Monday, September 20, 2004

Boards Administrators message board

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This board is NOT for queries, gedcoms, family group sheets, or other chart type information.

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DO read the words of wisdom by Joan Young

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if you click on Become an Admin you get to agree to:-

The responsibilities of a board administrator are as follows:

  • A board administrator is expected to keep contact information current by listing a valid working e-mail address accessible to board users on the Info page for the board. An administrator may also include on the Info page a welcome message and/or instructions for posting to the board, as well as any relevant links to Web sites related to the subject of the board.

  • A board administrator is expected to review new messages posted on the board to ensure they do not violate the rules set forth for posting; to remove those that are in violation of message board rules. The administrator is also responsible for removing a message when requested by the poster.


  • In addition, a board administrator is encouraged to take the lead in discussion on a board where possible, to assist users with searching and posting, and to promote interest in using the board.

  • Since activity from one board to another can vary greatly, it is impossible to estimate the amount of time necessary to maintain a specific board. However, it does not involve an extensive amount of time, and no special tools other than e-mail and Internet access are necessary.
but for practical help go to Boards Administrators message board













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I use a google site search to look for vacancies

Google Search: site:boards.ancestry.com "become an admin" and add keywords

eg Google Search: site:boards.ancestry.com surnames "become an admin"

Google Search: site:boards.ancestry.com topics "become an admin"

I see Boards > Topics > Census > Denmark > General
still needs an ADMIN but
Boards > Topics > Occupations > British Mariners is OK

both boards were created at my request.

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