I've been looking particularly closely at a few trends in the discussion which have pushed my buttons and I'd like to address each one in a separate blog post (3&4 will be addressed together):
- The 'what have you done for me lately?' attitude toward genealogy societies.
- The American Genealogical Society, its Fellows, and why we need them. (Implications of exclusivity and gatekeepers vs. true expertise and peer review.)
- Standards, push-back, and why I care. (Including citation standards)
- Do bloggers have a responsibility to adhere to these standards?