You've put your heart and soul into researching your ancestors, and made the fruits of your labours available on the Internet. And somebody has taken all your hard work and added it to their tree without attribution. Or else, they've published their own tree that's just plain wrong and they won't listen to your corrections. What do you do?

The Internet poses some unique challenges for collaboration. What's the best netiquette in situations such as these? How do you approach total strangers and tell them they've got their conclusions wrong? Or ask them to acknowledge all your hard work? And what do you do if they won't?

For those of you who haven't come across it before, the reference is from: xkcd.

Come and discuss these dilemmas on Saturday, or any other aspect of sharing your work on the 'net.

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  • Favorited because of the reference to xkcd.
    – Jan Murphy Mod
    May 14 '14 at 6:08

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