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From: Bob Muchamore <>
Subject: Re: Please let her ask a question.
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 17:10:18 +1030
At 17:15 17-03-00 EST,
>I agree that Dilys, myself and anyone else should feel free to ask questions
>of the list. This is certainly true of other lists I belong to. We don't all
>have access to the same resources. I can't see anything wrong with asking
>questions. If you don't want to answer you don't have to.
Please don't let the list react too much on these issues. Obviously
ANYONE has the right to ask for help.
We have apparently over one thousand subscribers but there is never
any guarantee that any particular enquiry will be answered, for a variety of
Some of us consider it "better" to have a "standard reply" that we
can mail out explaining, eg census or civil register, look-up problems
rather than have the enquirer thinking that "nobody can be bothered to help
As you would have seen from our reports during the past week, Kaye
and I have had more favourable reactions to our "standard reply" mailings
I note that Dilys did not protest - at least she now is aware of the
problems of look-ups in unindexed census.
- but who else offered to help her?
(PS I am seeing if there is anything I can help with!)
Bob Muchamore: (Elizabeth South, South Australia)
WebSite: "The World of M*CH*M*RE" at http://www.picknowl.com.au/homepages/bob
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