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From: "Allan Raymond" <>
Subject: Transfer of Ownership of SubmitterIDs across to Syndicate Co-ordinators
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2004 21:39:08 +0100
To Syndicate Co-ordinators
It may be useful to give my regular reminder about the facility available to
transfer ownership of volunteer SubmitterIDs ( possible due to inactivity or
not answering emails) across to their Syndicate Co-ordinator. Transfers are
normally required to enable the Co-ordinators to corrects errors in files
uploaded by the volunteers
The process is explained in formal terms in:
http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/synaccess.html . In reality I hope the system is
not that formal, a simple request to me (better if it is sent via
) giving the name and SubmitterID of the
volunteer who requires to be transferred plus confirmation the Co-ordinator
has tried to make contact with the volunteer is all that is needed.
Whilst I try to turn around requests within a week, there are occasions when
it takes far longer.
As far as I am aware I have now met all requests for transfer of
ownership.... unless any Co-ordinator knows something to the contrary?
**** IMPORTANT ****
I'm proposing to request an update to
http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/synaccess.html to take into account a slightly
modified process where transfer of ownership of a volunteer's SubmitterID is
requested due to the untimely death of the volunteer. I have had a handful
of such requests recently and I am most concerned that we do not cause any
further distress to the volunteer's relatives by inadvertently sending any
routine FreeBMD emails to them.
My suggestion is that where a request is made by a Co-ordinator to take
ownership of the deceased volunteer's SubmitterID, the Co-ordinator also
changes the email address of the volunteer to their own address at the same
time as they change the password.
Another suggestion is that "deceased" be added to the name of the volunteer
Joe Bloggs (deceased)
This is a very sensitive issue and I wouldn't wish to cause further distress
by my suggestion, but it would identify to anyone involved in FreeBMD
administration the situation regarding the individual?
I'm open to any alternative suggestions from Co-ordinators.
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