Dear Brad: As a fellow Camellia enthusiast who has wandered into the world of bulbs and corms, let me suggest you use a bit of patience with the "off topic" comments you object to. Just skip those and revel in the information you will find and in the offers of bulbs and seeds that are seldom available elsewhere. Or you could join Facebook, but I suspect you wouldn't find it very helpful -- even after 319 days. Shirley Meneice -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Brad King Sent: Monday, February 10, 2014 4:13 PM To: email@example.com Subject: [pbs] OMG Hi All, My Name is Brad and I have just recently joined the PBS and subscribed to The List. I paid my $25 on Jan 23th. When I joined this organization I thought I would learn things. Even though I am learning things it's not quite what I expected. Since joining 19 days ago I have received about 100 posts, of these, half of them have been the debate on the British/American definition of words like yard, garden and their various forms. Are you kidding me? What a waste of space in this forum. When I leave my house whether it's via the front door or the back door, I know where to find my yard, my garden and my flower beds. And I know what I want to do there when I get there. If you want to carry on this British/ American English thing----Let start with----What is Football? Then let's move to what is a boot or a bonnet or a hood or a trunk? The important thing is whether you are in the UK or the USA when someone mentions these things to you-----YOU know what they are talking about. The quality of the forums are going to have to improve considerably before I come up with another $25 (that's American) next year. Respectfully submitted, Brad. Ontario Canada Zone 5b Above average snow fall and below average temperatures for the last 6 weeks. Only 2 and half more months until spring.