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Please remember to mention location!

Fine | Apr 6, 200206:41 AM

I'm no computer expert and probably don't take advantage of all the shortcuts available; furthermore, I don't always have time to log on, so I often fall behind, whizzing through posts and picking out those I want to read immediately, leaving others for a more leisurely perusal another time, and skippping those that don't pique my interest. And my computer takes its own sweet time, especially returning to the main listings.

Therefore, when I click on a post with a name-less reference, "Oh, I liked their fries too," or a location-less one, "I love the polenta at Mama Maria's," or those gracious but time-and-space using comments, "Thanks so much everyone for your help," that usually means I don't get to read as many informative ones as I'd hoped to, and, in the case of the no-name or no-town references, have to hunt around till I find the missing vital info.

I'm sure I've been guilty of similar lapses, but I wish everyone would try to remember that sometimes folks enter in the middle of the conversation. Or return to it days later. Adding "SF" or "Palo Alto" to the subject line would obviate the need to reiterate locales.

And I don't mean to sound cranky about folks being friendly and saying "thanks," or "I'll have to try that," but it does make it a much longer slog for those of us playing constant catch-up.

Thanks for letting me vent!

P.S. Where is da Flora anyway?

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