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Chris43
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Re: BCSS Round Robins

Post by Chris43 » Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:59 pm

I wrote twice, by email, to the address given in the journal asking to join one, but never got a response. So came to the conclusion that if that was the standard of response, I was better out of it.

Sad, really.

Email Robins anyone?? Or a Forum? now there's an idea.

LOL.



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Re: BCSS Round Robins

Post by Cactus Jack » Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:06 pm

Hi Chris ill stick with the forum too , why would you call a letter a "robin" anyway? 8-))

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Re: BCSS Round Robins

Post by Julie » Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:35 pm

Umm... what is a robin? An email that each person adds something to, and sends to the next person?

So, we add on a little about our favourite Gymno or so on, and pass it to the next?

Sounds fun. Best to have some guideline on length, I can waffle for (p)ages!

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Re: BCSS Round Robins

Post by MikeT » Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:08 pm

I was a member of one of the seed raising & propagation robins for a few years, and still am a member of the cold hardy robin. The reason for sending back to the robins co-ordinator rather than the next member is that if one member fails to send on the robin, it can be put back in circulation rather faster. (The co-ordinator keeps a copy of all entries, so can re-issue a lost robin.) A robin can be an excellent way of acquiring new knowledge, new friends, new (free) seeds/cuttings/seedlings; but it can also be a bit frustrating when the robin disappears for a long time. Like the forum, there is a wide range of expertise, from complete beginner to seasoned grower.
If you're interested in any of the topics that are listed in the journal as robins needing new members, have a go. You can always leave again (but please send it back first!)

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Re: BCSS Round Robins

Post by iann » Mon Nov 20, 2006 11:21 pm

Yes, waiting a year for a robin to come round is a shock to my system, which has become used to emails that might come back in minutes.

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