In message <005801c0a0c0$c87eebe0$7f01bfce@lostler>, Bonnie Ostler
I agree with Graham Jaunay. I ventured to ask one genealogical
few weeks ago and it went unanswered while the endless stream of
conversation continued. There is a great pool of knowledge among the
subscribers on this list that could be put to use but it is being wasted.
That's your view and you are entitled to it, but it isn't mine and I
suspect it isn't that of many others. Some of us enjoy the off topic
digressions and ventures into humour as well as the strictly
genealogical. Some of those who do provide good genealogical answers on
this list might also find your comment that their knowledge is being
wasted by digressions to be rather patronising.
Surely the answer to off topic issues is to rely on the referee to step
in with yellow cards when he deems fit, rather than to spend time
dscussing what we do and do not like, which I find the most boring
discussions of all.
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