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#1 CAPCOM

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:46 PM

With the conclusion of the final train imminently approaching, I am curious about participants opinions. After all, I certainly dont conduct these for my health and I contribute far more seed than I ever remove. So it must be my obsession of spreading the variety of taste and heat where ever possible.

At times I have found it questionable whether it was really worth it and whether or not to continue, especially after the great train robbery 2 years back.

 

So this is basically a chance to offer opinions as well as criticism of the train and or trains you may have participated in. Since the 1st one I have basically taken a model that was already running and built from that. Rules and procedures were modified as an in progress process to what is running today.

 

 


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 06:55 AM

My only criticism (?) would be too many generous participants. Although more variety is great, there are so many seeds to choose from, it took me about 4 hours to sort through the train packages, identify seeds to select, bag those up, return the packages to the train, add my seeds, then pack it up and ship it back out. I suggest limiting the trains to 8-10 participants.

 

PS: Thanks for all your efforts in running the trains. I know it is a lot of work, and I appreciate it.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 07:38 AM

I just took part in the European seed train. It's a bit smaller I guess but I have some ideas nonetheless. 

 

Seeds should be categorised to make it easier to find them. They should be listed in a (semi-)public document that gets updated when something is added/removed. 

 

Example 1: Put individual seed bags in a bigger bag per participant with all varieties they've added to it. Then in the list, you can find the seeds you'd want, check who added it, look for the specific member's bag and take it out.

 

Example 2: Make big bags for Annuums, Baccatums, Chinenses, crosses etc. etc. 

 

Categorising makes it a lot easier. It takes an afternoon or two to organise everything, but after that, it's pretty smooth sailing. As long as everyone helps to keep it that way.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 07:43 AM

Everything went smooth this time. The rules seem fair enough. 


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 08:39 AM

It works great as is. I agree it is a lot of work going through all the seed, but we'll worth it if you consider the access to seeds that might not be available anywhere else. And it only costs 7 bucks. Thank you very much for conducting this train, I for one really do enjoy it

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:36 PM

I thought it was awesome for my first train ride. It was very smooth and very packed. Would love to join furure trips!!

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:55 PM

I think it's great. The amount of seed is quite overwhelming but that's not a bad thing.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 06:53 PM

My only criticism (?) would be too many generous participants. Although more variety is great, there are so many seeds to choose from, it took me about 4 hours to sort through the train packages, identify seeds to select, bag those up, return the packages to the train, add my seeds, then pack it up and ship it back out. I suggest limiting the trains to 8-10 participants.

 

PS: Thanks for all your efforts in running the trains. I know it is a lot of work, and I appreciate it.

I know what you mean. When I got my 1st train it took me equally as long. In regards to the time to process the package, Thats why I allow for 3+ days to do so. I went with 15 participants this time to give as many a chance that wanted to because with past trains it seemed to take longer to make its rounds. this group of 2 trains ran in record time.

 

I just took part in the European seed train. It's a bit smaller I guess but I have some ideas nonetheless. 

 

Seeds should be categorised to make it easier to find them. They should be listed in a (semi-)public document that gets updated when something is added/removed. 

 

Example 1: Put individual seed bags in a bigger bag per participant with all varieties they've added to it. Then in the list, you can find the seeds you'd want, check who added it, look for the specific member's bag and take it out.

 

Example 2: Make big bags for Annuums, Baccatums, Chinenses, crosses etc. etc. 

 

Categorising makes it a lot easier. It takes an afternoon or two to organise everything, but after that, it's pretty smooth sailing. As long as everyone helps to keep it that way.

Categorizing is a novel idea. But if you knew what I had to go through just to get some riders to stop using crayons, markers, pens etc on the plastic bags you would understand my reluctance to jump to the next step too fast.

 

I did add lists with my seeds for a while but life doesn't always allow for the luxury of additional time to compile things like that.

 

Everything went smooth this time. The rules seem fair enough. 

Agreed. I only bring out the ruler when I have to.

 

It works great as is. I agree it is a lot of work going through all the seed, but we'll worth it if you consider the access to seeds that might not be available anywhere else. And it only costs 7 bucks. Thank you very much for conducting this train, I for one really do enjoy it

Good to hear. Hopefully all that seed get grown out and finds its way back on the trains for future riders to grow and in turn share.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 10:18 PM

I thought it was great. Turn around time was perfect, everyone was chill about it, knowing the rules and making sure everyone had their envelopes and what not. And Capcom, I appreciate you for running it on your own time. Mad respect to you and all that participated. 



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Posted 20 December 2017 - 08:57 PM

All trains have returned. unfortunately for me I dont have time to go through them just yet. Busy weekend coming up.


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Posted 01 January 2018 - 12:46 PM

First time rider, I thought it was awesome. I hope my contributions were up to expectations. I was blown away by the amount of seeds to sort through. I'll be saving a lot more seeds in the future. i also liked having some non pepper varieties in there.



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Posted 01 January 2018 - 12:49 PM

Oh and thanks CAPCOM for doing a great job as our Conductor. 






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