Joanne Wyman, who helps to handle JewishGen lists, has suggested some
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additional reasons why subscribers may receive off-list responses to
their messages before the message is published in the list.
Some folks receive individual messages as they are generated.
Therefore, they are receiving to messages that those of us on digest
might not see until the next day. Also, if the identical topic was
discussed on the JG Discussion Group, again some folks are receiving
and responding to individual messages before the rest of us get the
digest. Complicating matters is the fact that Discussion Group
messages are also available via soc.genealogy.jewish.
Vivian Kahn, H-SIG Moderator
Subject: Inquiry to Moderator on Method of distributing H-SIG Digest
From: John J Kovacs <j.kovacs@...>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 08:04:00 -0800 (PST)
This inquiry to the Moderator concerns h-sig digest of
November 21 that I received on November 22, 2005.
On Nov. 20 8:34 I posted a message to h-sig about the
"Illegitimate Royal Descent" story. The Nov 21 digest,
my message no. 4, was received by me on Nov 22.
On Nov. 21 I received an off line message >from Israel
about my May 20Th posting despite the fact that I only
received the Nov. 21 digest on Nov. 22.
The Nov 21 digest contains a "Summary of the
Illegitimate" story, message no 8, posted Nov 20
22:16, that appears to comment on some responses that
appear in the Nov 21 digest.
Are you distributing the h-sig digest at different
times to different parts of the world or even this
country? This seems highly unlikely.
I understand, however, that due to different time
zones some answers to postings were in the past
included in the digest together with the original
But to have answers received even before the original
posting is received in North America seems
strange,like the off line response >from Israel on Nov.
Or, to have someone supposedly residing in North
America, give a "summary", (see Nov. 21 digest message
no. 8 that was posted on Nov 20, 22:16) comment on
posting(s) that appear in the same digest, such as the
"mamzer" explanation, seems strange.
Can you shed some light on this. Thank you.
Moderator: The topic in question was a subject of discussion on both
the JewishGen and Hungarian SIG lists. Responses may have been sent
to both lists. Given that the JewishGen list and H-SIG list are
processed in different time zones, it's not surprising that responses
may have been published at different times. That's all I know about