List Admin Message
When you joined ANY of the above mailing lists you would have received an automated welcome letter, sent from the Rootsweb robot. You are strongly recommended to keep this in a safe place, as it provides you with the details of how to unsubscribe and posting to whichever list you have joined. Sending an email to our personal email addresses WILL NOT subscribe or unsubscribe you. If you encounter difficulties please email the admin address, which will be found on your Rootsweb welcome (another good reason to keep this message!!)
Over the coming weeks, we are in the process of loading list pages to the web site, as you can see some are complete, and some are still in progress. We are happy to receive material for the web pages, this includes useful books, web sites etc.
Remember to be polite to other list members and treat others as you wish to be treated.
If, someone posts something you don't like, take it up directly with that person privately or write to the List Admin Address, Please Do NOT write to the List.
Please Do NOT post details of ANY Commercial enterprises without the consent of List Admin.
Please Do NOT post details of NEW Mailing lists without first having had the courtesy to ask the List Administrators permission to do so.
Please Do NOT post details of ANY Computer Viruses. If you are concerned please contact the List Admin. Rootsweb prevents viruses, trojans, worms, etc. from getting to lists by blocking dangerous attachments which include html posts and binary files.
Please Do NOT post details of List Admin notices seen on other Mailing Lists. These messages are posted by the List Administrator and not by anyone else.
When responding to a message, leave just enough of that message so that other Lister’s know to just what you are responding to. Many people have to pay for downloading their mail and do not need lengthy copies of an original message with every reply.
Please Do NOT post details of updates done to your own web pages without first consulting the List Administrator.
These are friendly and informative lists, and are provided by Rootsweb and administered by us for the benefit of Genealogists everywhere, including those new to Genealogy and/or the Internet. Remember, we were all new once!
Finally, please remember that these rules are laid down to help ensure the smooth running of the List, anybody who regularly decides to ignore them could find themselves either moderated or put onto the reject list.
Posting to the Lists
The correct address to post to, NEVER, has the word request in it!
To post to a list, send an email WITH a useful subject heading, to an address, which has L@rootsweb.com in it.
Over the last few months we have been swamped with postings to the list, which have bounced to us, all because they have been sent to the request address. We have, up to now forwarded these messages to the relevant lists, BUT, we now find that those who are replying to these forwarded messages click reply and send the replied to US instead of the CORRECT person. We Can NO LONGER GUARANTEE that we will forward your message to the lists. This is simply because we get too many of them! Also, if we are away from our computers for a day or so, YOUR message is sitting in the admin address mailbox and NOT seen by list members.
Useful Subject Headings
Some subscribers receive postings to the list in DIGEST format therefore it is worth considering a clear, concise and short subject heading.
remember to post with a subject line that is still relevant and tells the
reader which surname and area you are researching, whether you are posting
a new query/information or whether you are responding to someone else's
Please make sure that you empty your mailbox often, especially if you are on a busy list in mail mode. The Robot is set to AUTOMATICALLY UNSUBSCRIBE you after 4 bounces. If you find that you do not receive mail from a list you are subscribed to for a day or so, RESUBSCRIBE in the usual way.
Shouting at the List Admin!
Yes, many people do it! There is no point in writing to the list admin and shouting (In Capitals) “remove me now”. It won’t happen, you will be responded to by us using the delete key. There is also no point shouting at the Rootsweb Robot, it can’t hear you!!!
If you have a problem, write to the admin address, which should look like this: INSERTLISTNAMEHEREemail@example.com also please remember time differences throughout the world. If you are awake and needing list admin help, we may be asleep! Please give us time to wake up! (we are both in the UK). We try to reply to list mail on a daily basis.
Email Bullying !
I know, it seems ridiculous doesn't it, but it does happen, and neither Carol or I will tolerate such activity to either
Ourselves, or our list members.
What is email bullying? It is any email sent to the list, or to a private address whereby the content of the email is one or more
following: threatening, rude, emails intending the recipient to feel
intimidated and worthless.
Now, of course people new to email might send emails that are not composed with email netiquette. We all make mistakes,
and we are only human, we can all compose emails and click send and then think, seconds later, I shouldn't have done that.
Well, we possibly have all done that or similar. That is a something quite different to email bullying. There is a fine line between the
the offenders of email bullying know who they are, and in our experience of
list admin they are
certainly the first to complain when moderated.
Offenders of such activity will be removed from the list and Rootsweb will be informed. Rootsweb lists exist for us all to
share, our knowledge with each other and to seek
genealogical links - they do not exist to become unfriendly places because 2%
the list members wish to spoilt the list and its friendly, virtual atmosphere for the remainder of the list members.
If you feel that you have received a bullying email please forward a copy of the email along with the headers to the
list admin address that pertains to the relevant list.
If you can think of anything we should have mentioned, please tell us!!
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