Saturday, 2 February 2008

I'm flying up to Pretoria today and won't be back until Monday afternoon, so I'll be taking a short break from posting. Normal service will be resumed after I get back home and have had a decent cup of tea.

I'm shortly going to be launching a forum "dedicated to fine art metalwork and associated arts"; It'll be called Helicon. The site has been bought and now needs to be set up as we want to see it. I've press ganged a few "volunteers" into acting as admin with me so It will be a collaborative effort. We hope to create a space for serious and in depth discussion, instruction and interaction. I propose to allow posting in any language and would like to see the group evolve into a self regulating and mature society...we'll see. I have a few ideas that I think may go some way to helping stimulate this ideal.

Have a pleasant week-end, where-ever you are, and I'll be back next week. If you like to drop a note in the comments section, particularly if you are in some far away part of the world ( you all are, actually! ) I'd love to hear from you.

Regards, Ford

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Ford,
I'm happy to see the ideia of the your site come to life, and the instructional forum sounds like better
Congratulations and good speed,

(from a far part of world, brazil)

ford said...

Thanks, I'll let you know when we've got something online.

Megatron said...

Dear Ford, i follow everyday your blog. I am looking forward to see forum too.. and, as i understood, you will allow other language speakers... i hope so, i will be one of the first users.
chears from your big fan Lorenzo

ford said...

Hi Lorenzo,

Yes, I don't want non-English speakers to feel excluded so I think that if groups of say; Italian speakers communicate with each other on the forum then perhaps between them they could also help each other to convey their meaning or questions to other non-Italian users.

It might make it a bit tricky at times and will certainly take some effort but if you want to travel the world and experience different cultures this also takes a lot of effort.

Ciao, Ford