[Homeroast] What Coffee Do You Buy, When You Can't Roast

Dhananjaya djgarcia at improbablystructuredlayers.net
Wed Jul 10 13:25:54 CDT 2013

I just woke up ... I'll be quick with my useless comment.

Marketing is on the web site. If you rely on a forum for marketing ... Good luck.

>From the Merriam-Webster definition of FORUM:

a : the marketplace or public place of an ancient Roman city forming the center of judicial and public business
b : a public meeting place for open discussion
c : a medium (as a newspaper or online service) of open discussion or expression of ideas

Nothing there about ideas expressed having to make any sense :). Thank you for expressing your ideas. We are also expressing ours. I
don't criticise you for expressing yours, I just really don't agree. OTOH, you did get me to post.

I like dysfunctional - normalcy is way over-rated. Most progress comes from dysfunctional thinking :)

You can see some landscapes in my dysfunctional web site:

Or check out my way old coffee roasting database (MS Access required)


Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 19:39:44 -0500
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I joined the list in April, mainly because I wanted to get notices from
Byron of the availability of new beans. I'm getting the notices, which is
good. Beyond that, I haven't been impressed (with scattered exceptions). I
do appreciate roasting notes, but I haven't seen many.

NOTE TO BYRON: If I were a marketing guy at Sweet Maria's, I would
immediately convert this list to announcements only, and redirect people to
adding moderated comments and user reviews of beans on the website. From a
business standpoint, this list makes no sense especially compared to
helpful, moderated comments right there on the page with the "add to cart"

As a relative newcomer, the list seems dysfunctional. Re: Martin's comment
below, it doesn't seem very friendly (or helpful) around here, and probably
doesn't serve a good business purpose.

On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 4:33 PM, Martin Maney <maney at two14.net> wrote:

>  It's not that you're unfriendly here, but it has the feel of
> an old, well-established club, not so comfortable for newcomers.  Or
> maybe it's just that the younger folk prefer forums... except I'm not
> the only old fart who's been hanging out in the forum.  Dunno.

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