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AnotherCanuck

AnotherCanuck Report 10 Mar 2013 20:16

Looking in from across "the pond" & have been watching this thread from the start. I too agree with all that have posted re this subject & thank you for doing so.
Quite often I pop in, usually well after UK hours & to see if I can help out with any queries re Canadian content....& have seen some of those very curt & abrupt replies! Left me thinking OMG & cringed at the very thought as to how those, who had all in good faith posted their queries were left feeling? Many a time I considered posting a reply, but thought better of it, for fear of reprisal in the event, that I too in the future may require some help with with family research. I really feel for those, who have been treated in such a manner & most likely will not return for help. Perhaps certain people, should take into consideration, there are members just starting out with family history, including the use of computers & their given ages! Not everyone is computer savvy & neither are they guru's of genealogy! I know I sure as heck was'nt & still learning!

K/Regards,
A/Canuck.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 10 Mar 2013 19:58

One thing I would like to add, we've mentioned taking the rude posters to task, but we have to be careful that we don't end up with an argument on the requesting posters thread - that would scare them off even more.

If someone has been abrupt or aggressive I try to post something a little friendlier straight after it.

Dea

Dea Report 10 Mar 2013 19:53

I think we all know who that is Janet !

and it is NOT lickle me !! ;-) :-D

Seriously though, I agree with what Cynths and others have said - I do try to explain to people why they should not duplicate a request etc. - I remember when I was new and knew nothing !!

I asked silly questions and didn't give enough info and so I remember what it was like.

There are a very few people on here who have no consideration for 'new' members and can be very harsh with them.

This is quite wrong !! - We were all new once and we should all remember this and try to help rather than chastise.

Dea Xxx

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 10 Mar 2013 19:52

Janet - have sent you pm :-)

Janet

Janet Report 10 Mar 2013 19:36

Who is the main board police person ?

you can pm me if you like, I dont really know all the names

................there is one person at the moment who posts on the boards who really gets my goat though !! (not on this one I hasten to add )

J

Gins

Gins Report 10 Mar 2013 19:09

Ian holloway....although he has left BP...he was ace

HeyJudeB4Beatles

HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 10 Mar 2013 19:02

Patchem...Nigel must have returned and deleted his thread????

HeyJudeB4Beatles

HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 10 Mar 2013 18:59

btw Ann..no Blackpool not in same leage are they Gins??????? :-) :-D :-D

Gins

Gins Report 10 Mar 2013 18:54

OllietheOwl ...Im soo glad to hear it

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 10 Mar 2013 18:42

I've just read through the whole of this thread!
I thoroughly agree with the OP, and congratulate her on having had the courage to start it.
As others have said, people often don't protest for fear of some sort of reprisals.

As the one who seems to me to be the main Board Policeperson hasn't contributed to this thread, let's hope that means the message has been received.

HeyJudeB4Beatles

HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 10 Mar 2013 18:31

LancashireAnn...rugby what????? I am Wigan maaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!

OllietheOwl

OllietheOwl Report 10 Mar 2013 18:29

Gins My boardname has nothing to do with any teams. My actual name is Olwen and I used to get called Ollie the Owl, amongst other names, at school (Many, many moons ago) !!

What a very interesting thread this is turning out to be. Plenty of members replying and mostly agreeing with the OP.

lancashireAnn

lancashireAnn Report 10 Mar 2013 18:29

OK OK I suppose Blackpool is not in quite the same league

Prefer rugby anyway :-P

HeyJudeB4Beatles

HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 10 Mar 2013 18:28

Except me GIns :-)

And my husband

and about 20,000 others who watch them at home ;-) ;-)

Gins

Gins Report 10 Mar 2013 18:22

Ann :-P

Jude.....everyone hates Leeds!

;-)

Owls do not hold a candle to ....any club :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P

HeyJudeB4Beatles

HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 10 Mar 2013 18:00

Cyn - how many fingers and thumbs do you use??That is the question
Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer the Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,...


aaaaghh stop me! Seriously...I look at it as putting something back in. And, of course, it is frustrating when someone assumes we are mind readers; when someoneposts something and then disappears;

But we were all there once.....


Cynthia

Cynthia Report 10 Mar 2013 17:40

I can well understand your frustration Ann.

Sometimes I look at the whole 'tone' of the message and wonder if the poster may have some difficulties or limitations and so try to adjust my reply accordingly.


Yes Gins, I am still a noodlehead - with certain things, like reading a census. But......I can speed type without looking at the keyboard......... ;-)

HeyJudeB4Beatles

HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 10 Mar 2013 17:25

Gins....the (once) mighty whites are the only team in Yorkshire! Owls do not hold a candle to Peacocks :-)

lancashireAnn

lancashireAnn Report 10 Mar 2013 17:17

Yorkshire????? I thought the only teams worth naming were from Lancashire.

I remember my post several years ago. It was a bit rambling and had no breaks in it. A kind member told me how I should have set it out, which I did not understand at first. If he had been abrupt with me I probably would not have not still been here.

I didn't understand my threads either. I think it was Ricochet (remember him? ) who explained that.

I do try to answer clearly but I do, like Patchem, try to make it as brief as possible. I don't mean to sound abrupt and hope people do not take it as rudeness. I do try to remember to say 'please' when asking for more info.

What frustrates me is when we ask questions which are not answered or a response is posted which shows they have not actually read all the replies properly.

Gins

Gins Report 10 Mar 2013 17:06

'I was a complete noodlehead'......you mean youre not now ;-)


Jude, are you saying SWFC are the only team in Yorkshire..........you can go off people you know :-P


....and I aint going to any play offs :-0