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Subject: RE: [DNA] Newbie Discouragement--a word of encouragement
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 19:31:29 -0400
I came home from work today and saw your post. Yes, we do generate a
lot of traffic sometimes. No one understands all of this unless you're
a geneticist - which is why we have to talk about it, debate it, and
sometimes beat it to death. If you're looking for cut and dried, it
Generally I'm a very patient and tolerant person, but I have to ask what
your expectation was from your post?
Do you expect us to talk less and limit our posts?
Do you expect us to download the brain contents of one of our best so
you can gain immediate understanding? If so, many of us are in front of
you in that line.
Did you just want to whine about how much effort you invested?
Not only do we invest that much effort, and more in our own genealogy,
we try to help others understand in addition. And we get to deal with
posts like yours too.
So again, I ask, what is it you wanted to see as a result of your post?
If you wanted suggestions or help, you certainly didn't say so. So
perhaps if you could tell us what you want, we could help you by
> K Haddad wrote:
> > I have been trying to organize DNA testing for my family. While
so, I subscribed to this site. Perhaps it is too much of a good thing,
it has really discouraged me.
> > a. I was gone 1-1/2 days, and when I returned tonight there were
messages in my mailbox and 99% were from genealogy-DNA. If I'm gone a
there's no way my mailbox will be able to handle all those messages.
> > b. I do not understand most of what everyone is talking about, so
nearly a waste of time for me to read your messages.
> > I've almost come to the conclusion that it would be a waste of a lot
time trying to contact others of my family name on the internet (I've
already spent probably 100 hours doing this) if it is so complicated
are constant questions and comments and people not sure they agree with
> > Katheryn
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