There are a few items I would like to suggest for the benefit of
each of us when posting to the list.
- When sending a posting to the list it would help if you would put
the subject of your posting in the subject line. Doing this also 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. Many members are on many
many lists and when they see a subject line that reads "My Ancestors"
they just delete it.
- When posting a query regarding a surname it would help all of us if
you would put your surname in CAPS. This way the members can easily
pick out the surnames you are looking for. On the other hand when the
entire message is in CAPS we feel that we are being yelled at.
- Please remember to delete the tags 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.
- 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.
- Now, the hardest thing is when one of our own, a fellow member
becomes upset about a posting from one from one of us. It is so hard
not to jump in and add our two cents. I want you to know how much I
appreciate it when you just let these posting go by and delete them.
Know that I am behind the scenes taking care of the problem. If you
ever have a concern that I might have missed a message that needs
addressed you are welcome to contact me during the day at
Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org or in the evenings at KathleenBurnett@earthlink.net.
- If your list has the gateway open, meaning the messages posted on
the board also hit he list, know that every once in a while a SPAM
message that is caught by the Board filter slips through the gateway and
hits the list before it can be stopped. JUST DELETE IT. By responding
the the list regarding he offending message, you just continue it on,
and there is not one thing I can do about it at that point.
- Please remember, so that this list is better for each of us, 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 at
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