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Robert Ray
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Yes,
Was suprised that is was a US site once I began looking at it.
 
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Wacky.  I ran lots of ads all at once a while back.  Six or seven publications.  I think your telling me this doubles the number of people I think found us through lots and lots of ads.
 
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Ads for what?  Do you sell something?

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Googled "permaculture forums"
 
                    
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I was roaming around the web looking up cob stuff, actually want to build and I dream about it all the time and looking at some demos of something that escapes my feeble brain right now and up popped your video as as suggestion and I followed along watched it due to the url at the end of one of your videos I got to permies.com  I like your voice. You are a good video journalist, the voice modulation is great, very clear, nice to hear. I haven't watch all of your video yet but what I have seen is marvelous. Thanks!
 
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Chris K e n d a l l wrote:
Ads for what?  Do you sell something?

chris


I placed an ad for this web site in several magazines.  Let me see if I can find one ...

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Linda Sebring wrote:
I was roaming around the web looking up cob stuff, actually want to build and I dream about it all the time and looking at some demos of something that escapes my feeble brain right now and up popped your video as as suggestion and I followed along watched it due to the url at the end of one of your videos I got to permies.com   I like your voice. You are a good video journalist, the voice modulation is great, very clear, nice to hear. I haven't watch all of your video yet but what I have seen is marvelous. Thanks!


Thanks for the kind words!

For a while I had a microphone that I liked.  Something I had lying around that plugged in and worked.  And then my computer decided it didn't like that contraption anymore.  I actually went out and bought something, but it sounds funny to me.  Oh well - it'll have to do.

 
                              
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Saw Paul's posts and videos on Sufficient Self. I've been over there a few months shy of its inception. The informational aspect is severely overshadowed by the cliquey social interaction on that forum. Enough about that.

I was stunned at how courteous, knowledgeable, helpful this forum is and have been spending much time reading here. There is such wealth contained in these pages that it will take me a bit to get caught up.  I am very impressed with Permies! This forum really stays on topic! When it swerves off it is still fascinating. Everyone has investigative minds here which is inspiring!
 
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Well, I think it is one of those things where like draws like.  So if you ask good questions and share good info, more folks will stop by and do the same!
 
                    
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How? Paul dropped by the forum where I spend way too much time. 
 
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You had glenn.  I had looked at glenn's threads on your site several times before.  And then glenn posted here.  And then .... somehow glenn's stuff got me to go over to your site .... 

Now, whenever I have a new something that has to do with building, i pop over and post about it at your site.  And, I do a quick look to see if there is another thread I might want to participate in (that way I don't feel like a spammer).

So really, you drew you to here! 
 
                    
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Around 6 months ago, I was looking at random natural building videos. I came across Paul's video on the Oehler $50 house. from there, I watched the video on Oehler's greenhouse and moved on to a few others. Eventually I came here (nice advertising at the end of all your videos. Good Job!).

I'm normally a relatively private person, not one to blindly jump into a community. I've been working in computer's long enough that I've seen forum communities that only held my attention for a month or 2 or 3... or maybe after that period of time I realized that the people were not the type of folks that I wanted to surround myself with. I kept coming back to the permies.com forums for long enough that I decided to make an account about 2 months ago. About a month after that, I started posting replies.

This place is becoming more and more a part of my daily life. Thanks Paul for creating this place that attracted such a beautiful community; a place for everyone to learn and share.
 
                                    
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from Kevin Topek   www.permaculturedesign.net
 
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Started looking for help with our lawn and stumbled upon "lawn care for the cheap and lazy."  Followed the link to here and started getting interested in what was being said about Permaculture.  Now I want to start shrinking the size of the lawn.  Just when it was beginning to look so good...
 
                          
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I found this site through the news aggregate Reddit. Over the last few months I kept seeing posts by this user "paulwheaton" on various subreddits that I read, with great videos and articles. Finally, today, I clicked on the link for permies.com. Glad that I finally made time to come, there is some very useful information housed here.
 
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Cool!  My time at reddit seems to really pay off.  There are at least four people that have come here from reddit and posted something and told me so.
 
                          
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Not only from Reddit, but from Bozeman, Montana. For over 6 months I had been trying to find out if there was a local group from the Gallatin Valley area, at least, that lived like this, had similar interests. I kept coming up with nothing. So I was very surprised to see that the reddit guy with the great posts was actually from Missoula.
 
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Did you see the missoula forum?

I'm in seattle right now.  Today I'll be teaching the "animals in the landscape" section for toby hemenway's PDC.  We're making arrangements for him to come and speak in missoula.

 
                          
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Paul, I did and am green with envy that y'all have such a community  up there. I have spent hours now, just reading through various threads. Loved the hugelkulture thread. Even though the Missoula group is too far away to take advantage of the local resources and people, the Missoula forum does offer information that will work with this climate and such, for my Gallatin Valley area. I can see that some of my projects are going to take a wee bit longer to get completed, due to the time I will be spending at this site, like a kid in a candy shop.
 
                              
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I googled:

dandelion wine

and that lead me to a youtube video by paul. The video concluded with a plug for the forum.
 
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Wesley wrote:
I googled:

dandelion wine

and that lead me to a youtube video by paul. The video concluded with a plug for the forum.


Wow.  I'm guessing that there was a bit of surfing involved? 

Well - that's good news that making those videos is helping to build this community.

I just got done with a 12 day trip collecting lots of footage for more videos.

 
                              
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Actually Paul, there was so much clicking and site jumping I'm not certain I found the youtube video. 

I will say that youtube is often how I find sites I enjoy but would not have found directly through a google search.
 
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I have a question - when did you start these forums?  When did you start the site?  I have participated in several internet forums before and had wanted to find a good permaculture-based forum for a while.  I remember searching about a year ago and not finding much of anything really - a few poor message boards and yahoo groups.  I looked again within this past year and if I recall correctly I actually shouted "WOOHOO!" when I saw there were actually posts here

 
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I watched Paul's video about Hügelkultur and had to laugh (in a friendly manner) because of his pronunciation.  I liked the idea right away because it improves the original Hügelbeet design. The OD is made with wood sticks not whole stems and needs intensive watering in summer. I'm trying Paul's version small scale in my garden now with rotten willow and conifer (for blueberries).

 
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I was trying to figure out the whole DE thing and hit your rich soils site
which was the first site about DE I found that wasn't full of a bunch of retarded psedoscience, so I hit the rest of the links on the -page and found mysefl mostly agreeing with you and more to the point realy liking the way you took apart an issue then I watched the videos which have the permies plug at the end and I said
"EUREKA a forum!" cause I love forums they are my best/worst addiction
 
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http://cryptogon.com/?p=16396

 
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brice Moss wrote:
and more to the point realy liking the way you took apart an issue then I watched the videos which have the permies plug at the end and I said
"EUREKA a forum!" cause I love forums they are my best/worst addiction


I think that's probably the recipe for a good forum.  Be so obnoxious that only the one person in a thousand that thinks like that can bear to hang out.  The people that wanna be chatty about paris hilton and/or politics will just go somewhere else!

 
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travis laduke wrote:
http://cryptogon.com/?p=16396


That seems like a pretty popular site!

Checking .... that link sent 210 folks our way.  Neat!

 
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http://cryptogon.com ;   looks like the perfect place to send those who want to chat politics    Maybe you should reciprocate Paul.....
 
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Acres USA add paul!
 
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I have enjoyed your links to your videos at Backwoods Home's site. Great work that you are doing.
Thanks, Kent
 
                                  
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Facebook of all places. I generally ignore the ads to the side, but was kind of astonished to see "Permaculture" over there.  I thought maybe my "like" list had simply ferreted it out of cyberspace. Sometimes FB feels like Big Brother and has me reluctant to utilize the site much, but it has re-connected me to some dear old friends.

Can I just shout how elated/proud I am to find our healthy Missoula chapter ?
 
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Make sure you take a look at the missoula eco forum - the part of permies focused on missoula.
 
                                      
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I was cruising youtube about raku, outdoor heaters/kilns, sinus surgery, pet wounds, savonius rotors, bison hand pumps, ram pumps, solar hot water, earth-sheltered houses, and I ran into the downdraft stove video somewhere along the way.
I own a first issue of TMEN (and most of the rest of them.....along with all the rest of the back-to-earth mags)...and have been doing this stuff for a long time.  Love it.
 
                                      
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Oops!  Forgot to mention the reason I came to this thread.....is there a way to add
a "search" feature on this web site? 
I can see that even a search box would lead you all over the place, as topics intertwine, but couldn't it sort of help? 

 
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There is a search feature.  You'll find the button at the top right-hand side, in a row of 6 buttons -

I hope this helps.... Welcome to Permies!
 
                                      
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Hah!  I was so caught up in all the forums I missed that! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
 
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