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Island Report 16 Mar 2013 16:02

Cliquey - use of community boards

Beaky - a look at some records

Geeky - a look at all records


JustJohn Report 16 Mar 2013 11:05

Here's a flippant suggestion in line with early suggestions on thread:
1. Food Bank
2. Aldi
3. Tesco
and top one
4. Waitrose
May get sponsorship ;-)
Note the Waitrose one is exactly the same as the Tesco offer. It just costs a lot more. (oops - don't mention word "costs")


LadyScozz Report 16 Mar 2013 08:42

I have the basic membership.

I had to ask what I would get if I upgraded.

Access to records.

WHAT records?

Not sure how many messages I sent to GR before I got a REAL answer.

Records ~ mainly English.

Some Scottish census records have recently been added, I understand they are transcriptions only.

No thanks, I prefer to see the originals, because I've seen so many errors in transcriptions.

FREE ~ you can build a tree, but not send messages or post on community boards (AND YOU SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO REPORT POSTS!!). You can reply to messages.

BASIC ~ Build a tree, send and receive messages, post on community boards.

No idea what the other membership levels are, but I'm not interested because they are mainly English records.

A DETAILED description should be given for all membership levels, with the costs.


wisechild Report 16 Mar 2013 08:14

Whatever Genes call the packages, members need to know exactly what they will get for their money.
"A rose by any other name....."

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 15 Mar 2013 21:14

Thanks Errol I come on and see all the arguments that are caused by one person and I am god oh I meant gob smacked.

Carol ;-)


eRRolSheep Report 15 Mar 2013 21:07

Carol pmsl and well said


eRRolSheep Report 15 Mar 2013 20:57

maybe one level could be called adolescent - might apply to a certain person or two.
John why not leave the thread now you have made your suggestion? That is all it is asking for!


JustJohn Report 15 Mar 2013 20:50

John is someone trying hard to answer question set by Genes. Who is Carol with numbers and what is she trying to suggest as answer?

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 15 Mar 2013 20:35

Oh my goodness, as I said several months ago 'who is this John'

Carol :-\ :-\ :-| :-|


eRRolSheep Report 15 Mar 2013 20:20

That term probably applies to more than that lol


JustJohn Report 15 Mar 2013 20:06

If four basic packages, could be Baby, Child, Parent, Grandparent.

That would be genealogical and all basic members would then be classified as children :-)


eRRolSheep Report 15 Mar 2013 20:01

That post suggested a description of fees that's all - the thread is not asking for "experts" to actually suggest what is charged.
I am not sure what you mean by "private brainstorm" but still.
Some decent "outside the box" suggestions would be good - maybe even genealogy based.


JustJohn Report 15 Mar 2013 19:48

Errol. Post at 1031 introduced off-topic costs. It was not my post.

Did not realise that your suggestion and next one were to be seriously considered. But "haves" and "have nots" might be catchier than "rip off". Benefit of having your own private brainstorm, I suppose.

Totally agree we should answer thread for package name ideas.


eRRolSheep Report 15 Mar 2013 19:37

I do believe I made a suggestion in the first response to the OP.
And, John, you were the first to actually start suggesting figures for what should be charged.
(unless you have changed your post of course)
This thread really should be left purely to suggestions for names.


JustJohn Report 15 Mar 2013 19:28

Errol. With respect, I was the one who made a suggestion about names and tried to bring thread back on track. And I was not the one who mentioned costs first. Please be fair and inclusive if you want to criticise - not just carp at me.

What package names have you suggested?


eRRolSheep Report 15 Mar 2013 19:01

Might I suggest that this thread is about names rather than costs.
I am sure the GR team don't wish to wade through whimsical posts about how much should be charged John


J Report 15 Mar 2013 19:01

Sorry folks predictive text !


J Report 15 Mar 2013 19:00

There are other sighs that offer so much more and as such are better value for money.

This sight does not seem to work as well as it used too.


JustJohn Report 15 Mar 2013 17:55

The is currently £120 and Worldwide is £155. I expect they will increase a lot between now and 2018. Think I remember having to buy vouchers to access some sites on A...y even though I subscribed at highest level

So I don't think £150 fixed for 5 years is so daft a suggestion for "Access all Areas" - if areas are a bit more exciting than now :-) But pricing does need to be clear and not the confusing mess it is now.


jax Report 15 Mar 2013 17:54

John I got 20% discount with Ancestry and FMP 10% discount

I do not have platinum infact I did'nt pay for my standard sub I have at the moment it was a free month they gave me a couple of weeks ago...when it expires on the 25th I will probably leave this site as they now want me to pay £12 for 6 months...where as 3 weeks ago it was £7.98 ish