Thursday, December 15, 2005

Rootsweb woes - Thanks to Newsletter responders

Gee, and I thought we had it bad when we inadvertently sent out some
test mailings and our confirm link did not always work just exactly
Here is a partial extract of what some of Rootsweb’s problems are
“On Tuesday evening we launched a survey to collect feedback from
some of our RootsWeb members. When the survey was launched, there
was a field that offered respondents the opportunity to provide us
with their contact information, to be used by us for limited
purposes as described in the survey…
We subsequently discovered that this feature also inadvertently
allowed those who clicked on this link to view as well the contact
information provided by those survey respondents that had
volunteered it…
If you have any concerns or questions, please respond to this
email and we will do our best to address them. We would also
be happy to follow up with you by phone, if desired…”
I would hate to be the switchboard operator there!  
Can you spell a-t-t-o-r-n-e-y? 
Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?  
(unknown – email source.)

The Newsletter has created quite a stir, to say the least.
We have heard from old friends, family members, acquaintances,
class mates, researchers digging for their roots, and lots of
very nice people.
Thank you all!

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