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Rules & Guidlines for Posting #Help

Avraham Groll
 

Dear JewishGen Community,

As many have requested clarification of the new guidelines, please find them below. (They are also accessible here: https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main/guidelines).

  • Topics: Posts should relate to Jewish genealogy. We do not discuss religious issues (such as "Who is a Jew" and other discussions which are frequently raised within the context of researching one's roots).
  • Moderation: This group is moderated to ensure civility, and that posts are related to Jewish genealogy.
  • Frequency: You may post unique messages as often as you like, but please try to be thoughtful in your posts, and do not abuse this approach by posting many messages the same day, etc.
  • Commercial Posts: We welcome everyone, including other non-profit organizations, to share commercial offers as long as they are related to Jewish genealogy, and that those posting them do not abuse the privilege. Commercial posts should not repeat more than once every three months.
  • Fundraising Posts: Please do not post fundraising requests for other organizations.
  • Images/Files: You may attach images and files (if a file is too large, we might resize it, or ask you to upload it somewhere else, and provide a link).
  • Language: The official language of the group is English, but we can accept messages and content in most languages. If posting something in a language other than English, please provide a sentence describing the content.
  • Links: If posting a link to a website not in English, please provide a description of the content.
We hope you will benefit tremendously from this new platform, and thank you in advance for contributing to this amazing online community!

Avraham

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Peter Lebensold
 

 
 
 
May I make a further suggestion?
 
 
If you are posting here to draw attention to a document newly added on Viewmate - please include the presumed family names (in capital letters) involved in your document, so that those of us scanning Group messages can quickly see what Viewmate documents might be relevant to our own researches.  It’ll save a lot of time spent logging into Viewmate only to discover the document doesn’t apply to us.
 
Peter Lebensold, Toronto 

David Lewin
 

Will ViewMate become obsolete now that we can attach images to messages to the list?

David Lewin
London


At 06:48 11/10/2019, Peter Lebensold wrote:
 
 
 

May I make a further suggestion?
 
 
If you are posting here to draw attention to a document newly added on Viewmate - please include the presumed family names (in capital letters) involved in your document, so that those of us scanning Group messages can quickly see what Viewmate documents might be relevant to our own researches.  Itll save a lot of time spent logging into Viewmate only to discover the document doesnt apply to us.
 
Peter Lebensold, Toronto

Sam Eneman
 

I would hope even with the ability to attach images to the new Discussion group messages that ViewMate will not become obsolete. It is still a valuable place to submit documents for translations.

ViewMate has an archive of more than 75,000 documents and images that you can search for family surnames, towns, etc. Search on this page: 

Sam Eneman
Charlotte NC