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Promoting other commercial geneology sites on GR

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CupCakes Report 5 Apr 2013 10:20

Still haven't got the answer as to who was Tara? :-S :-S :-S


SylviaInCanada Report 3 Apr 2013 21:41


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

I was about to ask a similar question, thinking you would not like being a "sweat heart"


Reggie Report 3 Apr 2013 15:50

What is a sweat heart?

Does it resemble a sweat shirt?


GlitterBaby Report 3 Apr 2013 13:30

Well, well.

No surprise that the member who sent my posts for review has owned up to it.


Gai Report 3 Apr 2013 10:30

Well there you go. Paul's thread asking for a lookup from Ancestry has been
reinstated by GR.

Go Figure.


CupCakes Report 3 Apr 2013 10:25

Reggie be a sweat heart and explain who is Tara

Edit - Ok sweetheart - I get the joke still need an answer

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


Reggie Report 3 Apr 2013 10:11

Do we have another 'Tara' in our midst?


SylviaInCanada Report 3 Apr 2013 01:34

hair removal cream?

or anti-itch cream?


GlitterBaby Report 3 Apr 2013 01:01

Silly me

Thought for a minute that they did not like Michael.

Perhaps I had better buy some cream to sort out the problem.


SylviaInCanada Report 3 Apr 2013 00:56

no, GB

they seem not to like what you say

do you think it is because you getting under their skin???


GlitterBaby Report 3 Apr 2013 00:54

We all use GR facilities otherwise we would not be here

Starting to think people do not like my new picture.


GlitterBaby Report 2 Apr 2013 23:53

Oh dear I now have two posts sent for review.

Shame who ever did it will not own up as to why


MarieCeleste Report 2 Apr 2013 23:25

Ah, I understand now NanaSue - I see exactly where you're coming from ...


CupCakes Report 2 Apr 2013 23:10

Everybody ends up using various sites because the info varies. Many have trees here, there and everywhere - no probs. However some regular GR helpers have no connection with GR, don't use GR facilities and have nothing good to say about GR. Then when some of their comments are reported they are most indignant.

There is no justification for that no matter how helpful they may be. That's not calling a spade a spade, it is just biting the hand.

Quoting LadyKira I find it very sad that a tiny minority make the boards unpleasant at times.


LadyKira Report 2 Apr 2013 21:26

At least 2 of the team have trees on Ancestry.

They are quite aware that the records are different..

I have found records missing on one site and found them on another.

The search engines are different so may pick up a record on one and not the other.

Just because my tree is on GR it does not mean that my long lost cousin I am looking for will post on GR. I know the team recognize this and have talked it through at length.

It is in fact these boards that are GRs biggest strength.

They help promote an interest in the subject and teach people the various resources available.

This can only help promote GR.

I find it very sad that a tiny minority make the boards unpleasant at times.


SylviaInCanada Report 2 Apr 2013 21:10

Unfortunately ............. the "other" category in the drop down selection for reporting a post covers a multitude of sins

I believe that saying "offensive" or "personally offensive" are probably terms that are most commonly cited under that category ................. and who can argue with that????

"derogatory" could also be another one



MarieCeleste Report 2 Apr 2013 20:45

Genes have acknowledged that it's the diversity of resources that the helpers on here use that make these boards so good at providing assistance to others. When I was responding to requests on the WDYTYA weekend I stated when info had come from Ancestry and that wasn't a problem to the GR staff posting the requests on behalf of potential members.

If Genes were so bothered about other sites then why don't they make that a reason in the drop-down selection when reporting posts (and don't give the weak response that it comes under "other"!).

I think what it boils down to is there is a small bunch of people who just really enjoy reporting for the sake of it. What galls me is they don't have the bottle to say they have done so.


SylviaInCanada Report 2 Apr 2013 19:01

I always name the source of any information that I find ................... after all, if we do not do that, how will other members ever learn how to search for themselves???

It makes helpers become a clique, holding all knowledge about how to find information close to their chests, and never letting anyone else into the "secret".

Part of my hope as a helper is always, yes ALWAYS, to put myself out of a job by teaching others how to do their own research.

Yes, people will always have brick walls, and need help to break through .......... but there is no need for people not to know about freebmd, ancestry, FMP, etc etc etc

As for not mentioning sites ........................ as others have sadi, it was said by Estelle months and months ago that it was OK to mention them, but not to slag them nor to compare GR unfavourably with them.

As it is, it is a statement of fact, that I joined GR in 2004, GR did not carry any records at that time, so one HAD to join other sites. By the time GR did begin to carry records, I had obtained all the information that I needed from those records. And GR does not carry the records I now need!

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 2 Apr 2013 17:43

I don't think it "as bold as brass" to state that GR do not have the LMA records" It's a fact, denying it won't keep members here if they need those records...nor will it drive anyone to use Ancestry in favour of GR if GR has other advantages.


GlitterBaby Report 2 Apr 2013 16:05

Well it comes to it when you can not even name a site. Not bold as brass but telling the truth. The records on this site do not suit my needs and nothing wrong with posting why

Perhaps who ever sent it for review would give me a reason why by pm but probably not brave enough to do it

Disgusted that a member will not put their name when they send anything for review.

But I also have a good idea who did it so perhaps someone would care to prove me wrong on this