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Posted Wed Jun 26, 2002, 3:02pm
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For many folks the newsgroup, alt.coffee, is a bit of a challenge to get to.  This presents an easy to use alternative for them.  For others the options of adding pictures or files is a neat addition to the internet discussion experience.

I also rather like the idea of a moderated discussion board.  

I have high hopes for this great CoffeeGeek feature.

Thanks Mark and all the folks who worked on this !

 
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Posted Wed Jun 26, 2002, 3:31pm
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coffeebeing Said:

For many folks the newsgroup, alt.coffee, is a bit of a challenge to get to.  This presents an easy to use alternative for them.  For others the options of adding pictures or files is a neat addition to the internet discussion experience.

I also rather like the idea of a moderated discussion board.  

I have high hopes for this great CoffeeGeek feature.

Thanks Mark and all the folks who worked on this !

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Again,Many thanks to Mark,Wayne & everyone else who worked on & made all of this possible!! Having it moderated too,is a great idea to keep a watchful eye out if things get out of hand.Cheers! {;-)

 
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Posted Wed Jun 26, 2002, 11:59pm
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I agree. I particularly like the regional forums -- Lets me really narrow down the reading. I'll still check alt.coffee every day, but I enjoy this forum more in general.

 
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2002, 12:14am
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dana_leighton Said:

I agree. I particularly like the regional forums -- Lets me really narrow down the reading. I'll still check alt.coffee every day, but I enjoy this forum more in general.

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Same here, It's great to be able to click on a specialized forum link & your there!,without scrolling through 10,000 posts like on alt.coffee.I still spend lots of time there,but having these two specialized sources of information is super!

 
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2002, 12:16am
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So, Mark, can we have our own t-shirts?

 
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lizellis Said:

So, Mark, can we have our own t-shirts?

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Hi Liz, Yes! I love it!! Having a Coffeegeek T-shirt would be great,like the T-shirts Randy organized on alt. And the Coffeegeek logo'ed espresso cups & saucers,logo'ed cap cups & saucers. I remember Mark saying that after several emails to Italy about the possibility of the logo'ed espresso cups,& not getting a response,that it isn't(might not)be worth it. These are the same beautiful cups that David Schomer uses in his Vivace cafe,from the best porcelain manufacturer in Italy,Tognana.

 
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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2002, 4:15pm
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lizellis Said:

So, Mark, can we have our own t-shirts?

Posted June 27, 2002 link

This is a pretty easy alternative for CoffeeGeek.Com shirts. CafePress does a pretty good job of print to order. It's not the cheapest solution in the world, but the prices can be set at any level over cost, allowing Mark to make a small profit as our way of contributing to the costs of running the site.

I've used CafePress to do one-off mugs and t-shirts for a project I was working on at Infogrames and for my web site, respectively. The mug was excellent quality; it's a large (14 oz?) ceramic, and the printing has stood up through multiple washing in the dishwasher.

The t-shirt was decent quality, and I understand they've gotten better since then. Also, their size range has expanded; when I ordered mine, they only went up to XL.

I'm not going to post the link, as I don't want to violate the "no advertising" policy, but any interested parties can probably find their site from the information listed above.

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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2002, 4:43pm
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Foxbat Said:

This is a pretty easy alternative for CoffeeGeek.Com shirts. CafePress does a pretty good job of print to order. It's not the cheapest solution in the world, but the prices can be set at any level over cost, allowing Mark to make a small profit as our way of contributing to the costs of running the site.

I've used CafePress to do one-off mugs and t-shirts for a project I was working on at Infogrames and for my web site, respectively. The mug was excellent quality; it's a large (14 oz?) ceramic, and the printing has stood up through multiple washing in the dishwasher.

The t-shirt was decent quality, and I understand they've gotten better since then. Also, their size range has expanded; when I ordered mine, they only went up to XL.

I considered cafepress at one point, but a couple of things stopped me

  • Other guys that I know who run community sites have had really bad experiences with them, to the point where they dropped the "store"

  • If I sell anything with the CoffeeGeek logo on it, I want it to absolutely reek of quality and "the best", esp. in the area of cups, mugs, tampers, etc.

I'm not going to post the link, as I don't want to violate the "no advertising" policy, but any interested parties can probably find their site from the information listed above.
Bruce

Posted June 27, 2002 link

Oh no!!

K, this is one thing I was worried about. I don't want people to tip toe around "posting rules" here, worried if something will or won't break the rules and "incur a moderator's wrath!"

Basically, if Cafepress came in to these forums and said "hey, buy our stuff... link link link", then that would be a clear break of the non-commercial status.

If someone legitimately comes in and says "check out this stuff I saw at this site, link, here's why it's cool, etc etc etc" I don't consider that commercial and wouldn't ban it - in fact, I want those kinds of posts.(sneaky internetmarketing book readers excepted, but there's a way to find those people out).

Now if some guy continually posts the same promo message for a supposedly unrelated business, then that is taking it a bit extreme, and I'd probably privately email the person to say, please stop, your posting is in the records, people will find it if they use search, etc etc

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Posted Thu Jun 27, 2002, 7:14pm
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CoffeeKid Said:

Oh no!!

K, this is one thing I was worried about. I don't want people to tip toe around "posting rules" here, worried if something will or won't break the rules and "incur a moderator's wrath!"

Posted June 27, 2002 link

I left out the little smiley face that was supposed to go with my comment... but thanks for the clarification, Mark. I won't be so cautious in the future (but it helps that I don't have any online businesses to push. :P )

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