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Phoenix

Phoenix Report 4 Jul 2005 23:33

Bob, I'm not printing out the list of Cats on this site (none, I am proud to say, related to the cats who recently resided on this board) but none of them appear to be serious either.

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 4 Jul 2005 23:49

Oh, honestly, this does make me really fed up. Don't we have enough to contend with, wading through mistranscriptions/people's sparkling wit etc on Census returns, Ancestry, IGI etc, without having it on here as well? Do GR ever look at anything on this site, other than illegally humorous threads? When I joined Gr, it was in the hope that only those serious about family history research would be members, and that all the information on this site would be as accurate as those serious members could make it. I have of course, long since realised that this is not intended to be a serious genealogical site but I am getting fed up of GR pretending that it is. Might as well save my sub and go back to trying to decipher the IGI and the various pedigrees on the LDS site. No wonder this site has 36 million names - the IGI has even more, but they arent all accurate or even real, either. And at least the LDS site is free. Grumpy Old Crone

~ Oleander

~ Oleander Report 4 Jul 2005 23:54

I had come accross the odd strange one but this is ridiculous..now someone will tell us that because Genes has so many members they cannot possibly monitor them all!!!! Well someone should....it may only be 7 pounds but to some of us that is quite enough!!!! Jacquie xxxx

Nanny Pat

Nanny Pat Report 5 Jul 2005 00:04

I just took a look.. Donald 1666 Pond Malcolm Send Message Donald Mc 1901 Usa United Kingdom Donald Send Message Donald Quakers 1936 C United Kingdom Donald Send Message Donald 1949 Lkkkkkkk New Zealand Anna Send Message Donald Mallard 1950 Pondy-pool United Kingdom Donald Send Message Donald 1951 Florida United States of America Donald Send Message Donald 1954 Yucutan United Kingdom Donald Send Message Donald 1971 Los Angeles United States of America

English Bob

English Bob Report 5 Jul 2005 00:06

Folks, read now or 'morrow, last call tonight, I like to think that I am a quick learner. Seriously this site is just a vessel for the people that help us searchers. The interim banter is harmless, its human. The successes speak for themselves. I suggest that for my case the lost cause is never lost. Check my tonights messages and replies on 'the who are we looking for in Leicester' ....another result for me. Thanks Mike. All the while with smiles and some inoffensive laughs on Jess's Sybil and my GR 'serious' threads. Who got upset? Last message, definitely good night and thank you to all contributors & competitors. Bob

An Olde Crone

An Olde Crone Report 5 Jul 2005 00:20

Bob You are obviously not aware that I am a Prime Offender, (a marked woman), guilty of the GR crime of posting to amusing threads on the wrong boards! My moan is not about the humour on the boards but about the needless clogging up of people's so-called trees with infantile stuff such as BobBobBob. I expect peoples trees on this site to be as accurate as they can make them. If GR cannot come up with some way of weeding out this rubbish then how can we take this site seriously. I remain a member because I take pleasure (well, I used to) in the dafter threads, have learnt a lot of genuine genealogical info and had some incredibly generous help. All this from fellow members. All GR have done for me is allow me to log on and then they occasionally delete a totally innocuous thread of mine, simply because some unnamed person, motivated by spite, has complained about it - not just me, but noticeably many people who posted to a certain thread and some of those people were kicked off the site altogether. Sorry, I am getting pretty incoherent, I see...time for bed! Old Crone.

English Bob

English Bob Report 5 Jul 2005 00:33

Old crone, This is definitely my last word. If had known you were a serial offender, I would not have confered. Ha Ha! In addition to my other mistakes this evening I have tipped a good measure of expensive lager into my key board, this is likely to be sticky for weeks. I must now go to bed as my wife misses the sound of my snoring. x u all and still laughing. Bob

Michael

Michael Report 5 Jul 2005 00:42

There are two matches on the site for Jesus Christ - I think some people have been reading too much of The Da Vinci Code.

Michael

Michael Report 5 Jul 2005 00:51

There is also one record of a Huw Jarse, supposedly born in Albania in 1950.

Pat

Pat Report 5 Jul 2005 01:13

This is so unfair Old Holden person, namesake I was answering you with one of me long answers took me forever to do did not save it and I should no better as the site threw me off as it does and I lost it all :-( I get very annoyed by that on her it is so disheartening. Ah well can't be bothered now maybe things may get better and I get in the humour to type it again, sometime. Hope you are well? Pat x

Richard in Perth

Richard in Perth Report 5 Jul 2005 01:31

A certain ''Frodo'' (membership number 8951, so they've been around a while) has just about the entire cast of Lord of the Rings on his tree, including all these Baggins: Balbo 1167 Shire Frodo Send Message Belba 1256 Hobbiton Frodo Send Message Bilbo 1290 Bag End Frodo Send Message Bingo 1264 Hobbiton Frodo Send Message Bungo 1246 Hobbiton Frodo Send Message Dora 1302 Hobbiton Frodo Send Message Drogo 1308 Hobbiton Frodo Send Message Dudo 1311 Hobbiton Frodo Send Message Fosco 1264 Hobbiton Frodo Send Message Frodo 1368 Shire Frodo Send Message Largo 1220 Hobbiton Frodo Send Message Lily 1222 Hobbiton Frodo Send Message Linda 1262 Hobbiton Frodo Send Message Longo 1260 Hobbiton Frodo Send Message Mungo 1207 Hobbiton Frodo Send Message Pansy 1212 Hobbiton Frodo Send Message Ponto 1216 Hobbiton Frodo Send Message Rosa 1256 Hobbiton Frodo Send Message Rosa 1256 Hobbiton Frodo Send Message Now... just how do you apply for a BMD certificate from Middle Earth? Richard

Spud Fae Livi

Spud Fae Livi Report 5 Jul 2005 01:52

Just tried my name and it came up with darren Spud 1975. And guese what King Edward Spud 1256. Great fun NOT

KiwiChris

KiwiChris Report 5 Jul 2005 03:14

Check out Super Man born 2002 Kryptonite This is crazy after all the fuss about people having a bit of fun on the boards and others are able to add this rubbish. Maybe we should get a list of the people adding this stuff and complain to GR. Wouldn't hold out much hope of action given the problems I have had previously getting them to remove some of my family members from another persons list. It would make more sense to regularly check the info on here, how many people have names on here and yet are impossible to contact. What is the point of that? Christine in NZ

Sprack

Sprack Report 5 Jul 2005 08:21

there are several bart and homer simpson's from springville and andy pandy. jenny

Mardi

Mardi Report 5 Jul 2005 09:11

There's also Daisy Duck and Batman ! and Minnie Mouse too. Just found some for Elizabeth Windsor...hope H.M doesn't see them.

Andy

Andy Report 5 Jul 2005 09:16

Louise, Believe it or not, I have seen W**ker as a legit German surname before, made me laugh at the time. But I suspect in this instance, it's probably a hoax.

Sprack

Sprack Report 5 Jul 2005 09:21

just found tony blair born 1945 downing street added by estelle membership number 1010?

Merry Monty

Merry Monty Report 5 Jul 2005 09:26

This thread may vanish in a mo - I was just reading the T.I.P.S. thread from last night with 24 replies, when it disappeared before my very eyes lol (suppose it may have been deleted by the thread ''owner''??) Sarah

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}((((*> Jeanette The Haddock <*)))){ Report 5 Jul 2005 09:34

I was just coming back to read that one Sarah. Was it any good! lol

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 5 Jul 2005 09:34

Marjorie, Old Crone, you are needed methinks in G R! :-) Joy