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Lenny (Lynette) Started conversation Sep 17, 2002
Hi There Tom, and Welcome to H2G2!
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bbtommy Posted Sep 17, 2002
Thanks very much. I've been exploring heavily, and am strongly considering publishing a lot of material related to photography.
Is there any qualms, (legal, religious, spiritual or otherwise) about cross-posting it to my own website?
The cheese bit was a bit of a rip - it's mainly just to annoy a mate! I'm not a big fan of cheese, although a bit of brie once in a while never goes amiss!
I am also interested in writing some guides about website production... all about PHP, databases and all that stuff.
Seems like a really interesting revolutionary thing that the BBC have done with this. Sure beats the hell out of things like http://www.bbc.co.uk/so !!
Thanks for your response.
Lenny (Lynette) Posted Sep 18, 2002
hadn't realised the cheese part was a leg-pull - its so hard to gauge on this!
As to the writing, go for it! I recommend you visit the house rules to double check exactly what you can and can't do. However, you can add links to your own site in guide entries and personal space so I don't think there will be a problem (don't quote me on that).
Anyway, I hope all goes well with your guide entries and research. Hope to see you around!
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