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From: "David Wilson" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Ineligible Individuals Placed in my ShetlandProjectWithoutMy Permission
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 20:54:22 -0800
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David, You have jogged my memory. A few days ago I had a single "new member"
automatically added to the R1b1c7 project without first seeing a join
request. The FTDNA system at least notified me that he had joined. As it
happened he was eligible for membership, so I did not worry about the
irregular process. I remember thinking that he may have contacted someone at
FTDNA about his haplogroup and that they put him into the project because
they knew I would accept him anyway.

Perhaps related to this is a message I got from Bennett Greenspan this
morning. Clearly a form letter with broadcast distribution, Bennett's
message asked me to clear some pending join requests in one of my projects
(unspecified, but necessarily R1b1c7) by either admitting or rejecting them.
(I had already contacted them all outside of FTDNA's messaging system and
have been waiting for feedback.)

I wonder if FTDNA is trying to refine the code that controls join actions
for regional and haplogroup projects.

David Wilson
R1b1c7/Wilson Projects

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:] On Behalf Of David Faux
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 5:23 PM
To: DNA Rootsweb
Subject: [DNA] Ineligible Individuals Placed in my Shetland ProjectWithoutMy

Charles wrote: You must have left the front door or skylight open for your
project. If you close the skylight, i.e., disable the parachute in by anyone
feature, using the option in your FTDNA group admin page, they will not be
able to join your project without your permission. That is what I do with
almost all my projects. Especially my very restrictive Pennsylvania Deutsch
Project for which all members must be genealogically pre-screened by me.

Charles: Actually I had all safeguards up, and until today no one was
placed without my permission. All of a sudden 20 names appear out of
nowhere, many from NGS, which make an appearance and I can only think that
there was a computer glitch. I have been super fussy about screening. I
need to check and see if some switch was reset by other than myself. I was
just wondering if others had noticed anything similar in the last few days
because until then everything was fine.

David K. Faux.

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