Most people won't click on a link if they suspect it looks like spam.
Even more importantly, if they see what they think is spam on a site, they are likely to leave and look for the answers to their questions elsewhere. We'd like permies to be full of good answers for people's questions, and for people to feel confident in clicking links they find here.
"What is your motivation to buy a new product?" - there seems to be no option for choosing by how good it is, how appropriate to your needs it is.
It seems to be entirely about gathering information for you to target sales rather than helping the people who are doing the survey for you. You are offering nothing in return, ignoring the needs of the people you are expecting to help you. Which of course makes people think that any product you offer is going to be equally focused on the seller's needs.
I suggest you re-write the whole survey with an attitude of serving your customer rather than milking them. let people know what you are trying to market, why you feel there is a need for it, why you think it could help them. At the moment it just looks like you have no real interest, no mission beyond money making, no higher cause.
Which makes the whole thing seem boring and worthless.
Marcus - if you do find anything suitable, please let us know where from, especially if they will ship. I'm still having great difficultly sourcing anything and at the moment I can neither travel nor phone to help me find a source.
Jason Learned wrote:
I would like to see you guys go over some of the cooking rockets stoves. Like Matt Walker's stove and the many others out there. Heat your cabin and cook your food.
I'd like to see something about this kind of stove too. So many people I've spoken to think that oil drums are ugly and that you can't cook on them. Whereas most of the people I've shown Matt's new tiny-house cook-stove to have kinda stopped in their tracks and decided they want one. Myself included!
In the second, a person above me in the thread quoted my text. I responded quoting theirs. It got slapped down for being "not nice" because I was responding to a person and I was asked to remove the quote. I get it. I hope that the post gets reinstated after making changes.
Don't have time to double check right now, but I think the reason you were asked to remove the quote was because the post you were quoting was removed so we wanted the quote removing too. Thread clean-ups get complicated pretty quickly...
At night plants suck in some of this CO2 and use the O2 to breathe, they use the freed up carbon to build their cells and fuel their inner workings, unfortunately when the sun is up and they are again using photosynthesis to provide their energy needs, they are exhaling CO2, so plants at best are a break even situation for controlling CO2.
If not, could you write one Scott? Make sure it includes the magic words 'I give this book x out 10 acorns' and once there's a review a staff member is likely to create a book summary post (though you could have a go at that too if you want - I'm crazy crazy busy with family health issues right now and I'm not sure how much time other staff members have either), add your review post to the thread and add the thread to the review grid. Once the grid knows about it, it will pick up the score.
The more reviews a book has, the higher it appears on the grid.
Well we could, but that would ruin the fun. And the mystery...
Plus it would re-open old problems like members sending apple-begging PMs to other members, and, believe it or not, illegal apple trading between members who believed that getting enough apples would mean they could take over the board. It doesn't quite work like that though...
Pie is different. Unless the pie-giver opts to send anonymously, you should get a notification of who sent it. Possibly with a note.
Political discussion is confined to the cider press.
Permies.com is about practical things we can do to make the world a better place using permaculture, but we do allow political discussion in the cider press. You are eligible to post there so there's no reason you can't continue the discussion if you wish.
I looked at the thread in question and the decision seems perfectly correct. If the thread had stayed non-political and kept focusing on practical solutions we might have let it go, but there was too much overtly political stuff being introduced there, and that belongs either in the cider press or somewhere else altogether. David's decision was perfectly correct and was the one I would have made if I'd been around the place more recently.
The cider press is not a place to air grievances, it is a place where we allow established members to discuss topics that would otherwise take up too much moderator time to keep respectful and fit for publication.
She is the star of a new TV series, Off the Beaten Track, which sees Teg and her owner Kate travel from the very tip of North Wales, through the remotest areas in the country, to the South coast. The duo explores how the dramatic landscapes shape the people who live and thrive on it, and how the people in these rural communities survive modern living in these isolated pockets.
This four-part series shows the slices of Wales you never normally see, in all their natural glory, with no holds barred; from the crazy weather conditions to some of the most spectacular landscapes this world has to offer.
Production still of Kate and Teg with Will Evans driving cattle up Cadir IdrisJoin Kate and Teg as they lose cattle on a drive up the mountain, naked swim in an ice cold lake, experience the harsh reality of living off the grid, witness the very probable death of an ancient Welsh tradition, have a go at playing Ben-Hur, find the best spot for looking up on a clear night and uncover how much a farmer gets per sheep at one of the last traditional sheep marts in the country.
Philipp Mueller wrote: Kitchen shops have to get their granite from a mason, which leaves less profit for them.
You went to a kitchen shop? We went to a local stone cutter and wandered around his giant slabs of local stone with a cardboard template of the weird shape we wanted cutting and he helped us a chose a lump of stone that would work well for the use we wanted and the colour of the kitchen. He took the template off us, set his machine up, and we collected it the next day. Don't think he had time for filling holes and polishing.
I'm tempted to go back just so I can take photos...
James Freyr wrote:Burra, can you share with us how your granite has held up after 5 years?
The granite still looks as good as the day we installed it. But then, the old marble slab that's been sitting outside that we prep chickens and ducks on looks pretty much the same as when we put it there, too. Neither of them have been treated in any way since we've had them, though I guess the marble might have had something done to it in its previous life, and all the maintenance I give them is a wipe down with a cloth or the occasional scrub if they get something very yucky on them.