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From: "Andrew Billinghurst" <>
Subject: Re: Watch out for those Listowners! (was: Advertising on List)
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 23:42:15 +1000
I apply some simple rules with the lists that I manage.
If it is relevant to the topic I let it through, eg. sub regional, or
neighbouring area, or the surname is relevant to the area.
If it seems to be a *blunderbuss* approach I get a little shirty and
tell them to be on topic like any other mail.
eg. US county list announcement is not considered for my regional
Victorian (Oz) list. Don't laugh it was sent from someone not
I expect relevance rather than hit and miss. I think that is fair, we
have the big lists for the global announcements, we already announce
in RWR, we send them to John Fuller who announces, and we have
specific lists for announcing new mailing lists. That is suitable
for many scenarios.
On 15 Oct 2000, at 21:54, Darrell A. Martin <> wrote:
> At 08:20 PM 10/15/2000, ETM wrote:
> >I would certainly refer someone on any list I am subscribed to to any
> >other list I know of that might be pertinent to a post by that
> >subscriber. I am sure most of us do that and I don't consider that
> >advertising at all (although one angry listowner once publicly berated me
> >about advertising "my" list (which it was not) when I suggested a county
> >list to a poster.
> Hi again, Elaine:
> I have to believe such behavior is very rare. I certainly hope so. I really
> do not think that those who advocate "common courtesy notification" here on
> LISTOWNERS would approve of what happened to you. The "turf war mentality"
> puzzles me, and is contrary to our collective goal of helping people find
> out information about their families. I do not even understand the use of
> the term "advertising" when applied to informing RootsWeb users of the
> existence of other RootsWeb mailing lists.
> If our subscribers had to pay, or if they were limited in the number of
> lists they could belong to, it would be different. As it is, we each have
> an ongoing quest to make our lists valuable to our subscribers. If that
> quest is successful, it can only help that there are other lists out there,
> and that our subscribers know about them.
> Darrell A. Martin
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