TalkTemari on Groups.io Policies
Talk Temari offers activities in
addition to online discussions. The list is run in as open an
environment as is possible, but there does need to be some management.
These policies have evolved through the life of the group & have
proven their need and purpose; it's asked that they be understood and
followed. TalkTemari has hundreds of members; this is how we try to be
sure that things flow smoothly and happily for everyone.
From its birth, TalkTemari has been
open to everyone wishing to join. However, as has been for many years, all new members are temporarily moderated
. This is to help avoid the group being hacked by
spammers. You'll be asked to verify your subscription when you join the
group; once you've completed this you'll have unmoderated posting
status.Your posts will not show until released by a moderator until you
check in after being approved for membership.
Talk Temari is run in as
open an environment as is possible, but there do need to be a few "dos
& don'ts". These policies have evolved through the life of the
group, and have proven their need& purpose; it's asked that they be
understood and followed. The group has hundreds of members; this is how
we try to be sure that things flow smoothly and happily for everyone.
When you join TT please
and introduce yourself. Your status will be released from
moderation and you have full posting privileges. Don’t post this
required note to the list, or reply to the welcome message; write to
the list owner as indicated. You'll receive a follow-up welcome as
well as be taken off moderation.
that everyone participate with your real name - not your email name,
or a user name that conceals your actual identity. Be sure to complete
your Groups.io account info & TalkTemari subscription profiles to
It is expected that
everyone belonging to TalkTemari will conduct themselves in a polite,
courteous and respectful manner. It's ok to disagree, but it is not ok
to argue or bully. No posts containing profanity or discriminatory
language will be tolerated. Remember that email is only words; there
is no voice intonation or body language to modify those words.
- *) Start at TemariKai.com
is the parent site to the TalkTemari group and it is packed with
information. It contains years of compiled information from
TalkTemari as well as personally researched and authored content,
much of it learned through my journey through the certification
levels of the JTA. Temarikai is regularly indexed and searchable.
You'll likely find the help you're looking for faster on the site
than posting to the list. However, if you need more help, are still
curious, or have not found what you need on TemariKai.com, then DO
post to the group for more help and discussion - but always check
TemariKai.com first. Quick links on
Temarikai.com: How To Resources Getting Started .
- *) Talk Temari is not for self-advertising, self-promotion or
solicitation; this includes but is not limited to website,
album and blog updates, causes and charities, and/or items for sale.
This is adhered to no matter how good or relevant the cause may
seem, so that TT remains about temari rather than a PR list
about everything else. It also prevents conflicts of interest
regarding self-promotion and personal agendas. TemariKai.com updates
are not posted to TalkTemari; you need to join the TemariKai News list). New members with websites
(or existing members starting a website) should post a one-time note
with your URL info to the TT list to let the community know
about your link, and then add it to your TT Groups.io Profile. After
tha, use other communication to anyone interested in your updates.
Note that using email addresses of others from TalkTemari for
promotional use or solicitation is likewise forbidden, and it is
- *) Add the URL to your online photo album, blog or
site to the Directory Database. This is how members can find and
enjoy your work and endeavors. Don't use social networking sites for
sharing with TT, since it forces someone to join the networking site
to view them. Use an online album or blog in addition to a
networking site so everyone can enjoy. ** If you don’t have an
online photo album, blog or personal website, you are invited to
create an album in the Photos section of TT Groups.io (use the title
TTM (your name) of (where you live) as the title format to share
your temari photos.
- *) All images added to albums on TalkTemari MUST use a file
name that shows it is yours. Do not use the default file name from
your camera or one that doesn't clearly indicate who owns it
(regardless of it being in your album - it may not always be).Use
either “Rename” or “Save As” on your computer before you upload to
TTGroups.io. A comment with the photo does NOT rename the file and
is not a substitute for renaming prior to upload. The point is to
connect the image or file to you – for example,
“GinnyTKikuBlue.jpg”. This is for everyone's protection of
ownership - they are YOUR photos, not someone else's for the taking.
- *) Resize your photo to a resolution of 200 pixels and dimensions
no larger than 500 pixels in any direction prior to uploading. Our
file space is limited.
- *) Use a sig file on your TT posts that includes the url of your
website, online photo album, blog along with the changed update
date. This is an easy and clear way to allow people to know when you
last updated your stuff, and how to get to it quickly.
- *) Do not include other causes, statements, quotes, links, etc.,
in your sig file. TalkTemari is not a forum for broadcasting any
personal, political, religious or other views or statements. If a
sig file carries such info, you'll be asked to remove or modify it
for TalkTemari use; if it persists, your posts may be moderated in
order to remove such sig file info.
- *) List posts and content should be on-topic: that is relating to
the crafting, history, tradition and culture of the folk art of
Japanese Temari. If you are posting something off topic, please keep
it to topics that are still of interest to the group, and use an
"OT" preface in your subject line. If you change the subject of a
discussion, BE SURE to change the subject line. Start a new message
thread or change the content of the subject in the header.
Otherwise, it is very difficult to follow discussions and it's also
impossible to search the archives in a useful manner.
- *) Do not start multiple threads for the same discussion topic. If
you are replying to a topic, use the "REPLY" button in your
email client. Multiple threads make it impossible to follow a
discussion, take up storage, and makes using the archives
impossible. Scan the current messages to see what's happening before
you automatically start a new thread. If you are changing the
subject in from a discussion thread, then DO start a new line
- for all of the same reasons.
- *) No Social Networking (such as Facebook, Twitter, etc) -
popular for some people, not for others. TalkTemari communication
happens on TalkTemari and remains independent of social networking.
Please do not send social networking invitations to the list and do
not use a social networking photo album as your primary online album
for sharing temari photos.
- *) TalkTemari is an active and large group. There will be various
viewpoints on things; it's all discussion, and discussion is not a
directive. "Different" does not have to be "wrong". Having various
thoughts can be good - one person's approach may not work for you,
while someone else's might. Sometimes "agreeing to disagree" is the
way to go. We remember the group dynamic, and are respectful and
courteous to each other.
- *) We all come to the list as, and remain, students of temari - no
matter how much experience one may have or gain. There are beginners
to advanced stitchers on the group, and programming has to be set to
appeal to everyone. Temari takes time to learn, and it takes
practice and patience. Advanced members are patient when projects
are targeted to beginners, and likewise beginners need to realize
that not every project is at a beginner level. It's not about
or for one person, but everyone. The only objective is to enjoy and
learn. Thanks, and have fun!
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