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Oxygenee
Edited from a recent exchange in the General Absinthe Discussion sub-forum, here for the benefit of newcomers is an outline of my philosophy as site-owner and admin:

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Forum traffic is growing at the fastest rate it ever has, approaching 200 000 visits per month. New members join every day. We expect new members to have read the registration conditions, to have read the FAQ, to have browsed a little through the past threads, to introduce themselves briefly, and to write reasonably correct and grammatical English, unless they are non-native speakers. That's it. If you feel that that's setting the bar too high, I'm not going to lose any sleep about it.

As for the general tone here: it's an absinthe forum, with all that entails: an online 21st century version of the cafes that Verlaine and Toulouse Lautrec frequented in the 1890's. Robust debate is good. Humour, wit and sarcasm all have their place. If you voice controversial opinions, you're going to need to be able to defend them. If you act idiotically, you'll be laughed at. We value intelligence, knowledge and wit more than politeness for its own sake. I think that's appropriate for the drink and its ethos. Some of the best and brightest minds in the absinthe world post here, and have done so for going on eleven years now.

I bought the forum a few years ago not to for business reasons, but to help out a friend, who was starting to find the whole thing unmanageable. I've tried to run it in the same spirit she did. We don't charge for membership. We don't charge for events we occasionally organize. We don't sell subscriptions. We don't sell advertising. We don't edit posts. Our buyers guide - by far the largest and most comprehensive anywhere - is absolutely impartial, and doesn't necessarily even include all the specific absinthes my company sells. There are discrete links to some of my commercial absinthe sites, but also to many rival vendors. I don't use the forum at all to promote my own business or products, except in the very rare occasions where something is of very general interest, like a big pre-ban absinthe cache. Fee Verte isn't a business, it's a trust I inherited from Kallisti, who created it all. It's run for the benefit of the members, and on my watch it always will be.
Provenance
QUOTE(Oxygenee @ Mar 12 2008, 10:25 AM) *
We expect new members to have read the registration conditions, to have read the FAQ, to have browsed a little through the past threads, to introduce themselves briefly, and to write reasonably correct and grammatical English, unless they are non-native speakers.

Difficile est satiram non scribere.
Oxygenee
Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.
Provenance
Ha!
louched liver
Lotsa possum down here.
Helfrich
QUOTE
Difficile est satiram non scribere.

How juvenal. Given my provenance, it's easy for me not to do that in reasonably correct and grammatical English.
louched liver
Um, no.

Not far enough south
for javelina.

Sorry.
Helfrich
I'd rather have some of them snapping turtles around here. Or a pymph.
louched liver
She's a bit snappy.
absinthist
Oh Snap!
Head_prosthesis
Oxy,
It's a dirty job. But someone's gotta do it.
Provenance
I'm just glad the banana is in his ear.
sixela
QUOTE(Oxygenee @ Mar 13 2008, 12:23 AM) *

Te audire no possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.

Sola lingua bona est lingua mortua.

Which is why there are so many language killers roaming the premises, I guess…<sound of broken glass and falling furniture> HELP! HE'S ATTACKING ME AS IF I WERE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE! <deadly silence>
louched liver
Or not…
Provenance
QUOTE(sixela @ Mar 17 2008, 05:43 AM) *
Which is why there are so many language killers roaming the premises

Utinam coniurati te in foro interficiant.
sixela
"In foro" -- brilliant!

Who let them in? I thought they were still merely prowling the gardens.

It all goes to show that…

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur.

(I like to translate "altum" to "profound" in English - it's a guilty pleasure).
Marc
You're on a new drug guyz?
absinthist
It's Evolution, I am telling you. Nice Sock you put on, Socky.
OCvertDe
Um… hola?
absinthist
PTFA, Socky has changed his avatar after so many years.
Patlow
O - M - G ! ! !
absinthist
Another sign of Apocalypse.
Marc
Was getting tired of the other sock, he was full of… whatever…

This new sock puppet has a nicer smile, and is… hem… cleaner…
And as you can see, he only sleeps on dried A.A., he tried fenel seeds too but found it less comfortable.

I adopted him last saturday so say 'Hi' to my new socky:
IPB Image
louched liver
Can't be YOUR avatar.

It has a heart on.
G&C
I'm sorry to say
that AA looks like hay.
Marc
A pierced heart, does that count?

G&C:
Um no.
Just dried A.A..
Absomphe
A pierced heart on?

About time you let Prince Albert out of the can.
G&C
I've seen dried A.a.
and that shit looks like hay.

Provenance
QUOTE(sixela @ Mar 17 2008, 05:39 PM) *
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur.
Ut si!
Absomphe
WTF's the Ice Man got to do with this?

Nevermind, Latin's just Greek to me, anyway.
Marc
QUOTE(G&C @ Mar 18 2008, 03:07 PM) *

I've seen dried A.a.
and that shit looks like hay.

Jeez…
Colors are not realistic in that picture, I had to change them to make the puppet look nicer.
Also, the puppet is only 1" large, should give you an idea about the size of the whole scene.
Anyway, that dried A.A. has a very nice fragrance, but for whatever reason, I can't transpose it through the picture. Strange, isn't it?
Jaded Prole
Looks like hay -- and not just the color.

Nice sock though.
Shabba53
Definitely like the new sock.
Marc
QUOTE(Jaded Prol @ Mar 18 2008, 03:44 PM) *

Looks like hay -- and not just the color.

You're real funny guyz.
How you can tell from such a small and photochopp'd picture is a total mistery to me.
Makes me think of this weird psycho pictures where you see whatever the fuck you want to see.
I give up. You beat me, you're the experts.
absinthist
Haytemisia haysinthium?
Marc
That's it, we're on some new species here, after the Parsleymisia parsleythium.
The Standard Deviant
I think a parsleymonious approach is best here.
Marc
Dried Haytemisia haysinthium from Emile Pernot, Pontarlier:

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Absomphe
QUOTE(mthuilli @ Mar 18 2008, 08:30 AM) *

That's it, we're on some new species here, after the Parsleymisia parsleythium.


Grown almost exclusively in the state of Parsleyvania.
absinthist
QUOTE(mthuilli @ Mar 18 2008, 07:41 AM) *

Dried Haytemisia haysinthium from Emile Pernot, Pontarlier:

Dried Parsleymisia parsleythium from Boggy Tits, Rzeszów:


hartsmar
http://www.virginiabuilder.com/

absinthist
You are channelling Kirkenstein…
Marc
Btw, apologies to Oxy for having screwed his serious topic.



Wait… is it something unusual?
Helfrich
I like your new sock, Marc. It freaks me out but I like it.
Jaded Prole
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Dried Haytemisia haysinthium from Emile Pernot, Pontarlier:


Now, that ain't hay!
dakini_painter
Yes a very nice sock. Congrats.
louched liver
Xit,
everyone's cummin' on the
outside
of his new socky.

Gonna be soaked comin'
and goin' 1nce he gets
started on the innards.
Marc
.
.
<--- "I'm wet already LL, xow me you're ass. Et merci Tits, Prole, Shabba, Helfrich & Dakini"
.
.
louched liver
Sure, you assed for it:

absinthist
QUOTE(mthuilli @ Mar 18 2008, 12:25 PM) *

Et merci Tits, Prole, Shabba, Helfrich & Dakini"

Isn't that what true, butt overrated friends are for?
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