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From: "Richard Cottrell" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 23:12:31 -0500
In a message dated Sat 21 Aug 2004, 21:33:03, -0600, David Faux at wrote:
>Your negative views toward FTDNA are well known, and all your unwarranted comments are thinly veiled attempts to cast in a negative light a firm that to most of us is a shining example of what trustworthy means.
My negative view toward FTDNA is well founded and all my unwarranted comments are nothing compared to the disinformation/misinformation that you put out about other companies that offer outstanding service.
>Surely you know that unless a participant returns the signed consent form, no matches will appear no matter how much clicking an administrator may chose to do.
You seem to forget I was once a part of the trustworthy bunch of folks at FTDNA. The release form that I signed did not give any administrator the authority to change anything on my personal web page that was through FTDNA.
>All my participants know the object is to find matches, and matches are not shown to the world at large unless a person choses to upload to Ysearch.
The purpose of the surname project is to find matches within the surname project, that is something you as an administrator should know and understand. Matches outside of a surname project are the concern of only the individual participant and not the project as a whole. If you the administrator want to find matches with other surnames based on your y-dna numbers then that is your purogative, however, it is not your purogative nor right to know if any other individual as matches outside the surname project with other surnames.
And I will add this comment:
I am thankful everyday that I am no longer a part of the trustworthy FTDNA family. I no longer have a web page that an adminsitrator can go in an do anything they chose to do any time they chose to do it on my web page. I am also glad that I had enough sense to tell FTDNA to destroy my sample thereby FTDNA and the University of Arizona DNA Laboratory can never, and I repeat never, mess with my DNA sample again.