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Denise Report 10 Jul 2006 13:24

I think this board is The Best. Without the help that I have gratefully received, my small tree would have never been planted. Surely it dosent have to be stern, strict and boring. Carry on the good work folks and I only hope that Jane never replies to my requests for help. (she would scare me to death) Thanks to all of the helpers. Denise.

East Point

East Point Report 10 Jul 2006 13:10

Well, I for one think that this board is fantastic and I wouldn't be without it. I have received loads of help from the kind people on here. Stella


Heather Report 10 Jul 2006 09:48

I really didnt want to bring this one to the top again, but I was really quite upset and offended to see a new member Jane Moir complaining this is 'like a chat board'. Jane, count the threads on this board and then tell us what percentage is just banter? At a wild guess, last 20 pages x what 20 messages a page 400 threads? and say 2 that are banter. Equalling something like 0.08% not strictly genealogical. If the people involved in the light hearted threads took your advice to go to another board I think you would quickly see this one grind to a halt. I only hope you dont need any look ups or advice in the near future!


LindaB Report 10 Jul 2006 02:12

I am sorry Jane I have to disagree with you here...take a note of all those who are having a light hearted conversation on this thread. These are the people who have given so much time answering advice, tips and have spent money doing look ups...with out these peeps we would be banging our heads against all those brick walls forever!! If you can be without them ok...your loss...but I really value their imput and knowledge. Yes I am passionate about my family history and where I came from but there is room for some light does not deter from what we share this board for though. Best wishes....Linda


Unknown Report 10 Jul 2006 01:36

But such a friendly environment don't you think Jane............. threads such as this not withstanding of course. Even hardcore researchers need a bit of fun and a break from the eye strain sustained on behalf of others.


Jane Report 10 Jul 2006 01:19

Hi I totally agree with you, much of the time it seems more like a chat board, if you want to chat get to the right site. Jane


Dave Report 9 Jul 2006 22:13


Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 7 Jul 2006 19:19

Did someone say something? Norah

Snowdrops in Bloom

Snowdrops in Bloom Report 7 Jul 2006 16:05

Well, seeing as I'm quite a nice person really, I suppose we could allow you to stay here (but NOT if you refer to matching socks and hot matches!!!! bad, bad, bad, bad, bad). I think a suitable punishment would be to transcribe the whole of the BMD's for Yorkshire and Lancashire on your own and in double quick time. In this way you can contribute to society in a way that is befitting this board and upholding its honour!! Snowdrops PS: Please, please, please, someone stop me from answering Kathryn's new thread re board names.

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 7 Jul 2006 15:55

Judging by the length of time that OTHER petitions have been running on this Site (and going no where) you are in for along stint in Mongolia. OC


LindaB Report 7 Jul 2006 15:50

Awwwh gee thanks have really made my day!! Oh silly me I've put myself last again lol!! Dizzy

Snowdrops in Bloom

Snowdrops in Bloom Report 7 Jul 2006 15:45

Ann I have your confession in black and white - there is no taking it back now. Besides, millions (and trillions I'm sure) have read this and they will bear witness to the fact you have confessed. So, away with you woman - to the snowy wastes of Mongolia (see, you should have realised it was a trap from the hint in my name!!) Snowdrops PS: There you go Doris, you're NOT the last to post on this thread!!!


LindaB Report 7 Jul 2006 15:37

Sorry ladies to much frivolity here on this serious board pmsl !! All those involved go to the naughty corner with slapped wrists now!! Seriously I cannot thank everyone enough for the help and advice I have received over the past thank you all..!! Oh yes another thing this reply will probably kill this thread knowing my luck lol. Dizzy (formally Linda in Cheshire)

Snowdrops in Bloom

Snowdrops in Bloom Report 7 Jul 2006 15:19

Oooh this is getting exciting!! If you get banished we shall send you a Red Cross parcel (minus the chocolates of course). Might also consider getting up a petition on your behalf - but it might take a while and you would have to remain in Outer Mongolia with NO INTERNET (Oh No!!!) until the powers that be released you. Cor, fancy trying to get me in trouble!!!!!!! I'm good enough at it myself - lol Snowdrops


Heather Report 7 Jul 2006 15:00

It has the word TIP in it, doesnt it? Oh sod, it, Im going for it and if GR suspenders me then you will all have to keep messaging me.

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 7 Jul 2006 14:58

Yeeeeesssssss Is it a TIP though?????!!!!!!!!!!!! lol Merry

Snowdrops in Bloom

Snowdrops in Bloom Report 7 Jul 2006 14:57

Heather I feel I should point out to you that, if you start a new thread with the suggested title, you will NOT be adhering to the rules and guidelines for this board and may therefore risk beig criticised. In the meantime, I await said new thread so I can enter the competition!!!!!!! Snowdrops


Heather Report 7 Jul 2006 14:54

We should start a completely new competition thread - complete the sentence 'I think this tips board is beginning to lose its ................. Shall I start one????

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 7 Jul 2006 14:53

Are you two related????? (Sue and Snowdrops, not OC, who got caught in the middle!) With all those sunshines in your names? Ed could do with a sunny symbol, me thinks! Merry

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 7 Jul 2006 14:52

I think this thread is beginning to lose its marbles. OC