1) On "Principles of Pinball Approach to Genealogical Research" Defined and Discussed (23 January 2013):
* The Lurking Genealogist noted: "I have always wondered when "enough is enough" regarding my research. I also considered the fact that I want to leave behind quality research, or at least the research to the best of my ability. It is with that in mind that for the most part, I am working on my direct lines and the siblings down one generation. If I can do that well, then I will be leaving research that others can build on. I also think that others bear the responsibility of doing their research to the best of their ability. In fact, no one person can do it all and do it well. Just my thought."
My comment: Amen to "No one person can do it all and do it well." As time goes on, I hope that you will continue to do more generations in your research. You may be the only person with the information and capability to do it.
* JL Beeken commented: "I'm interested in all my lines but more interested in the closer generations and the generations closer to my direct lines. After 6 or 8 generations even the direct lines seem somewhat 'collateral'. Since there are several co-researchers involved in these lines, who knows where the 'endpoint' is.
"My collateral lines are someone else's direct lines and as far as accuracy goes, I do my best but when it comes down to it, I leave the collaterals to those someone else's. I've seen so much inaccuracy online (and in official records) for my direct lines, I figure that door swings both ways."