The Orchid Forum
Just wanted to say that the Orchid Forum seems to be one of the most friendly and helpful of the Garden Web plant forums towards beginning growers. Wonder why that is?
I won't be naming names, but when I go to some other of the forums and ask a total newbie question, I feel lucky to get any kind of response at all, and I noticed I'm not the only one. When I do get a reply (or at most two)it's never very helpful.
On the orchid forum, though, I see us almost always doing a good job of welcoming newbies, giving them sage advice (even if we sometimes offer contradictory opinions on certain things), providing external links, and things like that.
So, I wonder what the difference is? Is it that there are just more of us using the orchid forum, thus more people responding to posts? Is it that we're just friendlier folks? Any ideas?