ONTARIO-L ArchivesArchiver > ONTARIO > 1999-03 > 0921360655
From: Leslie <>
Subject: Re: [ONTARIO-L] The Perfect List
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 13:30:55 -0800
Well said! I too receive 150 - 200 e-mails a day, more on the weekends and
I have never had a problem with any of the discussions or topics brought up
on any of the lists I belong too. I enjoy the history that goes along with
the family search very much and this can come in many forms. One news
group was exchanging old family recipes, just after X-mas....it was great.
The only ones that get me, are those criticizing others for their
contributions. I believe genealogy is more than just a dry list of
names...there's history there too. I don't see where people can even be
angry about down load time. A hundred e-mails only takes me 2-3 minutes to
download. I then go off-line, read my mail, do my replies and then go on
line again and recheck my mail and send any letters. The whole process
takes less than 4 minutes of internet time for about a 100 up/downloads. If
someone is silly enough to read their mail while still connected to the
internet or has to stay connected to read, they should think about changing
their habit or their e-mail program.
The only thing that I would like to see people make a habit of, and most
are pretty good about it, is putting the names they are searching for in
the subject line and use upper case for the sir names in the body of the
letter....it makes going through the mail so much easier. Although I would
never slam someone for not doing it.
At 10:39 AM 3/13/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Well, let's not have anymore about spelling, no books. Let me see, what
>else can we eliminate? Maybe any geography. Let there be no history
>because I am not interested.
>unless I am responding to them. I think I am only average, so get with
>it and keep quiet.
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