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From: "Star" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] KILLINGLY/KILLINGLEY
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 21:41:10 -0400
References: <3D40A9ED.DF0CC8A9@tpg.com.au> <011401c234cc$2e4a7700$3120383e@GeoffBlaxall> <3D41A4FA.D74@dircon.co.uk> <006e01c234f5$3beb3f60$430e383e@GeoffBlaxall> <000701c234f8$014aac80$a9edfc3e@davidlon> <00f501c234fd$0f1b1ac0$556b7ad5@twleckuj> <006401c2350d$140df060$dfe7adcb@charles>


Let us all remember:

-- how exciting those jokes were to forward to friends.
-- when we assumed that all Smiths were related.
-- when we didn't know that all CAPS are considered shouting.
-- when we never heard of list vs. digest mode.
-- when we first found that spell-check button.
-- when we realized just how important an "Accurate Subject
Line" really is.
-- when we accidentally sent that dirty joke to the list.
-- when we read that dirty joke on a list.
-- when we couldn't unsubscribe from a list no matter what.
-- when we felt it was our civic duty to forward all virus
warnings as instructed.
-- when we believed all those hoaxes sent to us.
-- when we made our first online discovery.
-- when we felt confident enough to assist someone new.

* * * * *
Star

----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2002 9:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Lon] KILLINGLY/KILLINGLEY


> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Brown" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2002 11:34 AM
> Subject: Re: [Lon] KILLINGLY/KILLINGLEY
>
>
>
> > Why should the readers, and prospective respondents, be required to
> > interpret badly worded questions ? Anyone who wants a sensible and
> > useful answer should be prepared to take the time and trouble to make
> > their question clear and concise; if they can't be bothered to do so,
> > why should anyone else bother to answer them ?
> >etc.
> Agreed.
>
> Giving people pointers as to where they can find the information, rather
> than trying to do the research for them, seems the better option.
>
> http://www.genuki.org.uk/ is a good place for new researchers to start.
> Here they will get an appreciation as to why general questions without
time
> frames and places don't get answered.
>
> At the same website there is a link to Roy Stockdill's "Newbies' Guide
to
> Genealogy & Family History", and it is well worth reading.
>
> Keith Wellington, NZ
>
>
>
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