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    1. From Admin.-Please Read
    2. Nancy
    3. As some of you may be aware, Rootsweb's mailing lists are about to be moved to a new list management system (Mailman). I've been keeping track of the possible problems this change may create through the List-Owner and List-Update mailing lists for the past several days. So far, I don't see any evidence that the switch will be problematic for subscribers. If all goes as planned, you won't notice any changes in the lists to which you are currently subscribed. I've, also, been studying the Mailman tutorial for administrators in advance of the move, so that I can be better prepared to do the change-over tasks required of admins once the change is in effect. (On that score, I make no promises...the only thing I'm certain of, so far, is that I'm going to need a new supply of aspirin...which I've already secured. :-) I can, however, promise, to do my best to make the change as problem-free as possible for you. Some of you may have seen the announcement about the move on the Helpdesk page, which includes mention of the "List-Update" list, the list set up specifically to deal with questions concerning the list migration. It's my view, after observing discussions on the list for awhile, that it may create more confusion than answers for many people. Also, as you might imagine, it's an extremely active list at the moment---with a flood of worried queries from my fellow list admins, who, like me, are a bit concerned about their ability to muddle through the tutorial, and the questions that arise, as they study it. However, if you're interested in subscribing, you might take a quick look at the archives to help you decide: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/LIST-UPDATE/2006-08 The first lists are set to be moved on Thursday, August 17th. You'll find the schedule for switching the lists at: http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/migrate_sched.html If problems do arise during the change-over, please know that the Rootsweb staff and the list admins will be working to resolve them as quickly as possible. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. If I don't know the answer, I'll find someone who does! Nancy Nancy, www.thepastwhispers.com

    08/15/2006 04:57:06