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lancashireAnn Report 8 Jul 2008 09:59

Shelly I have no problem reading yours - the ones I often have a problem with are those where everything is typed in capital letters


Julie Report 8 Jul 2008 10:13

I would just like to add & i have said this all along

When people ask for help though the Name Summery part of this site they might be believing that only people with those Surnames will see the request

So i have to agree with Sylvia.........I too blame GR

They should of left the History & Trying to Find board as it was


PS i too ignore Text talk, if someone can't be bothered to type a message properly then i can't be bothered to help


Potty Report 8 Jul 2008 11:41


I'm sorry if my post upset - it wasn't meant to.

Your post made sense - some don't and as Claire said, the separate paragraphs help.

Please don't be put off asking for help.


CLW2005 Report 8 Jul 2008 12:16



Lindylu Report 8 Jul 2008 16:05



PaulaW Report 8 Jul 2008 16:59

I agree with most of the comments made above.

1. Please have the courtesy to reply and say the information is correct or a thank you would be sufficient if your fingers are aching too much to type anything else.
2. I have noticed that a lot of the people try and help and appear to have the same problems as me NO FEEDBACK.... sorry to shout.
3. Keep up the good work everyone.
4. I have also now started to delete any replies I have made to threads placed as I am getting overloaded with unnecessary threads.
5. Please check your threads regularly for updates

Regards to all and happy hunting


Rebecca Report 8 Jul 2008 17:31

Dear Shelley,

I happened to come back to this thread to read the latest news and I'd just like to say I admire you.

My boyfriend has lots of problems with spelling and grammar (an undeclared dyslexic - never recognised as such in his youth) and I know how daunting it can be for him to put "pen to paper". I think you are fantastic not to let spelling and grammar get in the way of your search!

I wish you every success in your family hunting and if there's ever a search I can help you with, feel free to ask.

I couldn't resist placing this message as it's a subject matter close to my heart and I know no-one would intentionally mean to offend you. As Potty stated - your message was clear.

Best regards,


Andrew Report 8 Jul 2008 19:09

Have just caught this thread and agree with most of the comments. I will not even try to read posts that are just one sentence or text speak.

One point, how do you know if someone has read a reply or been on line??



CLW2005 Report 8 Jul 2008 19:17



CLW2005 Report 8 Jul 2008 19:22

time to nudge again - spotted some without surnames & dates!!


Lindylu Report 8 Jul 2008 21:33

Angie M

How do we know they change their names? I've always wondered that one?


Julie Report 8 Jul 2008 21:37


Im always hovering over peoples names as their membership number never changes...that how i found out with someone that was very rude to me in a PM had change their name 3 times lol



Julie Report 8 Jul 2008 21:57


Hover over my name then look down at the bar on the bottom of your screen and tell me what number you see


CLW2005 Report 8 Jul 2008 22:12



PaulaW Report 8 Jul 2008 23:25



ChristineinPortugal Report 9 Jul 2008 06:03

There is one on History at the moment, titled Grandfather.

Message is, trying to find my grandfather.

Nothing else.



liquidamber¨°o.O Report 9 Jul 2008 06:24

I have membership to Ancestry and GR, and do still ask for help, because don't know all the little tricks with misspelt names, but I always come back and say thankyou, sometimes it is a little late, due to times difference and shift work.

But I appreciate all the help I get from GR members, one member here found my aunts half sisters, they have written, they have met, and they too are truly gratefull.




Lindylu Report 9 Jul 2008 09:09

Julie, I'm enlightened! Thank you for that!


Julie Report 9 Jul 2008 12:38

Hi Angie

Correct lol, i have a sheet of paper by my PC with with a few on.

Hi Lindylu

You're welcome.

Oh and another one is to click on there name like you were to PM them and see there name, as you can now change your board and the PM bit stays the same
for example though Angie is showing Angie M when i click on your name you show something else


SylviaInCanada Report 10 Jul 2008 00:57

I do so agree with what people are posting on here!

I last posted 3 days ago before we went away .......... and see that several of the messages I posted then have either not been looked at or ignored!

Shelly ............ don't worry about your spelling. As long as you split your message into paragraphs, it is perfectly clear what you are saying.

It does help to make sure that you are spelling any names correctly, and that you have the right name with the right person.

I've spent ages on more than one occasion looking for information and posting it on a thread, only to be later told that was the married name and they really wanted information on the name before marriage, or vice versa!

I also avoid text speak ............. I don't have a cell phone, never use that type of abbreviations, and so text speak makes no sense to me at all. It's just gobbleydook as far as I'm concerned!