Charter & (pointer to) FAQs

The newsgroup was created primarily for the purpose of discussion related to working with glass. In order to improve the mechanism whereby we may do so without undue distraction, we, the netizens of, do hereby ratify the amendments incorporated into this charter.
The following topics, for example, clearly fall within the scope of our stated purpose:
- the working of glass in any manner including stained glass glass-blowing neon and other luminous tube casting kiln forming and fusing scientific/laboratory flame-work and bead making jewelry making - equipment and tools - techniques - materials - safety - business issues - announcements of conferences, classes, and shows All discussions will be held in English. Posting in other languages is allowed provided an English translation is included.
Commercial announcements(*) will be permitted as long as they are clearly marked as such in the subject by the use of "FS:" "Ad:" or similar indication. Such announcements must address events, goods, or services specifically useful in one or more of the pursuits listed above.
(*)An announcement is defined as a post regarding a single event, or change. It does not include ongoing advertising.
Flame wars or personal attacks.
Posting articles in HTML.
Excessively long signatures, i.e., longer than 4 lines, per common usenet netiquette.
Binary content. (Instead, posts should contain links to relevant binary content)
Articles cross-posted to a non-relevant group or to more than three groups total.
Articles which contain less than 10% original content.
Posts which consist primarily of a signature file.
Announcements for events, or advertisements for services or goods which have no relevance to the SCOPE.
Articles of a prurient or obscene nature.
Retromoderation in excess of usenet convention is allowed only to enforce the provisions of this section.
FAQ articles will be maintained on two unrelated web servers. The URLs of the topmost FAQ page will be posted to the group twice a month along with this charter.
------------------------------------------------------- FAQs for this group can be found at the following sites:
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