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From: "J. Asche" <>
Subject: Re: [BAd] Abandoned board?
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 08:43:03 -0500
Have you sent a email to the address that shows in the L&A? When/if
that address bounces send a copy of the bounce to
and inform them that you tired to contact
the board admin and the email is bouncing. They will look into it
but you may have to try again in a week or two and send them another notice.
At 01:26 AM 1/30/2006, you wrote:
>The RootsWeb/Ancestry List manager (Andrew Billinghurst, I believe)
>monitors list owners' email addresses. When the email address
>bounces, they send a form letter to the list itselt, asking the
>owner to contact them. If the owner does not contact them, the list
>is put up for adoption.
>When I see the message go to a list I want, I sent a message to
>Andrew, telling him that if the list is available, I am
>interested. My response is a "welcome to your new list" form letter.
>I just adopted the Grafton list this way.
>I suspect that the Grafton board had the same owner, because the
>board is gatewayed to the list. I tried requesting the board but
>just got the form letter that it was not available. I wrote a note
>suggesting that since the list was abandoned, the board might have
>been abandoned, too, but have received no response.
>I don't want to close the gateway - I like the gateways. It's a
>tiny tiny list anyway and needs all the messages it can get! But
>if I can't get the board, it puts me in an awkward position.
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