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From: "Kim Ivey" <>
Subject: LISTOWNER: Updated list List rules
Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 06:13:11 -0500
It's me, your crazy listowner. I have revised the list rules a little and
am posting them here. In a few more days I will be adding this to the
welcome message that everyone gets when they first subscribe. I will also
post it here for everyone to read. NOTE: This message is not in response
to anything anyone has posted. I just think it's important to post these
· Stay on topic. Inappropriate topics include (but not limited to) the
following: virus warnings, chain letters, advertisements or websites not
related to this list, political/religious/racial statements or slurs,
general computer/software/internet questions, name meanings, old sayings,
old medical terms, recipes, home remedies, poems or stories not related to
· No flaming (hate mail). If you simply must vent please take it off the
list. Also don't reply to hate mail. To do so will only generate tons of
messages that nobody cares to read.
· No roll calls. You are more than welcome to post your surnames, but you
must put at least put the surnames in the subject line. From time to time I
will declare a "swapping" or "sharing" week, but the same rule applies here
· Don't correct other listmember's spelling or grammar.
· Don't police the list. Your listowner is capable of handling listmembers
who get out of line.
· No vulgar/obscene language (cussing). Remember, there could be children
It is not my intention to silence free speech. However, the mailing lists
at RootsWeb were created for a purpose, to provide a forum where researches
can discuss genealogical matters relating to the list in question. They
were not designed to be a free-for-all. I am proud to say that since I've
been the listowner, there have been no problems. I hope it stays that way.
Also, I want to be as diplomatic as possible. If anyone has any
suggestions, please e-mail me privately. Nobody will be removed from the
list simply for having a different opinion, as long as you e-mail your
opinions and concerns to me privately and not air them on the list.
Kim Ivey <>
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