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

Mike Koenig koenig.mike at gmail.com
Wed Jul 10 15:05:17 CDT 2013


Steve - go read the other thread about why a lot of us don't really like
the forums or website based reviews much.

--mike


On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 8:39 PM, Steve Hamm <steve.hamm at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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"
> button.
>
> 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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