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From: Tim Pierce <>
Subject: Re: The Rootsweb Renewal Notice
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 18:22:47 -0500
Hi, Donna -
On Fri, Feb 19, 1999 at 05:06:37PM -0600, Donna Sarchet wrote:
> 1) Why is being able to subscribe to Roots-L in the mail mode considered
> to be a premium service? (I thought that subscribing to Roots-L in
> either the mail mode or digest mode was free. Also, why would anyone
> *want* to subscribe to the Roots-L in the mail mode?)
We kinda wonder that ourselves. :-) But, in fact, quite a few people
do seem to consider it a feature and not a bug.
ROOTS-L as one of our heaviest and busiest mailing lists puts a pretty
significant strain on the servers. With 8000+ subscribers and 100
messages a day, if most of them were in the "mail mode" version of the
list then we'd be in deep trouble. Restricting mail mode to folks who
are current RootsWeb Contributors is a way to keep the mail server's
load to a manageable level.
> 3) Is there a listing somewhere of premium services that are available
> only to Rootsweb contributors?
RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative
system obfuscator and hack-of-all-trades
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