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[APD] Not about plants....
This post is not about aquatic plants.... but it is (or ought to be)
relevant to the list...
Can folks PLEASE be more careful about quoting prior messages. Ever hear of
the correct way to "cut and paste"? Nobody needs to re-read a whole prior
post or Heaven forbid, a whole prior edition of the Digest to get your
Most e-mail applications now have spell checkers included - it would help if
folks learned how to use them.
This may just be a twig in my side, but I also wish that posters use
standard names for plants. A recent thread referred to Vallisneria as
"vallis". "Vals" I can see, but "Vallis"??? I've long gotten over the fact
that many folks can't (or just won't) use scientific names, but I don't see
the need to coin any more common names for common plants.
This list has an international membership - help those who might be reading
your posts (and who don't know your particular local "slang") by making them
easy to read and to understand.
To Tom Barr - I look forward to your book, I hope that it will be proofread
more carefully than a lot of your recent posts. I understand that such
things take time, but a lot of your posts are almost impossible to
understand due to the way that you cut and paste without reference to the
original. A lot of times, I have to reread a section several times to figure
out what you are trying to say. Once I've figured it out, I usually agree
with what you say, but you could make it easier on readers by more careful
I realize that this might rub some folks the wrong way, please direct any
and all flames to damned-if-I-care.com.
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