Need for education on how to post [Find it at:] #guidelines

Nancy Siegel

To answer the question about how to suppress a hashtag for topics you are not interested in:

At the top of your Daily Summary or Digest, under the green JewishGen banner, click on the blue words: Discussion Group.

This will bring you to the main page. Click on #hashtags in the left-hand column (or, if you are on a mobile device, you may need to click on “more” first, then on #hashtags)

The hashtag chart should appear. Click the “mute” button on any topic you no longer want to read about. You can always unmute it later if you wish.

Nancy Siegel
San Francisco, CA

Peter Lebensold

With regards to posting standards, I'd like to see more emphasis being placed on all family names (and nothing else) being written in all-capitals and making sure that every post is signed with at least a last name.  Ideally, the Moderator(s) would return-to-sender any posts that do not comply with these long-standing standards.

It would also be very helpful - to those of us scanning the daily digests - if anyone asking for a translation (whether via ViewMate or other means) of a document would please include the (known or presumed) family name linked with that document, so that most of us don't need to go to ViewMate to see if the document might be of personal interest.

Peter Lebensold,  Toronto

Researching: GELBFISZ/FISH/GOLDWYN (Warsaw, Los Angeles), LEBENSOLD/LIBENSCHULD/and variants (anywhere), SZAFIR/SHAFFER/ and variants (Warsaw, Brazil, New York, Texas, elsewhere in USA), KORN (Poland, Philippines, San Francisco), BORENSTEIN (Poland, USA, Canada), WERNER (Poland, Glasgow) ...

Steve Stein

Well, now that all the groups have been merged into the main group, I would appreciate guidance on how to read the list, particularly on how to ignore or suppress hashtags that I am not interested in. With a single group, it wasn't so bad, but now the daily lists are considerably longer.

Steve Stein
Highland Park, NJ

Howard Kaufman

I must confess, I find it difficult to believe  that people who do genealogy research
cannot understand the format for submitting postings to Jewish Gen.

I suggest that there be included at the bottom of each email
guidance on how to post, particularly putting FAMILY NAMES being researched and no other text in ALL CAPS,
putting a reasonable question in the title and in the body,and putting the sender's name and location when signing off.

I don't know why people would expect to have help when they seem so careless and thoughtless in postings.

Howard H Kaufman, MD JD MPH MA    hhkmdjd@...