Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
Exchange; Lurkers: Quality (with diplomacy)

Ruth Niles
>Recently I've heard a few opinions/comments that have me wondering and would like some feedback from everyone here. A few emails, talking at the FL Symposium and at a gallery recently these questions or comments were expressed.

OK, trying to be diplomatic now but not embellishing the expressed thoughts:

If a person merely lurks, never contributes to the forum, are they members like all of us verbal turners? Now that's paraphrased a LOT. Should they be in the exchange? Was the exchange started so we who know each other could have a piece of each other's work? Last year was my first, I knew both my doner and donee, this year my donee does post here and on WoW.

Second concern; (which I can't relate to because I got a perfect Jennifer piece) the exchange should be of your better work, nothing with cracks, holes through the bottoms, unfinished, etc. ***PLEASE READ CAREFULLY "I am not talking about a beginner's work, we all have our first pieces and can relate and enjoy the effort. I am talking about someone who we all know does good work" (this may tie into the lurker question, you think?) Now, I would not expect someone like Wally, Molly, Jamie, etc. (there are about 4 others) to donate one of their "gallery" pieces, that really would be totally unfair. If they just turn a nice bowl or vase, that's all that should be expected.

Seems a few agreeded upon guidelines might help?

My opinion, IF I had any of these problems: I'd like to get a piece from someone who I've read their opinion or have enjoyed a picture they posted. This would/should eliminate the unfinished item being sent?? Am I being diplomatic? When I suggested the people who said these things to me, that they post but do it diplomatically, they said it couldn't be done, are they right? Hey, things have to be said to be fixed, right? ok I'm babbling

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I think Russ said it best
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Perhaps true,
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I guess the term "lurker" has not been defined
Lurkers
Hi my name is Stuart.... I'm a taker
Lurkers are NOT necessarily "takers"
Lurkers
I apologize Ed..
Relax, breathe deeply and slowly...
Can another "lurker" chime in?
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There's a sociology dissertation hidden in this th
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Well Stated and
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I Second That!!
Re: Ooohhhh no Doug! Well, just call...
Wow- a turning puzzle, some assembly required *NM*
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Re: Bill- I don't want to highjack this.....
Lets close this thread...
I am missing something here!!!
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We all started the same way
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Re: Dawn, I ditto what Barb said, and
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Re: Thanks, Bob. You do well. :o) *NM*
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Hang in there
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No comment...
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Heck, Stacey,
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I see your point , John,
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