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Re: RootsWeb Collections

Posted: 25 May 2011 12:02AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 May 2011 12:26AM GMT
I am not technically-enabled to offer a suggestion that specifically addresses your request. However, I would appreciate your fielding my input regarding the ways in which Ancestry.com enables/facilitates the submission of uncited information, that is sure, then, to be perpetuated ad-infinitum, never to be reined in again. We have probably all participated in these travesties because of the lack of structured ways offered by Ancestry.com to conveniently/easily cite the many bits of data one might provide in their own submitted works. The sites are nothing but vulnerable from the get-go!

Many users are not knowledgeable as to the proper, academic, ways to cite sources, or the actual legal obligation to obtain copyright permissions. So, we are left with "an open bar," and users must realize that their own material is, indeed, vulnerable. That said, if one is aware of and agreeable to these conditions, helpful hints may be gleaned that CAN BE RESEARCHED before accepting them as facts, that could actually result in breaking through "brick walls" one has suffered.

As to giving credits, I heartily support the suggestion to replace "Add to your files" with an in-your-face "Link to This" feature.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Brian Edwards 13 May 2011 3:36PM GMT 
jaws1964 14 May 2011 5:14PM GMT 
Brian Edwards 15 May 2011 3:22AM GMT 
jaws1964 15 May 2011 5:48AM GMT 
Brian Edwards 16 May 2011 3:08PM GMT 
Janice C Stee... 25 May 2011 6:02AM GMT 
Brian Edwards 16 May 2011 3:21PM GMT 
jaws64 16 May 2011 5:51PM GMT 
Brian Edwards 16 May 2011 3:27PM GMT 
jaws64 16 May 2011 5:39PM GMT 
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