[Clayart] what is clayart/please read

robert hackert ndiaman at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 21 16:43:04 EDT 2016


Mel..: Never bow to any change that invites political/religion commentary. Talk about a descent into anarchy.

Robert Hackert

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> On Oct 21, 2016, at 3:27 PM, mel jacobson <melpots2 at visi.com> wrote:
> 
> clayart is the sole property of mel jacobson.
> it is an LLC and is run in cooperation with Paragon kiln company.  (all costs and money is given freely from members of clayart.  there is never a cost or fee to belong.)
> i take a small stipend each year to pay for my high speed internet and computer services. i figure my wage is about
> .48 cents and hour over 19 years.
> 
> arnold howard is my partner, along with bill schran
> as emergency moderator.
> 
> when the american ceramics society decided to jettison
> their one free online forum to replace it with their own forum , i took the mailing list and with arnolds help, placed the list with an australian internet company that runs this forum through their servers.  we pay for that service.
> we have also donated about 8 kilns to needy potters.
> 
> i along with arnold and bill have complete control of the content of clayart.  it is a moderated list so as to keep unwanted adverts (and there are many each day) offensive posts, or political or religious loaded posts from coming to the members computers. we also pay for a very good spam and virus detection system to protect members.  it is all paid in full.  there is no debt.
> 
> it is my opinion and mine alone that controls what is sent out on this list. i own the list. it has been my passion to present quality information to the members of clayart.
> we have thousands of very happy clayart members.
> 
> we have received many accolades as being one of the finest, well moderated lists in the world.  it is not an easy task to do this several times a day, 365 days a year, over 19 years of service.
> 
> the list remains viable as people seem to trust me, and my judgment. that is a fact.
> 
> many clayarters are personal friends.  many of you have been to my home or farm.  i have been to something like twenty ncecas in a row...providing a quality meeting place for members attending nceca. free of charge.  see if you can find any other organization that would even think of providing that service
> 
> many of you have attended workshops that i give around the country.
> 
> i am a japanese trained, 81 year old master potter. i have traveled the world extensively, included about 85 countries.
> my exhibition record is vast and important.
> 
> i have written about 30 or more articles for ceramics monthly, pmi, claytimes and other magazines. i have written two published books and have several free pdf books.
> 
> i never apologize for clayart.  it is a well directed online forum, with incredible men and women mentors providing true answers to members seeking advice and help.
> i also spend a great deal of time on the phone with members with personal kiln issues etc. we never turn down anyone.
> 
> clayart has survived some hard times, and really icky times. we come back stronger each time.
> 
> so, that is the story.
> mel jacobson./moderator, owner of clayartworld.
> and, it is world wide.
> 



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