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--- OPEN LETTER ---Why the need for this open letter on our beach sources?
It goes back before the beginning of this site.
As Lin says in the "about us" page on our site, when she got seriously interested in sea glass, she spent hours reading everything she could on the internet about sea glass. It was spread out all over the place. She jotted down notes on things of interest to her.
Since Lin wanted to begin marketing her sea glass jewelry online, we tried several online market sites but were not happy with them.
Then we got the brilliant idea of putting up our own web site - not only as a place to sell some of her jewelry but also as an informational site about the fascinating subject of sea glass.
Along the way, one of the ideas we came up with was to provide a list of beaches where sea glass had been reported. That way, "newbies" and sea glass enthusiasts who were only able to get to the shore a few days out of the year would have an idea of where to look.
So we started a list of beaches. Now the lists have become fairly extensive and we get more contributions coming in all the time.
Inadvertently, because of not fully understanding the in's and out's of the networking sites, two of the beaches in Lin's notes were from postings that were meant to be private. They got into our lists and were made public.
We were made aware of this by a couple of the folks who had originally posted these beaches and who were, logically, upset. We removed those beaches immediately, and we would like to sincerely apologize for compromising the confidentiality of the original postings.
We now have a clearer understanding of membership sites and respect the rules for them.
All the beaches on our lists should be: