Oh LisaAnne, you hit the proverbial nail on the head! I love soaping, I love talking soap, I love sharing soap, I have ideas, I want ideas. And I would even love to join this month's challenge but decided I'd better hold off for another month just in case I'm not exactly quite absolutely welcome (yet) ... :silent:
Join the challenge - you are absolutely welcome!!
I've only been making CP soap for a little over a year. I was, and still am, in awe of the knowledge that is shared in this community. I have only very recently been comfortable enough to offer suggestions or a few answers. The first many months, I mostly read the threads, searched the forum and generally stayed pretty quiet. I really wanted to try the SMF challenge, but didn't have enough posts to participate in the first one. I managed to get to 50 posts by the time the second challenge started and I signed up. The support and fellowship of that challenge helped me, not to mention that I learn something from each challenge. I don't go into it with the intention of winning, but with learning - alongside others who are trying something new too. Even if I'm not especially happy with how my entry turns out, I still enter it. Give it a try - you won't be sorry you did!
I am probably the person that most suffers from foot-in-mouth disease on this forum. I try my hardest to phrase things as inoffensively as possible, yet get the point across, and inevitably I end up explaining that I am not trying to offend anyone.
DO!! And post the pictures. We love pictures. Even if you are not happy with them, we'll see beauty in soaps that the makers don't because it "wasn't what I was going for."Thanks dibbles, very much I think I'll try the challenge anyway without officially joining up, as it looks like something I can't resist. Perhaps I'll join next time.
Just saw this! Sure friends! LolOh LisaAnne, you hit the proverbial nail on the head! I love soaping, I love talking soap, I love sharing soap, I have ideas, I want ideas. And I would even love to join this month's challenge but decided I'd better hold off for another month just in case I'm not exactly quite absolutely welcome (yet) ... :silent:
But like you I guess I'll hang here until I'm taken seriously, however long that may take, and try not to get into too much trouble. In the meantime, nice to meet you two Lisa and Robert, can we be friends?
I included your signature line in the quote on purpose. I see that you have a website. I went to your website. I understand that it is a work in progress. However, I was struck by the fact that you are copyrighting all of your information on there. Where, exactly, are you going to get your information that you are going to copyright? If this is one of the sites, how do you justify copyrighting that information? If you are getting the information from other non-copyrighted sites, how do you justify it? I am not trying to offend you, I truly would like to know.
Information isn't actually pertinent to the discussion; it's the expression of it that counts. You can gather information on the forum and then create an original work like a reference chart and claim copyright on that, no prob. Information or ideas can't be copyrighted, just the expression of them -- or the form you put them into.It is my understanding that the forum that sujbect matter was originally posted on has a "grandfather" copyright since it was the first place the information was "published". Someone attempting to copyright a paper that I wrote in the 1970's today would have a difficult time showing that they were the originator of the information or paper. Copyrighting is a lot more than just say "you can't copy this without my permission".