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From: "Marcella Criner" <>
Subject: Re: Sv: [DK] Chat
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 15:29:46 -0400
When you said we are bright and clever, you got my vote! ha ha
----- Original Message -----
From: "Venita Roylance" <>
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 1:30 PM
Subject: Re: Sv: [DK] Chat
> Hi all,
> I have belonged to several genealogy e-mail lists (yes, I'm a mongrel).
> The most interesting ones, the ones I say connected with, are those
> which allow 'side trips' regarding subjects that add color to the
> research we are doing. Many times I have learned things about my
> ancestors' cultures that I didn't even know enough to ask about!! The
> lists that have become the least helpful, in my opinion, are those that
> have degenerated into nothing but requests for look ups and responses
> to those requests.
> On the other hand, when a list becomes nothing but chatting between a
> few individuals on topics that are not at all related to the country in
> focus, it loses its usefullness to the rest of us. So the trick is to
> keep it lively and interesting but not too far afield. Hey, we're a
> bright, clever bunch. We can do that, can't we?
> On Friday, August 8, 2003, at 11:02 AM, Martin V. Andersen wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Hmmm, I find this a tricky subject.
> > On one hand, it can be a bit annoying at times (But then I just skip
> > the mail !), and perhaps time to stop when you reach the point where
> > the exchange is down to "It's blue", "No, you're wrong, it's red".
> > On the other hand, beside all the genealogy and history on this list,
> > I have used it to get an idea of the country part of my family went to
> > (USA) and their habits/customs/words they use(d). Plus I've learned a
> > great deal about my own country (Denmark) through the eyes of
> > "foreigners", which is a very good thing.
> > When we see US, Australian (I love "Spider and Rose" !!!) et cetera
> > movies, we get the original version with subtitles, so we hear a lot
> > of words and expressions, some good and some.... ahem, not so good
> > :-). Therefore I do find some of the "nickel & dime" discussions
> > interesting, because I get an explanation of words I hear all over the
> > place.
> > I could of course find a US-list or even one specialised in Washington
> > County, Colorado, where my family went to in 1908, to get ideas about
> > the area, or hear about various words, but the members on those lists
> > may not know anything about immi/emigrants and immi/emigration.
> > Everyone on this list have some sort of interest in immi/emigration,
> > and therefore, more or less, a pretty good idea of what happened to
> > "my Danes" when they arrived in USA, like I have an idea of what your
> > family members did before they left, or perhaps why they left.
> > On top of all this fun, I get to hear about words and expressions I
> > don't understand, but hear in movies and the like, which my family
> > members may have used, just like you ask and discuss Danish words.
> > It's interesting and make a lot of sense to me to have this on the
> > list as well.
> > However, everyone, myself included, should consider when the "It's
> > blue / It's red" point has been reached, and make room for other
> > subjects.
> > Take care
> > Martin
> > ----- Oprindelig meddelelse -----
> > Fra: "Sindberg" <>
> > Til: <>
> > Sendt: 7. august 2003 23:41
> > Emne: Re: [DK] Chat
> >> Lets vote on whether we should allow Chat in
> >> that does
> >> not contain things Danish and/or things genealogy.
> >> I vote against Chat in when the Chat does NOT
> >> contain
> >> things Danish or things genealogy.
> >> Jim Sindberg
> >> Vancouver WA USA
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Johnson" <>
> >> To: <>
> >> Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 13:19
> >> Subject: [DK] Chat
> >>> I am not opposed to "chat" in general but chatters should be careful
> >>> not to
> >> become so personal as to appear abusive. That is too close to
> >> "flaming" which
> >> must not be allowed.
> >>> Please keep your chat impersonal and inoffensive in content. When
> >>> in doubt,
> >> pass up the opportunity for a "witty" reply (punt).
> >>> Rock
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