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Subject: [USGenWeb-NW] Fwd: [BOARD-L] Re: Executive Order 2000-E-1
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Subject: [BOARD-L] Re: Executive Order 2000-E-1
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Believe it or not I have a life outside the Project here in
the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of northern NY which are
beginning, just beginning to green up. But, I also have a
deep affection for this project and the many volunteers.
This Project has consummed many untold hours of my time
transcribing, uploading, answering questions, posting
queries and all the things that make online genealogy such a
fascinating hobby. In times past I resisted all efforts by
some to get me involved in the politics of the Project. I
finally accepted the nomination to represent the Archives
with the belief that I could make a difference. Well, I
haven't made a difference, only reaching a level of
frustration shared by all members of the Board in one way or
the other. But I will tell you this folks. Don't ascribe
motives to me that only seem to reflect what you would do in
like circumstances because in all likelihood you will be
wrong. As long as I am a Board member I will vote my
conscience. That may mean that I leave the Board with far
fewer friends than when I arrived, on both sides, but so be
it. With all that said in my usual wordy fashion let me
comment on the subject at hand.
I wish everyone would cool it and let Richards' motion work
it's way through the discussion and voting process. Then you
can pick your targets for whatever invective seems
appropriate. If his motion passes the Board says no and the
Tim is a friend of mine. We have worked together on ND and
other things, but we don't always agree and I tell him
privately what I think, as he does to me. I know in this
case the level of frustration he feels after the time he
spent trying to effect a compromise only to see it blow up.
But, in this case, the way I read the ByLaws, only the Board
can vote to delink. We must respect the ByLaws or else we
make it up as we go along and the Boards behind us do the
same and chaos reigns.
So that's the way I see it.
Tim Stowell wrote:
> Mr. Eason,
> Executive Order 2000-E-1: Whereas your 'project' continues to be not in
> good standing within the USGenWeb Project despite repeated requests to fix
> your pages, does not answer mail in a timely manner, and has refused to
> negotiate in good faith for a merger of the ACP and the CP, you are hereby
> given notice that your project has been delinked from the National web site.
> I regret that this must be done but I believe it to be the best for the
> USGenWeb Project as a whole.
> I do this within my rights as National Coordinator - under my day to day
> administration duties.
> The Webmaster has had no part in this - as I have done this myself.
> Should the Board request further details of the Census Project's actions or
> lack thereof as coordinated by Mr. Eason, they will be provided.
> Timothy S Stowell email -
> Chattanooga, TN
> National Coordinator USGenWeb Project - http://www.usgenweb.org
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