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    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: FreeUKGEN Festive eCards
    2. Allan
    3. Hi Everyone Should anyone require an eCard please contact Denise direct rather than via the mailing list. Many thanks Allan Raymond Assistant List Administrator. ------ Original Message ------ From: "Jean Flannery" <jeanblaneflannery@gmail.com> To: "Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers" <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> Sent: 20/12/2019 20:17:54 Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Re: FreeUKGEN Festive eCards Denise, thank you very much. I sent this to your email address but in case I should have replied here... I'd love a set of the e-cards, please. Merry Christmas! Jean ???? > On 21/12/2019, at 08:43, Family Bell/Burton-Bell <ccnbells@gmail.com> wrote: > > Yes - can I please have access to these e-cards. They look brilliant! > > Thanks. > > Charlotte BB. > (transcribing for the Brunette and DebzNZ syndicates from Wellington NZ. > >> On 21/12/2019, at 4:17 AM, colin.knight10 via FREEBMD-ADMINS <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> wrote: >> >> -------- Original message --------From: Denise Colbert <denise.colbert@freeukgenealogy.org.uk> Date: 20/12/2019 14:23 (GMT+00:00) To: freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com, FreeCEN Transcribers Google Group <freecen-transcribers@freeukgenealogy.org.uk> Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]FreeUKGEN Festive eCards Hello,We've developed a set of eCards that can be sent out to friends andfamily this festive season, after a donation to the charity. Inrecognition of the work you do for free UK Genealogy, we are offeringthese to you without a donation. You can see the cards here:https://www.freeukgenealogy.org.uk/help-us-keep-history-free/festive-ecards/If you would like me to send the cards to you, please let me know andI'll do this as soon as possible.With best wishes,Denise**********Denise Colbert - Engagement CoordinatorPlease note that I work half-time so responses may take a few days.Free UK Genealogy CIO - Registered in England and Wales, number 1167484T: +44 7825 338014Join us on Social:___________ > ___________________________________eb community

    12/20/2019 04:37:29
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: FreeUKGEN Festive eCards
    2. Jean Flannery
    3. Denise, thank you very much. I sent this to your email address but in case I should have replied here... I'd love a set of the e-cards, please. Merry Christmas! Jean ???? > On 21/12/2019, at 08:43, Family Bell/Burton-Bell <ccnbells@gmail.com> wrote: > > Yes - can I please have access to these e-cards. They look brilliant! > > Thanks. > > Charlotte BB. > (transcribing for the Brunette and DebzNZ syndicates from Wellington NZ. > >> On 21/12/2019, at 4:17 AM, colin.knight10 via FREEBMD-ADMINS <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> wrote: >> >> -------- Original message --------From: Denise Colbert <denise.colbert@freeukgenealogy.org.uk> Date: 20/12/2019 14:23 (GMT+00:00) To: freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com, FreeCEN Transcribers Google Group <freecen-transcribers@freeukgenealogy.org.uk> Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]FreeUKGEN Festive eCards Hello,We've developed a set of eCards that can be sent out to friends andfamily this festive season, after a donation to the charity. Inrecognition of the work you do for free UK Genealogy, we are offeringthese to you without a donation. You can see the cards here:https://www.freeukgenealogy.org.uk/help-us-keep-history-free/festive-ecards/If you would like me to send the cards to you, please let me know andI'll do this as soon as possible.With best wishes,Denise**********Denise Colbert - Engagement CoordinatorPlease note that I work half-time so responses may take a few days.Free UK Genealogy CIO - Registered in England and Wales, number 1167484T: +44 7825 338014Join us on Social:___________ > ____________________________________FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-adminsFreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/_______________________________________________Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebprefUnsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.comPrivacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blogRootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community >> >> _______________________________________________ >> FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins >> >> FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref >> Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com >> Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 >> Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog >> RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community > > _______________________________________________ > FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins > > FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    12/20/2019 01:17:54
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: FreeUKGEN Festive eCards
    2. Family Bell/Burton-Bell
    3. Yes - can I please have access to these e-cards. They look brilliant! Thanks. Charlotte BB. (transcribing for the Brunette and DebzNZ syndicates from Wellington NZ. > On 21/12/2019, at 4:17 AM, colin.knight10 via FREEBMD-ADMINS <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> wrote: > > -------- Original message --------From: Denise Colbert <denise.colbert@freeukgenealogy.org.uk> Date: 20/12/2019 14:23 (GMT+00:00) To: freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com, FreeCEN Transcribers Google Group <freecen-transcribers@freeukgenealogy.org.uk> Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]FreeUKGEN Festive eCards Hello,We've developed a set of eCards that can be sent out to friends andfamily this festive season, after a donation to the charity. Inrecognition of the work you do for free UK Genealogy, we are offeringthese to you without a donation. You can see the cards here:https://www.freeukgenealogy.org.uk/help-us-keep-history-free/festive-ecards/If you would like me to send the cards to you, please let me know andI'll do this as soon as possible.With best wishes,Denise**********Denise Colbert - Engagement CoordinatorPlease note that I work half-time so responses may take a few days.Free UK Genealogy CIO - Registered in England and Wales, number 1167484T: +44 7825 338014Join us on Social:_______________________________________________FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-adminsFreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/_______________________________________________Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebprefUnsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.comPrivacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blogRootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community > > _______________________________________________ > FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins > > FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    12/20/2019 12:43:43
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: FreeUKGEN Festive eCards
    2. colin.knight10
    3. Hi,Yes please Merry Christmas and a happy new yearBest wishesColin Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone. -------- Original message --------From: Denise Colbert <denise.colbert@freeukgenealogy.org.uk> Date: 20/12/2019 14:23 (GMT+00:00) To: freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com, FreeCEN Transcribers Google Group <freecen-transcribers@freeukgenealogy.org.uk> Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]FreeUKGEN Festive eCards Hello,We've developed a set of eCards that can be sent out to friends andfamily this festive season, after a donation to the charity. Inrecognition of the work you do for free UK Genealogy, we are offeringthese to you without a donation. You can see the cards here:https://www.freeukgenealogy.org.uk/help-us-keep-history-free/festive-ecards/If you would like me to send the cards to you, please let me know andI'll do this as soon as possible.With best wishes,Denise**********Denise Colbert - Engagement CoordinatorPlease note that I work half-time so responses may take a few days.Free UK Genealogy CIO - Registered in England and Wales, number 1167484T:  +44 7825 338014Join us on Social:_______________________________________________FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-adminsFreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/_______________________________________________Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebprefUnsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.comPrivacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY  Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blogRootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    12/20/2019 08:17:35
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]FreeUKGEN Festive eCards
    2. Denise Colbert
    3. Hello, We've developed a set of eCards that can be sent out to friends and family this festive season, after a donation to the charity. In recognition of the work you do for free UK Genealogy, we are offering these to you without a donation. You can see the cards here: https://www.freeukgenealogy.org.uk/help-us-keep-history-free/festive-ecards/ If you would like me to send the cards to you, please let me know and I'll do this as soon as possible. With best wishes, Denise ********** Denise Colbert - Engagement Coordinator Please note that I work half-time so responses may take a few days. Free UK Genealogy CIO - Registered in England and Wales, number 1167484 T: +44 7825 338014 Join us on Social:

    12/20/2019 07:23:47
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Can you help create the new public interface for FreeBMD?
    2. Jean Flannery
    3. Once we get into next year I should have the time to proof read. It's something I've done for others and I'd be happy to do it for FreeBMD. All best wishes for Christmas and the New Year Jean On Wed, 18 Dec 2019 at 08:35, Anne Donnelly <anne@annedonnelly.co.uk> wrote: > Hi, > > I have HTML experience and may be interested in helping out depending on > what time committent was involved. Feel free to contact me directly at > anne@annedonnelly.co.uk to discuss if you wish. > > Kind regards > > Anne > > On 17/12/2019 09:03, freebmd-admins-request@rootsweb.com wrote: > > Can you help create the new public interface for FreeBMD? > > > _______________________________________________ > FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive > http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins > > FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: > https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb > community >

    12/17/2019 02:50:23
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Can you help create the new public interface for FreeBMD?
    2. Anne Donnelly
    3. Hi, I have HTML experience and may be interested in helping out depending on what time committent was involved. Feel free to contact me directly at anne@annedonnelly.co.uk to discuss if you wish. Kind regards Anne On 17/12/2019 09:03, freebmd-admins-request@rootsweb.com wrote: > Can you help create the new public interface for FreeBMD?

    12/17/2019 12:34:51
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Can you help create the new public interface forFreeBMD?
    2. Julia Carter
    3. Hi Pat, I’m happy to do some proof reading or other non-technical checking if that’s of help. Best wishes Julia Carter From: Pat Reynolds Sent: 16 December 2019 15:23 To: Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers; FreeBMD Tech Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Can you help create the new public interface forFreeBMD? Can you help us develop the new public interface for FreeBMD? We need ... 1/ People experienced in using FreeBMD for research to help 1. take the existing text from FreeBMD, 2. check that it will apply in FreeBMD2, and talk with developers of FreeBMD2 it isn’t clear what is happening 3. change text as needed, check for clarity of the content and 4. proof for grammar, style, layout 5. check with Allan, Barrie and Denise (or Pat) before it is implemented 2/ People with very basic html to convert the new text to html. By ‘very basic’ I mean: if you were making web pages in the 1980s, and could do things such as make a word italic, and make a list of page contents at the top linking to the sections below with anchor tag, you have the skills needed. Then, check html for broken links, etc. Finally, upload to Refinery CMS. This is an unsophisticated interface, which has a window where you can paste in html from a txt document. 3/ People with additional html skills, and knowledge of Refinery CMS, or willing to learn to deal with uploading html for more than basic pages (e.g. into side bars, tables), and to undertake final formatting checks before marking the page as ready to be transferred to the live server. Any help with any of these tasks is needed! If you can do more than one, that’s great - but we will need at least two pairs of eyes on every single page, so if all you want to do is proofread, please also volunteer. Any questions about the work or skills needed, please ask. With thanks and best wishes, Pat -- *- -* *Dr Pat Reynolds* Executive Director Free UK Genealogy <http://www.freeukgenealogy.org.uk/> A Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in England and Wales, number 1167484 VAT registration: 233 0105 70 *Join us on social:* Please read our *Privacy Notice* <https://www.freeukgenealogy.org.uk/files/Documents/Privacy-Notice.pdf> for information on how we will protect and use your data. +44 1723 362616 +44 7943 145387 Westwood House,Westwood, Scarborough YO11 2JD, UK _______________________________________________ FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    12/17/2019 04:59:30
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Can you help create the new public interface for FreeBMD?
    2. Pat Reynolds
    3. Can you help us develop the new public interface for FreeBMD? We need ... 1/ People experienced in using FreeBMD for research to help 1. take the existing text from FreeBMD, 2. check that it will apply in FreeBMD2, and talk with developers of FreeBMD2 it isn’t clear what is happening 3. change text as needed, check for clarity of the content and 4. proof for grammar, style, layout 5. check with Allan, Barrie and Denise (or Pat) before it is implemented 2/ People with very basic html to convert the new text to html. By ‘very basic’ I mean: if you were making web pages in the 1980s, and could do things such as make a word italic, and make a list of page contents at the top linking to the sections below with anchor tag, you have the skills needed. Then, check html for broken links, etc. Finally, upload to Refinery CMS. This is an unsophisticated interface, which has a window where you can paste in html from a txt document. 3/ People with additional html skills, and knowledge of Refinery CMS, or willing to learn to deal with uploading html for more than basic pages (e.g. into side bars, tables), and to undertake final formatting checks before marking the page as ready to be transferred to the live server. Any help with any of these tasks is needed! If you can do more than one, that’s great - but we will need at least two pairs of eyes on every single page, so if all you want to do is proofread, please also volunteer. Any questions about the work or skills needed, please ask. With thanks and best wishes, Pat -- *- -* *Dr Pat Reynolds* Executive Director Free UK Genealogy <http://www.freeukgenealogy.org.uk/> A Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in England and Wales, number 1167484 VAT registration: 233 0105 70 *Join us on social:* Please read our *Privacy Notice* <https://www.freeukgenealogy.org.uk/files/Documents/Privacy-Notice.pdf> for information on how we will protect and use your data. +44 1723 362616 +44 7943 145387 Westwood House,Westwood, Scarborough YO11 2JD, UK

    12/16/2019 08:22:39
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: New subject: Re: New subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Re: BMD transcribing tool for Linux users wanted
    2. Thomas Mather
    3. Well...... S*ds law strikes again!     After a couple of days of the problem described, and despite all my efforts looking for the reason, the transcription grid has reverted to normal. I can now change column widths etc. Regarding using winBMD under WINE, it was Nick Lord who gave me the info back in 2014, and I think he has repeated this earlier in this thread. Tom.

    12/11/2019 07:35:28
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: New subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Re: BMD transcribing tool for Linux users wanted
    2. Ian Brooke
    3. That's an interesting point.  vbrun60sp6.exe is an installer for the VB runtime library (so it needs to be executed on non-Windows machines to install the library) which WinBMD does require. However WinBMD does NOT install it because it is installed automatically along with Windows. Anybody wanting to install WinBMD under Linux or other non-Windows machines will almost certainly need it (although I guess it's possible for it to be installed by your Windows emulator). Windows native machines should never need to install it. Thomas, if you'd like to email me about your problem I'll see what I can do. Regards Ian On 10/12/2019 9:46 a.m., Thomas Mather via FREEBMD-ADMINS wrote: > I have been running winBMD very successfully on Linux Mint under WINE > for several years.  The only extra needed appears to be vbrun60sp6.exe > > However, today the grid for entering has decided to show only the > surname column, and trying to move the RH edge has no effect. > > Any ideas, anybody? > > _______________________________________________ > FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive > http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins > > FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY  Terms and Conditions: > https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal > RootsWeb community

    12/10/2019 02:33:06
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: New subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: Re: BMD transcribing tool for Linux users wanted
    2. Thomas Mather
    3. I have been running winBMD very successfully on Linux Mint under WINE for several years.  The only extra needed appears to be vbrun60sp6.exe However, today the grid for entering has decided to show only the surname column, and trying to move the RH edge has no effect. Any ideas, anybody?

    12/10/2019 09:46:00
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: FreeBMD format
    2. John Hartley
    3. Hi Alan, my way round the problem is to be prepared for next time. I just make a screen print of OPTIONS and save it with my book of passwords etc then when I install WINBMD upgrade or such I just check though & make it conform with my way. Cheers John -----Original Message----- From: Alan Middlemass [mailto:jamkatjoshan@gmail.com] Sent: Sunday, 8 December 2019 1:32 AM To: freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]FreeBMD format My laptop has been having a strop which has left me with the transcribed data intact but wiped out all of the personalised layout changes that I have made over recent years. Is there a specific file I can persuade to put these back in place or am I going to have to work through these again. -- Alan Middlemass County Durham UK _______________________________________________ FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    12/08/2019 11:50:58
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: FreeBMD format
    2. Ian Brooke
    3. Alan, There is a file but it depends on which version of WinBMD you are using.  Normally (although you could have moved it) you have a folder called WinBMD_Files below your Documents folder.  On the latest version of WinBMD you will find in there a files called WinBMDini.txt, on earlier versions it was called WinBMD.ini, that is the file containing all your settings, if you restore that it should be Ok.  Be careful not to change anything else in that folder. Good luck. Ian On 07/12/2019 8:31 a.m., Alan Middlemass wrote: > My laptop has been having a strop which has left me with the > transcribed data intact but wiped out all of the personalised layout > changes that I have made over recent years. > > Is there a specific file I can persuade to put these back in place or > am I going to have to work through these again. > >

    12/07/2019 08:52:48
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]FreeBMD format
    2. Alan Middlemass
    3. My laptop has been having a strop which has left me with the transcribed data intact but wiped out all of the personalised layout changes that I have made over recent years. Is there a specific file I can persuade to put these back in place or am I going to have to work through these again. -- Alan Middlemass County Durham UK

    12/07/2019 08:31:39
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: FREEBMD-ADMINS Digest, Vol 14, Issue 45
    2. Ted Southcombe
    3. Thank you Jean, much appreciated. Happy Christmas to you, best wishes, Ted. On 06/12/2019 00:46:26, Jean Flannery <jeanblaneflannery@gmail.com> wrote: I haven't needed to contact Allan but have received great support and help from my own co-ordinator, Ted Southcombe. He is also extremely patient with me! Wishing a Very Merry Christmas to all admins, co-ordinators and my fellow transcribers. Jean Flannery > On 6/12/2019, at 08:25, John Stead via FREEBMD-ADMINS wrote: > > Also have a most supportive co-ordinator and have had all the help I could wish for from Allan, when needed. > John Stead (Red Rose Syndicate) > > Sent from my Sony Xperia™ smartphone > > ---- Patty Keffer wrote ---- > >> Thanks Allan, for your response. You and have have had a few >> communications over the years, and they have always been pleasant and >> helpful. John Mellors has been my syndicate coordinator from the >> beginning, and always has been very helpful, especially when I had a >> panic about my completed transcription gone AWOL (later discovered >> hiding elsewhere in the computer). I'm writing this in the hope that >> no other would-be transcriber is alarmed by what has been written. >> Thank you and my very best wishes for the holiday season to all of you >> that put up with the likes of me for your HUGE pay (joking) - I >> appreciate all you do! PattyK >>> On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 3:05 AM wrote: >>> Send FREEBMD-ADMINS mailing list submissions to >>> freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com >>> To subscribe via email send a message with subject subscribe and body >>> subscribe to freebmd-admins-request@rootsweb.com >>> To unsubscribe via email send a message with subject unsubscribe and >>> body unsubscribe to freebmd-admins-request@rootsweb.com >>> You can reach the person managing the list at >>> freebmd-admins-owner@rootsweb.com >>> When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific >>> than "Re: Contents of FREEBMD-ADMINS digest..."Mail for the mailing list should be sent to >>> FreeBMD-Admins@rootsweb.com >>> The website for the mailing list is >>> http://www.freebmd.org.uk >>> It contains all the information about the project and its current status. >>> Archives http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins >>> Today's Topics: >>> 1. Re: Contemplating volunteering (Allan) >>> ---------- Forwarded message ---------- >>> From: Allan >>> To: "Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers" >>> Cc: >>> Bcc: >>> Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:17:43 +0000 >>> Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Contemplating volunteering >>> Hello Derek >>> Many thanks for your detailed comments and as I am mentioned within it >>> as a somewhat lacking administrator it is only proper that I respond >>> with some chronology. I wouldn't normally respond on an open mailing >>> list but it is important to put your comments into the correct context. >>> You made a request to John Mellors to join his syndicate to which John >>> responded on 21 October. >>> On the 8 November you advised John there was something amiss with the >>> procedure for volunteering and that you had received a zip file with two >>> text messages. John forwarded your email to me on the same date. >>> I responded to you the same day mentioning this was the first time I had >>> encountered any new volunteer receiving a zip file when attempting to >>> register and if you could send me the relevant file for me to check out. >>> You sent the file to me on 9 November which when I looked into was about >>> you joining the FreeBMD mailing list and not about your registration. >>> Below is what I sent to you on 9 November after having received the file >>> details from you: >>> ********************************************************************************************************** >>> Sent: 09 November 2019 18:16 >>> To: DEREK MADDOCK >>> Cc: John Mellors ; Allan Raymond >>> Subject: Re[2]: Volunteering for FreeBMD >>> Hi Derek >>> Thanks for the email and drop-box link. >>> Most of the information in the Drop box is what I was already aware, it >>> confirms there was nothing wrong with the registration process. Some of >>> the information related to you subscribing to the FreeBMD mailing. list. >>> You now need to follow any advice which John will supply to you >>> regarding registration, downloading the transcribing software and pages >>> to transcribe. >>> I only need to be involved further if you should encounter a problem >>> with your registration which John requires some assistance. >>> Happy transcribing. >>> Regards >>> Allan Raymond >>> ********************************************************************************************************** >>> It is fairly obvious to me that there was nothing curt in my final >>> response to you, others may see it different >>> I am able to check progress of individuals registering on FreeBMD and >>> provide assistance regarding their registration. There is absolutely no >>> sign of you attempting to register on FreeBMD. >>> The registration process is fairly simple. The Coordinator sends you a >>> link to register which you then click and enter your own SubmitterID and >>> password (first stage) , a confirmation email is then sent to you with >>> details and a code to complete the registration (second stage) . Neither >>> the first or second stage are shown on our administration system. I am >>> assuming that John Mellors sent you the link ro register on FreeBMD, did >>> you not use it? >>> Until you posted on the Admin Mailing list today I would have no reason >>> to suppose that my further involvement was required. >>> Perhaps having read the above you will have the courtesy to put the >>> record straight. >>> Regards >>> Allan Raymond >>> FreeBMD Volunteer Coordinator >>> -----Original Message----- >>> From: derek.maddock363--- via FREEBMD-ADMINS >>> Sent: 04 December 2019 10:49 >>> To: 'Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers' >>> Cc: derek.maddock363@btinternet.com >>> Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Contemplating volunteering >>> I have been trying to volunteer now for a while but am still waiting for >>> that first assignment after registration. I have brought this to the >>> attention of all concerned but still nothing. I am now losing faith in the >>> administrators of the system perhaps they are more interested in coding >>> Linux and their integration into other systems. >>> If I can use the analogy of the man living in a house using appliances and >>> wiring for the DC electrical supply of his youth. He spent thousands of >>> pounds and many years transforming the AC supply coming into his house to DC >>> rather than rewiring the house and updating his appliances to modern >>> standards. Perhaps, the Free BMD Admiration is like the man. And that like >>> Microsoft, FreeBMD Administrators need to say, that with effect from a >>> certain date only systems that come up to a certain specification and >>> operating system will be supported and their present translation Software is >>> not backwards compatible. Many man-hours, and in effect money, is being >>> poured into a problem that affects very few Transcribers, who in their own >>> admission, have alternative means of transcribing when it could be employed >>> in making the job of transcribing much easier. Or bring the FreeBMD Website >>> much more user-friendly and more in line with what is expected in this >>> century rather than the 1960s. If this subject is not being run by the >>> Administration but by members then perhaps it should be moved to another >>> Technical Forum page. >>> I apologise to Jeff Coleman and Craig Phillips for venting my spleen on the >>> back of the original post but I think there are serious problems in the Free >>> BMD Administration at the basic level as far as Volunteer Transcribers as >>> concerned. >>> Take my case: >>> I volunteered some time ago and made my initial contact with a syndicate >>> leader John Mellors after the initial contact, other than registering on >>> this forum, nothing was heard. I contacted him about this many weeks later >>> and he referred it to Allan Raymond. Who very curtly said that there was >>> nothing wrong with the system and referred me back to John Mellors to sort >>> out? He (John Mellors), asked me to start the process all over again, and >>> once again I have heard nothing from FreeBMD other that from posts on this >>> forum. >>> It is my opinion, based on my experience, that Administration needs to >>> streamline this process and be more informative to prospective volunteers. >>> The "Process" needs to be audited. There are a lot of inconsistencies in the >>> script, for example, the order of the stages a prospective volunteer should >>> take. The process needs to be gone through with a fine-tooth comb by someone >>> who does not know the system. After all, if you had explained the system in >>> your website why would this man be posting this message? Perhaps a video on >>> what is transcribing, showing someone doing it. >>> I now find myself with little or no interest in transcribing now because in >>> my mind and from my experiences they don't support the Transcribers but act >>> merely like a queen bee expecting her soldier bees to get on with it as she >>> has better things to think about. >>> Once again, I apologise for using this medium to bring the shortfall of the >>> Administration of Volunteering to Transcribe to your attention. >>> Lifetime Administrator (Aged 70) >>> To contact the %(real_name)s list administrator, send an email to >>> %(real_name)s-admin@rootsweb.com. >>> To post a message to the FREEBMD-ADMINS mailing list -- freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com, send an email to %(real_name)s@rootsweb.com. >>> __________________________________________________________ >>> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to %(real_name)s-request@%(host_name)s >>> with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the >>> email with no additional text. >> _______________________________________________ >> FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins >> FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ >> _______________________________________________ >> Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref >> Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com >> Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 >> Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog >> RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community > > _______________________________________________ > FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins > > FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community _______________________________________________ FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    12/06/2019 01:59:25
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: FREEBMD-ADMINS Digest, Vol 14, Issue 45
    2. Jean Flannery
    3. I haven't needed to contact Allan but have received great support and help from my own co-ordinator, Ted Southcombe. He is also extremely patient with me! Wishing a Very Merry Christmas to all admins, co-ordinators and my fellow transcribers. Jean Flannery > On 6/12/2019, at 08:25, John Stead via FREEBMD-ADMINS <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> wrote: > > Also have a most supportive co-ordinator and have had all the help I could wish for from Allan, when needed. > John Stead (Red Rose Syndicate) > > Sent from my Sony Xperia™ smartphone > > ---- Patty Keffer wrote ---- > >> Thanks Allan, for your response. You and have have had a few >> communications over the years, and they have always been pleasant and >> helpful. John Mellors has been my syndicate coordinator from the >> beginning, and always has been very helpful, especially when I had a >> panic about my completed transcription gone AWOL (later discovered >> hiding elsewhere in the computer). I'm writing this in the hope that >> no other would-be transcriber is alarmed by what has been written. >> Thank you and my very best wishes for the holiday season to all of you >> that put up with the likes of me for your HUGE pay (joking) - I >> appreciate all you do! PattyK >>> On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 3:05 AM <freebmd-admins-request@rootsweb.com> wrote: >>> Send FREEBMD-ADMINS mailing list submissions to >>> freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com >>> To subscribe via email send a message with subject subscribe and body >>> subscribe to freebmd-admins-request@rootsweb.com >>> To unsubscribe via email send a message with subject unsubscribe and >>> body unsubscribe to freebmd-admins-request@rootsweb.com >>> You can reach the person managing the list at >>> freebmd-admins-owner@rootsweb.com >>> When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific >>> than "Re: Contents of FREEBMD-ADMINS digest..."Mail for the mailing list should be sent to >>> FreeBMD-Admins@rootsweb.com >>> The website for the mailing list is >>> http://www.freebmd.org.uk >>> It contains all the information about the project and its current status. >>> Archives http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins >>> Today's Topics: >>> 1. Re: Contemplating volunteering (Allan) >>> ---------- Forwarded message ---------- >>> From: Allan <allan_raymond@btinternet.com> >>> To: "Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers" <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> >>> Cc: >>> Bcc: >>> Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:17:43 +0000 >>> Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Contemplating volunteering >>> Hello Derek >>> Many thanks for your detailed comments and as I am mentioned within it >>> as a somewhat lacking administrator it is only proper that I respond >>> with some chronology. I wouldn't normally respond on an open mailing >>> list but it is important to put your comments into the correct context. >>> You made a request to John Mellors to join his syndicate to which John >>> responded on 21 October. >>> On the 8 November you advised John there was something amiss with the >>> procedure for volunteering and that you had received a zip file with two >>> text messages. John forwarded your email to me on the same date. >>> I responded to you the same day mentioning this was the first time I had >>> encountered any new volunteer receiving a zip file when attempting to >>> register and if you could send me the relevant file for me to check out. >>> You sent the file to me on 9 November which when I looked into was about >>> you joining the FreeBMD mailing list and not about your registration. >>> Below is what I sent to you on 9 November after having received the file >>> details from you: >>> ********************************************************************************************************** >>> Sent: 09 November 2019 18:16 >>> To: DEREK MADDOCK >>> Cc: John Mellors ; Allan Raymond >>> Subject: Re[2]: Volunteering for FreeBMD >>> Hi Derek >>> Thanks for the email and drop-box link. >>> Most of the information in the Drop box is what I was already aware, it >>> confirms there was nothing wrong with the registration process. Some of >>> the information related to you subscribing to the FreeBMD mailing. list. >>> You now need to follow any advice which John will supply to you >>> regarding registration, downloading the transcribing software and pages >>> to transcribe. >>> I only need to be involved further if you should encounter a problem >>> with your registration which John requires some assistance. >>> Happy transcribing. >>> Regards >>> Allan Raymond >>> ********************************************************************************************************** >>> It is fairly obvious to me that there was nothing curt in my final >>> response to you, others may see it different >>> I am able to check progress of individuals registering on FreeBMD and >>> provide assistance regarding their registration. There is absolutely no >>> sign of you attempting to register on FreeBMD. >>> The registration process is fairly simple. The Coordinator sends you a >>> link to register which you then click and enter your own SubmitterID and >>> password (first stage) , a confirmation email is then sent to you with >>> details and a code to complete the registration (second stage) . Neither >>> the first or second stage are shown on our administration system. I am >>> assuming that John Mellors sent you the link ro register on FreeBMD, did >>> you not use it? >>> Until you posted on the Admin Mailing list today I would have no reason >>> to suppose that my further involvement was required. >>> Perhaps having read the above you will have the courtesy to put the >>> record straight. >>> Regards >>> Allan Raymond >>> FreeBMD Volunteer Coordinator >>> -----Original Message----- >>> From: derek.maddock363--- via FREEBMD-ADMINS <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> >>> Sent: 04 December 2019 10:49 >>> To: 'Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers' <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> >>> Cc: derek.maddock363@btinternet.com >>> Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Contemplating volunteering >>> I have been trying to volunteer now for a while but am still waiting for >>> that first assignment after registration. I have brought this to the >>> attention of all concerned but still nothing. I am now losing faith in the >>> administrators of the system perhaps they are more interested in coding >>> Linux and their integration into other systems. >>> If I can use the analogy of the man living in a house using appliances and >>> wiring for the DC electrical supply of his youth. He spent thousands of >>> pounds and many years transforming the AC supply coming into his house to DC >>> rather than rewiring the house and updating his appliances to modern >>> standards. Perhaps, the Free BMD Admiration is like the man. And that like >>> Microsoft, FreeBMD Administrators need to say, that with effect from a >>> certain date only systems that come up to a certain specification and >>> operating system will be supported and their present translation Software is >>> not backwards compatible. Many man-hours, and in effect money, is being >>> poured into a problem that affects very few Transcribers, who in their own >>> admission, have alternative means of transcribing when it could be employed >>> in making the job of transcribing much easier. Or bring the FreeBMD Website >>> much more user-friendly and more in line with what is expected in this >>> century rather than the 1960s. If this subject is not being run by the >>> Administration but by members then perhaps it should be moved to another >>> Technical Forum page. >>> I apologise to Jeff Coleman and Craig Phillips for venting my spleen on the >>> back of the original post but I think there are serious problems in the Free >>> BMD Administration at the basic level as far as Volunteer Transcribers as >>> concerned. >>> Take my case: >>> I volunteered some time ago and made my initial contact with a syndicate >>> leader John Mellors after the initial contact, other than registering on >>> this forum, nothing was heard. I contacted him about this many weeks later >>> and he referred it to Allan Raymond. Who very curtly said that there was >>> nothing wrong with the system and referred me back to John Mellors to sort >>> out? He (John Mellors), asked me to start the process all over again, and >>> once again I have heard nothing from FreeBMD other that from posts on this >>> forum. >>> It is my opinion, based on my experience, that Administration needs to >>> streamline this process and be more informative to prospective volunteers. >>> The "Process" needs to be audited. There are a lot of inconsistencies in the >>> script, for example, the order of the stages a prospective volunteer should >>> take. The process needs to be gone through with a fine-tooth comb by someone >>> who does not know the system. After all, if you had explained the system in >>> your website why would this man be posting this message? Perhaps a video on >>> what is transcribing, showing someone doing it. >>> I now find myself with little or no interest in transcribing now because in >>> my mind and from my experiences they don't support the Transcribers but act >>> merely like a queen bee expecting her soldier bees to get on with it as she >>> has better things to think about. >>> Once again, I apologise for using this medium to bring the shortfall of the >>> Administration of Volunteering to Transcribe to your attention. >>> Lifetime Administrator (Aged 70) >>> To contact the %(real_name)s list administrator, send an email to >>> %(real_name)s-admin@rootsweb.com. >>> To post a message to the FREEBMD-ADMINS mailing list -- freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com, send an email to %(real_name)s@rootsweb.com. >>> __________________________________________________________ >>> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to %(real_name)s-request@%(host_name)s >>> with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the >>> email with no additional text. >> _______________________________________________ >> FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins >> FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ >> _______________________________________________ >> Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref >> Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com >> Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 >> Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog >> RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community > > _______________________________________________ > FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins > > FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ > > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    12/05/2019 05:45:45
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: FREEBMD-ADMINS Digest, Vol 14, Issue 45
    2. John Stead
    3. Also have a most supportive co-ordinator and have had all the help I could wish for from Allan, when needed. John Stead (Red Rose Syndicate) Sent from my Sony Xperia™ smartphone ---- Patty Keffer wrote ---- >Thanks Allan, for your response. You and have have had a few >communications over the years, and they have always been pleasant and >helpful. John Mellors has been my syndicate coordinator from the >beginning, and always has been very helpful, especially when I had a >panic about my completed transcription gone AWOL (later discovered >hiding elsewhere in the computer). I'm writing this in the hope that >no other would-be transcriber is alarmed by what has been written. > >Thank you and my very best wishes for the holiday season to all of you >that put up with the likes of me for your HUGE pay (joking) - I >appreciate all you do! PattyK > >On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 3:05 AM <freebmd-admins-request@rootsweb.com> wrote: >> >> Send FREEBMD-ADMINS mailing list submissions to >> freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com >> >> To subscribe via email send a message with subject subscribe and body >> subscribe to freebmd-admins-request@rootsweb.com >> >> To unsubscribe via email send a message with subject unsubscribe and >> body unsubscribe to freebmd-admins-request@rootsweb.com >> >> You can reach the person managing the list at >> freebmd-admins-owner@rootsweb.com >> >> When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific >> than "Re: Contents of FREEBMD-ADMINS digest..."Mail for the mailing list should be sent to >> FreeBMD-Admins@rootsweb.com >> >> The website for the mailing list is >> http://www.freebmd.org.uk >> It contains all the information about the project and its current status. >> Archives http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins >> Today's Topics: >> >> 1. Re: Contemplating volunteering (Allan) >> >> >> >> ---------- Forwarded message ---------- >> From: Allan <allan_raymond@btinternet.com> >> To: "Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers" <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> >> Cc: >> Bcc: >> Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:17:43 +0000 >> Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Contemplating volunteering >> Hello Derek >> >> Many thanks for your detailed comments and as I am mentioned within it >> as a somewhat lacking administrator it is only proper that I respond >> with some chronology. I wouldn't normally respond on an open mailing >> list but it is important to put your comments into the correct context. >> >> You made a request to John Mellors to join his syndicate to which John >> responded on 21 October. >> >> On the 8 November you advised John there was something amiss with the >> procedure for volunteering and that you had received a zip file with two >> text messages. John forwarded your email to me on the same date. >> >> I responded to you the same day mentioning this was the first time I had >> encountered any new volunteer receiving a zip file when attempting to >> register and if you could send me the relevant file for me to check out. >> >> You sent the file to me on 9 November which when I looked into was about >> you joining the FreeBMD mailing list and not about your registration. >> >> Below is what I sent to you on 9 November after having received the file >> details from you: >> >> >> ********************************************************************************************************** >> Sent: 09 November 2019 18:16 >> To: DEREK MADDOCK >> Cc: John Mellors ; Allan Raymond >> Subject: Re[2]: Volunteering for FreeBMD >> Hi Derek >> >> Thanks for the email and drop-box link. >> Most of the information in the Drop box is what I was already aware, it >> confirms there was nothing wrong with the registration process. Some of >> the information related to you subscribing to the FreeBMD mailing. list. >> You now need to follow any advice which John will supply to you >> regarding registration, downloading the transcribing software and pages >> to transcribe. >> I only need to be involved further if you should encounter a problem >> with your registration which John requires some assistance. >> Happy transcribing. >> Regards >> >> Allan Raymond >> ********************************************************************************************************** >> >> It is fairly obvious to me that there was nothing curt in my final >> response to you, others may see it different >> >> I am able to check progress of individuals registering on FreeBMD and >> provide assistance regarding their registration. There is absolutely no >> sign of you attempting to register on FreeBMD. >> >> The registration process is fairly simple. The Coordinator sends you a >> link to register which you then click and enter your own SubmitterID and >> password (first stage) , a confirmation email is then sent to you with >> details and a code to complete the registration (second stage) . Neither >> the first or second stage are shown on our administration system. I am >> assuming that John Mellors sent you the link ro register on FreeBMD, did >> you not use it? >> >> Until you posted on the Admin Mailing list today I would have no reason >> to suppose that my further involvement was required. >> >> Perhaps having read the above you will have the courtesy to put the >> record straight. >> >> Regards >> >> Allan Raymond >> FreeBMD Volunteer Coordinator >> >> >> >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: derek.maddock363--- via FREEBMD-ADMINS <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> >> Sent: 04 December 2019 10:49 >> To: 'Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers' <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> >> Cc: derek.maddock363@btinternet.com >> Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Contemplating volunteering >> >> I have been trying to volunteer now for a while but am still waiting for >> that first assignment after registration. I have brought this to the >> attention of all concerned but still nothing. I am now losing faith in the >> administrators of the system perhaps they are more interested in coding >> Linux and their integration into other systems. >> >> If I can use the analogy of the man living in a house using appliances and >> wiring for the DC electrical supply of his youth. He spent thousands of >> pounds and many years transforming the AC supply coming into his house to DC >> rather than rewiring the house and updating his appliances to modern >> standards. Perhaps, the Free BMD Admiration is like the man. And that like >> Microsoft, FreeBMD Administrators need to say, that with effect from a >> certain date only systems that come up to a certain specification and >> operating system will be supported and their present translation Software is >> not backwards compatible. Many man-hours, and in effect money, is being >> poured into a problem that affects very few Transcribers, who in their own >> admission, have alternative means of transcribing when it could be employed >> in making the job of transcribing much easier. Or bring the FreeBMD Website >> much more user-friendly and more in line with what is expected in this >> century rather than the 1960s. If this subject is not being run by the >> Administration but by members then perhaps it should be moved to another >> Technical Forum page. >> >> I apologise to Jeff Coleman and Craig Phillips for venting my spleen on the >> back of the original post but I think there are serious problems in the Free >> BMD Administration at the basic level as far as Volunteer Transcribers as >> concerned. >> >> Take my case: >> I volunteered some time ago and made my initial contact with a syndicate >> leader John Mellors after the initial contact, other than registering on >> this forum, nothing was heard. I contacted him about this many weeks later >> and he referred it to Allan Raymond. Who very curtly said that there was >> nothing wrong with the system and referred me back to John Mellors to sort >> out? He (John Mellors), asked me to start the process all over again, and >> once again I have heard nothing from FreeBMD other that from posts on this >> forum. >> >> It is my opinion, based on my experience, that Administration needs to >> streamline this process and be more informative to prospective volunteers. >> The "Process" needs to be audited. There are a lot of inconsistencies in the >> script, for example, the order of the stages a prospective volunteer should >> take. The process needs to be gone through with a fine-tooth comb by someone >> who does not know the system. After all, if you had explained the system in >> your website why would this man be posting this message? Perhaps a video on >> what is transcribing, showing someone doing it. >> >> I now find myself with little or no interest in transcribing now because in >> my mind and from my experiences they don't support the Transcribers but act >> merely like a queen bee expecting her soldier bees to get on with it as she >> has better things to think about. >> >> Once again, I apologise for using this medium to bring the shortfall of the >> Administration of Volunteering to Transcribe to your attention. >> Lifetime Administrator (Aged 70) >> >> To contact the %(real_name)s list administrator, send an email to >> %(real_name)s-admin@rootsweb.com. >> >> To post a message to the FREEBMD-ADMINS mailing list -- freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com, send an email to %(real_name)s@rootsweb.com. >> >> __________________________________________________________ >> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to %(real_name)s-request@%(host_name)s >> with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the >> email with no additional text. > >_______________________________________________ >FreeBMD-Admins mailing list - archive http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins > >FreeBMD http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ > >_______________________________________________ >Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref >Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com >Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 >Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog >RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    12/05/2019 12:22:55
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: FREEBMD-ADMINS Digest, Vol 14, Issue 45
    2. Patty Keffer
    3. Thanks Allan, for your response. You and have have had a few communications over the years, and they have always been pleasant and helpful. John Mellors has been my syndicate coordinator from the beginning, and always has been very helpful, especially when I had a panic about my completed transcription gone AWOL (later discovered hiding elsewhere in the computer). I'm writing this in the hope that no other would-be transcriber is alarmed by what has been written. Thank you and my very best wishes for the holiday season to all of you that put up with the likes of me for your HUGE pay (joking) - I appreciate all you do! PattyK On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 3:05 AM <freebmd-admins-request@rootsweb.com> wrote: > > Send FREEBMD-ADMINS mailing list submissions to > freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com > > To subscribe via email send a message with subject subscribe and body > subscribe to freebmd-admins-request@rootsweb.com > > To unsubscribe via email send a message with subject unsubscribe and > body unsubscribe to freebmd-admins-request@rootsweb.com > > You can reach the person managing the list at > freebmd-admins-owner@rootsweb.com > > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific > than "Re: Contents of FREEBMD-ADMINS digest..."Mail for the mailing list should be sent to > FreeBMD-Admins@rootsweb.com > > The website for the mailing list is > http://www.freebmd.org.uk > It contains all the information about the project and its current status. > Archives http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/freebmd-admins > Today's Topics: > > 1. Re: Contemplating volunteering (Allan) > > > > ---------- Forwarded message ---------- > From: Allan <allan_raymond@btinternet.com> > To: "Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers" <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> > Cc: > Bcc: > Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:17:43 +0000 > Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Contemplating volunteering > Hello Derek > > Many thanks for your detailed comments and as I am mentioned within it > as a somewhat lacking administrator it is only proper that I respond > with some chronology. I wouldn't normally respond on an open mailing > list but it is important to put your comments into the correct context. > > You made a request to John Mellors to join his syndicate to which John > responded on 21 October. > > On the 8 November you advised John there was something amiss with the > procedure for volunteering and that you had received a zip file with two > text messages. John forwarded your email to me on the same date. > > I responded to you the same day mentioning this was the first time I had > encountered any new volunteer receiving a zip file when attempting to > register and if you could send me the relevant file for me to check out. > > You sent the file to me on 9 November which when I looked into was about > you joining the FreeBMD mailing list and not about your registration. > > Below is what I sent to you on 9 November after having received the file > details from you: > > > ********************************************************************************************************** > Sent: 09 November 2019 18:16 > To: DEREK MADDOCK > Cc: John Mellors ; Allan Raymond > Subject: Re[2]: Volunteering for FreeBMD > Hi Derek > > Thanks for the email and drop-box link. > Most of the information in the Drop box is what I was already aware, it > confirms there was nothing wrong with the registration process. Some of > the information related to you subscribing to the FreeBMD mailing. list. > You now need to follow any advice which John will supply to you > regarding registration, downloading the transcribing software and pages > to transcribe. > I only need to be involved further if you should encounter a problem > with your registration which John requires some assistance. > Happy transcribing. > Regards > > Allan Raymond > ********************************************************************************************************** > > It is fairly obvious to me that there was nothing curt in my final > response to you, others may see it different > > I am able to check progress of individuals registering on FreeBMD and > provide assistance regarding their registration. There is absolutely no > sign of you attempting to register on FreeBMD. > > The registration process is fairly simple. The Coordinator sends you a > link to register which you then click and enter your own SubmitterID and > password (first stage) , a confirmation email is then sent to you with > details and a code to complete the registration (second stage) . Neither > the first or second stage are shown on our administration system. I am > assuming that John Mellors sent you the link ro register on FreeBMD, did > you not use it? > > Until you posted on the Admin Mailing list today I would have no reason > to suppose that my further involvement was required. > > Perhaps having read the above you will have the courtesy to put the > record straight. > > Regards > > Allan Raymond > FreeBMD Volunteer Coordinator > > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: derek.maddock363--- via FREEBMD-ADMINS <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> > Sent: 04 December 2019 10:49 > To: 'Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers' <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> > Cc: derek.maddock363@btinternet.com > Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Contemplating volunteering > > I have been trying to volunteer now for a while but am still waiting for > that first assignment after registration. I have brought this to the > attention of all concerned but still nothing. I am now losing faith in the > administrators of the system perhaps they are more interested in coding > Linux and their integration into other systems. > > If I can use the analogy of the man living in a house using appliances and > wiring for the DC electrical supply of his youth. He spent thousands of > pounds and many years transforming the AC supply coming into his house to DC > rather than rewiring the house and updating his appliances to modern > standards. Perhaps, the Free BMD Admiration is like the man. And that like > Microsoft, FreeBMD Administrators need to say, that with effect from a > certain date only systems that come up to a certain specification and > operating system will be supported and their present translation Software is > not backwards compatible. Many man-hours, and in effect money, is being > poured into a problem that affects very few Transcribers, who in their own > admission, have alternative means of transcribing when it could be employed > in making the job of transcribing much easier. Or bring the FreeBMD Website > much more user-friendly and more in line with what is expected in this > century rather than the 1960s. If this subject is not being run by the > Administration but by members then perhaps it should be moved to another > Technical Forum page. > > I apologise to Jeff Coleman and Craig Phillips for venting my spleen on the > back of the original post but I think there are serious problems in the Free > BMD Administration at the basic level as far as Volunteer Transcribers as > concerned. > > Take my case: > I volunteered some time ago and made my initial contact with a syndicate > leader John Mellors after the initial contact, other than registering on > this forum, nothing was heard. I contacted him about this many weeks later > and he referred it to Allan Raymond. Who very curtly said that there was > nothing wrong with the system and referred me back to John Mellors to sort > out? He (John Mellors), asked me to start the process all over again, and > once again I have heard nothing from FreeBMD other that from posts on this > forum. > > It is my opinion, based on my experience, that Administration needs to > streamline this process and be more informative to prospective volunteers. > The "Process" needs to be audited. There are a lot of inconsistencies in the > script, for example, the order of the stages a prospective volunteer should > take. The process needs to be gone through with a fine-tooth comb by someone > who does not know the system. After all, if you had explained the system in > your website why would this man be posting this message? Perhaps a video on > what is transcribing, showing someone doing it. > > I now find myself with little or no interest in transcribing now because in > my mind and from my experiences they don't support the Transcribers but act > merely like a queen bee expecting her soldier bees to get on with it as she > has better things to think about. > > Once again, I apologise for using this medium to bring the shortfall of the > Administration of Volunteering to Transcribe to your attention. > Lifetime Administrator (Aged 70) > > To contact the %(real_name)s list administrator, send an email to > %(real_name)s-admin@rootsweb.com. > > To post a message to the FREEBMD-ADMINS mailing list -- freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com, send an email to %(real_name)s@rootsweb.com. > > __________________________________________________________ > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to %(real_name)s-request@%(host_name)s > with the word "unsubscribe" without the quotes in the subject and the body of the > email with no additional text.

    12/05/2019 11:49:00
    1. [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Contemplating volunteering
    2. Allan
    3. Hello Derek Many thanks for your detailed comments and as I am mentioned within it as a somewhat lacking administrator it is only proper that I respond with some chronology. I wouldn't normally respond on an open mailing list but it is important to put your comments into the correct context. You made a request to John Mellors to join his syndicate to which John responded on 21 October. On the 8 November you advised John there was something amiss with the procedure for volunteering and that you had received a zip file with two text messages. John forwarded your email to me on the same date. I responded to you the same day mentioning this was the first time I had encountered any new volunteer receiving a zip file when attempting to register and if you could send me the relevant file for me to check out. You sent the file to me on 9 November which when I looked into was about you joining the FreeBMD mailing list and not about your registration. Below is what I sent to you on 9 November after having received the file details from you: ********************************************************************************************************** Sent: 09 November 2019 18:16 To: DEREK MADDOCK Cc: John Mellors ; Allan Raymond Subject: Re[2]: Volunteering for FreeBMD Hi Derek Thanks for the email and drop-box link. Most of the information in the Drop box is what I was already aware, it confirms there was nothing wrong with the registration process. Some of the information related to you subscribing to the FreeBMD mailing. list. You now need to follow any advice which John will supply to you regarding registration, downloading the transcribing software and pages to transcribe. I only need to be involved further if you should encounter a problem with your registration which John requires some assistance. Happy transcribing. Regards Allan Raymond ********************************************************************************************************** It is fairly obvious to me that there was nothing curt in my final response to you, others may see it different I am able to check progress of individuals registering on FreeBMD and provide assistance regarding their registration. There is absolutely no sign of you attempting to register on FreeBMD. The registration process is fairly simple. The Coordinator sends you a link to register which you then click and enter your own SubmitterID and password (first stage) , a confirmation email is then sent to you with details and a code to complete the registration (second stage) . Neither the first or second stage are shown on our administration system. I am assuming that John Mellors sent you the link ro register on FreeBMD, did you not use it? Until you posted on the Admin Mailing list today I would have no reason to suppose that my further involvement was required. Perhaps having read the above you will have the courtesy to put the record straight. Regards Allan Raymond FreeBMD Volunteer Coordinator -----Original Message----- From: derek.maddock363--- via FREEBMD-ADMINS <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> Sent: 04 December 2019 10:49 To: 'Q&A for FreeBMD transcribers' <freebmd-admins@rootsweb.com> Cc: derek.maddock363@btinternet.com Subject: [FreeBMD-admins]Re: Contemplating volunteering I have been trying to volunteer now for a while but am still waiting for that first assignment after registration. I have brought this to the attention of all concerned but still nothing. I am now losing faith in the administrators of the system perhaps they are more interested in coding Linux and their integration into other systems. If I can use the analogy of the man living in a house using appliances and wiring for the DC electrical supply of his youth. He spent thousands of pounds and many years transforming the AC supply coming into his house to DC rather than rewiring the house and updating his appliances to modern standards. Perhaps, the Free BMD Admiration is like the man. And that like Microsoft, FreeBMD Administrators need to say, that with effect from a certain date only systems that come up to a certain specification and operating system will be supported and their present translation Software is not backwards compatible. Many man-hours, and in effect money, is being poured into a problem that affects very few Transcribers, who in their own admission, have alternative means of transcribing when it could be employed in making the job of transcribing much easier. Or bring the FreeBMD Website much more user-friendly and more in line with what is expected in this century rather than the 1960s. If this subject is not being run by the Administration but by members then perhaps it should be moved to another Technical Forum page. I apologise to Jeff Coleman and Craig Phillips for venting my spleen on the back of the original post but I think there are serious problems in the Free BMD Administration at the basic level as far as Volunteer Transcribers as concerned. Take my case: I volunteered some time ago and made my initial contact with a syndicate leader John Mellors after the initial contact, other than registering on this forum, nothing was heard. I contacted him about this many weeks later and he referred it to Allan Raymond. Who very curtly said that there was nothing wrong with the system and referred me back to John Mellors to sort out? He (John Mellors), asked me to start the process all over again, and once again I have heard nothing from FreeBMD other that from posts on this forum. It is my opinion, based on my experience, that Administration needs to streamline this process and be more informative to prospective volunteers. The "Process" needs to be audited. There are a lot of inconsistencies in the script, for example, the order of the stages a prospective volunteer should take. The process needs to be gone through with a fine-tooth comb by someone who does not know the system. After all, if you had explained the system in your website why would this man be posting this message? Perhaps a video on what is transcribing, showing someone doing it. I now find myself with little or no interest in transcribing now because in my mind and from my experiences they don't support the Transcribers but act merely like a queen bee expecting her soldier bees to get on with it as she has better things to think about. Once again, I apologise for using this medium to bring the shortfall of the Administration of Volunteering to Transcribe to your attention. Lifetime Administrator (Aged 70)

    12/04/2019 07:17:43