The following is the revised FAQ for section I submitted to everyone for
This is the first FAQ for the rec.crafts.glass newsgroup which
is currently broken down onto 12 Sections. A copy of any
section may be requested at any time by email from the current
keeper who will reply by email, not in the newsgroup, so that
the newsgroup is not filled with a lot of repeat messages. The
current FAQ keeper is:
This FAQ will always be a work in progress, almost half of the
sections listed below are finished.
Some are in progress, we are still seeking volunteers for
others. You don't have to be an expert to contribute, many of
the experts are busy making a living.
The sections are written by different volunteers because they
cover different disciplines. Individual authors and their email
addresses are listed at the beginning of each section. If you
have a question about something, please consider asking it in
the newsgroup, rather than in private email as this contributes
to the newsgroup. If you are afraid your question is too basic,
please consider that there is probably someone else out there
wanting to know the same thing, who also is reluctant to ask.
The various sections of the FAQ's are maintained by individual
authors who have all the copyright protection granted any
author, whether in print, or electronic media. These kind folks
made contributions of time and effort to improve this newsgroup,
so please don't plagiarize their work.
Currently the Twelve Sections are:
I. Information and Rules of this newsgroup (this file) **
II. Glass Cutting **
III. Copper-Foil Technique and Soldering **
IV. Lead-Came technique
V. Kiln Forming or Warm Glass - includes fusing, slumping,
pate de verre, and frit.
VII. Lampworking, including beads, marbles, borosilicate, etc.
VIII Choosing Glass **
IX. Hot Glass - glass blowing and other work over 2000 degrees.
X. WWW Sites **
XI Tools **
XII Suppliers (not sure about this one... the WWW sites pretty
much cover it in detail)
** = Completed SECTION
SECTION I RULES
Understandably most people dislike rules. Since this is
presently an unmoderated newsgroup, there is no mechanism of
enforcement so the rules should be simple and forthright.
A. Since this is not an alt.sex newsgroup we ask that you
abstain from ***ography and swearing in *this* newsgroup.
B. Advertising in small amounts is welcome since it contributes
to knowledge and promotes discussion, however this newsgroup is
not anybody's or any-company's key to commercial success. A
little restraint is asked for.
C. This newsgroup is about glass whether it be hobby or
professionally oriented, long diversions about other subjects
are better off left to email.
D. No SPAMming. We are not interested in get rich pyramid
E. Patience, we all started out as beginners.
F. Common Sense. Anything that detracts from our glass hobby
or profession or this newsgroup is not good.
If there is something you would like added to this section,
please feel free to respond. My KIS or Keep It Simple concept
may have left out something important. Paul