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02 July 2006 @ 11:03 am
Intro's  
Seems like quite a few people have become active on this forum in the past few months. Many of you I know and exchange with off the forum, but others I know very little about. I find that when I am discussing tea, it helps me to know a little about the other participants. Especially the extent of your experience with tea, background, other interests, etc. I'll start with a quick bio of myself.

Bearsx3, if this thread is successful, could you create a frontpage link to it for easy access?
 
 
 
davelcorp on July 9th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
Cloudwayfarer/Matthew/Jeffrey/JFree,
Perhaps, I have misread you -- that is quite possible. I am also willing to admit that I have judged you very quickly and without meeting you. Yes, of that I am guilty.

However, this is the internet, a place fraught with liars and deceivers and it is often important to trust your gut when dealing with strangers on the internet. My gut has told me not to trust you completely.

My first introduction to you was from Aaron Fisher, a internet personality who proved to be deceptive. Mr Fisher introduced you as someone who lived with him for two years and to whom he sends tea in the Bay Area. He offered to arrange a meeting between you and I. I agreed to making arrangements but did hear from you for a while. During this time, I made some discoveries about Mr. Fisher and revealed them on this board (see link in previous comment) -- approximately 10 minutes after posting the revelation, I received a private email from you asking if I would like to meet you. I declined and directed you to the information I had posted.
Since then, you have appeared on this forum first anonymously, and then under the name cloudwayfarer, posting comments that suggest a fair amount of expertise in puer. Only after some questioning, did you reveal your connection to Mr. Fisher, despite knowing his history on this forum.

If you had been upfront and let this connection be known at the beginning, I personally would have been more trusting of you and would have appreciated your honesty.

Regarding Guang: My relationship with Guang, as a customer and an email correspondent, began long before Mr. Fisher appeared. He has always been honest and without pretense. I would prefer if you don't drag other people into this discussion.

Now, despite all of this, you do seem to have quite a bit of experience in the tea world, and you have offered some very interesting and informative comments on this forum. I will try and forget my early impressions of you and try and judge you only on your future comments. A wiping-clean of the slate, if you will. I look forward to future conversations, intellectual enjoyment of learning more about tea, and, hopefully, discovering a wonderful person.
(no subject) - cloudwayfarer on July 9th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
houde on July 13th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
Re: gratitude
the questions Guang has asked on behalf of "Pu-erh Teapot magazine" and the 'experts is actually something Aarong has asked Guang to help him with.

Hi Cloudwayfarer

You are half-right on this matter. Mr. Liang and I have had this Q&A idea quite a while ago. But both us were so very busy and I do not like to present the Q&A in my chinglish, so nothing was accomplished.

As for my relationship with Aaron, I had explained in private emails to davelcorp. I was, and still am, happy to see Aaron's help on the english-version pu-erh magazine, as long as everybody acts only with good deeds and within boundaries.

Guang


(no subject) - cloudwayfarer on July 13th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)