It's sometimes helpful when introducing a new ACRONYM to identify what the acronym means. Since this is a teaching/learning website, it's best to introduce a subject as if the potential reader were not already familiar with the subject matter.
NFT = ???
YOU may not be familiar with NFT, but due to the kind efforts of HeirloomSpores is pretty well proven to have been around since the 1960's, even if it's not as popular as DWC (deep water culture), ebb-n-flow, bubbleponics, drip-feed, etc. and thought that any aspiring "newbie" finding this site to investigate mycology probably found it through employing search-foo and would be able to employ those methods to find out what an unfamiliar ACRONYM meant given enough ancillary information.
That my OP (original post) in this specific subject forum where I differentiate it from soil at least 2X's and in a subsequents post included a pic of green growing things coming from sealed containers, I thought would give anyone enough clues to be able to educate themselves (or simply ask a question) about an unfamiliar term especially when I'm getting ready to describe in great detail how/why I use this system if there was expressed interest.
I've seen those all used multiple times in posts without explanation (did you know pH stands for potential hydrogen?), though with the great majority of my site interactions I've yet to think I'd be condescended upon for asking about a definition if not familiar with them and would hope the same to be assumed of me
I've stepped back from posting after reading the above quoted post, 1st remontrating my lack of explanation for an ACRONYM you may not be familiar with, and THEN asking a question to make sure my initial reaction was not a "heat of the moment" thing, but find is still pretty much the same today as it was upon first read.
I especially found it quite contrary to the sig of the admin poster.
"...we'd like to help you learn to help yourself..."
My posting "style" is much like any agricultural or mycological endeavor in that patience is sometimes a virtue defining the difference between success and failure in grasping the concept.
I almost PM'd (private message) this instead of posting it but decided to reply in the way addressed as it just seems more equitable.
Heirloom Spores, I will discuss this w/ you via PM if is still available to me going forward, but since you are the only one expressing interest, I might do better to conserve my typing efforts and not spam the site with unwanted content.
Thank you for your interest.
Edited by shoomer, 20 April 2017 - 07:40 PM.