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From: "Andrew Billinghurst" <>
Subject: Re: [LO] What to do next?
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 2002 00:40:04 +1100
A couple of things
1) If Joan or Valorie answer the problem, then why should a staffer
speak? Valorie and Joan are experienced and know 99% of what is
needed to answer questions. When I disagree or need to additional, I
2) Neither Vicki, Tim or myself read every mail through this list. I
run my eyes down subject lines, look for posts that are either
unanswered or of interest. I have no time to read every single post.
I would guess that Vicki and Tim do something similar.
While we have bouncing users, they have to take their ISP to task,
and we wear the bounces with a grimace. The admins who bounce mean
that they will miss their admin mail (and it lands in my mailbox) and
the users may not get perfect service in the interim. A nuisance but
I hardly think that it is going to be irreversible and there is
little we can realistically do anyway.
All I can suggest Ramona, is not to worry about other's problems and
just look to manage your lists to the best of our ability. And thank
your lucky stars that it isn't your ISP.
On 15 Mar 2002, at 10:34, Ramona Gayle Bayes Woods <> wrote:
> I know you and Valorie answer many questions on the list; but I do wish Staff would tell us something.
> Joan I am at a lost to understand how turning a list over to a temp. admin stopped the problem-but I am glad it worked the list admin. Also being a list admin himself; wasn't he aware of the problem on his own list?
> On Friday, March 15, 2002 9:34 AM
> Valorie has already addressed your concerns here--sometimes what is the *best* way to handle a situation isn't something we're required to do--or even should being having to do.
> I know I was able to alert one of my list members who is also a list admin for a very busy list--he decided to turn the reins of this list over to another temporary admin until the matter gets straightened out but otherwise
> he wouldn't have known to do something about this. He had contacted his ISP Voyager.net and was told they were having temporary problems with their mail
> server. He was *not* told that they were blocking RootsWeb mail.
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