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Just so you guys know what a Moderator puts up with at times.

I am being accused once again by a certain Forum Member of preferential treatment. I get reports from this guy whenever he feels a topic should be moved or deleted. If the offending topic happens to be from someone I know (which is most everyone), I am ignoring it because I am "playing favorites." Never mind that most of the time it's because I haven't yet read it, due to the time difference. But if he is correct, and the topic is inappropriate, it is dealt with. I woke up this morning to the following "Report" about this topic. Apparently palm related humor has no place in a serious sub-forum like "Discussing Palms." And it only remains here because I bestow special treatment upon Phil.

"Report:

so I guess this falls in the we have been friends for over 20 years category also???Disscussing Palm Trees Worldwide,suddenly became Ohana Nui once again!!!"

I think I'll leave this topic where it is, and let this post serve as my response to this killjoy. If anyone disagrees, please let me know.

This thread has brightened my morning and It's hard to believe that someone would react to this thread in such a manner. I suppose some people don't have any sense of humor?

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CardiffPalmNut
Just so you guys know what a Moderator puts up with at times.

I am being accused once again by a certain Forum Member of preferential treatment. I get reports from this guy whenever he feels a topic should be moved or deleted. If the offending topic happens to be from someone I know (which is most everyone), I am ignoring it because I am "playing favorites." Never mind that most of the time it's because I haven't yet read it, due to the time difference. But if he is correct, and the topic is inappropriate, it is dealt with. I woke up this morning to the following "Report" about this topic. Apparently palm related humor has no place in a serious sub-forum like "Discussing Palms." And it only remains here because I bestow special treatment upon Phil.

"Report:

so I guess this falls in the we have been friends for over 20 years category also???Disscussing Palm Trees Worldwide,suddenly became Ohana Nui once again!!!"

I think I'll leave this topic where it is, and let this post serve as my response to this killjoy. If anyone disagrees, please let me know.

This thread has brightened my morning and It's hard to believe that someone would react to this thread in such a manner. I suppose some people don't have any sense of humor?

Ditto - Dave!

Aloha,

Bill

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gsn

I was the one raining on the PARADE everyone!

For anyone interested, LJG already said in the thread, it should be moved! I have absolutely, NO problem with the thread, or it's content, and found it humourous. EXCEPT that it should be in OHANA NUI,as it is OFF TOPIC,and why some fought so hard to keep an off topic section!!

Christain thanks, I thought PM's, or reports were private ALSO, I guess NOT when you are not a teachers PET!

A PROPER response to my report by a MODERATOR would have been by PM or e-mail ,stating that I have reveiwed,your report and concern,but at this time I have decided to LEAVE the thread where it is,or move it (state your reason).

Not to publically MOCK the reporter of said post, but that wouldn't have the desired effect,I guess?

For a MODERATOR to publically critisize someone ,who DID NOT post a wise cracking response on the thread, but privately, quietly, informed the moderator via the report feature, only to be mocked in public, is disgraceful behaviour by the moderator, as far as I'm concerned.

Carry on! :)

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Jeff Searle

Hey....I googled him and actually found his price sheet on line. I just ordered my Tahina spectabalis ( 4-5') and another specie of Tahina he claims to have. It's un-named and pretty rare he says. And he has pictures, but those are extra for a small fee. I figure it's worth it to me. 50 plants of each. He promises I'll have them before two weeks and then I can offer them at my sale coming up. Yea...I'm pretty excited.

Jeff

You know, I figured I'd respond to this thread now, I don't want people to think I was the bumb who sent a pm to the moderator, what ever his name is.

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freakypalmguy

I found his website also Jeff. It looks to be totally legit offering very high quality and ultra rare gems at peacfull prices.

I found a palm that I am fascinated with and must have one. The Branching Phoenix canariensis in 2g size with thin trunks and four heads. Spectacular to say the least!

Tool, how much in wampum?

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BS Man about Palms
I was the one raining on the PARADE everyone!

For anyone interested, LJG already said in the thread, it should be moved! I have absolutely, NO problem with the thread, or it's content, and found it humourous. EXCEPT that it should be in OHANA NUI,as it is OFF TOPIC,and why some fought so hard to keep an off topic section!!

Christain thanks, I thought PM's, or reports were private ALSO, I guess NOT when you are not a teachers PET!

A PROPER response to my report by a MODERATOR would have been by PM or e-mail ,stating that I have reveiwed,your report and concern,but at this time I have decided to LEAVE the thread where it is,or move it (state your reason).

Not to publically MOCK the reporter of said post, but that wouldn't have the desired effect,I guess?

For a MODERATOR to publically critisize someone ,who DID NOT post a wise cracking response on the thread, but privately, quietly, informed the moderator via the report feature, only to be mocked in public, is disgraceful behaviour by the moderator, as far as I'm concerned.

Carry on! :)

Actually I would say this thread fits the area "to a T". This area is "DISCUSSING PALM TREES WORLDWIDE" and that is EXACTLY what has been happening.

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Tyrone

I want 50000 of those cold tolerant Cyrtostachys renda's that grow in 6B. I need a refrigerated sea container to send them here, because they probably need to be stored below 4C. :wacko:

Tyrone

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PALM MOD
Isn't a PM a private message? :blink:

I wasn't the one raining on the parade, just was hoping private material would be kept private on the site.

When a "Report" or complaint is filed objecting to a topic or thread, or how the Forum is being run, I feel that should be something that members are made aware of. As mentioned before, any "Reports" or complaints of member behavior or subject matter will always remain anonymous.

Private Messages are another matter.

There have been past instances when I have mentioned that members, or even Board Members, have filed "Reports" or objections. As in this case, they have always remained anonymous. I was tired of responding privately to this person's constant insinuations that I make decisions based on who my friends are. I have been accused on numerous occasions by this individual of favoritism, before I have even read the reported post or topic.

I was tired of responding privately, and trying to explain to this party that I can't act on things I haven't yet read. I was also tired that his "Reports" always seem like a personal vendetta, directed at a few individuals he seems to have issues with. I was hoping he would take a hint and limit his "Reporting" to more important matters. But he seems to enjoy stirring the pot, and this is not the first time he has tried to cause controversy. It is ironic that this is the same person who has indicated on more than one occasion that the Forum is going down the tubes, and no one reads it anymore, yet can't seem to stay away himself.

I don't believe this fun little humorous topic about palm trees is causing any harm where it is. And I don't believe that I deserve more accusations because I think that way.

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bgl

Even though I certainly enjoy a "serious" discussion every now and then, everything here on Discussing Palm Trees doesn't have to be deadly serious 100% of the time. If this thread brightens the day for us, I don't see anything wrong with that. And judging by the responses and number of views that certainly seems to be the case! :)

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_Keith

Are you trying to tell me this wasn't a serious conversation? I was already looking at my bank balance to place my order.

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paulgila

does this mean mattyb isnt "the delatior" anymore??? :blink::hmm::unsure:

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freakypalmguy
does this mean mattyb isnt "the delatior" anymore??? :blink::hmm::unsure:

Sorry Paul, he's been upgraded. He is now to be known as the deflator.

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palmcurry

Hey Toolital,

Can I get a musical Arenga?? I'm looking for one that sounds like an Irish Pavarotti. I think it would make a good indoor plant.

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paulgila

if you got two you could listen in stereo :winkie:

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LJG

For the record Scott, I was JOKING. Don't drag me into your issues.

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paulgila

len are you joking now?

its hard to tell if you are or arent...

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paulgila
does this mean mattyb isnt "the delatior" anymore??? :blink::hmm::unsure:

Sorry Paul, he's been upgraded. He is now to be known as the deflator.

are you sure thats an "upgrade?" :lol:

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putu enjula
I was the one raining on the PARADE everyone!

For anyone interested, LJG already said in the thread, it should be moved! I have absolutely, NO problem with the thread, or it's content, and found it humourous. EXCEPT that it should be in OHANA NUI,as it is OFF TOPIC,and why some fought so hard to keep an off topic section!!

Christain thanks, I thought PM's, or reports were private ALSO, I guess NOT when you are not a teachers PET!

A PROPER response to my report by a MODERATOR would have been by PM or e-mail ,stating that I have reveiwed,your report and concern,but at this time I have decided to LEAVE the thread where it is,or move it (state your reason).

Not to publically MOCK the reporter of said post, but that wouldn't have the desired effect,I guess?

For a MODERATOR to publically critisize someone ,who DID NOT post a wise cracking response on the thread, but privately, quietly, informed the moderator via the report feature, only to be mocked in public, is disgraceful behaviour by the moderator, as far as I'm concerned.

Carry on! :)

LOL it was anonymous until you called YOURSELF out. FYI, a good rule to live by, don't write anything you wouldn't want published on the front page of the newspaper. BTW there is no privacy rule when you report a thread, but Dean did say he would keep it anonymous...WHICH HE DID. He wasn't mocking anyone, just merely stating that we have someone here who rained on the parade. You could have remained anonymous, but that wouldn't have had "the desired effect, I guess?" YOU CONSISTENTLY rain on everyone's parade here on Palmtalk. :badday: If you are so unhappy with Palmtalk why don't you join another forum? Then we can have fun without being interrupted by some tattletale who clicks on the report button every chance they get.

Another thing, even though this thread is a joke it is STILL PALM related. It will not be moved.

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putu enjula
Hey Toolital,

Can I get a musical Arenga?? I'm looking for one that sounds like an Irish Pavarotti. I think it would make a good indoor plant.

Don't they have those at Jungle Music? I thought that palm was the inspiration for the name of Phil's nursery. :)

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Phil

Oh, All My Dear Friends,

I woke up this morning and so many people responded.

Carlo, of course we can send you cuttings. What a marvelous way to get plants to you. I've done it many times. How much trunk should I include?

And, Bill; our piersoniorums are not that big. We can ship thousands, but they are only a few feet tall.

For all you others, I will respond when I have time.

And, what's with all the politics? Can't we all just be friends? Palm trees are something that should brighten our lives.

And, finally, I missed the joke when Burt said he needed an ambulance. Is he ill? I should send him an Orange Snowball Palm and a Get Well Soon card.

Toolital

Camerama, W.A.

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palmazon

Jungle Phil horsing around like a teenager -

my astonishment exceeds all words

seriously though, I'm lobbying for Cameroon as the site of the next biennial

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Cycadcenter

NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dear Mr. Toolital,

Have no fear, your prayers and pleas have been answered, for today the big kahuna will proclaim in the palm garden of the big white house that the company of "Paulson and Bernacke" have granted you the figure of $700,000,000,000 in return for the bank accounts of all your dead cousins, uncles, aunts, mothers fathers and generals who are unable to access their bank accounts.

In appreciation could you please send 400,000,000 coconut seeds so this great land will have a bountiful harvest.

Your servant

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gsn

Speaking of personal vendettas it seems the moderator is wearing HIS in public for all to see! :winkie:

As far as numerous times, as in being a nusience,I am wondering what the definition of numerous is as far as reporting posts or topics, is two or three in the past 12 months considered numerous or excessive? I'm sure if it is MORE than that you will correct me,as you have access to that information. When I see something I think is not FAIR I open my mouth, sorry if that offends anyone.

Putu Enjula as far as posting anything or saying anything in an PM or report that I wouldn't want published on the front page of a paper,I couldn't agree more!I call a spade, a spade when I see it. I called myself OUT because I wrote those words and whether right or wrong I stand by them. And if you recall when I have been wrong, yes I have been wrong before, I have admitted it! Thank you for moderation pile on! :)

Again carry on!

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PatientPalms

So uhm... Scott... Which dreamy scamaroonian palm are you going to purchase? :)

Toolitl, do you have any polkadotted palms? I heard there are some native to your part of the world... I would pay handsomely in Euros of course.

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MattyB

Dear Tool,

I have received my Leptocheilos zombiafolia that I ordered from you. I regret to inform you that upon trying to pet my beloved new Teddyspike palm I got injured. I've enclosed a picture so that you know how serious this is, and that you should be sending me some money so I don't sue your butt! How do you like that downer, snarky dank!? Make me a cake and call me Susan!

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hulagalnz9
so....how 'bout them chargers? :mellow:

<----wiping off the blood and applying pressure to above photo!

CHARGERS ROCKED!! Brett is a hottie but the boys n blue came thru for us. :wub: Nothing like a winning game... at home!!

I think we should all stick to our charity work in the states and leave Toolital to his own devious devices. C'mon boys... OJ's back in court...again....isnt that enough drama? I'll tell you about the fight in the stands and the cops <<bribery>> :hmm:can't we all just get along Rodney?:(

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DoomsDave

Well, this post is about palms . . . . .

Nothing in the rules says anything about whether they have to be real or not.

Just a lawyer's perspective . . . . .

So, how about them Chargers . . . . .

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PALM MOD
Speaking of personal vendettas it seems the moderator is wearing HIS in public for all to see! :winkie:

As far as numerous times, as in being a nusience,I am wondering what the definition of numerous is as far as reporting posts or topics, is two or three in the past 12 months considered numerous or excessive? I'm sure if it is MORE than that you will correct me,as you have access to that information. When I see something I think is not FAIR I open my mouth, sorry if that offends anyone.

This exercise in futility is a perfect illustration of why I chose to make this "Report" public. And why I was attempting to keep his identity anonymous. I was hoping it would persuade this guy to abandon his penchant for frivolous complaints, and the inevitable escalating back and forth as he needs to have the last word. I was trying to avoid the "nuisance" of going round and round with him again in private. I assumed incorrectly that he would be discrete enough to avoid carrying on for all to see.

I forgot about his willingness last year to publicly berate me for failing to respond to another of his "private" complaints. Only problem was that he failed to check his email first, for my response. I also underestimated his constant need to keep digging, and his inability to let a discussion die. This behavior has chased away at least one Forum Member who used to contribute regularly with valuable information. But after this member shared some of his discourteous PMs, I understood.

But enough dirty laundry. Let's hope for once he can bite his tongue, and instead go back to scouring the Forum for another topic he can accuse me of offering preferential treatment.

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newtothis

sweet i can finally order that t-mobilensis?!

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yachtingone

I am relatively new to this forum. This is the most fun palm tree thread I have ever read! This humer has exceeded anything I could have expected from this site. I suppose from reading a couple of the post some people don't like to have a great time talking about palm trees in a cool twisted way. Toolital I never expected you to be so funny. Keep it up. I'm still waiting however for my whinners palm tree you promised!!! Regards, Randy

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Phil

Dear Friends,

I am finally free of my daily business demands so that I can return to talk with my new palm associates. On my yukalele I'm strumming the sounds of "Be Happy" in our outdoor parlor as the Coconuts blow overhead. And, in the distance, I see row after row of beautifully grown and unusual palm trees for my customers. Of keen interest is the fact that I've grown almost every palm that you've mentioned above. We in Camarama learn at a young age to know what people want. And, our grasslands are vast and full of botanical treasures.

Do we have polkadot palms? Of course. Licuala manjano. Splotches of yellow that Jackson Pollock couldn't have done better. They hide in the darkest corners of our forests.

Red leaves? Of course. A rare Northern species of Phoenix. We call it the Ebola Palm. Red from tip to trunk. And, with thousands of bright green seeds it reminds me of the Holidays.

I know (as in above messages) that some people may not like to hear from citizens of Camarama, but please understand them and be patient. They just haven't tasted the fruits or seen the beauty of our great nation.

Toolital

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paulgila

we'd love to see some pics of this "great nation"... :drool:

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Kim

My Dear Friend Toolital,

I am very happy reading your lists and names and your palms! These are my dreams, to have garden just like Camarama wild! Please to understand is many bank problems here and thus I suffer temporary problem of liquidity. In this sight, is better I ask for merely ten liner size dwarf Lodoicea maldivica better for price, yes? And for shippings, yes? I will gladly pay you last Tuesday in October for shipment first Tuesday October, special bank draft requirement COD. Please to send very quickly and urgently your bank informations to permit this future deposit, only wire transfer. Thank you and I sing your praises for this quick informations and shipments, my heart is full. I know these dwarf liner palms will be small but growing but I am patience personified!! LOL, LOL

My very best regards,

Kim

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Phil

Oh Mr. Prince of the Balinise Coconuts,

We have a saying here in Camarama: " You send the money and then you get the picture". It's a simple saying but oh so true.

And Kim, please send your name, date of birth, address, profession and phone number and my brother, Buta, will call on you soon. This is all he needs to get things going.

Toolital

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osideterry

Ebola Palms! YES! That's exactly what I want!

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BS Man about Palms

My dear friend Toolital,

I am ecstatic to read of your quantity of piersoniorums! This is much more than I thought you had raised from seed! Since I trust the price will be less as they are smaller than I thought, I will like to purchase an even 50 so I can line a long driveway. I also have heard you have a special fertilizer available that will double the speed and growth and increase the hue of color of anything it is used on within a week. I would like to aquire 1000 pounds of this magical elixer. (I understand it will even smell like ice cream!)

WAIT! I just thought, do you by ANY chance have the Super Duper Looper Pooper Scooper Dypsis Decipiens? And is it available in any color one would desire? If so, please alert me as to its cost and availability at your earliest convenience.

My bailout money is slow in coming, but maybe you could put the order together while we wait. If it continues too long, maybe I can contact our government and have them send the money directly to you. That should be no problem, I'm sure.

Sincerely again,

your friend,

William Montgomery Sanford

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avb

Toolital: Please send me another order of your 2 for $.99 Lodoicea liners. The other two liners arrived and are in great shape. Please pack this shipment in the same fashion with the dry ice. Please include three of the varigated Licuala sanfordii from Kafiristan in 48 inch boxes with this order. Please pack these in dry ice as well. Wire transfer of funds will be from the National Bank of Lompoc, which will arrive this PM. Thanks, Alan. P.S.: Please advise when the Ebola palms are large enough for shipment.

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tim_brissy_13

Toolital, I'm so fortunate to have someone like you on the forum. There is a palm I've been looking for for a long time. Could you please send a Syagrus romanzoffiana, preferably 5g, although I know they are difficult to come by, so I'd appreciate even one seed. Would you accept a variety of American stocks as payment?

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