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From: "Ms. Piglet" <>
Subject: RE: auto subscribing
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 18:13:14 -0500
Bob: the assumption when we make a list is *always* that it's intended to be
used. (And lists can't be renamed, btw.)
Megan "Piglet" Zurawicz, ListPig
From: bob gillis [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2000 10:50 AM
To: Ms. Piglet; Walter Gaddis
Subject: Re: auto subscribing
Ms. Piglet wrote:
> Patty: no, it isn't.
> You're welcome to invite folks on Geddes to join Gaddis, and tell them it
> has more traffic, but not to take them there without their consent or to
> shut down the Geddes list (we wouldn't have made it if we didn't intend it
> to be used.)
That last statement I can't believe. does rootsweb have a record of why
a list was established? It seems to me that rootsweb allows almost any
surname list to be established without questioning it. There are
Reinhardt, Reinhard and Reinhart lists. And there is a list for
Reynard which may be a separate name but is also a version or
Reinhardt. These are all variations on the same name and many families
changed the spelling over time. I think that these splintered name
lists hinder the purpose of the lists and that is to exchange
information and make contacts.
If someone wants to make a list for a name in specific area, I say OK.
Patty, I would write the few Geddis subscribers and tell them that the
traffic is on Gaddis and that they should subscribe to that list. And
then tell rootsweb to find a new administrator.
Also why not rename the Gaddis list to Gaddis/Geddis?