Purpose of the CactiForum
This forum was sent live on 8-27-2004. This Cacti Forum is intended to be an open community of
any who are interested in learning more about cacti, whether novice or expert. I receive a lot of e-mails from
people requesting help with things such as identification of a individual cactus, cacti growing tips,
and cacti care. Although, I've always tried to answer these questions the best I can, my knowledge is limited.
I believe the collective knowledge gained through a forum such as this is a better way to utilize the power of
the world wide web.
Who can use the CactiForum
Everyone is welcome to join the forum as long as they are polite and considerate of other members.
The forum contains members from all over the world. The members range from beginner to advanced.
Topics cover all sorts of cactus-related subjects such as: tips on growing cacti, identification
of cacti, uses for cacti, sharing cacti pictures, and much more.
Note: In order to save screen space and make the forum cleaner the left nav-bar will not load
on the forum page. To get back to the nav-bar, simply click on Home or any of the other pages at the
top of the forum.
Forum Rules:Keep the content clean and always, always be polite. There are school groups that
use this website for their school projects -keep that audience in mind. In other words -keep this forum
Additionally certain subjects are off limits because they fuel fierce debates in this sort of environment.
People are much more bold behind a computer and often dispose of the usual pleasantries. This is hasn't been the case
with CactiGuide.com, but this rule is to ensure that it never is. Any Political/Religious discussion is prohibited.
In other words, don't post why you think democracy is better than socialism or that capitalism is worse than
communism, etc. Also no discussions about the existence of God or of Darwinian evolution. Don't post on why
it is better to be Muslim or better to be Jewish or better to be Catholic, atheistic, pantheistic, etc, etc.
Lastly, please do not misunderstand these rules. They are not because I think the above topics are not worth discussing or
studying. In fact, I feel quite the opposite and am strongly convinced of my own beliefs. However, I do not think
that web forum -especially not a cactus forum -is the place to discuss these emotionally charged topics. The anonymity
of the environment makes it a bad idea. Not to mention, there are plenty of other forums for discussing these topics and
when it comes to cacti, we are far from being short of things to discuss.
Thank you in advance for respecting these few simple rules. I hope that you find the information contained herein
invaluable to your cacti growing experience and that you are enriched by the friendships made on this forum.
Any questions can be e-mailed to me at
or be sent through the forum.