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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: Newbies (for want of a better name)
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 10:31:18 +0000
>I am new to the list, and log on every weekend to over 1000 meaningless
They may be very meaningful to other people - and a bit of patience
might even reveal that they are actually meaningful to you, since you
can learn a lot about background and methods.
Are there indeed 1000 messages on this particular list in two days.
If so, i am not getting them.
>It would be better to insist that every enquiry starts with the name in
>capitals, followed by the area/location/date - and that way at least you can
>delete without missing anything important.
But this only covers a part of the messages, concerning name
enquiries, which are not really what the main emphasis of the list is
meant to be.
Agreed that writing in the header what the topic is (rather than
'help!' or ' a genealogical enquiry' or 'information please' or 'a look
up') makes sense from the enquirer's point of view, but it is not
really practical to lay down rigid rules (and this is something which is
the prerogative of the list owner, only, not of list members)
Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society
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