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Old 06-29-2021, 05:00 PM
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… I wish she was still active here, not so that we can trash talk her, but so she can see the mistakes she is making and learn from them and stop giving bad advice.
Amen to that brother. But I don’t think her videos are really about orchids. She’s found a niche to market, and that pretty much sums ‘er up.
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You're probably right. She's probably more concerned with followers now than with disseminating actual correct information.
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Old 06-29-2021, 06:39 PM
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Some interesting point on the subject.

One thing I must point out though that there isn't more misinformation spread as on this board!

There I said it. I find OB great for spending some time checking out orchids but the people that have proclaimed themselves as experts on this forum don't even grow orchids anymore a lot of times so if you want to nit pick well miss orchid girl she at least has over 500 orchids.
You have to know a bit if you grow that many orchids and she has taught me a lot just like this board has taught me a lot.

Just like this board has plenty of nonsense, I mean I will mention the harmonica shaped leaves on orchids yet again, nobody has bothered to discover why it happens, it was just decided it is lack of watering or the fact that all problems stem from underwatering according to some. No I disagree with these a lot just like with hers.

But I still come on OB and I still watch her videos when I'm bored. You have to be able to not take everything said literally and not trust strangers opinion without questioning it or getting a second opinion.

Do I disagree with a lot of the stuff said on here? Yep for sure. Do I laugh when people say this board has a lot of combined knowlege - yep.

I know people will take offence to that, no problem. I am not saying it to offend, I am saying it as my personal observational viewpoint. Ask yourslef - you can chose to take offence at what I am saying or you could awknowledge that it wouldn't be a bad thing if this board could save more orchids.

The people that seem to be the most knowledgeable people on here are just the people that insist they are correct the most. I take it with a pinch of salt. If someone says they once sold orchids for a living.... well that doesn't mean much, it just shows they didn't really learn much in that time if they have decided to pack it in afterwards.

I would rather learn from an orchid enthusiast who loves orchids than someone who grew up with them and then decided to give up growing them because they were too much work.

The day I give up growing orchids is the day I won't have anything interesting to say anymore.

No offence but I know I would learn far more from an enthusiast who hasn't got any qualifications than a qualified person who doesn't care what he is preaching about.

Orchids are a journey and we have to shape our own path along the way. I try to learn from others all the time and then convert it into something that will work for me.

For exaple I don't get on growing in moss, that doesn't mean it's no good, it just means it's no good for my journey.

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Yes, interesting. As one who has never professed to be an expert on anything, other than what works for me, regardless of orchids or otherwise...

It's nice you have a platform when you're bored ShadeFlower. I can understand why you come in and out, play nice, play not nice, then expound on what a piece of crap place Orchid Board is from time to time. It's great that we are able to facilitate whatever game you're playing at the moment to soothe your boredom level. You're welcome, I guess would be the appropriate response at this point.

And I'm one of those fish who occasionally take your bait, because I always look for the best in others. Better change up your lure, because this one's been snagged.
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Some interesting point on the subject.

One thing I must point out though that there isn't more misinformation spread as on this board!

There I said it. I find OB great for spending some time checking out orchids but the people that have proclaimed themselves as experts on this forum don't even grow orchids anymore a lot of times so if you want to nit pick well miss orchid girl she at least has over 500 orchids.
You have to know a bit if you grow that many orchids and she has taught me a lot just like this board has taught me a lot.

Just like this board has plenty of nonsense, I mean I will mention the harmonica shaped leaves on orchids yet again, nobody has bothered to discover why it happens, it was just decided it is lack of watering or the fact that all problems stem from underwatering according to some. No I disagree with these a lot just like with hers.

But I still come on OB and I still watch her videos when I'm bored. You have to be able to not take everything said literally and not trust strangers opinion without questioning it or getting a second opinion.

Do I disagree with a lot of the stuff said on here? Yep for sure. Do I laugh when people say this board has a lot of combined knowlege - yep.

I know people will take offence to that, no problem. I am not saying it to offend, I am saying it as my personal observational viewpoint. Ask yourslef - you can chose to take offence at what I am saying or you could awknowledge that it wouldn't be a bad thing if this board could save more orchids.

The people that seem to be the most knowledgeable people on here are just the people that insist they are correct the most. I take it with a pinch of salt. If someone says they once sold orchids for a living.... well that doesn't mean much, it just shows they didn't really learn much in that time if they have decided to pack it in afterwards.

I would rather learn from an orchid enthusiast who loves orchids than someone who grew up with them and then decided to give up growing them because they were too much work.

The day I give up growing orchids is the day I won't have anything interesting to say anymore.

No offence but I know I would learn far more from an enthusiast who hasn't got any qualifications than a qualified person who doesn't care what he is preaching about.

Orchids are a journey and we have to shape our own path along the way. I try to learn from others all the time and then convert it into something that will work for me.

For exaple I don't get on growing in moss, that doesn't mean it's no good, it just means it's no good for my journey.
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Some interesting point on the subject.

One thing I must point out though that there isn't more misinformation spread as on this board!

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miss orchid girl she at least has over 500 orchids.
You have to know a bit if you grow that many orchids and she has taught me a lot just like this board has taught me a lot.
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Well, I've got about 250 orchids, most are vandaceous, but you don't know if I'm pulling your leg or not. With that, you say missorchidgirl has 500. How would you know if she really has that many - unless you are her. You seem to be a defender of hers. Makes me wonder if you are actually her under a different username.

Also, I have many years of experience, and I know what works for me, but I'm never so arrogant as to tout myself as an expert.

Some of the things I've read here differ from what I know, but in the interest of diplomacy (since I'm new to the site) I haven't made an issue. I just move on. You seem to want to just 'throw shade', but considering the username, it fits.

'Harmonica' shaped leaves??? What the heck is that? Never seen that on any orchid.
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Have you seen a harmonica Plant?
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Amen to that brother. But I don’t think her videos are really about orchids. She’s found a niche to market, and that pretty much sums ‘er up.

When I saw your comment, I though it's a pretty heavy accusation; but looking deeper at the character it seems sadly accurate.

On average, she puts ads every 4 minutes of video, on top of paid promotions and advertisement for her own merch.
Good for her if she can make a living from her channel, but it feels like she's constantly rehashing older videos or concepts in an effort to release something every few days.

It's like people only do things because they get paid. And that's just really sad.
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When I saw your comment, I though it's a pretty heavy accusation; but looking deeper at the character it seems sadly accurate.

On average, she puts ads every 4 minutes of video, on top of paid promotions and advertisement for her own merch.
Good for her if she can make a living from her channel, but it feels like she's constantly rehashing older videos or concepts in an effort to release something every few days.

It's like people only do things because they get paid. And that's just really sad.
Agreed MrFN… I don’t spout stuff just because. Gracias for thinking about it plus the follow through. I don’t do harsh lightly.
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