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From: "Cheryl Rothwell" <>
Subject: Re: [LO] Problem with Salt Lake lady
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 15:26:31 -0500
What I do, without naming any names, is send a general message to the
list about whatever the topic is, most often posting their snail mail
and phone or those of others. It says we should not do this and even
when you take it off list you have to be careful; just because you met
someone on this list doesn't mean they can be trusted as anyone can
subscribe. I remind them that non subscribers can read the archives.
Etc. It generally works. No fingers are pointed and it puts the
responsibility on them.
On 6/7/06, Darrell Martin <> wrote:
> Hi, Gary:
> Avoiding SPAM is not the only reason for preventing commercial activity on the lists. You have just discovered another one.
> In my opinion, you did exactly the right thing by requiring the discussion of cost reimbursement to be taken off list. Beyond that, you not only have no responsibility to deal with the problem; you need to carefully AVOID any entanglement in the conflicts, whatsoever. That is especially true as you (even as a volunteer) represent RootsWeb in some respects, and RW has no interest in being a referee for private arrangements. That is true even when first contact was made via a RW mailing list.
> It is unfortunate, but if you cave in to the "long-time contributor's" demand you will be allowing a subscriber to dictate the rules of the list. This you cannot do. Grovel politely if you are open to that approach, and if you think it will help, but at the end of the day make sure the "contributor" understands that problems that happen off the list, stay off the list -- in every respect.
> -----Original Message-----
> >From: Gary Boivin <>
> >Sent: Jun 7, 2006 11:04 AM
> >I'm the admin for 2 different Quebec lists.
> > I have
> >been asked to boot the Salt Lake lady off the list
> >or the long time contributor is leaving.
> >Personally, I don't feel that what happened off list
> >should have any bearing on how the list operates.
> >Has anyone else encountered this?
> >How would you handle it?
> >Have a GREAT day!........ Gary
> Darrell A. Martin
> a native Vermonter in exile in Illinois
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