PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY. IT
INCLUDES RULES AND POLICIES WHICH
WILL GUIDE OPERATION OF THE LIST
My name is Thurmond Moore III and I am the
list operator. You may contact me directly at
I am a member of the AFMS and SCFMS through the Lubbock Gem and Mineral
Society based in
Lubbock, Texas. I am also a member of the International Gem Society and
The Texas Faceters Guild.
This list was begun as a replacement
for Hale Sweeny's Lapidary Digest which has ceased
distribution. The original Lapidary Digest Archives can be found at http://www.lapidarydigest.com
This Lapidary Arts and Faceters List will focus on the lapidary arts,
jewelry, equipment, rockhounding,
prospecting, materials, etc. of any nature from A to Z . I am fairly
new to the lapidary field
and consequently many topics covered on this list may be old hat for
lapidary. We need that experience and knowledge to learn and keep the
art alive for many
more generations so if you are a seasoned lapidary please share your
experience with us.
If the cutting of faceted gems
is your interest, You have come to the right place.
Faceting is spoken here by over 800 persons.
Jewelry interests are also well
covered in both the newsgroup: rec.crafts.jewelry and the
Orchid mailing list.
The list will usually be sent once a Day, and only in digest form. Occasionally
I will be
away for a week or more and the list will not be sent during this time.
The rules for the list are simple
1. Stay on topic. -- only lapidary
related topics. I know it may be hard sometimes to
know whether your topic has strayed too far from the object of the list,
but try to stay
as close to the list objectives as possible.
2. ABSOLUTELY NO FLAMES -
Flaming or overly argumentative or abusive material is
inappropriate, and will not be posted or may be cause for the list owner
to restrict or
drop the subscriptions of those who abuse the list.
3. Respect other list members
by restricting your language and watching your manners.
There could be youngsters on the list and we must respect others' right
not to hear
profanity. Likewise, we will follow common Netiquette rules.
4. The software only handles
ASCII text. (at this time) DO NOT sent attachments, photos,
HTML formatted posts, or graphic files, or any material needing translating.
To change your e-mail address,
follow the link below:
Once there enter your old e-mail
address and click unsubscribe then submit
then enter your new e-mail address and select digest and hit the submit
Or you may send me a note at
email@example.com and include your name, and
your OLD and your NEW e-mail addresses in the body of the message, and
I will change it manually.
When the server receives a message
with any of several words in the body of the message,
it treats the message as a command message. For this reason, never use
one of these
words: SUBSCRIBE, UNSUBSCRIBE, HELP, DIR, or GET in the subject of a
message intended for
publication in the Digest. All request should be sent to the address
Request to all other addresses
will generate an error message but will be handled manually
although usually handling will be delayed.
When originating a new topic
(or thread), please put 'NEW:' on the subject line of your
message, followed by the subject. Try to keep the subject short but relevant
to the topic of the post.
If you are responding to a prior
message, please put 'RE:' as the first word on the
subject line, followed by the subject, written exactly as it was in the
message referred to.
Use 'BIO:' and your name if you
are writing about yourself.
Use FS (for sale) or WTB (want
to buy) if your post is about items for sale of items
When sending in an item for the
Digest, DO NOT USE THE REPLY KEY on your mail client, but
start a new letter. To include a copy of just one original letter or
a relevant part of a letter in a reply, use
cut-and-paste to do this, and make sure to address your response to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Only members may have messages
published on the list. Messages from all others are
automatically excluded. Also, you MUST send all messages from the same
address used when
you subscribed, or the message will be automatically rejected.
When a submission is send to
the Digest, you automatically agree that permission is given
to allow the use of that submission outside the list for non-commercial
wanting to use it for commercial purposes must get copyright release
from the author.
Thus, blanket permission is given
to Gem and Mineral Clubs and to Lapidary and Mineral
Federations to reprint items from the Digest and from the Archives (when
they are created)
in their Newsletters, given that all authors and the Digest are cited
as the source. By subscribing
to the Lapidary Arts and Faceters Digest, you agree to allow the Lapidary
Arts and Faceters Digest Owner
to archive your posts permanently in our archives (when they are created)
Although submissions will be
edited for spelling and grammar, please run your submission
through a spell-checker before sending it. In editing, I will not change
content of the message.
Swapping/selling/buying are encouraged,
but don't send a big list. If you have a long
list, just send a message to the group that you have such a list, and
they can e-mail
you for a copy.
Dealers and commercial entities
are encouraged to participate--we can learn a lot from
you, and that's what this is all
Signature messages are restricted
to five lines.
Newcomers to the list are requested
to send in a short BIO-- tell us who you are, what
your Lapidary interests are, how long you've been doing lapidary, what
kind of equipment
you have, and so on. Use the word 'BIO:', followed by your name, on the
If you have any suggestions for improving the list, please send them
to me at
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