevin mentioned the Bonsai Questions form, and the "Bugs" forum, and the pots forum -- and I'm glad he did, because the reviewer appeared not to have seen them. Those forums are quite educational -- and useful and interesting. No mention was made, either of the many progression series on tree building in the main, Bonsai Section.

We are, incidentally, actually proud that we cater to beginners as well as experts. The sport needs beginners -- even stick-in-a-pot beginners. And who better to advise them than folks who know what they're doing.?

As an irrelevant aside . . . Yeah, the article was much too long. Brevity is, after all, the soul of wit (I think Shakespeare wrote that :-)). It was interesting, but as usual with many articles here, it wandered from pillar to post and could have used a good deal of professional editing.

Author:  Dorothy Schmitz [ Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Problem With Bonsai Forums

There is nothing wrong with The IBC forum, other than it is the best forum on the planet!!!!!!!!!!

-dorothy

Author:  Will Heath [ Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The Problem With Bonsai Forums

Kevin, Jim,

Thank you for your rebuttals.

It should be noted that the review on IBC in the article was posted on Apr 25, 2009 after a crash and recover and many of the issues listed have been addressed since.

IBC still remains one of my favorites.




Will

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