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Old 09-01-2011, 08:52 PM
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I do agree with blazingaugust. There needs to be a standard that a mod puts in place. Maybe start a new thread for ideas to set a standard? I want it to be far for all. If a sept. project is to late of those in colder climates then x-na it.
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:31 AM
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I have run 3 projects, a couple with 3 temp. range. When I ran it I kept a list of participants and all plant suggestions where listed with all the info. Then researched the plants to be sure they fit the criteria. Once they made the cut, Then sent the list off to vendors to see if they had enough to supply everyone. And when possible had the vendor offer a discount for project participants. Once I had that list I made a poll for finale vote. Keeping this info for 3 temp. ranges and 30+ people in multiple groups can be very time consuming. I like everyone to know whats going on so they are more involved with the project. No matter what temp. range you live in most everyone can grow intermediate temp.plants so that's why they are done in single plant projects. Also when you have 30+ people you get 20 different idea's, their needs to be a final say and that's the person who is running the project.

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I do agree with blazingaugust. There needs to be a standard that a mod puts in place. Maybe start a new thread for ideas to set a standard? I want it to be far for all. If a sept. project is to late of those in colder climates then x-na it.
I think setting rules for ALL projects would be too restrictive.

For example Cody (blazingaugust) ran a Canadian based one recently. If we had had rules in place for all Projects they would have stated the plant must be available for a given price in the USA and Europe, stopping him from running one that was based around availability in Canada instead.

Sometimes it's nice to vary and do something different to other times. We usually have a certain size and temperature zone, but maybe for a change it would be nice to have a project in a different range.

I think it's generally better for the person running the project to set the critirea. All the ones I've seen over the last few years have stated the criteria at the beginning. If someone has picked some 'way-out' criteria then people won't join the project, it won't go ahead and something else will be thought of instead. Criteria can be discussed and if there is general agreement tweaked and changed (in my last one I set the plant size too high for most people so I reduced it) but as Dave has said ultimately it's up to the person running it to decide and to find criteria that attracts enough people to take part.

Allowing those running the projects to have flexibility in the criteria allows a more varied range of projects to keep the interest and fun going.

We always try and keep things relaxed here on Orchid Board and I feel (this is my personal feeling) that making the criteria of projects too restrictive would make them too rigid for the relaxed atmosphere of our board.

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Old 09-02-2011, 09:07 AM
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So for my two cents, and purely personal reasons I don't have any slipper orchids.... I do however have a beautiful glass jar I picked up at a thrift store and I read they like it shady... so no worries if your not in a high light area.... and they like it damp so less worries if your an over waterer I'd really like to see if I can grow 2 forms/species in the same jar to either get different blooms at the same time or different blooms at different times? But I don't know enough about slippers or jar culture to make any intelligent suggestions.... I would need the support of a project .... Unless it's been done before as stupidly i got all excited before I checked!
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So, I will repeat the burning question, when is the next one to start?
Not until next spring probably. If we keep to roughly the same timelines as before, the selection process starts somewhere in late march to april, and the final plant is voted on and purchased usually somewhere in april-early May. We can't start any earlier because there are the same problems as in the fall : people in cold regions still don't have warm enough weather for shipping.
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Not until next spring probably. If we keep to roughly the same timelines as before, the selection process starts somewhere in late march to april, and the final plant is voted on and purchased usually somewhere in april-early May. We can't start any earlier because there are the same problems as in the fall : people in cold regions still don't have warm enough weather for shipping.

Cool, so how does one go about volunteering to run a project?
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Commenting to get notifications. I'd like to be in on a future project.
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Commenting to get notifications. I'd like to be in on a future project.
This might not be the best place, as this thread usually gets updated after the project is under way, sometimes this thread get's behind by a couple of projects as well.

Keep an eye out in the 'Member projects' section... that's where new projects are usually announced.
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