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Owen Reich

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Lurker Challenge ver 2.0
« on: June 19, 2015, 08:44 PM »
Please start a whole new thread when you submit.  This one goes out to all the people I've physically met that confessed to being lurkers.  You know who you are.  As a lurker, you've likely noted the lack of cattiness on this forum.  Projects often can become good bonsai one day, so posting your current work and updating is a wonderful way to increase post counts and return visitors here to this island of civility in a sea of internet bonsai trolls.  

Here is a Pseudocydonia sinensis (about 3' tall before the cutting started) I acquired from Pasiminan Bonsai in Florida.  It kept drying out too fast so I resolved the matter  ;D.

Your turn.  On a new thread please.
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Re: Lurker Challenge ver 2.0
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2015, 09:19 PM »
More branches will be removed next late winter.  I'll likely keep 5-7 major structural branches and rebuild.   

Planning on keeping the original front with movement to the right.  Any preferences?
 

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Re: Lurker Challenge ver 2.0
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2015, 08:38 PM »
Ok, so it's open to all Lurkers
 

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Re: Lurker Challenge ver 2.0
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2015, 11:39 PM »
I'm going to start on a yamadori tomorrow I'll post pics after I work it????
 

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Re: Lurker Challenge ver 2.0
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2015, 07:58 AM »
well Owen, I gave it my best shot, but part of the issue here is the lack of interest in what little does get posted.  No replies=no interest in my book.
 

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Re: Lurker Challenge ver 2.0
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2015, 10:14 AM »
Sorry to say, but I have to agree with Judy. Really not worth the trouble to upload photos and write up a bunch of text here.
 

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Re: Lurker Challenge ver 2.0
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2015, 09:47 PM »
Fair enough.  I'll keep promoting the forum to new people and hopefully people will continue to utilize it; lurkers or otherwise  ;D
 

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Re: Lurker Challenge ver 2.0
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2015, 02:14 AM »
You're wrong Judy and Coh, no reply doesn't necessarily mean no interest. I've never posted before( mostly because I'm not a computer person and I don't really know how to upload pictures) but I enjoy immensely watching and reading about other people's trees. It really helps. So I hope you never stop posting.
 

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Re: Lurker Challenge ver 2.0
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2015, 05:29 AM »
Well Max, we'd never know how you feel unless you tell us so I hope you continue to do so.
 

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Re: Lurker Challenge ver 2.0
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2015, 09:35 AM »
Yes Owen we do hope the same thing, and keep up your efforts to promote this.  Thanks.
 

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Re: Lurker Challenge ver 2.0
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2015, 10:04 AM »
You're wrong Judy and Coh, no reply doesn't necessarily mean no interest. I've never posted before( mostly because I'm not a computer person and I don't really know how to upload pictures) but I enjoy immensely watching and reading about other people's trees. It really helps. So I hope you never stop posting.

I didn't say there was no interest, but the lack of replies to many posts suggests lack of interest. And since many of us post tree photos and stories in order to get feedback (help with a problem, ideas for styling, etc), no reposnse == no reason to post in the first place. Note, this may not apply to those who are relatively advanced in bonsai, who don't need such help. But there are precious few posts here even from them.

There are other forums (two, mainly) to choose from where you're much more likely to get a response. And recently, a variety of groups have been started on facebook and are quite active. So what is one supposed to do, upload photos to 3 different forums and facebook in the hope of getting a useful response or two? Many just pick the most active forum or the one they are most used to.

Note, I'm not complaining about the lack of activity here. It is what it is, I'm just explaining why I don't post very often. I bet many feel the same way, though.

Good luck, Owen!

Chris
 

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Re: Lurker Challenge ver 2.0
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2015, 03:10 AM »
Here is my few cents worth.

I love this forum.  Being from SA (our local forum was shut down) I have found it a great way to expand my knowledge and just get to start to know some of the people around the globe and their interests in Bonsai.

I have made friends with some of the posters of this forum of Facebook and some have even liked my Facebook page.

I do sometimes find it frustrating to not get a few more suggestions on posts but I understand that not everything will.

So I like this challenge from Owen and I too will continue to promote this forum to my bonsai community in SA and on my FB page.

Keep it up guys and to the lurkers out there, take the leap and post.
 

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Re: Lurker Challenge ver 2.0
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2015, 09:09 AM »
  I'm guilty of lurking here.
  I really like the caliber of trees here too.
  My problem is the same as Judy and Chris. I've posted pictures on here and they went unanswered until I bumped them.
  Plus I think I may be perceived as a little trollish at times here.
 
 

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Re: Lurker Challenge ver 2.0
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2015, 03:20 AM »
I'll take up the glove.
I posted some on this forum, but it's been a while.

Like to show my small Cotoneaster. First as I got it last year, then after first styling in spring.
Still ways to go, but I like the start of this one.
 

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Re: Lurker Challenge ver 2.0
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2015, 06:56 AM »
Hi Dirk

The images are not coming up.

Would love to see your bonsai.