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NEWSGROUP: soc.genealogy.marketplace

RFD Date: 20 Feb 1995
1st CFV Date: 23 May 1995
2nd CFV Date: 5 Jun 1995
Vote ended: 23:59 GMT, 14 June 1995.
RESULT: unmoderated group soc.genealogy.marketplace passes 401:32

Newsgroups line:
soc.genealogy.marketplace   Genealogy services and products.

RFD/CFV/Votes:
ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/news.announce.newgroups/soc/soc.genealogy.marketplace


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RATIONALE: soc.genealogy.marketplace

Usenet policy and the sensibilities of most readers frown on what
might be called advertising in most newsgroups.

There is precedent in Usenet for .marketplace groups.

There are many questions which are asked, or could be asked,
which have as their best reply an endorsement of or description
of a commercial product.

Genealogists and the people who provide services will benefit
from having one forum for all posts which advertise or recommend
genealogical products and services.


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CHARTER: soc.genealogy.marketplace

The focus of the group is on exchanging information on products
and services which the marketplace has available for genealogists.
Postings on topics unrelated to genealogy are not welcome.

*** THE FOLLOWING WILL BE ACCEPTABLE IN SOC.GENEALOGY.MARKETPLACE ***

* Non-commercial (i.e. USER) endorsements or comments about
   good or bad products and/or services.
* Commercial announcements of new releases of products and/or
   services related to genealogy.
* Short informative commercial product descriptions.
* Short catalogs of information. Longer catalogs may be
   summarized and an address given for obtaining more information.
* Newsletter advertisements for family newsletters with legitimate
   genealogical purpose.
* Want ads for books or other genealogical items.

Email and ground mail addresses should be provided with all posts.

*** THE FOLLOWING ARE GENERALLY MORE APPROPRIATE IN ANOTHER GROUP ****

However, these topics may be appropriate if there is a cost involved
in obtaining the service or if the posts are made frequently.
Whether to post to s.g.marketplace or to a different s.g group will
be at the discretion of the poster, but the item may not be cross-
posted to more than one group.

* Reunion advertisements.
* Lists of resources available for downloading from other sites.
* Notices of classes or seminars in genealogy or related fields.
* Information about libraries or genealogical societies.
* Information about libraries or genealogical societies.
* Products and services which appear to be commercial even though
   the costs advertised only cover expenses.

*** THE FOLLOWING WILL BE UNACCEPTABLE IN S.G.MARKETPLACE ***

* Offers of products or services which have been obtained
   illegally, such as copies of copyrighted materials.
* Offers crossposted to any other soc.genealogy.* group.
* Chain letters and other messages which violate Usenet rules.
* Items not specifically intended for genealogy use.


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MAILING LIST: GEN-MARKET-L@rootsweb.com

The GEN-MARKET mailing list was formed at RootsWeb about a
year after the newsgroup was formed. It allows alternative ways
of posting and provides the soc.genealogy.marketplace archives.

Subscribe:
Mail:    GEN-MARKET-M-request@rootsweb.com
Digest: GEN-MARKET-D-request@rootsweb.com
Index:  GEN-MARKET-I-request@rootsweb.com

Subject: [can be blank, or say subscribe]
Message:
subscribe

one line, only. Anything else confuses the computer.

Mail to GEN-MARKET list manager

The current list manager is Margaret Olson.


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WEB PAGE: soc.genealogy.marketplace


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ARCHIVES: soc.genealogy.marketplace

Interactive search:
listsearches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listsearch.pl?list=GEN-MARKET
Threaded archives ( In order to avoid e-address harvesting, you will need a password, and a cookie will be set):
http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/gen-market

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FAQ: soc.genealogy.marketplace: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~socgen/Mktfaq.html

Margaret Olson's Links to Genealogy Booksellers: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~socgen/Bookmjo.html

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