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LadyKira Report 4 Jan 2012 15:38

Hmmm. A few days ago my son was asked on a job application for a well known store.

Describe the last time you received outstanding customer service. Where was it and what happened?

His reply

I was looking for an unusual cooking ingredient. I tried S*****'s A store assistant helped me look but they did not have any. She then told me where I could get it in another store.

GR does not have all the answers.

I noticed that at least one of the GR team did not mind having links put on her own research thread including photographs and also had her own tree on A*******

;-) ;-) Good for the goose?

Maureen R

Maureen R Report 4 Jan 2012 15:29

I responded to the first email from GR and asked to be told how I'd transgressed so that I could avoid doing the same again. I've now had a reply saying:
We won't discuss individual postings, but please be assured that our moderation team follow strict guidelines and individually examine each report that is made to them.

A posting is only removed from the site if it breaches our message board guidelines. Here's a link to those guidelines for your reference:

It wouldn't be in our interest to remove postings unnecessarily nor to accept postings which breach our guidelines, and we follow a tight moderation policy to ensure that a consistent approach is adopted.


:-( I have responded to say that I'm not happy with their answer and giving my reasons - wanting to stay within their guidelines etc., pointing out how useful the boards are and that this is the only site with such a wonderful facility.
Actually I think I've worked out what upset them about my posting but as I wasn't given the opportunity to correct it myself before the post was removed I can't go back to check what I said.



Gai Report 4 Jan 2012 10:43

Kay, because that would make too much sense.


Kay???? Report 4 Jan 2012 08:37

Why didnt GR put a block bog standard message on the boards as new information about what it will now allow and remove those that didnt meet requirements and let it go at that.

Its no good telling just a few with a damming email, as it applies to everyone in that case now.


SylviaInCanada Report 4 Jan 2012 01:39

another one who likes to live dangerously! ;-)


jax Report 4 Jan 2012 01:16

I would just like to say GR is a wonderful place to search for your family as long as it is Smith,Jones,Bishop,Taylor ect nothing unusual or you will be looking forever :-D

Must be time for another warning ;-)


SylviaInCanada Report 4 Jan 2012 01:04

:-D :-D :-D

I like living dangerously! ;-)


Gai Report 4 Jan 2012 01:00

Bad Sylvia,

You mentioned the A word. Who's going to be in trouble now.




SylviaInCanada Report 4 Jan 2012 00:56

b****y h*ll

"Genes Reunited Platinum members can add the British Newspaper Archive to their current subscription for £39.95."

as you can tell, I googled!

and I thought this one was good ................

"Should GR be embarrassed? - Genes Reunited
2 days ago – Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards! The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. .... "

However ........ I did get to the Newspaper Archives, information that now available on GR ....... and with ads by ancestry, etc



Gai Report 4 Jan 2012 00:43


Just wondering what search results you get when you google Genes. Do you see the Newspaper Archive?

As the A ad that I see is for



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 Jan 2012 00:40

:-D :-D

Glad you came back to put us out of our misery, or else I'd have had a sleepless night!!


SylviaInCanada Report 4 Jan 2012 00:35

:-D :-D :-D :-D


Gai Report 4 Jan 2012 00:33

Actually, you are both right.

there is an ad for A, GB, WVR, FRPC and OR.

Very interesting indeed. Maybe I should post them on FB just to be cheeky.



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 Jan 2012 00:32

Ah - someplace with an 'ology? ;-)


SylviaInCanada Report 4 Jan 2012 00:27


it begins with G, at a guess!


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 Jan 2012 00:04

Does is begin with A? :-D


Gai Report 3 Jan 2012 23:15

I have now gone from being angry with the current situation to sitting here chuckling to myself.

I'm on a different computer where GR isn't bookmarked so I googled Genes. One of the topics found relating to GR was the press release about the British Newspaper Archive so i decided to read it and guess who's advertising appears on the page.

Anyone what to guess who it is?

Couldn't help myself so I have taken a couple of screen shots of the screen.

Gai :-D ;-) ;-)

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 3 Jan 2012 22:21

And surely the reason a site ( or store) gets and keeps it's customer base is not by denying that the 'other' exists or must not be mentioned, but by emphasising its OWN merits and working even harder than ever to keep customer loyalty.

Even T****s make a point of mentioning A**a ( or is it vice versa) in its adverts, eg 'we are cheaper overall' , or 'won't be beaten on price' OR 'Offer outstanding customer service and loyalty rewards'.

Certainly what none of them want to do is really hack off their customers and have them leave for ever.....


Suzanne Report 3 Jan 2012 22:14

very good idea to name the reporters and give a reason why the thread has been taken off the board, also has mentioned above maybe the reporter could pm the poster and explain why they find the post offensive.
both good ideas.x


SylviaInCanada Report 3 Jan 2012 22:01

That is the problem

Their pms have always been uninformative.

They do NOT tell a person which post or thread has been removed.

If one had made 50 or more postings a day ....... as was not uncommon in the "good old days" of only a year ago .............. then it was often difficult to remember where one had posted, which posting had been removed, and therefore very difficult to find out what one had done wrong!