GENEALOGY-DNA-L ArchivesArchiver > GENEALOGY-DNA > 2005-03 > 1109879265
Subject: Re: [DNA] Open and Closed Genealogy and DNA population LIMITATIONS
Date: Thu, 03 Mar 2005 19:47:45 +0000
Ken, do me a favor and just this one time let me have the last word.
A posting is a wholistic entity. It is also of finite length dictated by the rules of the hosting authority (most of us have been criticized for going over this length - usually because we forgot to crop the attached earlier postings). Therefore people cannot include everything they wish to say in a single posting and so resort to including a URL linking to a more detailed elaboration of the subject. Thus it is defacto part of the posting. QED. :-)
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> We basically have a different view of "links". Links to me are something
> someone supplies that the reader can take or leave. I read a posting and
> almost literally don't even see the links until and unless I think the
> message makes any sense at all and is interesting. If not, the links have
> been essentially invisible to me. No one is compelled to go on to anyone's
> ----- Original Message -----
> Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 12:16 PM
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Open and Closed Genealogy and DNA population LIMITATIONS
> > Ken:
> > There seem to be some major differences concerning our understanding of
> the structure of a message. When someone posts some literal Biblical
> interpretation of dating for creation and then inludes a link to prop up
> their statements then it is part of the posting, and if part A is
> inappropriate then so is part B. Furthermore, your argument about a "tiff'
> you may or may not have had with the IRS has no applicability in the context
> of the subject we are discussing. You would presumably not be posting
> details of a new I1a discovery and including a clickable link to a website
> outlining your woes in relation to the IRS all in the same posting.
> > David F.
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