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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Approval to enter Projects
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 10:18:35 -0500
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I agree that there is a fundamental difference in how surname projects and
regional projects work, and I shouldn't have lumped them together, especially as
I run both kinds of projects, so I know better.

I can't speak for haplogroup projects, but it is possible to require permission
to join a regional project. Being able to filter those who join my Danish Demes
regional project has been absolutely essential because I turn away at least half
of those who make a join request because they don't fit the project's central
criterion, which is that they have a *known* origin in Denmark, not just a
suspected one. Despite my emphasizing that criterion on both project web sites
and in several places, people with only a suspected Danish origin still ask to


> -----Original Message-----
> From: On Behalf Of Raymond Wing
> Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2010 9:01 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Approval to enter Projects
> Andrew,
> I believe there is a fundamental difference between the
> surname projects Diana is talking about and the British Isle
> Project you are now co-administering.
> The difference is the fact (by and large) people are joining
> the surname project when they are first tested, whereas most
> people have already been tested (and likely already belong to
> a surname project) when they make a request to join the
> British Isles Project.
> FT DNA allows surname project administrators the option to
> choose whether to accept a request to join their project
> initially (before they get tested). I do not believe regional
> (or haplogroup) projects have that option once the person has
> already been tested, and wants to join a regional and/or
> haplogroup project.

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