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From: "glh" <>
Subject: Re: [LO] is this a normal practice for a list owner?
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2003 23:49:42 -0400
References: <email@example.com> <3F2F22DA.firstname.lastname@example.org>
You wrote in part:
>>>I've administered mailing lists in the past, but I'm new to administering
rootsweb mailing lists and I think I may have a VERY different view
of how to do it, than is the rootsweb norm.
I assume from the above statement that you have recently become administrator of a Rootsweb List.
Now, judging from your recent post, it appears that you think all Rootsweb Administrators are guilty of the practice you described. I have never known an administrator to do this.
If you are an administrator for a list, you can run it as you like, as long as you do not violate Rootsweb guidelines. Further, if you are disgruntled with the administrator of a list, that's your problem and if you don't want to continue as a list administrator you can put it up for adoption.
<<<<Thanks for the reply. I've had some more via private mail and
I really think my question has been answered definitively.
The answer is -- yes. There is no such thing as democracy here.
And these lists are not like the ones we old time computer people
are used to. :-)
The consensus seems to be -- either put up with the dictators
or create your own list. ;-)
Thanks for the info.
G. Lee Hearl
Authentic Appalachian Storyteller