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

Genes Extras

Genes Reunited subscription bonuses

As a way of saying thank you to our subscribers, we have launched Genes Extras. You'll find exclusive competitions and discounts on family history magazines, days out and much more.

Take me to Genes Extras

Icons

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

Free use

Page 0 + 1 of 3

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. »
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Choccy

Choccy Report 5 Aug 2013 12:01


Free use of Boards and Message Centre

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/announcements/thread/1329227

Gai

Gai Report 5 Aug 2013 12:03


Will be very interesting to see what impact this has on the site and whether it will cope with the influx of traffic.


Gai

:-)

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 Aug 2013 12:24

Err.....Unless they fix the system so that there is no repitition of the Error messages we've had over the weekend, GR might end up with egg on their faces.

"3pm today and 9am tomorrow " - longer or over a weekend might have been better.

If the 'free' ability to post helps move the boards, then well done for thinking of the
initiative.

Thelma

Thelma Report 5 Aug 2013 12:26

How will members know?
Will they Email all free members?
I would have thought that more notice was required.

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 5 Aug 2013 12:55

Shame that the Team do not use a spell check before posting on the boards

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 5 Aug 2013 13:14

How will anyone know, it isn't even mentioned on GRs FB page, unless I'm missing it somewhere?

edit, I've cooeed GR on FB and asked lol

MaureeninNY

MaureeninNY Report 5 Aug 2013 13:27

understadning and coopertaion

Wow-I see what you mean,Maureen!!!!! :-S :-S

Moxxx

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 5 Aug 2013 13:31

Now posted on the FB page .

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 5 Aug 2013 13:48

Has to be a scam surely?

(In view of no spellcheck etc.)

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 5 Aug 2013 14:02

Looks as though they may be looking for more business. I wonder if they are struggling financially?

jax

jax Report 5 Aug 2013 14:54

How many new people hang around for replies?? they will not have free access by the time they realise they have had replies...oh well

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 5 Aug 2013 15:13

You can guarantee that there will be advertisements during and after Long Last Family.
Now, the cynic in me thinks hmmmm.
There have been a number of adoption requests and threads recently as we know.
So somebody, maybe desperate, will watch that programme tonight and head straight over to GR.
They will post information and requests for help.
However, when they come back tomorrow they will no longer be able to interact so they will HAVE to join.

On top of that the server(s) "sometimes" struggle with the volume of site traffic.
Surely it would have made more sense to rectify the "error message" issue and up the server capacity before trying to attract a sudden influx of "new" visitors.
Or am I just being daft?

jax

jax Report 5 Aug 2013 15:22

How often do we see "Free access" to other sites? not seen one that doesn't even last for 24 hours before

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 5 Aug 2013 15:33

Wow that is interesting, especially, to those like me who only use the boards.

Yeah, I only pay a pittance, but as I do not have a tree, then free use of the boards would be fantastic.

Off to FB to see if this is for real.....

jax

jax Report 5 Aug 2013 15:37

I paid £20 and only use the boards....if they want to make it free I want a refund :-D

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 5 Aug 2013 15:43

I don't think they want to make it free Jax.

It's pure marketing.

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 5 Aug 2013 15:50

Aw just been on Facebook, its only for about 12 hours.

Think it is a strategy to lure in more members.

So membership will still be necessary......

And one comment on there was a woman saying she had found the boards disappointing.

jax

jax Report 5 Aug 2013 15:50

No doubt as well Errol...A two week free trial is surely better, although some do not like giving out bank details

CupCakes

CupCakes Report 5 Aug 2013 17:31

Errr..............Have I missed something - eRRolSheep has got a face <3 <3

SylviaInCanada

SylviaInCanada Report 6 Aug 2013 06:51

they seem to be saying on FB ........................ post on the LIVING RELATIVES Board


that certainly has had a lot of posts on it today ........................


I wonder how (or even IF) GR is keeping track of people taking advantage of the "freebie"?

They need to do that in order to see whether it is worthwhile repeating the experiment.