I have a question to pose to everyone.
Over the past several years, I have gathered a LOT of info on most aspects of
polymer clay into Word files (about 40 of them?). They're made up of things
I've written and bits of posts from others, etc. Some give credit to the
authors, some not (didn't think about it at first). (There's a lot of info
there, but there are also many tidbits of info which haven't yet been sorted
into the specific files, from when I was simply collecting interesting bits by
ANYWAY, what I've been doing for a long time is to send anyone who asks a
question in the newsgroup the relevant file(s) instead of re-inventing the
wheel every time. That way it's easy for me, and the person gets lots more info
than I would have remembered or been willing to write. (I usually send a copy
of my "information letter" too if I think they're new to polymer, newsgroups,
Since the postings in rec.crafts have been rather sparse lately, it occurred to
me that I may inadvertently been adding to the problem by always answering
privately --also sometimes there *appears* to be no answer to the person's
question (in the newsgroup) if no one else responds To The Group either.
So my question is, how do people feel about my reprinting my lo-o-ong versions
of things in the newsgroup rather than doing it privately? --if I did this, I
think I would want to try not to repeat myself (for what period of time?).
(The other thing to think about is that I would want to reprint them the way
they are now, or as they are added to, and wouldn't want to take any time to
"fix them up" :-) . . . ).
I've also heard that for some people and computer systems, it's takes up a lot
of time or space to download long posts, so it can be a hardship. Does anyone
know if this is largely a problem of the past, and/or are most people reading
the newsgroup offline now anyway?
I will post one of the files now in answer to a question about Future (Diane:
finishes, glazes,sealers), so you can get a feel of what it would look like.
Please respond and let me know how you feel about this (anyone who would rather
do it privately, drop me an e-mail). THANKS!