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wars" (generally juvenile behavior on the part of a few members) but the list
goes on. It is best to remember the internet code - - - Do not annoy and do not
be easily annoyed. The "list owners" are Miroslav Gecovic gecovic@...
and Ivan Pobis pobis@...
, they are reasonable but really only respond
to complaints of spamming, the rest of the activity in the list is not
controlled. I do not think either of them have ever sent a message to the list
either as the "owner" or member. I have had a couple of personal notes from
Ivan. All messages will be handled through: slovak-world@...
, but there
is no point in sending mail to that address until you are a member.
If you are used to highly controlled lists where the "owner" frequently sends
out directives, rules, and statements about removing members because of some
perceived transgression about not sticking to the purpose of the list or
"flaming" someone. You are in for a different experience with S-W. A fair
number of S-W members belong to Slovak-Roots. It is interesting to see the
difference in the manner in which various topics are addressed.
> I *think* I subscribed - I put the word 'subscribe' in the body of the
> message, which is what all the rootsweb lists that I am part of, ask for.
> I am totally confused by "Cathy (Ambrisko) Mullenix"
> Should I have put my name in the body of the message? Or for some reason
> should I put "Cathy" etc. - is that name part of the name of the list? I
> really don't understand what is wanted.
> Regina Haring, Nanuet, NY
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Andrea Vangor <drav@...>
> To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 7:27 PM
> Subject: Re: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Slovakian Foods
> > Dear All,
> > Help! I can't keep posting about this on the Slovak Roots list so please
> > save this message as it will not be repeated, at least not by me... There
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> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <Madrobnak@...>
> > To: <SLOVAK-ROOTS@egroups.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 4:24 PM
> > Subject: Re: [SLOVAK-ROOTS] Slovakian Foods
> > > Please share with us the web address for Slovak World. Mary Anne