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From: "Denise Light" <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] ADMIN: Monthly themes -- vote now
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 20:16:55 -0000
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The Lincolnshire list is a very successful list. It is one of the best!
It also has a theme each month.
Themes do not stop people sending their normal messages asking for or offering help.
What they do is enhance our searches and in many cases they bring people in who don't normally send messages to the list.
So for instance one month we may concentrate on illegitimacy so we are encouraged to ask about our unmarried mothers. Another time we might be thinking about emigration so we think about those relatives who have left home for foreign shores.
It all works very well. Sometimes it can be most useful because people get ideas they wouldn't have got otherwise.
Those people who think we would be descending into the realms of non-gen need to think again because themes do not mean we start talking about food or songs or suchlike but rather give "added value" so that the list does not descend into being only a lookup service.

Regards
Denise

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