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Re: Rootsweb Message...... 6 Sep 2006

Hello Denise, I was really miffed when I read that message in the newsletter.

I honestly don't believe anyone is trying to get something for nothing here. I haven't been doing this for very long, and I assumed you had free access to this information. I always remember to thank the very kind folks who try to help me, and I try to help others whenever I see something I think might be of help to them even though I'm not very knowledgeable in this.

However, I believe the work you wonderful people do is a true labor of love. I just felt there was something mean-spirited about the article as I read it. I think sometimes folks might get burned out in any endeavor, and certainly when they feel their work is thankless and unappreciated.

I believe it is a very simple matter--communication is the most valuable tool. I didn't have any idea you all were incurring personal costs. Why not just let us know. I don't believe people would be offended if you just posted some little reminders on the site. I was shocked and ecstatic when I received info from Dawn Owings out of the clear blue sky because I didn't even know what a look-up was!

I'll bet I'm just like all the other folks--I want to play fair, but I can't when no one will tell me the rules of the game.

Thanks for letting me have my say and thanks to ALL the voluteers who are doing so much to help us. You really are appreciated! :)

God bless, Dinah


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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