Glad to have you join us... I'm always looking for ways to adapt, and if someone has already found a solution and is willing to share, then I don't have to try to reinvent the wheel! Thanks for the lead on your thread...I'll review it right away. Yuska
I think that it is horrible that this forum had to be reopened with the posting of a previous thread that ended up in with a bunch of hard feelings and name-calling. I do not think that this should have been allowed. I, as a newbie and disabled, was really looking forward to this forum. But since I was redirected, by dwdruley, in the very first post, to a situation that occurred in the past and was not very helpful to anyone, I have had second thoughts. You even speak of your thread as having an "inevitable death". Why would you want all of us that have never read it to read it? Why post such a thread. All it has done is to run people like me away. Who wants to be friends with someone that only stirs up past hurts?
JesseK, I felt the same way after reviewing Dave's thread to which we were directed. I thought to myself "Ouch! Stay away from this!" But since Dave is willing to make a fresh start, maybe all of us can. Let's channel our mental and emotional energies towards ways of coping with our physical shortcomings.
I sincerely hope that I never become so annoyed with anyone in DG that I would feel compelled to comment harshly. I remind myself that starting a thread does not constitute ownership but does carry the responsibility of oversight. All of us can use "Preview" not only to check for typos, but as a chance to see our words as other DGer's will see and feel them. Yuska
Dw … in an earnest attempt to patch an unpleasant situation, that I most sincerely feel should not continue to be a hindrance or dissuasion to other disabled folks that are trying to share their common interests with one another - - I, therefore, have visited the referenced thread, and have edited or removed all of my replies that [were] in no way associated to ‘disabled’ gardeners.
Also .. Dw .. with the removal of my replies/posts - - please know, that I do not desire for any repercussions to remain .. that may risk possibly reflecting badly for/on you – so I urge, rather request .. of you also, to visit the same thread and edit/remove similar posts.
Perhaps these such threads .. may progress as they were initially intended.
That's the least I can do to for you (and others). I'm heartened that a couple of my friends stepped forward to help me (also a relatvie newbie) out of a very awkward and unhappy situation. Again, I apologize.