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From: "George W. Durman" <>
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: [LO] Email Tags That Contain Surnames
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 03:38:12 -0500
Ah, Juli, but consider what you said,
" I just don't care to deal with the list-wide fallout bound to occur
of the "I'm the boss and so superior to you" attitude exhibited by such
listowners. Plus it usually results in lists with little or no
Thanks, but I'll get my genealogical data elsewhere."
You automatically ASSUME that, when someone posts rules/guidelines
that are more restrictive than those with which you are familiar, it is
result of someone feeling like "I'm the boss and so superior to
you ever considered that the List Manager does NOT feel that way, but,
instead, has good reasons to promulgate his/her rules/guidelines? I
people today are much too quick to take offense, have extremely thin
skins, and take everything that doesn't meet with their approval, as a
personal affront to them.
How can you make such a leap as to assume that List Managers who
post restrictive rules fit the "I'm the boss..." mold? You're reading
lot into a person's character and motivation, a person about whom you
know nothing. IMHO, I believe that's called "prejudice" (pre-judging
without any prior information).
At 2/1/04 06:39 PM Sunday, Juli Morgan wrote:
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>From: <mailto:>George W. Durman
>Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2004 3:14 AM
>Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: [LO] Email Tags That Contain Surnames
> >>Most users put with the restrictions imposed by Rootsweb and by
>the List Managers. Those that unsubscribe because of restrictions
>they don't agree with certainly have a right to do so -- but,
>because of List rules seems to me to be saying, "I'm special. I don't
>need rules. No one should impose rules on me. If you do impose
>rules, I'll just unsubscribe."
>I've unsubscribed from a list or two because I disagreed with certain
>rules and regulations put in place by listowners who seem to think
>that their precious and restrictive rules are more important than the
>sharing of genealogical information. I certainly don't unsubscribe
>because I think I'm "special" and that I "don't need rules." I just
>don't care to deal with the list-wide fallout bound to occur because
>of the "I'm the boss and so superior to you" attitude exhibited by
>such listowners. Plus it usually results in lists with little or no
>activity. Thanks, but I'll get my genealogical data elsewhere.
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