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Subject: Re: [LO] Lineage Society solicitation
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 10:15:14 -0400
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I would have preferred it be from or mentioned the locale chapter with
contact info.

Just my personal preference.

Paul Le B

-----Original Message-----
From: Mary D. Taffet <>
Sent: Thu, Mar 25, 2010 8:55 am
Subject: Re: [LO] Lineage Society solicitation


Here is a link to the message in the archives, which does seem to be on
topic for the list:


I was extremely exhausted after a very long work day, having been up
more than 19 hours when I first saw the message last night. With the
clarity of a decent night's sleep, I now realize that it didn't mention
any fees, etc.

I would have appreciated a private message from the new subscriber
asking if it was OK to post the message on the list, but in the light
day, it no longer seems quite as commercial as it did last night.

-- Thanks all for your replies both on and off list,

On 3/25/2010 12:02 AM, Darrell A. Martin wrote:
> Mary D. Taffet wrote:
>> Earlier today, I had a new subscription to a very quiet locality
>> There was subsequently a post to that very quiet list from a lineage
>> society representative who was using the list to solicit for new
>> society members.
>> In my own opinion, this seems to be commercial in nature, and
>> should not have been posted.
>> What do the rest of you think?
>> -- Thanks,
>> Mary
> Mary:
> Lineage societies are an important element of genealogy. Still, there
> are two things I would want to know before I would have an opinion.
> First, is the lineage society itself on topic for your list? By that,
> mean a direct connection. For example, although there are probably
> Mayflower descendants in Nebraska, recruiting for the Mayflower
> on the Nebraska list would not -- in my opinion -- be on topic.
> Second, did the message provide information about dues, fees, or
> whatever? Or just provide a link? If money was explicitly discussed,
> I understand it that violates the AUP. If not, I would not have a
> problem with it.
> So, if the society is connected with the list topic and the message
> not discuss money, I would *welcome* their promoting themselves on my
> list, as a service to my members.
> Realistically, though, what do you propose to do about it if you
> it was inappropriate?
> Darrell

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