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From: "Darrell A. Martin" <>
Subject: Problem? Not. (was: New hit and runner)
Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 18:22:28 +0000
At 05:20 PM 1/8/2005, L B Hansen wrote:
>Lainee - Don and Jeanine are an asset to my lists. Their site is a good one and they are not making any money from it . . .I am not sure what your concern is. Linda
>Lainee Denton-Jones <> wrote:FYI...this one subscribes to your lists...she hit my KsWyando list and
>about 10 more on her subscription notice...thought nothing of it thinking
>that maybe she was just trying to narrow down the county her ancestor(s)
>lived in. No biggie till her email came in advertising her website:
Sure, it would have been a good thing if the author of the message had asked first. But even absent that, I don't see a problem either. The site appears to be a straightforward, non-commercial one. The amount of time that a list admin might take in putting this person on Reject will far outweigh any possible disruption to the list -- not that I can imagine what that disruption might be.
An intolerance for irrelevancies and an inability to filter out unneeded information are not good traits in a genealogist. Give your list subscribers some credit for being able to deal with this kind of thing on their own.
Not that it really matters, because, from a practical standpoint, nothing is gained by using Reject anyway. The horse is out of the barn, whether the barn is in Pennsylvania or Kansas. The only time Reject would ever have an effect would be if this person DID "come back to the list" to contribute! And that would be precisely the situation where Reject just makes *more* work for the admin, or prevents the other subscribers from getting potentially useful information.
Yes, the author could have done it better, as I said. But beyond that, this is much ado about exactly nothing, methinks.
Darrell A. Martin - RootsWeb list admin
List rules: http://home.sprynet.com/~darrellm/list_rules.htm
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