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Mark_of_Four_(Counties)

Mark_of_Four_(Counties) Report 24 Sep 2008 01:37

Hi Cynthia,


"What would you put in a new thread Mark?"

The same again as this one. Just cut and paste the stuff from page 1 of this thread into the new one.

The thing is that, at first glance, the newbie might think that there are 26 page's worth of tips that they should know about before they even start on their tree, which could be off-putting.

Or maybe they'll decide to "save that for later", plough ahead with their tree-building, get stuck and start posting exactly the kind of newbie-queries which threads like this are intended to avert.

Just my opinion, mind you. Things seem to be ticking along just fine and it was merely a suggestion to get it back to a less daunting 2-3 page thread.

With regards to nudging, it should only be necessary when the thread has genuinely slipped out of sight onto page 2 of the thread list, rather than nudging at set times of day. (Currently twice a day, is the scroll rate really that bad?)


regards,

Mark

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 23 Sep 2008 20:46

Mark?

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 23 Sep 2008 13:37

What would you put in a new thread Mark? Don't forget, there are new people joining all the time hence the extra nudges. It's just a case of trying to help them.

Mark_of_Four_(Counties)

Mark_of_Four_(Counties) Report 22 Sep 2008 19:35

Hi all,

I think it's time to let this thread sink out of sight and begin a fresh one.

Also I think one nudge per day is enough. Perhaps an extra one just after a fresh episode of WDYTYA? goes out... ;-)


M

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 22 Sep 2008 13:45

Hi

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 21 Sep 2008 22:42

Night night.

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 21 Sep 2008 15:21

What about old newspapers?

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 20 Sep 2008 22:57

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SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 20 Sep 2008 20:44

one of husband's ancestors was allegedly murdered on his way home after selling a cow at Kendal market.


Unfortunately, I can't find anything about it!!

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 20 Sep 2008 18:58

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Cynthia

Cynthia Report 20 Sep 2008 09:28

I know what you mean! I fancy a highwayman or an actress or maybe even a wig maker popping out of the proverbial cupboard!

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 20 Sep 2008 05:03

time for a nudge methinks


The closest I come to a skeleton is my great aunt (who I didn't know about!) who had at least 5 children, and was never married.


sylvia

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 19 Sep 2008 23:09

night all

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 19 Sep 2008 19:19

My family tree is really boring! would love a skeleton to pop out!

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 19 Sep 2008 19:03

especially as I think I was one of those who helped him find some of those ancestors!

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 19 Sep 2008 14:24

What can I say?

Sarah

Sarah Report 19 Sep 2008 02:37

ACTUALLY I DO CARE..WOULD NOT BE DOING THIS FAMILY TREE IF I DIDN'T!!! SARAH

Sarah

Sarah Report 19 Sep 2008 02:20

Oh yeh Mark I have one of those My Mum was a Nolan and of courde we believe we are related through marriage!!But wait for it one of thje Nolans sisters sang at mt=y Uncle Paddy's Funeral I have the Order Of Service My Cus is in the Music Industry..Sarah No Claim to Fame but couldn't care less!! Sarah

Mark_of_Four_(Counties)

Mark_of_Four_(Counties) Report 19 Sep 2008 02:05

I also saw this...

"Thank you I've traced my family back to 1813 with little or no effort.
Unfortunately no rich relatives among them."


...it took me a good 5 minutes to stop chortleing about that.

I even thought it was being tongue-in-cheek, at first. But no, not a hint of irony. Tut, tut.


Still, it was nowhere near as amusing as that "find famous ancestors" button, over on Ancestry. That gets me every time... ;-)



Mark

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 18 Sep 2008 22:25

Night all