Re: Anyone answer these messages?

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Posted by hess on November 13, 1999 at 06:18:56:

In Reply to: Anyone answer these messages? posted by Marlene on November 09, 1999 at 08:17:52:

: I haven't seen very many answers on this page. Is it still active?

If you do not see an answer it is usually because the question is too vague.
Most questions really need to be accompanied by a photo.
Questions like 'I have a print of some Japanese people in a boat on a lake in front of a big snow covered mountain. Can anybody give me information and history on this? And how much is it worth?';
are truly unanswerable without photos and probably cannot be accurately answered even with photos.
When people ask vague questions (vague because they do not provide photo(s)) about artist names that are eclectic or obscure, an answer will not appear without doing research first. Tough time of year for people to spend time researching out of the goodness of their hearts.
And the most difficult questions are those that truly require a 5 page answer with a recommended bibliography.
The questions that are answered promptly are the questions for which there is a "canned" answer. And most of the "canned" answers are somewhat erroneous.

So do not despair.
Just ask the same question every 15 days until you connect with someone who has allready done the research or knows where to refer you.

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