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CupCakes Report 18 Apr 2013 09:37

I'm so impressed very with some of the new Avatars members are adding to their profiles. There will always be some moaning minnies- thats life but the lovely images are really interesting - some have become a talking point.

Something I never expected that members would pm me with really nice supportive comments - all I can say it is a ginormous thank you because I never expected it.

<3 <3 <3 <3


MarieCeleste Report 16 Apr 2013 19:34

Ann - how did you get your photo of the sunset on?


AnnCardiff Report 16 Apr 2013 18:45

fortunately I have no idea how to transfer my photographs on here so you will not be seeing me naked on a rug - aged 6 months :-D


SylviaInCanada Report 15 Apr 2013 20:14

If you have your birth or married surname on your Account ............

............ be warned that it WILL be used by GR when they send a confirmatory pm to anyone who has requested an RR on one of your posts.

That occurs even if you have marked the "Board Name to be used in all communications by GR", and it does not show on either the open Board or on the heading of the pm that people send to you.

It happened to me .................. and I was furious, because it had been sent to someone who had been very threatening to me, and who had pm'd at least one other member to warn them to keep away from me.

He was angry with me because he thought I had RR'd one of his posts (I had not, someone else had done it), so he RR'd one of mine in return.

I don't know what he put as his reason for RR'ing, but GR agreed with him and deleted it ........... I thought it was actually an innocuous post, although it disagreed with his point of view.

I found out about it because he was so proud of what he had done that he sent a pm to me, telling me what he had done and c&p'ing the GR pm

The only way that GR could solve the problem was for me to enter a new surname ................... In Canada :-D

They could not promise that they would uphold the promise implied in "Board Name only to be used in all communications.


GlasgowLass Report 15 Apr 2013 19:21

Thankies Tenerife Sun.
I wondered how you did that!
My username was simply: Anne
I have changed my username a couple of times this week but found that I couldn't change it back to the original.... which I never actually chose to begin with.
Now I know why.... it defaulted


Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 15 Apr 2013 18:31

My board name is still two separate words. To do this I went to my account and where it asks for your name I put Tenerife Sun. No middle name no current surname. I put a row of asterisks for my birth surname as it wouldn't let me continue without something.

Where it asks if you want board name to be used when sending messages I put no. Now the only info on that part of accounts is Tenerife Sun as my name, my photo and pass word.

And it far



CupCakes Report 12 Apr 2013 18:26

Oh dear somebody really needs a hug <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

There is a rave on Chat about 'Update Profile' hint hint hint ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)


Reggie Report 12 Apr 2013 14:22

How dare you presume to say you need to give me a jog!

I don't need someone like you telling me what to do with MY account......

Have you never heard of MYOB?


GlitterBaby Report 12 Apr 2013 14:16

Select “Account” from the tabs just under the adverts.

This brings up My Account and shows Personal Details.

Scroll down the page and you will find “Profile Picture”

As I already have a picture I get different wording to show but I think it should be something like “Add Photo” but I might be wrong.

You should then get up a box which says “Select a file from you computer”

Click on Browse. Select your photo from your computer and then click on Upload. Should do it fairly quickly.

If you want to tell everyone what the photo is about then type some info into the Research names and places box

Then scroll down and click on save.

Fingers crossed.

If I am wrong than someone will put the right info.


Cynthia Report 12 Apr 2013 14:16

Robert, simply go to 'Account' above and you'll see where you can upload a picture.


Robert Report 12 Apr 2013 13:50

I don't know how to!!!!!


Reggie Report 11 Apr 2013 16:54

Why was this posted on this board?

It has no genealogical content.

General chat would be the best place for it


Kuros Report 11 Apr 2013 12:14

I thought everyone knew that. There must be a lot of ignorance about.


GlitterBaby Report 11 Apr 2013 12:13

It does not matter to me in the slightest who posted this thread as I still think it was not needed especially on this board.

Would have got the same response


Jonesey Report 11 Apr 2013 11:06


Good idea to steer clear of the Animal Kingdom except of course the Disney Animal Kingdom in Florida which has some interesting creatures and features but thankfully no dead felines.

If visiting there my recommendation is to take a trip up Mt Everest where you will see the only Yeti known to be in captivity. He reminded me of someone that I used to work for.

Not sure that your John and Mary Smith are the same people as my Mary and John Smith as family stories indicate that none of my lot were keen bovine owners. Mind you those stories could be bovine effluent.

Did you know that there is no such thing as Yaks milk? A Yak is the male of the species. The females from which the milk is extracted are known as Dri (Pronounced Dray in Tibetan).

Not a lot of people know that. ;-)


Kuros Report 11 Apr 2013 10:25

Thank you, Jonesey. I'll have to do that methinks to rid myself of this unfortunate appendage. I wouldn't want to stir up those ancient Egyptians so I think I'll stay away from pussies altogether. We went to see King Tut three years ago and he wasn't looking very well then. I'd hate to make him worse. In fact, I think I'll give the whole animal kingdom a miss to be on the safe side. Watch this space!

I'm sure we must be related through your Mary and John Smith. Were they the ones who settled in the Gobi Desert and had sixteen children who became yak herders? What a coincidence! Small wor


Jonesey Report 11 Apr 2013 09:34

Dear Kuros,

I have investigated the problem of you currently being saddled with the board name of a dead pussy. My Google search for websites such as or brought up some interesting and illuminating alternative websites but nothing relative to your particular dilemma.

I then remembered that the ancient Egyptians had a thing about dead cats so I approached the problem from that angle. I came across pictures of an engraved obelisk which had amongst other things, a picture of a cat on it. Using Google Translate to translate Hieroglyphics to English I was disappointed to learn that the obelisk's inscription read, " Tutankhamun was a pussycat who loved his Mummy". No joy there then either.

In conclusion I have to say that I think that your only solution is to find yourself a new board name that GR will accept as an alternative to your existing one. Remember that GR now has strict rules about what characters a board name may contain. You may no longer include any "Twiddly" punctuation marks or characters such as !, £, (, * or @. You may no longer have any spaces between letters or words and most importantly your board name must not cause offence or distress to other members. Bear in mind that some GR members appear to get distressed very easily and often find offence when none was intended.

I will leave you to resolve the situation whilst I return to serious genealogy research and see if I can discover what became of my maternal great grandmother's cousin twice removed, Mary, who eloped with a man named John Smith.

Good Luck


SylviaInCanada Report 11 Apr 2013 00:33


it was not Kuros who changed her Board name

"Thelma" tried changing hers, on this thread for some reason.

She changed it to Surok ................... hence, Cynthia's comment


SylviaInCanada Report 10 Apr 2013 22:55

Andysmum ................

it is gorgeous here at this time of year.

There are over 37,000 flowering cherry and plum trees on the streets of Vancouver. And that doesn't include all the ones in gardens and parks.

What I particularly like is that there are many different varieties .............. so we get sequential flowering over about 6 weeks :-D


Andysmum Report 10 Apr 2013 22:44


I'm not sure if you're serious about changing your board name, but if you are, can't you just change it under Account?


I visited my sister in Vancouver at this time of year and the streets were full of cherry blossom, just like your picture. Beautiful.