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post #31 of 45

Welllll..........

I'm back here after quite a stretch.  I must say Nicko, the site looks BEAUTIFUL!!!! Having quit a lot of things in my life lately, I must say I admire your perseverence and your will to make ChefTalk the wonderful community that it is despite all the usual ups and downs that running a site like this invites.  (Mezz, so glad you're still around!) Like you and CC, know-it-alls contributed a tiny bit to driving me away, but I think for most of us, we need to abandon certain things to grow and move forward, just as children eventually leave the safety of the nest.  Sometimes we come back for family visits, and we can appreciate the journey of those we left behind. 

 

To Nicko and to all those who made this site such an intricate part of my culinary beginnings, thank you.  You continue to inspire and guide, and that is more important than concerns over web/foodie boredom.

post #32 of 45

COOL. I'm good with Mezzaluna's  idea. My humble abode is 30-minutes west out of Chicago. I've got room for the first six(6) that want good eats. 

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.

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"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

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post #33 of 45
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I've made some pretty lame posts, and once Kuan told me I needed to shut up ...  he was right. But mostly I haven't caused too much trouble here, I think.

 

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Oddly enough, the people I think who comment on just about every thread have not commented on this one. Ironic.



Phew!  i was very much afraid to be one of Those! 

I AM a know-it-all, but that's because i REALLY know it all  - oopsblushing.gif

"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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post #35 of 45

 

As Alexandre Dumas once said:

 

A cellar without wine, a home without your woman or your man, and a purse without money, are the 3 deadly plagues ... All the rest is a bit trivial. Yes ? This is supposed to be a hobby of enjoyment and learning in the process.

 

Thanks for all I have learnt.

 

Margcata.


Edited by margcata - 1/15/12 at 11:06am
post #36 of 45

Posted by Nicko View Post

Oddly enough, the people I think who comment on just about every thread have not commented on this one. Ironic.


Neither odd nor ironic.  Some of the comments in this thread make quite a few people feel self-conscious and unwelcome.  Further, that appears to have become, at least in part, the object of the exercise. 

 

BDL

 

 


Edited by boar_d_laze - 1/15/12 at 7:41pm
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post #37 of 45

I can understand how the comments would make some feel unwelcome but I actually hope it would make them consider that it is not community friendly to respond to every discussion topic. Responding to just about every food discussion in any one particular forum is like this. Have you ever been to a party and no matter who is trying to say something one or two people monopolize the whole conversation? The whole group just sits and listens as the talker/s in the group take over the conversation. In short it gets old and I think I am not that odd to wish that other people had more of a voice in the community. 

 

 

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post #38 of 45
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I started this thread. The object of this exercise, for me, was to say how I feel unwelcome a lot of times. I say some off-the-wall stuff, and if you want to shut me out, keep talking without listening. If I'm shut out that's no big deal since I don't have a lot of expertise to offer. But I'm sure others who do have a lot to offer will feel the same way and just won't want to participate.

post #39 of 45
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"Yeti's Last Stand", published January 2012 biggrin.gif

 

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I started this thread. The object of this exercise, for me, was to say how I feel unwelcome a lot of times. I say some off-the-wall stuff, and if you want to shut me out, keep talking without listening. If I'm shut out that's no big deal since I don't have a lot of expertise to offer. But I'm sure others who do have a lot to offer will feel the same way and just won't want to participate.



 

That is so very true! And for that reason it's over and out with my participation on this forum. I've had it with having to fight over and over again with the same oracle who has an opinion on everything, many times totally wrong, like in this thread; http://www.cheftalk.com/t/68862/why-does-gordon-ramsay-do-this

The last addition from the oracle does it for me.

 

Same thing in the totally monopolized knife section. There's zero respect and no room for the personal experience of knife-owners concerning their own knives. One golden tip for this fantastic forum; ask recent new member Jon Broida to lead that knife section, he knows knives for real unlike the oracle who has almost zero personal experience with almost every knife he's talking about as the oracle has only second hand information to offer copied from other knife fora and most disturbingly; made up nonsense.

Thanks Nicko, you run a fantastic forum but the oracle costs me too much energy and irritation.

 

So it's over and out for me as of now. All the best ChefTalkers!

Chris

 

post #41 of 45

Please don't go Yeti and Chris. 

I love your posts and you provide such relief to the "one-note crooners" that take up all the air around here. 

 

Nicko, you are terrific-astute and kind. Bravo.

 

 

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post #42 of 45

I have been following this thread with great interest. I have been on board with ChefTalk since 1999. And, yes, things change. So, Yeti & Chris, if you decide to leave, your absence will be felt. However, there have been nuisance community members here from the early days. They tend to fizzle out and go away. And, more effectively, when they post, simply ignore them. Rather an age-old tactic; ignore the pest and it shall pester another. Nuance and innuendo aside, we all know to whom we are referring and names need not be mentioned; it does get boring after a while to hear the verbose drivel. But, there is so much good on ChefTalk don't leave because you feel chased, Yeti & Chris. Stay because you feel welcomed.

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post #43 of 45

Well, I certainly welcome both of them.

 

ChrisB, particularly, has contributed honest, well written posts about dishes he has PERSONALLY cooked.  Would that some of the troublesome members would do the same, rather than keep cutting and pasting or regurgitating the recipes of others.

post #44 of 45

Yeti and Chris, don't go away. 

And I agree that ignoring irritating posters is way more effective in the long run.  Hard as it might be. 

 

"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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post #45 of 45

LOL. 

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'.

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"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

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