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From: Wendy Howard <>
Subject: Re: [nz] Responding to requests for help
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2011 19:40:37 +1200
Welcome to the real world, Nyle. What you've described happens to me
all the time, even with the signature I use, which has evolved over time.
Many people pay little attention to where their emails are going when
they respond to a mailing list post, to see that it's going where they
intended it to go.
I even get people writing to me years later, about posts they've found
in the archives where I was responding to someone else's request for
help as if the people mentioned were my family. <sigh>
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Kaiwaka, Northland, New Zealand
*Subject:* [nz] Responding to requests for help
*Sent:* Thu, 23 Jun 2011 18:42:54 +1200
> May I suggest listers limit offering good advice to the person who has requested it.
> Yesterday I commented on my experience with family tree makers for Jean who has a problem with her FTM.
> Today, thanks to a posting by Nivard who pointed out on the list, my lack of skill in using a tree maker, the limitations of my preference for recording my family history, and my dodgy ability to drive a computer (after more than 20 years experience), I am fielding emails from people all willing to help... and they are not amused when I point out I did not request any assistance.
> I do not have a problem... I did not ask for advice... and I don't want to be told how to record my family history. Please no more emails
> Nyle James
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