Ray, thank you for your kind words.
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, Ray Blaum <bucknhappy@...>
> Picky - picky - picky. That's what some people are. I say, if
it helps the genealogy community - why not do it? I'm with you.
JFDI! (Just f - - king do it!) I personally don't care if you were
promoting something (which you are not) - you are doing this for free
and I appreciate it.
> Ray Blaum
> Hinsdale County, Colorado CC
> "denise.wells" <dawells2@...> wrote:
> I have been basically told that it is inappropriate for
me to post an
> article in the USGenWeb Newsletter about this mail list since I am
> the editor and it is promoting a personal project of my own to do
> so. I don't get how I would be personally gaining from this mail
> list. My whole intention is that the USGenWeb coordinators GAIN
> this mail list. Not me.
> I am not sure how I feel about the response I got. Some of you may
> know who would address this issue to me; others of you may not. I
> have also been accused of the Newsletter allowing the promotion of
> personal project headed by Daryl Lytton's, the US Search project.
> I have no personal investment in or interest in or any financial
> interest in any project that I work with on USGenWeb. If I wanted
> promote myself as a Professional Genealogist that works for hire
> posted that in the newsletter or one of my sites looking for
> that would be one thing. Everything I have done for USGenWeb has
> been to make a difference for others. I greatly resent the
> implication that I am promoting my own or another committee
> projects as a misuse or abuse of my position. IF that is the case,
> why do we have spotlights, promoting different counties' sites, or
> information about the FGS or any other particular site. My
> is never to push MY project or any other staff member's project
> makes a difference for others OVER anyone else's projects designed
> make a difference for others in genealogy research, and especially
> for USGenWeb members. I could see that, if I was pushing my own
> sites outside of USGenWeb, of which I have several. I have sites in
> ALHN, AHGP, WorldGenWeb also. I am the MediterraneanGenWeb regional
> host for WorldGenWeb. Do I promote that? Do I push ALHN, AHGP, or
> anything else? Nope. I am interested in promoting anything inside
> USGenWeb that makes a difference for our coordinators and that
> from any of our USGenWeb coordinators. Does that mean I can't tell
> anyone about something I am committed to just because I started it?
> I guess I should have talked to and/or coerced someone else to
> this list. Then I wouldn't be going through this accusation of a
> misuse and abuse of my position as the Editor.
> Why should this be a no-no? What am I gaining? What am I providing
> for others? How do you feel? Please let me know if you think I am
> abusing my position. I want USGenWeb members to have access to
> anything that makes a difference for them in the work on their
> sites. Why, because I thought of it and created this list, should I
> be blackballed from making it known to help others?
> I would like to hear from those of you who have already joined this
> list as to how you feel about this issue.
> Thank you.
> Denise Wells