The Lack of Common Courtesy and how it affects the Usefulness of #general
Merle Kastner wrote:
Dear Dave,Hi Merle... I've had similar experiences to Dave's but on the
Czernowitz list. Mine were always with newcomers: Someone would show up
on the list and ask for information; I would provide it, and that would
be the last I or the list ever heard >from them.
I've never experienced the problem >from well integrated list members.
Perhaps Dave's non-respondents were just getting their feet wet both in
genealogy and in net-etiquette?
My strategy these days is to reply off list suggesting what information
I have and asking if they would be interested in receiving it. That
immediately forces a more personal relationship upon the requester.
Seems to work better.
This has been a topic before.
I guess at some point you provide help for people because you can and because it is a
good or "right" (if you will) thing to do. My experience has been to nearly always have
rec'd acknowledgement. But it wouldn't matter if I did or didn't. People always respond
to my calls for assistance and that is what matters. The one good person makes up for
all of those with bad manners.