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Re: [TexasCzechs] Re: TexasCzechs maintenance

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  • Gilbert Bohuslav
    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
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      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.

      Gilbert Bohuslav


      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
      > Sunday
      > > dinner!" You know the type. It, too, will blow over.
      > > As to list owners, rules, etc., I'll tell you what little I
      > know.
      > > Back in the dark ages, about 1996 or 1997, Frank Mikula and Patrick
      > Janis
      > > presented an idea to the CHS' (Czech Heritage Society) Executive
      > > Committee. Part of the idea was to set up an Internet-based mailing
      > list
      > > 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
      > too
      > > much about computers or the Internet but would be willing to learn.
      > In
      > > the meantime, the list began to grow. Messages regarding the hunt
      > for
      > > 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
      > limitations.
      > > What if someone wanted to post an ancestral photo, or a picture of
      > those
      > > luxurious <g> ocean liners our ancestors used to get across the sea
      > to
      > > 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
      > create
      > > a database for immigrants or a place for posting files. What to do!
      > > Patrick searched high and low and came across eGroups.com. The
      > membership
      > > list was transferred to eGroups.com and the TexasCzechs list
      > prospered.
      > > More members were discovering they had family connections to each
      > other
      > > and were able to compare trees and photos right in their email. And
      > the
      > > volunteers continued to do what they could to help members in
      > maintaining
      > > their subscriptions in working order. Simple things, like helping
      > someone
      > > 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
      > lists
      > > 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
      > but
      > > everything else remained the same. We're still TexasCzechs.
      > > What of Patrick & Frank. Well, Frank went on to become
      > president
      > > 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
      > are
      > > similar to ones on other mailing lists. Keep the discussion focused
      > on
      > > Texas Czech topics, no soliciting/advertising (known as spamming),
      > no
      > > flaming (name calling, which just happened), and simple stuff like
      > that.
      > > For a better understanding, download the file 'Netiquette Tips/Email
      >
      > tips
      > > from:
      > >
      > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TexasCzechs/files/
      > >
      > > As to the list owner of record, that's the Czech Heritage
      > Society
      > > 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
      > determines
      > > > who the
      > > > list owner is? Who set up the rules to start with? Etc. etc.
      > ....
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