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New Mailing List Format

r.d.oppenheimer@...
 

Dear Members, 

With the redesign of the Jewish Gen Mailing List and the influx of thousands of SIG members, many of us are inundated with too many irrelevant  (to us) postings. Would every one please use #hashtags to identify the country or subject you are posting about.

To those in charge, it would be even better if the NEW and Advanced Mailing List would require all posters to use hashtags.
Also, members should be required to submit requests to create new hashtags, and not be permitted to create their own. There are too many spelling errors and duplicate / meaningless hashtags being created.

Richard Oppenheimer
Former GerSig member

Bev Potter
 

Not everyone uses hashtags. I don't have the vaguest idea what a hashtag
is or how to use it or why it is used.

I suggest we bring back the old mailing list format.

Hilary Henkin
 

I find hashtags obnoxious and annoying.  Perhaps if they were used well - but too many people have not a clue how to do that.

Hilary Henkin
Los Angeles area

On 3/18/2020 6:47 AM, r.d.oppenheimer@... wrote:
Dear Members, 

With the redesign of the Jewish Gen Mailing List and the influx of thousands of SIG members, many of us are inundated with too many irrelevant  (to us) postings. Would every one please use #hashtags to identify the country or subject you are posting about.

To those in charge, it would be even better if the NEW and Advanced Mailing List would require all posters to use hashtags.
Also, members should be required to submit requests to create new hashtags, and not be permitted to create their own. There are too many spelling errors and duplicate / meaningless hashtags being created.

Richard Oppenheimer
Former GerSig member





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Andreas Schwab
 

Add a hashtag referring to the country you are interested in to your topic/subject. For example, it you are member of GerSIG (German SIG), you add the hashtag #Germany. 
You can then select the postings refering to Germany by selecting "#Germany" frpm the Hashtags pulldown menu on the Messages page.

Ze'ev Itzhak Tschan
 

Re: New Mailing List Format A hashtag is a term immediately prefixed with a # (hashsign), like #this.

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[Ze'ev Itzhak Tschan, Har Adar, Israel]

Richard Gross
 

Please elucidate. I have no idea what a hashtag is and therefore can't comply. BeulahG

The Becker's Email
 

I agree.  I don’t know what a hashtag is or how to use and why this appears to be necessary. 

 

Johanna Becker.

Newport, RI

 

Peter Straus
 

I would urge my fellow GerSIGgers, or ex-GerSIGgers, to be patient with the JG staff and volunteers as the bugs get worked out of this new system.  After all, we may all have gotten used to not typing umlauts or ß’s, but that hardly made the old system good or convenient, especially for communicating accurate spellings. 

 

That said, one of the useful features of the old system was that the original message was posted underneath a reply, allowing us to reference what a reply was actually referencing.  It would be helpful if this could be replicated in the new system.  Alternatively, an option underneath the message posts might be to pull up all previous messages in a thread.

 

Let’s be patient and make this work for all of us!

 

--peter straus

  San Francisco

Sarah L Meyer
 

Many older people do genealogy and are not familiar with hashtags.  I suggest that if one is required, we be able to create our own.  If there is an obvious spelling error let the computer fix it (ie Germny instead of Germany) but otherwise let the people who have little computer skills (just read and write email) alone.  You can do the hashtags and while I do not generally use them, I could manage one that seems relevant.  But when people ask about a particular family name that may have been in 10 countries I do not think that anything other than the family name should be the hashtag!

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Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com

cohen.izzy@...
 

There is a Wikipedia article about #hashtag at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashtag

On most websites, hashtags can contain letters, digits and underscores.
They cannot contain spaces and other characters.
And they must begin with this symbol  #