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Re: Clan Sinclair Website Reporter?
Your note of this morning is heading in the right direction. There are a
number of bits of information that come every day some of specific interest
and some of general interest from historical or geographical perspectives.
Over time we are really amassing a ton of valuable information that needs to
be sorted and gathered into comprehensive summaries and references. I save a
lot of what goes through and there is a lot of interesting material that
starts linking together. You will recall the "stuff" around the Sinclair
migration to your neck of the woods spawned responses to Sinclair place
names and a whole bunch of material sifted through this. It i a small
example. I have to split but am ready to follow up further on this tomorrow.
My observation is that there are a number of passionate historians around
with specific fields of expertise and areas of concentration. Do keep up
the good work and reach me individually if you need.
Neil Toronto PEI forever Argyll
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Date: 6 April, 1999 11:53 AM
Subject: Clan Sinclair Website Reporter?
> Constantly, and particularly yesterday, John Quarterman is adding more
>and more interesting items to the Clan Website. I really don't know
>you are a frequent visitor to the site, or like myself have just been there
>a couple of times. When I have gone, I always make a mental note to do
>regularly so that I can keep up with the info but then somehow that mental
>note goes......do you suppose there is a round file in our heads??
> I was wondering whether you readers would find it valuable to have
>someone contribute a brief description of something they have found
>interesting/valuable/ or whatever on the Clan site. Sort of a website
>reporter. That could be the Subject line then those not interested could
>skip it. This could certainly include other websites also.
>The goal of this is to encourage people to visit the site to find answers
>to their questions because many of the questions that come in on this site
>could be answered if you will just visit the Clan site. If you don't find
>an answer there, send your question to me sitled FAQ. Remember if you
>any specific contributions, suggestions or complaints address them directly
>to John Quarterman.
> Now to complete the whole thought....We could use someone to take on
>this position. We see them as more of a coodinator, possibly. So the rest
>of us could send them our own contributions...for instance:
> I found the description of the the Caithness flagstones really
>interesting and one of these days I'll come across some more information to
>enlarge our thoughts on this subject. At that time I could send them to
>coordinator who would send them out as they see fit.
> I can see maybe another positive side of this. AS in my example, it
>might encourage some of us with more information on some item to get it
>actually sent in and added perhaps to the website. And as more and more
>facts are found, perhaps there are parts of some of the website articles
>that need correcting or updating. Please always list your sources.
> So what is your thinking on this?
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