As most of you know, I'm all for sharing info here on SMF, and I think it's a very good resource. No question there. But the info can sometimes be a bit scattered and disorganized. Think of the number of times newbie soapers come here asking all kinds of questions that have been asked a bazillion times before. Obviously there's some issues with folks finding the info they need/want. :Kitten Love:
That's why I suggested we start the Beginners Forum and we have noticed since that started, we are getting less of the same questions, because they are in there, if they go back on older posts. If the beginners questions are posted in another thread I move them in there, and when this section started, older posts that were relevant, were moved in there to start it off.
As far as them finding the info they want, a lot of people want the info placed in their laps, without finding it for themselves, so yes, we will still get people ask questions that have been asked a bazillion times before and will again.
Previous answers to this question - just look in the book review threads, only 2 pages
I liked both of DeeAnna's suggestions on books, in part because they essentially constitute focused/clear, well written, step-by-step guides by experienced and respected soapers on how to make a basic/first batch of soap, with the information in the right order.Of course, what we lack in the beginner section is a basic, "How to make your first batch of soap.", tutorial.