Fw: Re: Removal (HelpDesk #312350)

——-Original Message——-

From: helpdesk-post@rootsweb.com
Date: 08/30/04 23:48:49
To: hugh@xtra.co.nz
Subject: Re: Removal (HelpDesk #312350)

A response to your Help Desk message, “Removal,” of Sun, 29 Aug 2004, at
4:22 p.m. follows:

Don’t worry about the confirmation aspects of the below post as we can
circumvent those …


Please read these instructions carefully before requesting the
removal of any messages from the archives.

General information

* RootsWeb users own, and have responsibility for, their own posts to
mailing lists.

The removal of posts from the archives of a RootsWeb mailing list is
solely the responsibility of the person who posted the messages.
RootsWeb cannot accept requests for removal from people other than
the poster. In cases of provable copyright infringement, RootsWeb
will remove posts upon the request of the copyright holder.

The removal of posts from the archives is a time-consuming task for
RootsWeb staff. If you are considering requesting removal of numerous
posts from the archives, please request our policy statement on this
subject from the HelpDesk
using the subject
“Request for Policy on Mailing List Archive Removal.”

We will only accept requests for archives removal from the same email
address used to post the messages. If your email address has changed
please contact the HelpDesk.


Important: RootsWeb maintains two separate archives for its mailing
lists. This means to totally remove your post(s) from the archives
you must identify your post(s) in both archives, and complete the
archival removal process for both archives.

1) You need to know the mailing list on which the message was posted.
If you are unsure, please ask the list-administrator or refer to
RootsWeb’s list of mailing lists at

2) Identify both locations (URLs) of your post(s) in the respective
archives. Copy the URLs where the messages can be found. Then
request and confirm their removal.
[Details follow, if you know about the workings of the archives go to
each REMOVE: section]

Archive 1 – ARCHIVER threaded archives
To find the mailing list threaded archive, start at the URL
Select the letter of the alphabet for the mailing list name.
Then select the mailing list name from the subsequent page.

You will be asked for your username and password to access this
archive. If you already have a username and password for ARCHIVER
please enter them; if you do not have these, or cannot remember them,
there is a link on the user/password page to establish a new username
and password.

Once you have entered your username and password, you will see a
listing of the months of the list’s archive, select the month in
which you made the post that you wish to delete. Once selected,
the posts for that month will be displayed.
Identify the message to be removed.

Each message has a URL, or address, where it is located which begins
with http://… You will need to record (copy and paste) the URL
for future use.

When you have the URL of your post, go to
and paste or type the URL into the appropriate field and click on
submit. You will be sent an email which has instructions and an URL
for confirming the post’s removal. This identity confirmation
process ensures that only you can remove your posts. Go to the URL
listed in the email and confirm that you want the post removed from
the archive.

Archive 2 – SEARCHES searchable archive
After determining the mailing list name that contains the messages
you wish to remove, go to the URL
and in the appropriate field (box) enter the mailing list name.
Then click on Select to be taken to the list’s search page.

On the search page, select the year that you made the post. In the
search field enter your email address in the following manner
For example if your email address is: john@doe.com then type
Then click on Search.

The search results will give you a list of all the messages that
you posted. Select the one(those) that you wish to remove, and
record the URL(s). Copy and paste each URL for future use.
NOTE: the URL will be very long, be sure to copy it in its entirety.

Now go to
and paste or type the URL into the appropriate field and click on
submit. You will be sent an email which has instructions and a URL
to confirm the message removal. Go to this URL and confirm that
you want the message removed from the archive.

3) RootsWeb staff will complete the process. This may take a
little time, so if you wish you can notify the HelpDesk
and inform them that you have completed the required components
for post removal from the mailing list archives and ask that the
process be completed.

Once posts are removed from the RootsWeb archive it is technically
very difficult to put them back. RootsWeb will not do so under
any circumstances.

RootsWeb retains the right to remove posts from its archives to meet
its legal requirements.

If you have further questions submit them on the HelpDesk message board

The RootsWeb Helpdesk Staff

> Can this be taken off please

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Date: 08/30/04 00:56:29
> LONDON-L-request@rootsweb.com
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