Re: [TexasCzechs] Re: TexasCzechs maintenance
- One of the things we need to recognize about Czech's - most of us have a
very large "ego". To top that off, we often "speak or write before our
brain is in gear". So with that--enough said.
Richard Kotrla wrote:
> Hello, fellow listers:
> Rick's right. It's just another family squabble, and I apologize
> for to the list for even taking my time and yours to respond to Sir
> John's statements concerning my committment. I know that I am,
> like most of you, committed to the list, and shouldn't let
> personalities become an issue.
> I think it should also be noted that Rick G. did a lot to get the
> list to be active.
> Richard K.
> --- In TexasCzechs@y..., Richard Garza <richardgarza1@j...> wrote:
> > Hi Jan,
> > Nothing to worry about. Just one of those little family
> > squabbles, like: "Mommy, Johnny's eating all the kolaches before
> > dinner!" You know the type. It, too, will blow over.
> > As to list owners, rules, etc., I'll tell you what little I
> > Back in the dark ages, about 1996 or 1997, Frank Mikula and Patrick
> > presented an idea to the CHS' (Czech Heritage Society) Executive
> > Committee. Part of the idea was to set up an Internet-based mailing
> > where folks could discuss Texas Czech-related topics. The CHS said
> "go to
> > it" and the first list was set up on listbot.com. Patrick made the
> > application for a mail server to listbot.com and the TexasCzechs
> list was
> > born.
> > Volunteers were called for to help in the maintenance of the
> > list. A few folks stepped up to the plate and said they didn't know
> > much about computers or the Internet but would be willing to learn.
> > the meantime, the list began to grow. Messages regarding the hunt
> > ancestors, a few good recipes, info on traditions, etc., flew
> through the
> > airwaves (the WWW in this case) like mad.
> > Patrick wisely determined that listbot.com had it's
> > What if someone wanted to post an ancestral photo, or a picture of
> > luxurious <g> ocean liners our ancestors used to get across the sea
> > Amerika? What if someone wanted to post a GEDcom file for others to
> > peruse? Listbot didn't allow attachments and there was no place to
> > a database for immigrants or a place for posting files. What to do!
> > Patrick searched high and low and came across eGroups.com. The
> > list was transferred to eGroups.com and the TexasCzechs list
> > More members were discovering they had family connections to each
> > and were able to compare trees and photos right in their email. And
> > volunteers continued to do what they could to help members in
> > their subscriptions in working order. Simple things, like helping
> > subscribe or unsubscribe; clear bouncing mail or teaching someone
> how to
> > cut and paste.
> > Then Yahoo! came along and saw that eGroups had lots of
> > with lots of folks discussing lots of different things. So Yahoo!
> said to
> > itself: "I think I'll buy eGroups and merge it with my other
> passports to
> > the WWW. The name of the hosting service changed to Yahoogroups.com
> > everything else remained the same. We're still TexasCzechs.
> > What of Patrick & Frank. Well, Frank went on to become
> > of the CHS and Patrick went on to found the Texas Czech Genealogy
> > Society. Both have their hands full doing what presidents do.
> > As to rules, there really aren't very many and most of them
> > similar to ones on other mailing lists. Keep the discussion focused
> > Texas Czech topics, no soliciting/advertising (known as spamming),
> > flaming (name calling, which just happened), and simple stuff like
> > For a better understanding, download the file 'Netiquette Tips/Email
> > from:
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TexasCzechs/files/
> > As to the list owner of record, that's the Czech Heritage
> > of Texas that supplies this wonderful outlet for us to discuss our
> > heritage!
> > Sharing. It's what it's all about!
> > Rick Garza
> > www.texasczechs.homestead.com/
> > On Thu, 30 Aug 2001 20:19:20 -0500 "Jan" <toni@s...> writes:
> > > I am soooo out of the loop. What is this all about? Who
> > > who the
> > > list owner is? Who set up the rules to start with? Etc. etc.
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