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From: "Misty Bogle" <>
Subject: RE: [GENBOX] Genbox FAQs
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 23:18:12 -0500
I think this is a WONDERFUL idea.
I have already learned so much through subscribing to the mailing list
(thanks to all you helpful veterans!), but because I joined "late" (i.e.,
just a few months ago), I cannot possibly hope to catch up with all the
threads in the mailing list archives - some of which may refer to old issues
that have been resolved or changed. Yes, I can search the archives when I
have a specific question, but I find that my first problem is that "I don't
know what I don't know", and it's very hard to verbalize some of my
questions and get fruitful search results since I'm still learning the lingo
surrounding this program. In fact, I nearly unsubscribed from the mailing
list during my first few weeks of installation, because I was a bit
frustrated that all of the mailing list topics seemed so far over my head!
Glad I didn't, as I now understand *most* of the issues being discussed.
Whatever format is used for the FAQ's, I hope it includes LOTS of screenshot
-- Misty Bogle
From: Deborah Wesley [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2004 5:46 PM
Subject: [GENBOX] Genbox FAQs
I am starting to give some thought to offering to maintain a FAQ section
for our Genbox community with tips, tricks, event & source templates,
queries, etc. I am a medium experienced genealogist (15+ years),
computer professional (20+) with some web page authoring experience, and
obviously a fairly new Genbox user.
I would apply for web space on rootsweb in the free web page section,
and create a hierarchy of topics. I have enough experience to create the
pages, but I would need to solicit for content from other active users.
In other words, I would be willing to compile, but my time is stretched
much too thin for me to be a solo author. To say nothing of there are
many ideas brighter than mine floating out there on the board.
Let me know what you think. If we are going to do this I would like to
get at least a few things posted quickly. I know that for some potential
users who may be evaluating Genbox in the near future (say after the
conference this weekend), that this type of community support can make a
Alternatively, if someone out there has gotten a jump start on this
topic and is almost ready to announce the launch of such a site let me
know. I would be quite happy to slip away back into my mounds of file
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