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Subject: Re: eGroups.com: You have been added to the list-managers
From: Tim Pierce <twp @ rootsweb . com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 18:20:56 -0400
To: Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui @ plaidworks . com>
Cc: Stephanie da Silva <arielle @ Taronga . COM>, list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <v0421010ab3ad679e5c83 @ plaidworks . com>; from Chuq Von Rospach on Sat, Jul 10, 1999 at 02:15:33PM -0700
References: <199907101625 . LAA16604 @ bonkers . taronga . com> <19990710152311 . I298 @ ma-1 . rootsweb . com> <v0421010ab3ad679e5c83 @ plaidworks . com>

On Sat, Jul 10, 1999 at 02:15:33PM -0700, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
> At 3:23 PM -0400 7/10/99, Tim Pierce wrote:
> 
> > They're not merely archiving third-party lists -- they're completely
> > rebranding them.
> 
> I'm not sure that's completely true. If you go to
> 
> 	<http://www.egroups.com/list/list-managers/info.html>,
> 
> the URL I noted yesterday, it distinctly shows the egroups address as 
> being list-managers @
 greatcircle .
 com .
  And if you look at the fullinfo 
> link (which is somewhat hidden), it's the greatcircle info/intro file.
> 
> I'd say if you asked them, they'd say they're simply setting up a 
> centralized/standardized point for their users to access the list, 
> not that they're attempting to "take" it over. I'm not sure it's any 
> different than any other exploder type list, other than it's real 
> public and visible.
> 
> That's not to say I necessarily agree with this interpretation or 
> that it can't be improved, but I'm sure from looking at it that this 
> is whatthey're thinking/intending. I think it's rather muddled, 
> myself, but there sure isn't any attept to hide ownership or mislead. 
> IMHO.

Maybe that's all they intended to do, but I find it really hard to
reconcile that with the welcome message they wrote.  Calling it "the
list-managers group at eGroups" really is misleading.

-- 
Regards,
Tim Pierce
RootsWeb Genealogical Data Cooperative
system obfuscator and hack-of-all-trades


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