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KathleenBell Report 22 Aug 2007 22:41

Well Reg - people have been asking for moderators for a long time, so I don't suppose we can complain when they actually seem to be using them, LOL.

I really thought I liked the new format, but now they've changed it all again. It's no wonder that there hardly ever seems to be anyone on the boards during the day any more.

Kath. x


KathleenBell Report 22 Aug 2007 22:43


I'm sure the wasted space around the threads will very soon be taken up by adverts again.

Kath. x


Peter Report 22 Aug 2007 22:46


Heaven forbid! I was going to suggest that their absence was another plus for the new layout. Don't give them ideas.


Sue in Somerset

Sue in Somerset Report 22 Aug 2007 22:48

This is so irritating.

I am fed up with this site changing every 5 minutes. I've been a member since it started and I don't find the new layout easier to use.
I think a lot of us will be drifting away rather than chatting on here.

Sue in Somerset
(So why is it appearing under my maiden name? Nobody on here knows me by that name)

Ang J

Ang J Report 22 Aug 2007 22:51

dont like this new lay out please go back to old way


KathleenBell Report 22 Aug 2007 22:56

Peter - there's no way GR will continue without adverts.

Sue - go to my account and change your maiden name for your married one (or whichever one you usually use). I've just done it and I'm back to my proper name. I thought it might mess up my name on my tree but it hasn't.

Kath. x


Reggie Report 22 Aug 2007 22:56

I thought the moderators were only needed on the general board when the pubs close! lol!

Seriously, seems odd that the only deletions are on a thread initiated by GR.........

I don't think I'll be around to see whether the practice is extended.......I really wish I hadn't renewed.


Peter Report 22 Aug 2007 23:01

I don't want to be pushed into praising the new layout excessively but I do think it is (and was) much more user-friendly than the garish other site where vast acres of the screen are taken up with day-glo signatures, moody photographs and platitudinous mottoes at the expense of the text.



KathleenBell Report 22 Aug 2007 23:02

There are deleted replies on other threads too Reg - some on Records Office.

However on some threads there seem to be too many deleted on threads that are not at all controvertial, so I'm starting to think the deleted threads are actually just another glitch and not the work of moderators at all.

Please don't leave Reg - there'll be no one left soon.

Kath. x


MrsBucketBouquet Report 22 Aug 2007 23:10

Just spent 10 mins composing a reply to GR on here....(NOT being rude) and it's flippin gone!...lost!.....I give up!

Free speech?

Bar hum bug! Maybe it's time I looked at one of those other sites....

I love my hobby (that I found in later life) but this seems so unfriendly now.

It seems to have lost that 'personal touch'

I wonder if GR read these posts?....doubt it!

Happy hunting me m8ys

Gerri x

ps..look at my '§till Lòóking' name! ........�till L�ng... whats all that about then?


JackieInCardiff Report 22 Aug 2007 23:14

Don't like this at all. Please bring back the old style..

Teresa With Irish Blood in Me Veins

Teresa With Irish Blood in Me Veins Report 22 Aug 2007 23:14

What have you done now GR?

This website it NOT at all USER FRIENDLY NOW.

Please put it back to how it was....and I don't like the stupid little reply boxes either!


Penny Report 22 Aug 2007 23:15

Its all a bit basic and amateurish - lets hope this is some sort of 'stop gap'and things get better - hopeless as it is.

Sorry Genes, dont like it,


Penny Report 22 Aug 2007 23:17

I deleted the reply below this myself


Penny Report 22 Aug 2007 23:18

can i add to Reggies text too - sorry Reg - you are a friendly native, so picked on yours!

update - i clicked on the 'add' in Reg's reply- thought it was a clever feature- obviously not!

Teresa With Irish Blood in Me Veins

Teresa With Irish Blood in Me Veins Report 22 Aug 2007 23:25

I've been saving useful bits of info on there for the last 3 years & now they've ALL GONE.

This is just about the last staw!


Janice Report 22 Aug 2007 23:34

Like many other people on this site I used my threads for useful contacts and information and now View My Threads Only has gone?
I do not like it at all, neither do I like the lay out.
Please put back View my Threads only.


MrsBucketBouquet Report 22 Aug 2007 23:35

Looks like the administrator has been busy!...bless him/her

Dont they like the truth?

GR Please read our answers! Listen to what we want....We enjoy family research.....Do you?

( I doubt you have the faintest idea what Ancestry is all about)


Paul Report 22 Aug 2007 23:36

Well - I for one quite like the new layout. I do agree that there is far too much space around each reply, but all in all a positive change.

Its good to see GR using our subs to improve the site - I work in IT and to be honest with you the old layout was pretty poor.

As always just my 2c....Paul


LB Report 22 Aug 2007 23:36

If GR want to make changes, instead of forcing them on us, why don't they ask for volunteers? If they get no offers...then that should tell them something....