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From: Kathleen Burnett <>
Subject: [OBJACKSO] From List Mom - Please Read
Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2003 21:03:31 -0700
Dear List Members,
I look forward to the year 2003 being a great one for our list. Because
of the amount new members we have subscribing every day, I feel it is
time to again post the suggested rules of the list...even us long time
members need reminding once in a while.
1 I have very few rules on the lists I watch over. The main one is to
treat your fellow members as you would like to be treated. Also the
posting of virus warnings, test messages, chain letters, political
announcements, current events, items for sale, personal messages,
flames, etc. (in other words - spam) is NOT ALLOWED and will be grounds
for removal. Consideration for exceptions, contact me Kathleen Burnett
2. If someone posts a message to the list that should not have been
posted, please just delete it. Know that I am taking care of the
problem. When you post your unhappiness, then you just continue on the
problem. I know it is hard when your heart has been offended, but for
my sake, and the sake of the list, please just delete it. Rootsweb has
a wonderful Spam Detective and it stops most of it. You should see what
comes across my screen. I have to look at each of them to make sure
that what was stopped was truly Spam. Once in a while, one slips by
though and if this happens, just delete it and
go on with what we all love, genealogical research.
Some suggestions to make our list run smoother are:
1. If you would put information such as names, places, and dates
relating to your posting, in the subject line, it might give you a
better chance to attract the attention of someone who has the
information you are looking for or the attention of someone who is
searching for the information you are posting.
2. Please remember to delete the taglines and un-needed words when you
re-send a message to the list with your answer. If you don't check
this, your responses can
become quite large and may cause problems with some of our member's
servers. This member who might not be able to receive your message
because of its size, just might be your long lost second cousin with all
the answers you are looking for.
3. Remember to keep your Virus protection up to date and never open any
attached file unless you are 100% sure what it is and even then you are
taking a chance. If you do notice that one of our members has a virus,
please do not post their name and e-mail address across the list. Let
me know and I will take care of the problem. Most likely the member
already knows and is in a major state of stress. Receiving messages of
each of us will only cause his or her stress level to rise.
4. Please remember, we have members from all walks of life, all ages
and all levels of education on our list. Be understanding. The very
person who mis-spelled every other word in their posting could be the
very one with your missing family bible in their attic.
Some sites to remember:
1. There is a great Rootsweb site, Password Central, you can go to if
You want to find out what Rootsweb lists you are a member of or need to
unsubscribe from a list, just follow the instructions.
2. If you would like to visit the archived messages for this list you
may go to http://archiver.rootsweb.com/ and type in the name of the
list you want to see the archives for. From there you can search by
3. If you are interested in knowing about other mailing list out there,
one of the very best inventories of genealogical mailing lists is John
Fullers Genealogy Resources on the Internet located at
I want to thank each of you for your continued support of me and your
willingness to help make this list the success it is.
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