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From: Renee Kerr <>
Subject: Re: [FORTNER] Please Read...New List Administrator
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 11:47:12 -0400 (EDT)
Welcome aboard, the list has been silent for a long time.
From: Nelda Percival <>
Sent: Jun 1, 2005 6:57 PM
Subject: [FORTNER] Please Read...New List Administrator
Hi List members,
I'm Nelda Percival and I just adopted the FORTNER mailing list. Normally
when I adopt a list I send a copy of the rules thart I run a list by. This
helps establish my standards for the list. It does not mean I think anyone
is breaking any rules, It just helps me let you know my standards. I've read
some of the old postings and I'm sure you all will be a wonderful list to
manage. This is my standard letter ....
What you are subscribed to is a mailing list. A mailing list is a group of
people researching the same surname/ subject / or area of land, as the
list's name. The email you send to the list goes out individually to each
member of the list (including a copy back to you) from the server. We should
email to the list address with who we are, whom / what we are trying to find
and or what we would like to share with others. If like you have lots to
offer then you state what you have and are willing to share. If you read an
email that you can help with, then answer that email. Directly if you want
to, but I ask that it be sent to the list so that all may share the
information. (a copy is also stored in the archives.)
If you find a website or anything that may help another member then send
part of the info and the URL to the mailing list.
When answering by reply to an email keep that subject in the subject line,
but delete most of the first message so that it doesn't take up so much
room. This keeps the messages together in the archives and uses less memory
space. Change subject line when the body of the subject changes. Use subject
lines accurately, in other words not just Help/need info but, a precise name
and dates and place if you have it. A descriptive subject is much more
likely to get a response as old timers sometimes wont read all emails and
go by subject lines only.
As long as the conversations between members of the list are about genealogy
type things then by all means keep it on the list. But, if it is a private
message, jokes..ect. then send it to the members private email address, not
the list. List subjects should be kept on tract.
When someone helps you, either privately or on the list let them know how
much that help meant to you. Some times you can even let everybody know how
helpful this person is by letting the list know. All of us need to be
appreciated publicly once in a while.
If you are offended by what someone has to say then still be courteous about
your answer. Do not Flame anyone.. If you have a problem then bring it to
the list's admin privately, for that is one of the jobs an
administrator/manager is supposed to do, be a moderator. The Administrator
has the finale word about anything, except rootsweb.com policy which none
will violate including the administrator.
Even though we do not personally know each other, we are members of the same
family, even if there is no connection by surname. For we are members of the
family of genealogist, and it is by helping each other that we will keep our
study of our many varied histories free.
Also one other thing, before you send an email of someone elses to another
party (person) have their permission. Rootsweb.com wants all of us to obey
the copyright laws..
Items of concern for me the list manager Which will get you removed from the
These two items will get you removed or moderated.
1. Please remember that your use of RootsWeb's resources implicitly
signifies agreement with RootsWeb's Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). Please read
our usage policy at http://www.rootsweb.com/rootsweb/aup.html. If you do not
agree with these conditions, you must not use RootsWeb's resources.
2. Flaming other people via an email and the list.
Items that will get you a message from me:
3. Please do not send VIRUS WARNINGS TO THE LIST.... SEND THEM TO ME... I
will investigate and warn the list when/if needed.
4. Before... Sending an email that discusses something like you just
finished your book on such and such subject and it is now available for sale
the price and anything like that talk to me off list!! I will get back to
you with-in 24 hours...
ITEMS of exception: You may bring to the list's attention relevant items of
interest you found listed at an online auction site or other resource. "In
all such exceptions prices will be taken up privately between the parties
involved, not on the list."
I hope this explains what a mailing list is, what it is for and how to use
Nelda L. Percival nee Gilpin, IBSSG
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