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Re: RootsWeb Collections

Posted: 16 May 2011 9:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am going to split my reply to your questions into different posts to focus on one thing at a time.

You can certainly remove your site from RootsWeb but, let me explain a little more about what I meant in that earlier post.

We are trying to be careful about publishers' desires to allow, or prevent, their site or collection from being searched on Ancestry. Any site owner/publisher can request their site be removed from the search and we will comply.

What I am not sure about is, when a site has content contributed by many people, how do we determine who has the right to determine whether to remove the site from the search?

I can certainly see situations where many people contribute to a single database and where some of them want it to be searched and found by Ancestry users while others do not. Ideally, there would be one person who is the owner or administrator of the site who would be able to make the decision. I want to avoid a tug of war where we end up with many people arguing about whether it is searchable or not and we make the wrong call.

Do most sites and databases have a single administrator or owner? For sites and collections where the ownership is clear, it will be easy to respond and add or remove it from being searched.

I am going to talk to a few people who know about Rootsweb's policies and organizational structure better than I do to better understand this. I think in most cases, this will be easy. I just don't understand all of the different levels of ownership we might encounter on this.

I would also appreciate your thoughts and suggestions here. How would you suggest we determine who is responsible for a collection or site?

Thanks!
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Brian Edwards 13 May 2011 3:36PM GMT 
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Brian Edwards 16 May 2011 3:08PM GMT 
Janice C Stee... 25 May 2011 6:02AM GMT 
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