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From: Robert Heiling <>
Subject: Re: Has RootsWeb Review gone berserk?
Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2001 08:18:46 -0700
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"Richard A. Pence" wrote:
> "Robert Heiling" <> wrote in message
> > " . . . We will be working hard to help you learn
> > about the features of the new system so that they
> > can continue to function as important research
> > tools. <snip>
> Bob, it is convenient to toss rocks at Ancestry this week,
Sure. I redid a message board bookmark late yesterday because it looked
like the turmoil was finally over with. Guess what? It doesn't work this
morning because they inserted another level in the path. Thank goodness
it wasn't a lengthy list of bookmarks that took a long time. :-(
> <snip>Both these newsletters are tied
> the mailing lists hosted by RootsWeb and I don't think anything
> has been done to incorporate those into any ancestry.com
You either know or you don't. <g> It's under the same company now isn't
> RootsWeb Review and Missing Links are sent to everyone who
> participates in a mailing list hosted by RootsWeb (except those
> who opt out).
I get them too. I opted out a few times in the past, but they still
kept coming so I gave up.
> What puzzles me is that I thought there is one
> unified list for each of these publications - that is, no matter
> how many different mailing list one subscribes to, only one copy
> of ML or RWR should be received. The unified list should make it
> unlikely that he and he alone would get multiple copies.
That's for sure.... except for recent mishaps. "He alone"? Isn't
that a big assumption?
> A real possibility is that he has a bad message on his ISP's mail
> server and the two newsletters are sent each time he connects or
> requests messages and then hangs on the bad message, only to
> repeat again the next time. If he has his mailer set to repeatedly
> and often page for messages, then he would get these two each
> time. I had something similar happen to me about two weeks ago.
> Once I got the bad message deleted (called tech support) I stopped
> getting the same messages sent to me repeatedly.
You are REALLY reaching with that one<g>. Blame the ISP!<g> Not just
One "bad message", but TWO!<lol> and it/they just happen to be the
RootsWeb ones instead of some other email he received. Consider the
odds on that and then put the blame where it belongs on the Ancestry
operation that has been screwing up so badly this week.
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