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AnninGlos Report 21 Dec 2009 09:51

Uggers, I agree we wont get it back as it was but we can try to make it a more friendly place (OK I know there are people who appear to want nothing but strife but we don't have to feed their egos by letting the boards disintegrate), there are still quite a few threads on Gen which are like the old chat threads where we have a good relationship with others on the thread.

Liz, I realise you do your best but because youa re adding your threads in the middle of the night by the time the rest of uis come on they are once again swamped by the blessed A-Zs.


CatieI Report 21 Dec 2009 13:03

Hello Ann and Everyone.

I'm really glad that you raised this topic. I've not been here long and like Sylvia, was vey hesitant in making comment. I think this was largely due to the 'trouble' which always seemed to be bubbling. Having said that, I'm glad that I plucked up the courage and joined the throng lol. In so doing I've spoken with some lovely people and joined in some interesting chats. I hope in 2010, more people will decide to do so.
I haven't introduced myself either. I'm Catie and live in SW London. I'm 24 and as I'm self employed and work from home, manage to pop in daily. I enjoy the opportunity to talk with people of differnt ages and opinions from my own. I've also received help with my tree, which was great.

Catie x

Donna in Sx

Donna in Sx Report 21 Dec 2009 13:21

Hello Ann (and everyone)
I pop on here now and again, but like many, I dont enjoy the A-Z threads and the battles.
Since Mum died I must admit to bowing out of family history as well, my new year resolution is to get back into it.

Do you think maybe face book also has some thing to do with it? It seems to have become very popular.

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and I hope 2010 is kind to us all.
Donna x


AnninGlos Report 21 Dec 2009 13:21

And you were on the panto thread Catie so we have met, but welcome anyway. I have been on here 7 years and for about the past five there has been the threat of 'trouble' brewing. I have to say I have never been personally 'attacked', I try to steer clear of names I recognise as having caused problems in the past and am still enjoying spending time on here. (& I am old enough to be your Gran!!! (69).


AnninGlos Report 21 Dec 2009 13:27

Hi Donna, good to see you on here. Yes I am sure facebook was the start of the decline when people started chatting to each other and spending time on there, but mostly they drift back. It does of course date back to the big problems of a few years back when we had the big split and the other site took so many of our respected members, that was sad, but we still have some great people on here, both those who post and those who just read, if we can only get them all posting again we can still have a chat and a laugh. We need people to put up some good topics to keep the A-Zs at a minimum.

I am sure that your Mum would want you to go on with your tree though, she was so keen wasn't she?


CatieI Report 21 Dec 2009 13:35

Yes Ann - we have met :) The intro was for others reading through. In a way I also wanted to show that people of all ages can add and equally enjoy contributing to the threads.
Yes!!!!! You are old enough to be my gran Lol But equally, you are young at heart. Age is but a number lol


AnninGlos Report 21 Dec 2009 13:42

That is what I enjoy about being on here, the mix of ages. I think Katie is about your age. We did use to have an 18 year old but she went to Uni and didn't re-join Genes, Too much study to do I guess.

Donna in Sx

Donna in Sx Report 21 Dec 2009 13:55

Mum bless her was addicted to family history, quite the detective. Its nice knowing so many members on here were helped by her. Thankfully I kept all her research emails to me, she helped me in my research such alot....but very sadly, Mum didnt write her passwords down anywhere (most sites have allowed me access, including GR, but its her hotmail we need to access for so much of her work)
And your right, I cant let her or my hard work slip.

Do you recall the days of Chatston Village? Gave us hours of amusment lol

Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 21 Dec 2009 14:20

Hi Ann ,
i have been reading the posts on here
and you know Syliva G took the words right out of my mouth.
("I read your messages every day but have not felt as if i belonged") i also feel like that on here and on chat ... yes i have added to some threads but then the thread goes dead, thread killer lol.just 2/3 days ago i put up a thread on chat just to say about another site wishing all its members a merry christmas which i thought was nice . that thread was on the boards for an hour and not one person answered it so i deleted it. i am finding that people that dont put up threads or post very often just get ignored or overlooked ,
But on the brighter side i have had some laughs on here at what people say ie their jokes etc.
If this does offend anyone i will deleted when i come back because now i'm going to a friends to see 6 newly born puppies they are a cross between a poodle and a cocker spaniel.. i believe they are called designer dogs


AnninGlos Report 21 Dec 2009 14:42

Hi Hazel, yes I have seen you post but I didn't see the thread you mention. I have often been overlooked (or ignored) when I have posted, particularly on chat, but I think it is because people get engrossed in a conversation with a group of people and are intent on answering within that conversation, if you see what I mean. I am sure it is not to deliberately ignore you. In fact I have been known to comment onh being overlooked and people are generally apologetic.

I think if you push yourself and post enough you will eventually feel that you 'belong', after all we all pay our fees, we are all the same category of members so we all 'belong'. thank you for your comments.


AnninGlos Report 21 Dec 2009 14:44

Donna, yes I remember Chatson Village, I have to say I only used to read not post on it. Was that the one Mags did?

What a shame that your Mum's stuff is locked in Hotmail, a lesson there I guess. Hope that doesn't hinder your research too much.


AnninGlos Report 21 Dec 2009 15:28

Barbra, put it behind you, these things happen and I am sure others have forgotten it. Maybe you should have stayed on the thread as you enjoyed it. There are not many 'spiteful' as you put it people, just sometimes as in real life, little spats happen, we are all human. Best ignored and carry on as usual. Nice to see you on here anyway.

Donna in Sx

Donna in Sx Report 21 Dec 2009 15:32

Chatston I started and did for over a year and Mags carried it on.
We even had pms from GR thanking us for the daily giggle they had from it.
I still have the thread saved on my laptop.

*waves to everyone*


AnninGlos Report 21 Dec 2009 15:35

Those were the days when GR used to communicate with us.

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 21 Dec 2009 15:55

What a lovely thread this is. Thanks Ann for starting it off.

I don't remember the long standing thread Chatston Village, was that anything to do with the Pinny Gang? The tears rolled down my cheeks laughing at that!


Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 21 Dec 2009 16:01

Hi All ,
i have just got back from my friends from seeing the puppies
Daisy the dog who had the pups, greeted me at the door and after fussing her for a bit she allowed me to hold one of her pups they are so lovely ..they are cockerpoo's
Ann you are proberly right, i didn't mean for it to sound as though i was moaning lol and your right i dont push my self enough .


AnninGlos Report 21 Dec 2009 16:02

Hi Karen, The Pinny gang I think were Mildred (Elaine) and Lynda, maybe Maz in the East End and could also have been Jean.


AnninGlos Report 21 Dec 2009 16:04

I didn't think you were moaning Hazel. What colour are the dogs? Was it a black poodle and a black cocker spaniel. I bet they are gorgeous, it sounds a nice cross. We have had two poodles. Only trouble is both ours went blind and apparently they are prone to that and spaniels have ear problems. lets hope these don't end up with the problems of both sides of the 'family'.

Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 21 Dec 2009 16:11

Ann, no the two adult dogs are white and both cockapoo.
but 4 of the puppies are white and 2 are brown
i misspelt the name on my last post ...


Redrobin Report 21 Dec 2009 16:13

Well, thats nanny's duty done for another year. We ended up making 180 mince pies and 60 jam tarts. All have been put in the usual tins ( empty quality street or biscuit tins) and labelled . Ella decided it would be better to make more than requested as she found my extra stash of flour etc ( purchased just in case) rather than have to make more possibly on christmas eve, like last year.
I must admit that we are a good team now. Not like a couple of years ago when I dreaded her coming over to make them, because at that age she was more of a hindrance than a help. But she is really good now and as I roll and cut the pastry, she puts them in the tins and fills them with mincemeat, then she puts the tops on, brushes with egg and puts them into the oven. She is reading this over my shoulder and says she is a kitchen maid. ( Too many family history stories I am afraid.)
She has asked her dad for a subscription to GR as she has a famous uncle and wants to put him on her own tree.
I must just add, thankyou for the nice welcome you gave me earlier today. I dont feel so much of an outsider now and will definately try to post on a regular basis. You might even get fed up with my little stories.
So here is wishing you all a very happy christmas. This week is going to be really busy, panto tomorrow,hairdressers wednesday and a good rest thursday before going to sons on Christmas day.

May love and peace be yours this holiday season
Sylvia X