Saturday, January 6, 2007

Somni-Forum

I came across the Somni-Forum the other day while searching for something unrelated to poppies and took a look around, it's the forum for the website Poppies.org I don't know why I was surprised to find a forum dedicated to these wonderful plants but I was.

The forum is described as operating:

"under a "harm-reduction" philosophy, providing a nonjudgmental community-based atmosphere for frank and open discussions on such topics as Opium Poppies and Poppy Cultivation, Dried Poppy Pods and Poppy Seeds, Chronic Pain, Use and Abuse, Legal Issues, Addiction, Recovery and Drug Policy Reform."

The forum is one of those php message boards that I am such a fan of with nice, clean design and a lot of useful threads by some hard core poppy growers. Check out this forum if you're looking for information on starting poppies, I love how they don't have any ads on their board.

I give it ★ ★ ★ ★ out of five stars for the wealth of information they provide without annoying ads. Some sections of the poppy forum are restricted to forum members but as far as I could tell you didn't have to pay to sign up and post but they do registration only during specific times. Check out the main page for updates on when they'll be accepting more members.

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2 comments:

Juliette said...

yeah it is a great forum for the wealth of info provided, but they won't allow new users to register! that seems a little counterintuitive to their mission of spreading the respect and love for these plants.

MrBrownThumb said...

Hi Juliette,

You have a very good point. But because there are a lot of misconception about these plants they probably get a lot of dumb people who want to join the forum.

I have a video on YouTube of a ladybug eating aphids on a poppy pod and some people have left comments asking if I was growing heroine.

It is too bad they don't open up registration but they probably have a reason. Have you tried contacting the admin for access?

Sorry for the late reply.

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