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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Jul 23, 2015 10:30 AM CST
Do remember there are people out there who do not visit online forums multiple times a day, or once every day for that matter. We do not know the OP intentions. And this is a new member. While there may be joking going on, this new member is unlikely they know our individual writing styles.
Name: greene
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greene
Jul 23, 2015 11:08 AM CST
No need for the @ because the OP gets notification each time we go blah-blah-blah on the thread he started.
Maybe he has moved on from Coyotes and stinky fungus and has bigger fish to fry. Rolling on the floor laughing

I wouldn't worry too much about using kid gloves on this member; most likely he has thick skin if he can successfully kill Coyote; especially if he used the cable-restraint traps. (My brother used to hunt so I learned this stuff.) Since the OP named himself pacoyotehunter one may assume that he may be, or may aspire to become, part of a group such as this group of predator-hunters in Pennsylvania:
http://www.ppha.us/
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jul 23, 2015 11:09 AM CST
If pacoyotehunter logged back onto ATP, he/she would have received the message that responses had been made to this thread. I kinda wonder if perhaps this new member did indeed see the all of the responses but found the joking around a bit overwhelming and didn't know how to reply?

I am "older" and had never visited or posted on any on-line forum until I found Dave's Garden in 2006. I was 58 years old then and the only computer use I'd had over the years before then was data processing at my job and e-mailing my family members at home ... I was unaware of on-line type forums. I still remember the overwhelming feelings and also feeling a little intimated when I first joined DG. For a long time, I just "lurked" and read and after awhile I finally became comfortable about posting. I also recall asking a question on one of the plant threads on DG when I was new and was really taken aback when another member shouted about how she was so tired of people coming on and asking the same question others had asked numerous times in the course of a year! She stated something to the effect that if people would do some research on their own they'd find the answer to the question themselves without having to ask on the forum! Wow, was I stunned ... so much so that I did not reply and I don't remember ever going back to that forum again. I'm of course not saying that anything bad like that has been said on this thread, just that sometimes newbies, young and old alike may find things a bit overwhelming until they get to know us crazy plant people and join in the fun. Smiling

Hopefully pacoyotehunter's question regarding the plant was legitimate; there's no reason to assume otherwise and hopefully he/she will find forums of interest here on All Things Plants and hang around and join in the fun and chat.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jul 23, 2015 11:20 AM CST

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Joking around on a serious thread is bad manners and outside of the kind of accepted etiquette that exists on ATP. The sandbox is a fine place for jocular responses - the plant ID forum is not.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jul 23, 2015 11:21 AM CST
I assume nothing online.
Name: JoJo
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froggardener
Jul 23, 2015 11:40 AM CST

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Name: JoJo
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froggardener
Jul 23, 2015 11:47 AM CST
I said what I said because I remembered many years ago someone posted about this same fungi on another forum. That is why I put the link with the name of what I believed it to be and did not type the actual name

Lin, I am so sorry that people treated you like that. I have been on the receiving end of that and it is not a good feeling. I have to remember here that people don't know me and I might say something that unintentionally offends. It doesn't matter how long you have been on forums, it is still difficult to interpret what feeling is behind what they are typing Shrug!
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Name: greene
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greene
Jul 23, 2015 11:49 AM CST
Since most have identified this mysterious 'plant' as a type of fungi, perhaps the question should be moved to the Fungi Forum?
http://garden.org/forums/view/...

Over on the Fungi Forum ATP member @Keithp2012 uploaded a good picture. Perhaps we can lead the OP @pacoyotehunter to view the pic to see if it's what he saw wherever he saw it:
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jul 23, 2015 1:50 PM CST
dave said:Joking around on a serious thread is bad manners and outside of the kind of accepted etiquette that exists on ATP. The sandbox is a fine place for jocular responses - the plant ID forum is not.

Reading through the posts, I almost forgot that this was the Plant ID Forum ... it indeed sounds like the jocular type of thread that belongs in the Sandbox .... or maybe the Compost Pile. Green Grin!

I do hope that the original poster @pacoyotehunter has not been offended by some of our commentary and that he/she gets a chance to look at photos we've linked to and can confirm if the Fungi is indeed the plant in question but from the description it does sound like the plant they came across at their workplace.
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Frillylily
Jul 23, 2015 3:22 PM CST
plantladylin said:
Reading through the posts, I almost forgot that this was the Plant ID Forum ... it indeed sounds like the jocular type of thread that belongs in the Sandbox .... or maybe the Compost Pile. Green Grin!

I do hope that the original poster @ pacoyotehunter has not been offended by some of our commentary and that he/she gets a chance to look at photos we've linked to and can confirm if the Fungi is indeed the plant in question but from the description it does sound like the plant they came across at their workplace.


Should not that when using @ABC to notify someone, you cannot add a space after the @ as in @ ABC

correct? I think so. Thumbs up
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jul 23, 2015 3:51 PM CST
Thanks Frillylilly! I went back and edited ... I should have previewed before hitting send. Smiling
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jul 23, 2015 4:08 PM CST
My first thought is some kind of "Pitcher-plant" because they do attract flies but so do "stinkhorns" which are a fungus, so could definitely be that, probably one or the other.

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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jul 23, 2015 4:17 PM CST
Here is what it says...the instructions about how to use this Forum:
"Post a picture and write a description of your mystery plant, and we'll let you know what the plant is!"

The OP instead gave only the opportunity to make random guesses and he or she said a photo will be posted after we identify the item.

I went back are re-read every post. We do not know where this 'plant' was seen; not the state, zone or country. There is no mention of a 'workplace'. There is no location, no photo. We have very little information to go on. In my opinion we are simply doing the best we can to help to identify something that was called a 'plant' but the description better fits a 'fungus. The OP bypassed the instructions right from the beginning, but disregarding that little thing as it could be a newbie thing, several of us have posted links the OP can view to verify for himself or herself.

Here on the ID thread we usually have a pretty good time and I don't see anything that would be considered offensive to anyone. We have fun here...even when we guess wrong. Sorry, but no one said anything wrong with the possible exception of someone who had posted about the lake effect weather (we had been discussing that on a different thread) but I see that Moonhowl had edited their post to remove the weather report an has apologized not once, but twice to the OP...no, three times. Several posts have been edited which changes the meaning of the remaining posts; with all the omissions the OP may not understand what is left to read when/if he/she returns to check the thread.

We welcomed the OP, we, we offered our suggestions; supplied links; Bamira who has English not as his first language even joined in to say that on some forums there is a fee of $1 for plant ID. Someone else mentioned 50 cents for each correct guess. Pretty much we have said all we can say until the OP comes back to show us a photo of the item (plant/fungus) that he/she needs identified or to check out our links.

When All Things Plants stops being fun it's time to stop. No one said anything with the intention of offending the OP who may well be a 50 year old who is new to forums or could just as easily be a 10 year old kid waiting for someone to say exactly what this fungus looks like Whistling but, this being a family-friendly site, I'm not touching that one!

If you have time to spare, go back and read through every post in every thread on the Plant ID Forum and you'll see it's a fun place to visit.
I'm guessing if the thread is so bad that Dave could erase all the responses and the question can be like new. Thank You!
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jul 23, 2015 4:23 PM CST
Okay, since everyone is already off topic: what is an OP?
Porkpal
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Horntoad
Jul 23, 2015 4:27 PM CST
porkpal said:Okay, since everyone is already off topic: what is an OP?


Original Poster. The thead starter.
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