Genealogy Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

The British Newspaper Archive

British Newspaper Archive

Read about historical events at the time they were happening. Perhaps you'll discover your ancestor in their local newspaper?

Start searching

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Genes Makeover

Page 0 + 1 of 10

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. »
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Catherine

Catherine Report 11 Aug 2012 21:18

Oh yes please Jean - I agree with you! Let's have our 'information at a glance' back. I sent a mail earlier to the team saying just that. Pink and blue boxes said everything even from a distance. As for those boy and girl pictures (aren't they just oh so cute!) in the tree boxes... :-(

Jean

Jean Report 11 Aug 2012 20:20

me, i prefered the old one, brighter with more imformation at a glance :-(

KenSE

KenSE Report 10 Aug 2012 16:34

Simon, I wasn't really serious, the adverts don't bother me and I don't have the timing or other problems that so many GR members have.

I did prefer the random pictures that the beta site showed though.

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 8 Aug 2012 11:00

For problems with GR it has become clear ( to me ) you will have no other option but to use the Google Chrome browser

Roy

Simon

Simon Report 8 Aug 2012 09:38

KenSE - Adverts? What are they?

I use Mozilla Firefox and Adblocker Plus which gets rid of all these nasty space-consuming adverts.

Try it:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

There's a version for Chrome too - maybe for others - just Google 'Adblocker' and see if there's a version for your operating system.

Simon

PS, yes, this page IS VERY BRIGHT isn't it!
...and I HATE the new tree :-(

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 7 Aug 2012 20:05

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

Gai

Gai Report 7 Aug 2012 13:04


To answer your question Sylvia.

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! ;-)


Gai

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 6 Aug 2012 23:06

:-S

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 6 Aug 2012 20:15

still finding the background too brigth and glaring


and, yes I HAVE emailed "theteam" about it!



I feel that we are being fed platitudes once again ........................


RRose psoted ...............

I'd just like to quote from a response to my feedback re the beta site

"The issue of the pale turquoise text on the white background is a theme that is emerging in a majority of the feedback, so this will be something we look at doing differently. "

-------------


I also got that same feedback


yet now Katie is telling us what seems to be the opposite ..................


"If the light background continues to be a problem for people, we will look into other solutions, but of the 5000 people who we invited to test the beta site, only a small percentage sent feedback and this was a real mix of positive and negative,"



Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing?????????




sylvia

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 1 Aug 2012 19:32

Fanx for the heads up KenSE..

Cant say I noticed the Ads though....Was wearing me sunnies to help with the glare. :-(

KenSE

KenSE Report 1 Aug 2012 18:24

Fanny, the space currently being used for Right Guard adverts was, on the beta site, used for a random selection of pictures. Two of those that came up were of female beach volleyball players. Sylvia protested about one of the pictures earlier in this thread.

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 1 Aug 2012 18:17

When Rose?Did they say when?

Tomorrow?
We all know that never comes.: ;-)

KenSE..???

That one went over my head....COMPLETELY....Wots it mean please??

I know I is TWP,I dont need to be told that ,but ifin yer dont ask yer dont learn..

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 1 Aug 2012 17:58

I'd just like to quote from a response to my feedback re the beta site

"The issue of the pale turquoise text on the white background is a theme that is emerging in a majority of the feedback, so this will be something we look at doing differently. "

KenSE

KenSE Report 1 Aug 2012 15:59

I am fed up with the yellow underarms - bring back the volleyball players.
:-)

FannyByGaslight

FannyByGaslight Report 1 Aug 2012 14:46

Jonesey??

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

And for email.

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D ;-)

Had to kick your namesake yesterday cos he was bark bark barking and wouldnt shut up....So nice to kick Jonesey instead of the dog. :-P

nameslessone

nameslessone Report 1 Aug 2012 14:44

The pale print is so poor I thought the messages drop down box said
Daft messages not Draft!!!

I wonder what the 2nd response ratio was on like and dislike. I certainly replied to the second email saying I didn't like! I can't believe "only a small number of people did this.............".

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 1 Aug 2012 14:16

Nice one Jonesey :-D :-D :-D

Jonesey

Jonesey Report 1 Aug 2012 13:19

Think positively.

It should cut down peoples electricity bills as there is no longer the need to have the room lights on whilst surfing Genes Reunited.

Maryanna

Maryanna Report 1 Aug 2012 13:16

I agree Joy, a few years ago I could hardly keep up with the posts, they were coming in thick and fast, now it is not unusual for there to be ten or so new subjects in a day. It would be a shame to see even more familiar name disappear.

I don't think the new tree is TOO bad but I do agree that the pages and the tree background are a wee bit on the bright side and the text could do with being a bit bigger.

Still, I loved the old tree though ................

As I have said before, I absolutely HATE the green " Please Wait " bars that pop up each time I look at a different relation. I don't need to know that they are gathering information, placing relations e.t.c. Does anyone else have this problem ? And why is the family that I am looking at always stuck under the navigation keys on the left and then have to be centered. Something to do with the information box being on the right, I suppose.

The other thing is, do we really need a pink lady and a blue man icon by each tree name ? What was wrong with just the pink and blue boxes. I find them quite distracting. Anyway, they don't look anything like my family !!!!

Also, today, I am unable to view my tree in full screen and can not scroll down my list of other trees any further than C to reach the next page button. Am hoping it is just a first day glitch. M



GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 1 Aug 2012 13:04

Never work on my tree on this site so can not comment on that

BUT the colours are still too light.