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From: "Roland Elliott" <>
Subject: Re: Rootsweb funding
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 1998 12:58:03 -0800
Yeah for David,its about time things are put in prospective.Are you in
business as a Hobby or for Profit,if one or the other declare yourself,we
can can understand each.R
From: David Dyer <>
Date: Sunday, December 27, 1998 12 51
Subject: Rootsweb funding
>I for one would like to weigh in on this subject. I don't mind paying my
>share for anything
>that I get from anybody. This statement seems broad enough to cover
>hereafter say. Are you ready for the BUT...well here it comes....but I'm
>moved by the
>continual whining of people (no one in particular as there have been
>about how "bad
>off" Rootsweb is and how "much" they have done for us all. I recently
>subscriber privately to express my feeling on this matter and will now do
>the entire list.
>1. If Rootsweb feels they need additional funds I would like to suggest
>what they propose to do (or continue doing) for us and then state what the
>will be for
>that service. People can then decide for themselves whether it is
>whether it is competitive with other "for fee" services available
>2. I have a natural tendency to be distrustful of people and organizations
>Rootsweb) and New York based on my own personal experience and their
>be a definite minus for me but would not necessarily rule them out when all
>considered. Any time people try to give me something free I am even more
>distrustful. I hope I am wrong but suspect an ulterior motive ($) here
>What is IMHO, not acceptable is for Rootsweb to continually whine and
>various persons how much I am indebted to them for their saintly behavior
>how bad off I would be without their handouts and then pass the plate. It
>simply not true.
>While I do enjoy the Rootsweb lists, lets not forget that there was a
>them and almost certainly will be someone who will follow them should they
>decide to move
>on to greener pastures.
>Enough of all this. Set the fee and let the negotiation begin; Or is all of
>posturing to engender gratitude and loyalty to rootsweb in preparation for
>One mans point of view. -DD-
>> <<but lets not
>> make people feel obligated to give to rootsweb first. we all have
>> preferences and choices to make, so let's not try to make people feel bad
>> just because we have other "interests".>>
>> Howdy, thanks for putting this into perspective for me.
>> I am so sorry if I made anyone feel bad.
>> That was not my intent.
>> I have recently read several articles expressing that RootsWeb was only
>> supported by 1-2% of the people that use it.
>> I felt only that I would like to help spread the word about this by
>> encouraging people to contribute.
>> If my post to the list offended anyone, or if I made anyone feel bad by
>> please forgive me. I assure you, my intent was most honorable.
>> Best wishes to you and to all the folks at the list.
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