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From: tuulen <>
Subject: Re: [R-M222] New Tactics
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 20:43:34 -0400
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When it comes right down to it, the M222 page is the most important page
a newcomer to M222 could have. Simple, I had no idea as to what M222 is,
and I would bet that most other newcomers have no idea, either. The thing
providing immediately useful information could attract people's interest,
once interested they could get onboard the bandwagon with everybody else.
Once onboard, their curiosity will naturally lead to further exploration.


On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 8:25 PM, tuulen <> wrote:

> Hi, John,
> I am one of the R-M222 newbies, but I read the above note, and have a
> suggestion for generating new and more M222 website traffic.
> For instance, when I first got started I had absolutely no idea that
> there is
> such a thing as "Niall of the Nine Hostages" and even less of an idea that
> I
> have it, until that same message appeared on my FTDNA home page.
> So, when that message shows up on somebody's home page, then a
> noticeable reference to the M222 page could be made at the same time,
> a website link saying that the M222 project is the way for them to go.
> If home page space is at a premium, then that same message could be put
> on the same link as the "Niall of the Nine Hostages" message, as 2 in 1.
> Just a suggestion...
> Doug
> On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 7:38 PM, <> wrote:
>> In a message dated 7/18/2011 7:52:16 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
>> writes:
>> The Background message at the website (the FTDNA site that people see
>> when they search for haplogroup projects at FTDNA) needs updating and
>> breaking down into subsections to make it easier for readers. Also,
>> there was some sort of graphic in there that isn't working for me, but
>> maybe that's just a problem for me.
>> The News section hasn't been updated since June 2008. If I were a
>> newbie, I'd be a little worried as to how active the site was.
>> Allene, your ideas are all sound. I'll have to work on them. I
>> hesitated to change anything on the M222 site at FTDNA in David's absence
>> but he
>> has given me permission to do so. I noticed the graphic problem myself
>> a
>> few weeks ago. I've got a copy and should be able to re-do that section.
>> I
>> can add your suggestion about gedcoms to any message I send out.
>> < Providing at least a link
>> to some of the information on your other site would be very helpful.
>> I did put a link to my own M222 site on the FTDNA page but I think it's
>> buried somewhere. I see up that page because the space allotted by FTDNA
>> is
>> woefully inadequate.
>> <It might be best to recommend that people subscribe to the R-M222
>> RootsWeb list in digest mode.
>> This was suggested by Sharon. I can add that to the message as well.
>> < I'm a relative newbie to R-M222 so I have just been reading the list
>> archives for a while. I decided to join after seeing two recent mailings
>> from
>> David Grierson about WTY testing on a member of a potential subgroup. If
>> he
>> applies for and is accepted for a WTY, would the R-M222 project general
>> fund be available for those of us who may want to contribute toward the
>> cost?
>> This was suggested by Susan.
>> There's nothing in the M222 fund right now but I'm familiar with other
>> projects which have used it for the purpose you describe. It can be
>> done.
>> Once the money is added though I think it's difficult or impossible to
>> retrieve. I think I'd make sure there are enough potential donations to
>> cover
>> any test before anyone actually donated to the fund.
>> Thanks for all your suggestions and help. I'll see what can do.
>> John
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