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Postby scruffmcgruff » May 20th, '09, 21:42

Can we just drop it? He is just trying to get a rise out of us, and frankly you guys playing into his game is just as silly as his posts.

This is trolling 101. Step 1: Find a popular thread where the experienced members (more or less) agree. Step 2: Using bad grammar and annoying language, tell them that they are wrong without any evidence to back up your position. Step 3: Watch members get into a huff and waste their time finding data to convince you that you are wrong.

Even if by some slim chance he is just an idiot and not a troll, it is clear that nothing we say will change his mind. Why bother?
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Postby geeber1 » May 20th, '09, 22:09

scruffmcgruff wrote:Image

+1 :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Geekgirl » May 20th, '09, 23:04

kymidwife wrote:some people prefer Nes-Tea instant :shock:


Yuuuuummmmoo!!! the taste of childhood at grandmas! :lol:
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Postby Proinsias » May 20th, '09, 23:19

scruffmcgruff wrote:Can we just drop it? He is just trying to get a rise out of us, and frankly you guys playing into his game is just as silly as his posts.

This is trolling 101. Step 1: Find a popular thread where the experienced members (more or less) agree. Step 2: Using bad grammar and annoying language, tell them that they are wrong without any evidence to back up your position. Step 3: Watch members get into a huff and waste their time finding data to convince you that you are wrong.

Even if by some slim chance he is just an idiot and not a troll, it is clear that nothing we say will change his mind. Why bother?


I'm not in a huff and I'm not at all convinced the poster is a troll. I couldn't really care less about Teavana either.

Why bother? well I was drinking some liu bao, reading over Teachat and couldn't really help myself responding. If it's irritating people I'll stop.
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Postby Chip » May 20th, '09, 23:31

I felt everyone was handling the newbie pretty well. Gave everyone an opp to rant about Teavana again, which is always entertaining.

Teavana plant, troll, whatever.
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Postby geeber1 » May 21st, '09, 00:04

I want to go there someday just to see what it's like. I've been deprived, living here in the boonies!
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Postby Salsero » May 21st, '09, 00:47

geeber1 wrote: I want to go there someday just to see what it's like. I've been deprived, living here in the boonies!
Me too! I long to see corruption and degradation of the human spirit in epic proportions!
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Re: how many good things do you have to say about tea compan

Postby auggy » May 21st, '09, 09:43

Pentox wrote:Yeah, Lupicia would fall in that category.

That's what I thought but no Lupicia stores around here. I'm hoping to hit one when I'm in SF in July. Yay!
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Postby bambooforest » May 21st, '09, 12:47

Lupicia fall into what category? Clarification would be appreciated.
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Postby Pentox » May 21st, '09, 13:08

bambooforest wrote:Lupicia fall into what category? Clarification would be appreciated.


Loose leaf chain tea store w/ physical storefront.
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Postby Salsero » May 21st, '09, 13:57

Pentox wrote:
bambooforest wrote:Lupicia fall into what category? Clarification would be appreciated.
Loose leaf chain tea store w/ physical storefront.

But super high quality -- as I understand it.
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Postby Odinsfury » May 21st, '09, 14:49

I agree with Chip. I thought everyone was handling it pretty well.

Salsero wrote: Me too! I long to see corruption and degradation of the human spirit in epic proportions!


+1
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Postby auggy » May 21st, '09, 15:23

bambooforest wrote:Lupicia fall into what category? Clarification would be appreciated.

Sorry - was trying to unobtrusively have a slightly related but sorta off topic conversation with Pentox so I took out a lot of the quotes to keep it from being too unwieldy.
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Postby bambooforest » May 21st, '09, 16:31

The reason I wanted clarification is because I don't want Lupicia, which is apparently a very good tea store, to be lumped together with Teavana and all its complaints.
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Postby 2n2Metal » May 23rd, '09, 15:17

Reading flyoness posts, reads like the adults sound when they talk on Charlie Brown.

People that work at Teavana who "complain" aren't weak and whiny...they just don't appreciate being walked all over. They aren't trying to be brainwashed lifeless sales people, which I have heard many of our customers complain about from other stores they have visited. The people that actually stay there and work for the company for any real long length of time are the weak ones. They buy into acting like a robot and rehearsing the same weak "scripts" to pressure a customer into buying things.

P.S.-The quality of tea at Teavana is mediocre at best.
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