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Belinda Report 3 Jan 2012 21:32

You helped me a very long time ago when I first started, but even now still need pointing in the right directions at times. People like yourself have helped alot of people over the years, which if not for the likes of you would not have progressed any further.
I must admit if GR had pulled some of my comments I would like to know what I had done wrong..will they not tell you?? Perhaps someone just didnt like what they found out - but you have to be prepared for things like that when researching your family tree. You would be very lucky if there wasn't something in your tree that shocked you, babies out of wedlock, not marrying, etc, etc, things happened in those days as well as today. Please dont give up. :-D


Chrissie2394 Report 3 Jan 2012 21:35

Glad to read that you're now staying Jude.

Chris x


Braken Report 3 Jan 2012 22:30

Please stay I am sorry I don't know you but I have always been very grateful of all the help I have recieved from everyone on this site I have asked several times and people have always come up trumps for me without people like you people like me would really struggle ;-)


Madmeg Report 3 Jan 2012 23:51

Hi Jude, been off here for a while so I don't know you. But take notice of everyone - do not let the beaurocrats on GR (or some snotty-nosed poster) spoil your hobby. Jax I know better, surely you won't give in Jax, 'twould be a sad loss. And hey, don't we know a few people who've been banned several times and still proved their worth?




jax Report 4 Jan 2012 01:10

I have a couple of weeks until my subs are up Madmeg, so will see what happens before then. I was told I have a warning as I have had posts reported before...maybe GR would like to tell me what for. The only notification about a removed thread/post I have had was 18 months ago when someone reported my look up thread. I dont know what T&C I broke then, because there are others with them.

There have been a couple of silly ones where someone just does it out of spite, but never been notified of them.

GR had better get their act into gear as there are quite a few disgruntled members today



HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 4 Jan 2012 18:21

Hi everyone...a little update...I am awaiting an update/clarification from GR...because of the way Orange (my email provider) works my registered email doesn't show as the email I have queried from...if you're still with me....I have tried to confirm I am who I am (sounds a bit like Gloria Gaynor)....anyway...I am a member until end March...I will re-subscribe - it's the basic £10(ish) for six months. But I am still feeling sore at GR and may or may not participate fully rather than just be selfish and build my tree.

But for anyone reading...there's a great thread about Edwin Capewell. If you like whodunnits/conudnrums etc etc then THIS IS THE ONE FOR YOU!!!

And MC... tonight is a Shiraz Cabernet from Australia... :-D


PricklyHolly Report 4 Jan 2012 18:33


Shiraz Cabernet from Australia.

When was he born please? :-D


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 4 Jan 2012 18:48

Try this...yes PH it's a VERY cheeky wine...full of blackcurrant and plum wioth a hint of spice :-)



HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 4 Jan 2012 19:00

I lied ...wrong thread...

Ha ha..blame the wine :-)


Maddie Report 4 Jan 2012 19:00

hey Jude
we beat the gestapo in the 1940's and we can do it again.
Hang on in boy, we are all behind you
best wishes


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 4 Jan 2012 19:09

Little bit before my time thankfully...but yeah!!!!

Have a look at the Capewell's a real conundrum and is ultimately the sort of thing that GR boards survive on! And if they antagonise willing amateurs such as myslef.....then those people are going to withdraw into their shells - as I might do - and just concentrate on their own trees. So the help network ends.....


MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2012 19:50

Will have a look at that Jude - mine's a Hardy's Crest tonight

(oo-er - will I get reported for mentioning a brand name??) Another glass and I won't care (hic) :-S


MarieCeleste Report 4 Jan 2012 21:45

Annie - the more the merrier. We'll make sure Jude has plenty friends of the vine to keep her here!


alviegal Report 4 Jan 2012 22:07

Glad to hear you're staying Jude. I'm just a plain old lager drinker, me.

Would be lovely, but totally impossible, to get together for a few glasses of whatever's your tipple.

So virtual drinkies it has to be!

Mike *

Mike * Report 4 Jan 2012 22:54

Warm mulled wine for me , and very nice it is too.
Cheers to those staying, and those who back them.

sticks and stones, sticks and stones ........


BarbaraFromYorkshire Report 5 Jan 2012 00:04

“CHEERS” to you all

So pleased to hear you are staying, Jude.

Jax, does GR not realise what they will be loosing if you walk !! ?? Let me remind them—they would be loosing yet another PAYING MEMBER who is a great researcher who uses her skills NIGHT and DAY to help other GR MEMBERS on these boards.

I know this has been said before, but, if the “reporters” of posts were NAMED—with a reason for them reporting the post-- then it would stop a lot of silly / unnecessary reports,

I am sure if the report was for a genuine reason then the reporter wouldn’t mind being named.
(I have never reported a post, but if I ever felt I needed to, I know I would also put on the thread that I had and why)

All the best to you all
Barbara x


SylviaInCanada Report 5 Jan 2012 04:55


it will be interesting to hear what reply you get!

IGP has already received an email saying that his posting should not have been removed, and an apology

I'm waiting for a reply to my email wanting to know why they removed my thread Careful Folks mid afternoon on the 4th

I'm another who is so appalled at what they did on Monday, and then said in the emails to you all that I may well also be walking.



jax Report 5 Jan 2012 05:52

Thank you Barbara, we will have to see what sort of reply I get from my email



HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 5 Jan 2012 19:10

Dear All...GR replied...seems my crime was to post about "another site" and they felt it was more appropriate to post on that site's forum. Stupid thing is of the 17 posts that remain...ten mention other New Year Resolutions ares "not to reveal my sources" and "not to get involved on the Genealogy chat board". It seems that you can only chat about genealogy......

Anyway you'll all have to put up with me a bit longer :-)

Denise - my mum's maternal line are Hydes. Her mother was born in Birmingham but the rest of the line came from Worcestershire (mostly Malvern area). My gg-grandfathers siblings spread their wings a brother to Dorset, a sister to Nottinghamshire (became Tansley) and one appears to have emigrated to Australia...and he will be the subject of my next post. For today I had his marriage certificate and it is not to the person I thought it was to!!


SylviaInCanada Report 5 Jan 2012 19:25

I also got a reply to my email regarding both my thread, "Careful, Folks", and the other posts that were removed.

" We recieved multiple reports of some posts on the message boards so had to be seen to be taking action. In hindsight some posts were removed that shouldn't have been and for this we do apologise for any distress caused."


I have responded asking if my thread and other psots can be re-instated if they were removed in error ...... and suggesting that major changes be made in the RR process, including having a real live GR staff memmber read ALL posts requested for review before removing them.