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. That policy remains in effect, however
upon the roll-out of the update to Groups by Yahoo in September 2013,
the group's status was changed to "Restricted" from "Public", due to a
Yahoo glitch. Yahoo decrees that this cannot be undone. Therefore, even
though it might seem otherwise, everyone is automatically approved for
membership. However, as has been for many years, all
new members are temporarily moderated upon joining
. IN order to
avoid being hacked by spammers, your posts will not show until released
by a moderator until you check in after being approved for membership.
When you join TT please email firstname.lastname@example.org
and introduce yourself. Your status will be released from
moderation and you have full posting privileges. Don’t post your intro
to the list, write to the list moderator, or reply to the Yahoo welcome
message – your note must come to email@example.com. You'll receive a
follow-up welcome as well as being taken off moderation. Then....
1) Start at
TemariKai.com is the parent site to the
TalkTemari group and packed with information. It contains over 10 years
of compiled information from TalkTemari as well as personally researched
and authored content, much of it learned through my journey through the
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 TT for more help and discussion, but
always check TemariKai.com first. Quick links on
How To Resources
. You'll also want to check out the TalkTemari
section on Temarikai.com
to learn about the Great
International Temari Swap (GITS), Group
2) 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
a discreet sig file for showing newly added material (see below)
TemariKai.com updates are not posted to TalkTemari; you need to join the
list, or follow TK
). 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 you'll
be added to the Links page on Temarikai.com. After that 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 illegal.
3) Add the URL to your online photo album,
blog or site to the appropriate folder in LINKS
; this is where members go to admire
everyone’s work. 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 TalkTemari Yahoo (use the title TTM (your name) of
(where you live) as the title format
to share your temari
4) All images
& files added to albums or folders on TalkTemari MUST use a
file name that shows it is yours
. Use either “Rename” or “Save
As” on your computer before
you upload to TTYahoo. Using the caption or description field in the TT
album during or after uploading does NOT rename the file and is not a
substitute for renaming prior to upload. The file name should connect
the file to you – for example, “Temari01GinnyT.jpg”
or “GinnyTKikuBlue.jpg”. Do not use the default file
name from your camera or one that leaves everyone wondering who it
belongs to (regardless of it being in your album or folder). With the
growing membership of TalkTemari, it's not advised to use only your
initials. Photos are moderated when uploaded to be sure that they
are appropriately named and if not, you will receive an email telling
you that they have been discarded for this reason, to rename the files
and to upload them again. This is for everyone's protection of ownership
- they are YOUR photos, not someone else's for the taking.
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.
6) 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. We all respect each other in
this manner. 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 any sig file info.
7) 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
8) If you change the
subject of a discussion, BE SURE to change the subject line
You don't have to start a new message, just change the content of the
subject in the header. Otherwise it is very difficult to follow
discussions and impossible to search the archives in a useful manner.
8) 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.
9) Social Networking
(such as Facebook, Twitter, etc) - popular for some people, not
. 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.
10) 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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information arising from discussion may be posted on the website with
due credit as having come from you and/or the TalkTemari Discussion
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