At 12:48 PM 7/5/96 +0000, you wrote:
Date: 4 Jul 96 at 21:07
I think this is a case where if you have a question, you ask it and
group becomes alive?
I'll ask a question. How many newsgroups , or groups are on the net
that deal with the jewelry industry? Who are they? If you suscribe to these
do you actively participate in on going discussions? Origionate discussions
? Or Just jump in once in awhile ?
Hi Cj, and all other participants,
small world isn't it? I more-less follow about 5 "jewelry or else" related
newsgroups, but participate in only one. I originate questions there for
the purpose of discussing any topics Arts and Crafts people might be
interested in. (Not necessarily jewelry people). For all other participants
of Orchid, this newsgroup is "alt. crafts.professional". Many times it
looked that the group is loosing momentum, so I am constantly trying to be
as active as possible in order to keep others talk.
Other ones I read because every once in a while I find some great people
that are really worth talking to.
(I also subscribe to other newsgroups that are not related to jewelry. (for
example severeal classical music groups!)
However, there is just too much advertising in most of these newsgroups, be
it Spam or jewelry related products. It is amazing how many posts you can
find to try to push some merchandise. (most of them are hidden under some
I wanted to try Orchid out - to see what kind of discussions go on here,
but in the past month there was hardly any activity. I noticed when you
signed up CJ.
In the past few days I found the opal discussion, but alas I don't know
anything about that.
An interesting question would be how many participants are there in this
group, and what are they looking for? What was the personal purpose of
Learning techniques? Trying to find outlets to sell? Self advertising?
Trying to gather Belonging?
Also here is another question: do the jewelers who participate in Orchid
work only in gold, or do they accept other metal and stones as valid
jewelry as well?
I believe this should've been question number one!
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