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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: samuelforest on January 23, 2012, 05:28:53 PM

Title: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: samuelforest on January 23, 2012, 05:28:53 PM
I saw a post on tropical fruit forum (garden web) by Lycheeluva and I'm wondering why did you guys move to this forum? I mean, it was fine... I opened anyway a new acoount :D.

Samuel Forest
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: HMHausman on January 23, 2012, 05:49:27 PM
Bien venue, Samuel.......check out this new forum with all of its new, much more up to date options and fomatting and you will see why this is light years better than the old Garden Web Forum.

Harry
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: Squam256 on January 23, 2012, 05:56:57 PM
Because gardenweb was a dump and this place is awesome.
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: Tropicalgrower89 on January 23, 2012, 06:03:35 PM
Cause it's 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 times better.  8)
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: mangomandan on January 23, 2012, 07:05:39 PM
This forum is easier to use. The editing and searching are kind of clunky on GF.   Still, it doesn't have to be an either-or proposition.

GF is a repository for a lot of fruitful wisdom from recent years. And I'm sure interesting posts will continue to bless both forums.
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: samuelforest on January 23, 2012, 07:14:28 PM
Thank you guys! Will see if you're right.

Harry, what's funny about it's that my first language is French ;D It's nice that you talk just a little french.

Samuel Forest
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: HMHausman on January 23, 2012, 07:18:17 PM
Samuel....well....being in South Florida I have had my experiences with Quebcois and the swarms of them that invade us every winter.  Frankly they can drive you a little crazy.  So crazy....that I had to marry one!  She's from Sorel.  Her family moved to South Florida in the mid 1970's.

Harry
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: samuelforest on January 23, 2012, 08:27:56 PM
Lol this is so funny I can't believe it! Does she still speak french well?

You need to understand us with our so cold winters with a lot of snow. People here like to go in the south to tale a little bit of sun. I never went to south Florida, I'd like too. I know a lot of pekple who goes there and quebecois espiecially old ones like to go there with their VR which I think is funny :).
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: HMHausman on January 23, 2012, 08:39:33 PM
Of course she speaks French like the native she is.  She left Quebec at age 12.  Every Sunday when the in laws come over....its French, French and then some more French.  I am getting a few words of vocabulary by exposure but am a far distance from being able to converse. I do understand more and more from 20 years of marriage. However,  I do much better with Spanish....which I sometimes lean on as French speakers can sometimes be better communicated to with Spanish instead of English.  You know it is a Romance language thing.

Harry
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: HMHausman on January 23, 2012, 08:42:51 PM
And my in laws come fully equipped with their VR....or as we call it, RV. :)
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: samuelforest on January 23, 2012, 08:52:34 PM
LOL sorry I'm learning english. I don't blame you, I know french is a really difficult language to learn. I'm proud that your wife still speaks it in the south and you try to learn a little :)
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: Tropicalgrower89 on January 23, 2012, 09:03:43 PM
Of course she speaks French like the native she is.  She left Quebec at age 12.  Every Sunday when the in laws come over....its French, French and then some more French.  I am getting a few words of vocabulary by exposure but am a far distance from being able to converse. I do understand more and more from 20 years of marriage. However,  I do much better with Spanish....which I sometimes lean on as French speakers can sometimes be better communicated to with Spanish instead of English.  You know it is a Romance language thing.

Harry

French is Latin like Spanish, Italian, and even Romanian. There are similarities between each language, but the closest one to Spanish is Italian.
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: HMHausman on January 23, 2012, 09:37:00 PM
Samuel.....well what would you expect.  Like the license plates say.....Je me souviens........she remembers from where she came!

Harry
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: JF on January 23, 2012, 09:47:34 PM
No Alexi
the closes to Spanish is Portuguese. French is a difficult language to speak but very easy to read and write for a Spanish speaker.
JF
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: bsbullie on January 23, 2012, 09:49:18 PM
Harry - I hope the in laws do not don the speedos and flip flops when they visit  ;D :(

Rob
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: bsbullie on January 23, 2012, 09:50:43 PM
I think we all got tired of chiseling our posts in the bedrock.

Rob
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: FlyingFoxFruits on January 23, 2012, 10:01:28 PM
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Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: stressbaby on January 24, 2012, 07:59:35 AM
I never joined the yahoo group, so I don't know about that, but...
...GW technology is ancient.  The advantages of this forum format include:

Also, this is a place we can call our own.
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: lycheeluva on January 24, 2012, 08:11:42 AM
i also like that the posts show a "new" flag when there is an updated post
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: TropicalFruitHunters on January 24, 2012, 08:54:02 AM
The best part of the "new" flag is that when you click on it, it automatically takes you to the posts you haven't seen yet!
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: Fruitguy on January 24, 2012, 08:58:17 AM
Murahilin threatened to cut me off from his supply of durian.  What choice did I have???   Plus, I can finally post pictures!!! 

(http://s15.postimage.org/nfg4nkviv/IMG_0598.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/nfg4nkviv/)
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: Tropicdude on January 24, 2012, 12:06:42 PM
Features i like,   Video Embed ,  Edit ( I am a terrible proof reader, and notice errors only after I post or sometimes i just forgot to add something ) and then the system that lists new messages in posts, so you know when new replies have been added.  The map is also cool, so I have a snap shot of where people are.
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: Tropicalgrower89 on January 24, 2012, 12:12:19 PM
No Alexi
the closes to Spanish is Portuguese. French is a difficult language to speak but very easy to read and write for a Spanish speaker.
JF

Thanks JF. You're right, I forgot about Portuguese.
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: adiel on January 24, 2012, 01:23:13 PM
I agree this forum is alot easier to use and more user friendly.  :P  GardenWeb will still be a good repository for searching previous, useful posts.  ;D  Spell check is great!

Adiel
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: gabodymod on January 24, 2012, 02:50:21 PM
I know now why i joined the tropical fruit forum, you all are nutty like a FRUITcake.


Guillermo.
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: Felipe on January 24, 2012, 03:18:28 PM
Why I moved to this forum? Squams and Jeffs avatars convinced me...
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: samuelforest on January 24, 2012, 05:10:14 PM
Thank you all for your replies:)!

Samuel Forest
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: GwenninPR on January 25, 2012, 11:50:54 AM
Why?  Because all my friends are here! 
And it is much easier to use- I can finally post pictures!
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: NewGen on January 25, 2012, 01:40:19 PM
I'm a member of many internet forums, GW is the lowest-tech. No edit, no quote, no emoticons, no font changes, underline, bold,......

However, I'd like to see this forum have another feature: the ability to rest your mouse pointer on the subject line and see a preview of that post, something like the 1st sentence, or several words of that post.
Title: Re: Why everyone moved to this forum?
Post by: Tim on January 25, 2012, 02:20:01 PM
This may clutter things up a bit but another enhancement to add is TOP / BOTTOM of page buttons.  I browse with my phone all day, scrolling up & down the many posts in long threads ain't too much.

Aside from that, this forum is freakin' awesome!!!  Love the NEW post feature :)