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From: "robert mclaren" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Splitting the List
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 20:52:58 -0500
Boy, I stay off the list for a day and the world changes!! First let me
echo those who have expressed their appreciation to Ann. She had done an
outstanding job moderating this list and kindly reminding us when we stray.
I greatly enjoyed meeting her at Houston and will miss her hand steering
the list. Hopefully Ann will still participate, especially letting us know
of interesting papers or articles.
Most of the traffic deals with splitting the list into two -- with one
dealing with the more recent connection between genealogy and genetics and
one dealing with the deeper component of genetics and populations.
However, there appears to be some overlap between the two and I'm not sure
it is a good idea to split. If so, I know I will have to subscribe to both
lists. As a Clan Genealogist, knowledge of the different haplogroups
within the Clan is valuable and can lead to insights on the early days of
the Clan. Furthermore, sometimes the haplogroup has to be confirmed by SNP
testing. The finer subclades of the haplogroups can become important also.
Some of this can fall on either side of the split and I expect we may see
duplicate postings between the lists.
So my vote is not to split. Of course, I realize that another reason to
split is that the traffic can be too much for the moderator. I would
suggest that the new moderator give us his/her opinion on that once they
> [Original Message]
> From: adam bradford <>
> To: <>
> Date: 3/21/2005 7:48:13 PM
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Splitting the List
> Everyone seems to be jumping on the list-splitting bandwagon, but I'd
> like to chime in and cast my vote with Jon.
> That being said, if having one list has turned out to be such a burden
> of time to the list administrator, I suppose I couldn't find fault
> with a solution designed to relieve that burden somewhat. But that
> would be the only reason I'd support a split.
> While we're at it maybe we could create a
> GENEALOGY-DNA-WEIRDTHEORY-PSEUDOHISTORY-L list. Whenever a
> once-legitimate topic starts to seem like an episode of In Search Of -
> it could be referred to that list, where topic drift would be the
> order of the day.
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