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From: "Andrew Billinghurst" <>
Subject: Re: Is there a FAQ for warnings?
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 02:27:48 +1000
The lists are for the discussion of the subject matter. Warnings are
not sent because they, like spam, propagate through the system so
that many people get the same message repeatedly thus unnecessarily
stressing the system.
If a general warning needs to go out, then RW can incoprorate it in
RootsWeb Review, or it can send an appropriate message to an
appropriate forum, eg. to listowners, webpage owners and the like.
With respect to people taking offence, it is going to happen even if
you are really nice and you can only be as nice as possible. I have
given up bending to subscribers petty demands, they either like the
service or they don't. If they don't want to stay that is their
business and their choice.
On 7 Nov 98, at 16:18, Rebecca Lambert <> wrote:
> I looked and don't see one. Can anyone tell me if there is a FAQ that
> has an official Rootweb letter about the reasons rate-hike warnings should
> NOT be posted to the list? Dealing with Cost for Rootsweb for the bandwidth
> to store all that, etc. I've just lost a subscriber to my Atkinson list
> because I warned everyone not to post those, and one poster took it
> personally (I hadn't even seen her post!). I tried to explain the "why
> nots", but apparently wasn't very successful.
> My URL: http://members.tripod.com/~Ilesa/index.html