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From: "Andrew Davison" <>
Subject: RE: FULL STOPS
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2003 16:15:00 +0100
Please bear in mind that new transcribers are joining all the time, and are
not always aware of what has and hasn't been discussed.
One outcome of this discussion is that I now know what I should be doing
regarding full stops, and this just came to light because someone else asked
Perhaps Mervyn's explination of full stops could be added to the FreeBMD
website (or under hints and tips or under Volunteer Support & Resources),
with the examples that make it clear what is to be done with full stops,
From: Allan Raymond [mailto:]
Sent: 06 September 2003 16:02
Subject: Re: FULL STOPS
Everyone has a right to offer their comments, this is the means by which we
improve the system and get a better understanding of FreeBMD.
However there is a caveat to this.
If a topic has been discussed to death and the Project Team Leadership have
offered a detailed explanation of why things are required to be done in a
certain way, then this is the time for the discussion to be ended.
In any organisation there are rules which individuals are required to adhere
to, FreeBMD is no different.
Full stops is such an item which has been discussed to death.
If individuals don't wish to adhere to the rules, then they can make their
own choice of whether they want to participate in the project or not.
From: Lucille Hambling <>
Date: 06 September 2003 15:17
Subject: FULL STOPS
>Do I understand from Helen and Loraine that we should not have an opinion
>just not voice it? Should we be mindless drones who transcribe day and
>night and not take time to do other things on the computer such as read
>e-mails, write messages or anything else we choose to do, when taking a
>break from transcribing.
>If the subject of 'full stops' bothers some people then why open the
>To join Ancestry.com and access our 1.2 billion online genealogy records,
To join Ancestry.com and access our 1.2 billion online genealogy records, go