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Mark Baber

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Hello, all--

Please keep in mind that posting to the "Off Topic" area of the Board requires a moderator's prior approval. A thread begun there today has been deleted.
 

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Hello, folks---Some reminders, to which I'd add:

Please be judicious in posting large files, videos, etc. There have been many posted in recent weeks and they can cause problems for people with slower internet connections.

Thanks, as always.

Hello, folks---

Some requests from the moderators:

1. Please be judicious in using the "General Titanica" topic. Messages that are properly addressed in other topics should be posted to that topic, and not to "General Titanica." Passenger information, for example, should be addressed in the appropriate thread in the "Passenger Research" topic, not in GT. Over the past month, many messages have been posted to GT (and some to "Off Topic," for that matter) which properly belong elsewhere; some have been moved to the appropriate topic, while others have been deleted (especially messages posted by folks with whom the issue has been addressed privately). Please use the Board index and the Search function to determine the appropriate thread for new messages.

2. Please also don't start new threads to address issues that are already the subject of an existing thread. Again, use the index and Search function to locate existing threads about the subject you're posting about.

3. There's rarely a need to quote back the entire message that you're responding to. Especially if you're answering a short message that immediately precedes your response, there's usually no need to quote anything back. If you're responding to only a part of a longer message, please cut and paste the part you're responding to rather than quote back the whole thing. Unnecessary lengthy quote backs make it difficult to follow a discussion and adversely affects members with slower internet connections since the page takes longer to load if there's a lot of unnecessary material on it.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

Mark Baber

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Hello, all---

Just an FYI that in the next few days there will be some changes coming to the "White Star Officials, Officers, etc." topic, one of my favorites for some reason. There are currently a number of people, mostly White Star commanders, who are discussed in multiple threads in that topic. I'll be collecting those into a single thread bearing the person's name rather than the existing "News from..." titles. This should make it a bit easier to find everything that's there about a single person.
 
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Mark Baber

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Hello, all---

In the past couple of weeks we've deleted a few messages.

A couple have included the email address of someone other than the writer. If you want to publish your own email, that's fine, but publishing someone else's email is not.

A few have made serious or sarcastic references to current political events in several parts of the world. Please remember that we have a very diverse membership here and not everyone might share the political views of others. All political references are out of bounds.

Finally, a few were removed because they addressed past disputes between members of the message board. As I said earlier, there's no purpose to resurrect those issues, especially if those who were involved are no longer active here and those who are commenting after the fact were not here at the time.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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Hello, all---

In the past couple of weeks we've deleted a few messages.

A couple have included the email address of someone other than the writer. If you want to publish your own email, that's fine, but publishing someone else's email is not.

A few have made serious or sarcastic references to current political events in several parts of the world. Please remember that we have a very diverse membership here and not everyone might share the political views of others. All political references are out of bounds.

Finally, a few were removed because they addressed past disputes between members of the message board. As I said earlier, there's no purpose to resurrect those issues, especially if those who were involved are no longer active here and those who are commenting after the fact were not here at the time.

Thanks for your cooperation.
Hi Mark,
I am a new member and a recent potential reply I was seeking to send, in response to a message, has been rejected by the system. I do not know why, I did think it was because I had included my email address but your point 2 above says that's ok. So I don't know.
I am a relative of Robert John Hopkins AB and through this site I have found a contact of another branch of the family with whom I am happy to share family history information. I don't think the sharing of that information is relevant to this site or of interest to other members, so I was suggesting that we make contact directly through email, hence my email address being included, always assuming that the other party is agreeable.
Is this approach ok??
I have, very recently, posted a (1903/4) photograph of Robert John Hopkins on this site and another member has agreed that my photograph matches a numbered crew member in a general photograph.
Regards
 

Mark Baber

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Sorry, Graham, but I can't help you. I didn't reject any messages from you about Mr. Hopkins (or anything else, for that matter). Maybe try again?
 
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Hello Mark/Phil. Is it normal for the edit and or delete function on a post to become inactive after a few days? Or is it just my machine? Hate to repost a post just to change a few words to clarify something. Not really a big deal but curious.
 

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Yes, Steven, there's a limited amount of time allowed by the system for editing a message. I think it's an hour, but I'm not sure; that's Phil's domain. It's certainly less than "a few days," though.
 

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To all---

A thread which had degenerated into an exchange of accusations of various types, some of them relating to disputes apparently arising elsewhere, has been removed.
 

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