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Public Request: Please Use the Proper Naming Conventions

This is a discussion on Public Request: Please Use the Proper Naming Conventions within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by raybark This thread has taken an odd turn, hasn't it? I'm not ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    This thread has taken an odd turn, hasn't it?
    I'm not trying butt in but this thread is going south. I am interested in learning about the naming though.
    It may be very hot in summer, should everyone take a chill pill and relax a little bit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksriramkumar View Post
    Sorry for jumping in bit late. I feel, all of us are here as hobbyists to share, grow and bloom our favorite passion of orchids. Knowing names does help but it is not mandatory.

    As an example, say I am visiting France and my objective is to communicate with people there and grammar is not really important but interest to communicate and subject of discussion is. On the other hand if I want to write in a newspaper, grammar is important.

    Thanks BD for creating this forum. I feel the objective of the forum is to connect people across the world in sharing our passion for orchids. In my view, knowing the name or not knowing the name should not be coming in the way of our passion or sharing it.
    Thanks. I believe there is much truth in both opinions. While we are here to communicate - it is also really awesome to learn as much as we can too. Learning about naming conventions is difficult for many reasons - most already shared in this thread. We are all lovers of these cool plants, so sometimes we must keep our ego in check and realize that just because we want to learn more or help better, we don't always know what another person wants. I appreciate so much your example of visiting a country that speaks a different language and how the objective is to communicate - regardless of grammar. Spot on! Official articles may be a place for the proper explanations and we have a pretty darn good article section of this community just for that purpose. I think the following is pretty good advice from Harvey:
    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    ....... Just ask yourself before you post a 'correction' to someone else, 'How would I feel if this was directed at me?'

    If you are good with that, then hit "Post". If not, soften the tone and then post it.
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    One thing to keep in mind about forum activity is that it is summer. A lot of people are on vacation. many of us who live in colder climes are getting as much as they can out of the few months remaining before winter returns. Perhaps those of us who hang out all the time need to get a life? Another point, a good forum is like a family. There are members who hang around all the time to keep house. Many others drop in from time to time to eat or drop off potlucks of there own. I think I may have gotten off subject
    Forum activity always fluctuates. We have grown more over the last two years than probably the five before that. I know I have been less vocal after I was told that "I didn't need to respond to every post" and that "I seemed too intrusive because I read every post"...hahaha... I still read every post (or do my best to do so) but figured she had a point about trying to respond to every post. I'm not a writer and my grammar is often terrible. I just love seeing all the beautiful orchids people post and wish I could grow over half of them. haha...

    Blessings to everyone. You are all important and a having a membership in this community is special. There are those who cannot. You can chose to come and go. You can choose to be happy or angry. I just hope you choose to participate when you have something to share and help where you are able. Lots of learning goes on in these threads and posts - even ones that get a bit off track and cause a few bumps.


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