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I thought GR was serious.... Thread now for poster

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Michael Report 13 Jul 2005 20:08

Four Elvis Presleys and six Ben Dovers. It gets more and more ridiculous. At least those are nothing worse than irritating and not very useful to those of us who are trying to do genuine research; the Bin Ladens are completely tasteless, sick and offensive.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 14 Jul 2005 09:20

so this is still here - yet others aren't, wonder why. :-) Joy


Lynne Report 14 Jul 2005 11:36

As this thread has been 'revived' I wonder whether there has been any response to the person who emailed GR? It's about time they made it paying members only to stop all this stupidity!! Lynne

English Bob

English Bob Report 14 Jul 2005 15:48

Just noticed this has thread has attracted a couple of comments and is back on the board, 'Back bouncable Joy' or any others, do you want me to delete it ? Bob

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 14 Jul 2005 16:59

please do not delete it! I think more of us should report the names to GR - maybe then they'd agree that the site should be fee-paying only. :-) Joy


moe Report 14 Jul 2005 20:08

After reading this thread i decided to have a go, DAVID BECKHAM 1950 tree owner Brooklyn DAVID BECKHAM 1975 PECKHAM tree owner DAVID....... Moe!

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 24 Aug 2005 07:25

''nudging'' :-) Joy


Derekwc Report 24 Aug 2005 08:37

I've just read this thread and would only comment that I think the massive ammount of good stuff, lookups, good web sites, advice and so on far outweighs the rubbish that some idiots post. If the site contains over 38 million names then searching through for the Mickey Mouse enteries would in my opinion a pointless wste of resource. Derek

The Ego

The Ego Report 24 Aug 2005 08:47

There is an Engelbert humperdink on this site,born 1970 in Hospital. There are no Ivan Earoff's or Ivan Eadaches! There are 3 Sherlock Holmes,one born in johannesburg in 1953,another in Trinidad in 1801!!! There actually seem to be serious entries that do sound dubious ,such as Claude Body born 1884 (entered 3 times) Clade Glass (entered twice) How about.................. Henry Duke of Saxony and Bavaria The Lion ??? King Grayson Arthur 1960 Melbourne?


Andy Report 24 Aug 2005 09:46

I decided to waste a few minutes looking for spurious people - We have a Scooby Doo and a Super Man on the site. Will GR tidy these up and remove them.

The Ego

The Ego Report 24 Aug 2005 10:33

Some members have surpassed themselves.................. Spawn of Devil 666 Hell Iraq------thanks for that S F***ing B***h Devil 1940-----how delightful Cathy(mum in law upset you again ?) A Dickhead-----someone obviously not impressed with a certain relative. Minger Minger born 1965 Croydon-----we heard you the first time. Bitch Nutter Slag born 1982----dear dear Joanna,anger management class called for methinks. Someone calling themselves classics has entered the gods,greek and roman versions- how diligent. Another entry lists as O dear God-----obviously been doing too many lookups. Another entry Pope jesus god----mmmmmm,bit confused there I think.


BrianW Report 24 Aug 2005 11:00

The sad thing is that you will only come across these 'humorous' entries if you actually search for them. So the deadheads who put them on and sit there sniggering are only talking to themselves. But this thread is actually giving them undeserved publicity!

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 24 Aug 2005 11:56

However, if we tell GR, then they may, hopefully, one day, decide to make this site fee-paying only. :-) Joy


Rachel Report 24 Aug 2005 19:07

I know these names irritate people but ... I'm sure there was a lad at school called Ben Dover, I'm nearly positive. And I would imagine the tree of the greek gods would be fairly interesting to see, wasn't there a lot of inter-breeding going on there? I do agree though, making the site feepaying only would hopefully eliminate the hoaxers. One of my many brickwalls might come down if only a certain member would reply to my emails. I can only assume she puts her people on and ignores any queries about them. Rach