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Newsgroup Rules

Post by kgrigg » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 02:00:28



I am new to this newgroup and, against my better judgment, I am going to ask
some questions.  I have been a "lurker" for sometime, but have never posted.
In the other newsgroups I subscribe to, there are rules about off-topic
conversations and retailing.  It doesn't appear that is the case in this
quilting newsgroup.  I have read some posts that are very lengthly, but
there isn't anything about quilting/textiles in them.  Is it acceptable to
post what appears to be chat conversations that don't apply to quilting? I
have also read some posts that have left me completely confused about people
getting made at what others post or have at their websites.  Please
enlighten me.  At this point I am almost afraid to post or ask a question.
I apologize in advance if I have offended nayone by these
questions/comments.
Thanks,
Grannygirl
 
 
 

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Post by Carolyn &/or Stev » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 02:20:51


Well, Grannygirl, since you've been lurking for awhile, you've seen the FAQ
about selling things here (a no-no). The other, non-quilting stuff we *try*
to mark OT (for Off Topic--is it time for another reminder, folks?) so that
others can tune them out. There doesn't seem to be any way to keep all the
conversations strictly to quilting. Have you ever been to a guild or bee
meeting? How many of THOSE conversations deal with 'quilting, quilting,
nothing-but-quilting'?

Believe me, it's been tried and discussed to death. It usually results in
lots of bad feelings and a huge dust up that lasts for weeks. The nature of
RCTQ seems to be a reflection of real life.
--
Carolyn in Harlingen, Texas, USA (not offended one bit)
Lead, Sweet Adelines Magic Valley Chorus, Region 10
My home page:
http://pages.prodigy.net/ledbottom
RQ2 blocks:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/7356/ruth.html

Quote:

>I am new to this newgroup and, against my better judgment, I am going to
ask
>some questions.  I have been a "lurker" for sometime, but have never
posted.
>In the other newsgroups I subscribe to, there are rules about off-topic
>conversations and retailing.  It doesn't appear that is the case in this
>quilting newsgroup.  I have read some posts that are very lengthly, but
>there isn't anything about quilting/textiles in them.  Is it acceptable to
>post what appears to be chat conversations that don't apply to quilting? I
>have also read some posts that have left me completely confused about
people
>getting made at what others post or have at their websites.  Please
>enlighten me.  At this point I am almost afraid to post or ask a question.
>I apologize in advance if I have offended nayone by these
>questions/comments.
>Thanks,
>Grannygirl


 
 
 

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Post by Smercad » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 02:21:07


Grannygirl,

There is a FAQ that is posted once a week (I just saw it posted this morning).
The 'rules' are in the FAQ's.
As long as you post an OT in front of the subject matter Off Topics are allowed
on the NG. We do not allow adverti***ts on the NG and especially no
attachments!

This is a very active NG so you might encounter people that might not share the
same views and therefore we have our annual flaming war. This is not the norm.

Don't be afraid to post!
Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? What are you working on? Are you
ready to join our UFO challenge? (Some of us are trying to finish some of those
old UFO's during the summer). How long have you been quilting? What do you like?
(piecing, appliqu, hand or machine quilting). Do you have a QI (quilt inspector
of the pet variety)? And then the question everyone wants you to answer... Dark
or Milk chocolate??

Welcome!
Starlady (From So. NH, with 1 QI & 1 DD, and many UFOs , oh... Milk is my
preference)

Quote:

> I am new to this newgroup and, against my better judgment, I am going to ask
> some questions.  I have been a "lurker" for sometime, but have never posted.
> In the other newsgroups I subscribe to, there are rules about off-topic
> conversations and retailing.  It doesn't appear that is the case in this
> quilting newsgroup.  I have read some posts that are very lengthly, but
> there isn't anything about quilting/textiles in them.  Is it acceptable to
> post what appears to be chat conversations that don't apply to quilting? I
> have also read some posts that have left me completely confused about people
> getting made at what others post or have at their websites.  Please
> enlighten me.  At this point I am almost afraid to post or ask a question.
> I apologize in advance if I have offended nayone by these
> questions/comments.
> Thanks,
> Grannygirl

 
 
 

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Post by Kathy Appleba » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 02:44:16


Quote:

> I
> have also read some posts that have left me completely confused about people
> getting made at what others post or have at their websites.  Please
> enlighten me.

This group is a reflection of human nature -- there are those who will
get their panties in a knot over *anything*.

I just try to remember that the people who react all out of proportion
probably just had the IRS call, their spouse left in a huff, the dog bit
them, and their sewing machine went on the fritz all in the same day. In
other words, if you've done your best to post politely, don't take it
personally. :)
--
Kathy Applebaum
Kayney Quilting (longarm machine quilting)

 
 
 

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Post by orca » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 06:04:50


 and especially no
Quote:
> attachments!

(Repeated just in case you glossed over it.)
--
Ruth in Happy Camp


Quote:
> Grannygirl,

> There is a FAQ that is posted once a week (I just saw it posted this
morning).
> The 'rules' are in the FAQ's.
> As long as you post an OT in front of the subject matter Off Topics are
allowed
> on the NG. We do not allow adverti***ts on the NG and especially no
> attachments!

> This is a very active NG so you might encounter people that might not
share the
> same views and therefore we have our annual flaming war. This is not the
norm.

> Don't be afraid to post!
> Tell us about yourself. Where are you from? What are you working on? Are
you
> ready to join our UFO challenge? (Some of us are trying to finish some of
those
> old UFO's during the summer). How long have you been quilting? What do you
like?
> (piecing, appliqu, hand or machine quilting). Do you have a QI (quilt
inspector
> of the pet variety)? And then the question everyone wants you to answer...
Dark
> or Milk chocolate??

> Welcome!
> Starlady (From So. NH, with 1 QI & 1 DD, and many UFOs , oh... Milk is my
> preference)


> > I am new to this newgroup and, against my better judgment, I am going to
ask
> > some questions.  I have been a "lurker" for sometime, but have never
posted.
> > In the other newsgroups I subscribe to, there are rules about off-topic
> > conversations and retailing.  It doesn't appear that is the case in this
> > quilting newsgroup.  I have read some posts that are very lengthly, but
> > there isn't anything about quilting/textiles in them.  Is it acceptable
to
> > post what appears to be chat conversations that don't apply to quilting?
I
> > have also read some posts that have left me completely confused about
people
> > getting made at what others post or have at their websites.  Please
> > enlighten me.  At this point I am almost afraid to post or ask a
question.
> > I apologize in advance if I have offended nayone by these
> > questions/comments.
> > Thanks,
> > Grannygirl

 
 
 

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Post by Patt » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 04:22:54




Quote:

>> I
>> have also read some posts that have left me completely confused about people
>> getting made at what others post or have at their websites.  Please
>> enlighten me.

>This group is a reflection of human nature -- there are those who will
>get their panties in a knot over *anything*.

>I just try to remember that the people who react all out of proportion
>probably just had the IRS call, their spouse left in a huff, the dog bit
>them, and their sewing machine went on the fritz all in the same day. In
>other words, if you've done your best to post politely, don't take it
>personally. :)

Just to say welcome, too.
I wholeheartedly endorse what Kathy has said.  Personalities are so
different - which is what makes for a great discussion usually; but,
sometimes the odd 'rubbing up the wrong way' happens - as in 'real'
life. Most threads which are not labelled Off Topic start off on a
quilting related subject, but occasionally they drift off on to other
things; conversely, sometimes the OT subjects drift back to quilting!
I haven't been a member of the group for more than a few months and I do
enjoy it and have learnt a lot.  It is wonderful to be able to talk to a
group of people who share an important interest in one's life.
Do post an introductory message, as was said earlier, so that we know
where you are and so on. (Don't take the remarks about chocolate too
seriously!  some people are on a 'begging' certificate course!!!)  That
was, of course, purely a joke - just in case you a wondering about MY
sanity!

Regards
Pat Storey

 
 
 

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Post by Alice » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 09:25:33


I thought that was 'knickers in a knot'!

Now you can see how these things go OT!

Personally, I read'em all - better than a soap opera I think, but the best
group of folks around!  Supportive, ever ready to help, kind when necessary,
truthful when necessary - just as long as you don't get'em involved in a
fabric chain letter!  But I digress......

Stick around, Grannygirl, they'll take good care of you as long as you send
chocolate - that's the one FAQ you'll need to read.

Alice

--
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Quote:

> > I
> > have also read some posts that have left me completely confused about
people
> > getting made at what others post or have at their websites.  Please
> > enlighten me.

> This group is a reflection of human nature -- there are those who will
> get their panties in a knot over *anything*.

> I just try to remember that the people who react all out of proportion
> probably just had the IRS call, their spouse left in a huff, the dog bit
> them, and their sewing machine went on the fritz all in the same day. In
> other words, if you've done your best to post politely, don't take it
> personally. :)
> --
> Kathy Applebaum
> Kayney Quilting (longarm machine quilting)


 
 
 

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Post by Judy Grevenit » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 10:08:46


Well Grannygirl, it seems to hinge on who is PMSing at any given moment.
Everything will be going along just fine and then someone will get a bug
in their bloomers and we're off!!  It is hard to know in advance who
will be offended by what on any particular day.  

Quilting info is top of our order but anyone can spill their heartaches
and fears and troubles out--we are all vulnerable and try to be like
real girlfriends.  We give advice, we cry with each other, we hug  when
needed,  somehow it all works out.
Red Queen

 
 
 

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Post by <mistercl.. » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 10:20:23


Kathy, you just must get it right. It's "Panties in a Wad", "Knickers in a
Knot" . . . and then there are those who have their feelings on their
shoulder - which may be kind of kin to having their A$$ on their back. I,
for one, had repair surgery that was called  "RAZ 5-point bladder Neck
suspension". At least I know where my parts are. For what it's worth, the
surgery was a great success. I can cough or sneeze without a disaster. Polly


Quote:

> > I
> > have also read some posts that have left me completely confused about
people
> > getting made at what others post or have at their websites.  Please
> > enlighten me.

> This group is a reflection of human nature -- there are those who will
> get their panties in a knot over *anything*.

> I just try to remember that the people who react all out of proportion
> probably just had the IRS call, their spouse left in a huff, the dog bit
> them, and their sewing machine went on the fritz all in the same day. In
> other words, if you've done your best to post politely, don't take it
> personally. :)
> --
> Kathy Applebaum
> Kayney Quilting (longarm machine quilting)


 
 
 

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Post by Kathy » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 10:28:09


I agree Alice!  I couldnt have said it better.  This ng is my first port of
call with my early morning cuppa.  Best reading on the net and a lovely
bunch of people.  So helpful and caring.
--
Kathy in Oz
( If they don't have chocolate in heaven, then I ain't going!)

(remove nospam from email address


Quote:
> I thought that was 'knickers in a knot'!

> Now you can see how these things go OT!

> Personally, I read'em all - better than a soap opera I think, but the best
> group of folks around!  Supportive, ever ready to help, kind when
necessary,
> truthful when necessary - just as long as you don't get'em involved in a
> fabric chain letter!  But I digress......

> Stick around, Grannygirl, they'll take good care of you as long as you
send
> chocolate - that's the one FAQ you'll need to read.

> Alice

> --
> -------------------------------------------------------

> -------------------------------------------------------



> > > I
> > > have also read some posts that have left me completely confused about
> people
> > > getting made at what others post or have at their websites.  Please
> > > enlighten me.

> > This group is a reflection of human nature -- there are those who will
> > get their panties in a knot over *anything*.

> > I just try to remember that the people who react all out of proportion
> > probably just had the IRS call, their spouse left in a huff, the dog bit
> > them, and their sewing machine went on the fritz all in the same day. In
> > other words, if you've done your best to post politely, don't take it
> > personally. :)
> > --
> > Kathy Applebaum
> > Kayney Quilting (longarm machine quilting)


 
 
 

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Post by KCK » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 11:55:20


Howdy Grannygirl,

The others have done a grand job of summing up this RCTQ community so far.  I'll
add that I've only been a regular here since Christmas and that in the
beginning, I totally didn't understand how so much OT conversation could be
useful.  Well, after a few weeks of ignoring the OT posts, while reading the
quilting info, I began to get to know everyone here and started to see just how
much support we all require in other areas of our extremely diverse lives all
over the planet.  I now read the OT posts as much as possible.   I've even
started an OT thread or two myself.  This group is a reflection of real people
big hearts who are so very eager to help with ALL aspects of each others' lives
(with the only exception being that nobody wants to read adverti***ts no
matter how cleverly they're written).   There is a whole lot of good quilting
advice here too.  Yes, it's very much like a non-virtual guild in that respect
(well, so I've heard--being a guy, I never felt comfortable joining one, so RCTQ
is my guild).

 Believe me, all it takes is the word "help" in a subject line and we all come
running with quilting advice, helpful links, offers to walk people through
lessons, or search the Internet for that link that someone needs desperately to
finish a long-overdue baby gift.  In other newsgroups, like you described, such
posts are often treated with an attitude like "go read the manual" or "come back
when you know what you're doing.   Not here!  This group is like the greeting
below the Statue of Liberty and all polite and sincere members are welcome to
learn, rant, and enjoy.

--

KCK ( in Texas)
Take out the DOG before sending email


Quote:
> I am new to this newgroup and, against my better judgment, I am going to ask
> some questions.  I have been a "lurker" for sometime, but have never posted.
> In the other newsgroups I subscribe to, there are rules about off-topic
> conversations and retailing.  It doesn't appear that is the case in this
> quilting newsgroup.  I have read some posts that are very lengthly, but
> there isn't anything about quilting/textiles in them.  Is it acceptable to
> post what appears to be chat conversations that don't apply to quilting? I
> have also read some posts that have left me completely confused about people
> getting made at what others post or have at their websites.  Please
> enlighten me.  At this point I am almost afraid to post or ask a question.
> I apologize in advance if I have offended nayone by these
> questions/comments.
> Thanks,
> Grannygirl

 
 
 

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Post by Katrina Worle » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 14:44:53


So far we've had references to "knickers in a knot", "panties in a
wad", and now "a bug in the bloomers"...  are we on a theme?

Katrina


Quote:

> Well Grannygirl, it seems to hinge on who is PMSing at any given moment.
> Everything will be going along just fine and then someone will get a bug
> in their bloomers and we're off!!  It is hard to know in advance who
> will be offended by what on any particular day.  

> Quilting info is top of our order but anyone can spill their heartaches
> and fears and troubles out--we are all vulnerable and try to be like
> real girlfriends.  We give advice, we cry with each other, we hug  when
> needed,  somehow it all works out.
> Red Queen

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Post by Mind » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 21:13:28


Another thread that kind of brings you back to the undies quilt of Emma's!!!
:)

Mindy

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> So far we've had references to "knickers in a knot", "panties in a
> wad", and now "a bug in the bloomers"...  are we on a theme?

> Katrina



>> Well Grannygirl, it seems to hinge on who is PMSing at any given moment.
>> Everything will be going along just fine and then someone will get a bug
>> in their bloomers and we're off!!  It is hard to know in advance who
>> will be offended by what on any particular day.

>> Quilting info is top of our order but anyone can spill their heartaches
>> and fears and troubles out--we are all vulnerable and try to be like
>> real girlfriends.  We give advice, we cry with each other, we hug  when
>> needed,  somehow it all works out.
>> Red Queen

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Post by Krysia Thompso » Wed, 27 Jun 2001 22:39:34


 Most threads which are not labelled Off Topic start off on a

Quote:
>quilting related subject, but occasionally they drift off on to other
>things; conversely, sometimes the OT subjects drift back to quilting!
>I haven't been a member of the group for more than a few months and I do
>enjoy it and have learnt a lot.  It is wonderful to be able to talk to a
>group of people who share an important interest in one's life.

>Regards
>Pat Storey

we *usually* start off with an on topic topic...then it just goes
off the rails, just like in real life

Krysia
K.T. - starannie opakowana