Compulsory first post in clubroom?

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Postby Paul L » Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:51 am

I can't remember if I posted an introduction or not. I think it's easy to lose sight of the fact that when we discover TMC, many of us have realised from the supermarket shelves that there is a difference between all their bags of 'specialist' beans and ground and the jars of substitute that the the majority of the public settles for. However, we have no idea that we are barely scratching the surface and so it can be intimidating to post much at first whilst trying to orient in a vast new World we have somehow missed for years.

The best introduction we can get is the friendliness and the lack of put-downs which are such a breath of fresh air compared with boys-toys pastimes. I remain indebted to a couple of oldies here who helped me get my first equipment up and running, opened my eyes to what is possible at home, helped sort out problems, sent me coffee, sent me accessories, basically showed me that humanity had not lost it's warmth in unexpected places. Ooer :shock: one could misinterpret that but I think you know what I mean.

My suggestion would simply be to make this post a sticky so that new folks will easily find it, learn straight away that an intro is not compulsory, it's nice, it won't be held against them if they don't and it's okay to show one's lack of knowledge, you don't get your head taken off on your coffee journey.
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Postby Steve » Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:04 am

I like hats :)
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Postby mhuk » Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:33 am

There are 2 rules:

1. there are no rules
2. see rule 1

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Postby phil » Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:47 am

You don't have to "apply" to be a member any more?


You still have to ask. Open registration is still disabled and will continue to be so. Nothing has changed.
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Postby Steve » Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:00 am

mhuk wrote:There are 2 rules:

1. there are no rules
2. see rule 1


So is it like fight club :)
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Postby Beanie » Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:28 am

Steve wrote:
mhuk wrote:There are 2 rules:

1. there are no rules
2. see rule 1


So is it like fight club :)


More like Karate Kid... and don't forget wax on, wax off ;) :lol:

And COME ON Steve... one more post to 2000! ;) Watch out Cakey...
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Postby mhuk » Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:42 am

So when you joined, who took the blue pill and who took the red pill?

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Postby CakeBoy » Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:58 am

Steve wrote:I like hats :)


Seems that way! :shock: I thought you were drinking Granny's Beans, not wearing her hat :roll: :lol:
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Postby mhuk » Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:03 am

That'll be the red bit...

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Postby Steve » Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:15 am

I cant believe your going to make me use my 2000 post to tell you that you have too much spare time.

and yes I had the red pill.

I do look rather fetching in that Dipsy hat, I may have to go and get one from town.
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Postby Gouezeri » Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:21 am

sadly the pills stopped having an effect on me ages ago, and from memory, I think I popped both followed by a ristretto :D You won't get me wearing a hat though :P
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Postby lukas » Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:24 pm

Re making this thread sticky - see the FAQ. It's all in there, ain't it?
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Postby chemistone » Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:54 am

Lukas, you're right. I couldn't find it when I was looking for it. There seems to be two FAQs here, one default phpBB faq and one on the frontpage. You're right; it is in the FAQ, the one on the frontpage.
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