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Island Report 10 May 2013 12:20

Thank you Natasha and well said Rose!

Natasha has not specified any particular type of thread so please can we not speculate here. This is a general observation. Thank you.


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 10 May 2013 12:23

Well said Rose:)


Guinevere Report 10 May 2013 13:56

*agrees with Rose*


CupCakes Report 10 May 2013 14:50

I agree that ganging up is not a nice descripton but it is apt when it is obvious that a person is being picked on for whatever reason and other start slapping each other on the back.

There are also some situations where some members have been made to feel an outsider or an interloper. These boards can be a scary place

I always feel so sorry for such people on the end of the rope.

Some helpers are so cold, critical and pedantic to the point of ridiculousness it is so off putting and frightens people.

I takes nothing just be be nice - lets all give it a try please.


GlitterBaby Report 10 May 2013 15:31

Shame that one member saw fit to report a lady in her 80's, who uses a specially adapted computer to read and post on these boards, and obviously did not gave any thought to how that member would feel when she got reported for what was an innocent post.

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 10 May 2013 15:33

You are wrong, it is not "apt" at all, as you put it.
"Ganging up" is very suggestive of collusion or conspiracy.
And this is just not happening.
All GR members have their own individual view on what goes on on here .
If a lot of members all share the same view then that is not "ganging up", that is like mindedness .

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 10 May 2013 15:44

I have PMd Natasha and made the suggestion she lock this a member using the terms "cold, critical and pedantic" as a description of other members is unlikely to encourage anyone to "be nice" and won't promote a friendly atmosphere.


Kay???? Report 10 May 2013 16:54

Perhaps its just a personal *Observation*,?,,,!as others also have *Observation* views.


Sally Report 10 May 2013 21:32

well said rose

but ns you have stated in this thread not to report any body using the wrong board


sally w


TheBlackKnight Report 11 May 2013 10:00

I agree with Rambling Rose

It's not a gang but people who have INDIVIDUALLY come to the same conclusion that a post is un-acceptable & so many can't be so wrong can they? even after so many have said so on a tread?

I think the RR button needs to be taken away from the none paying member in order for GR/Brightsolid to have any control it.


terryj Report 11 May 2013 10:01

i certainly feel that some people on this board are singled out for attack on whatever they post
it is like a school playground situation someone gets picked on and the rest join in so they wont be picked on next

i gad a pm with regards to one of my posts from a member who said they read the board but never post because of treatment they had had in the past


Kense Report 11 May 2013 10:59

The trouble with the like minded theory is that both threads were quickly reported and when I saw them there were only a few posts and the original messages had been hidden and a reason for the report given.

Subsequently many posted saying how awful it was, presumably without knowing exactly what had been posted unless they were informed by PMs. That looks like a digital pile-on to an outsider.

It has been suggested that when the first post of a thread is reported the threads shoiuld be locked until a decision is made.


TheBlackKnight Report 11 May 2013 11:31

If the thread was to be locked then they should also make it that each posting on that thread can not be edited but the posters can still edit on other threads if they need to. If the thread is allowed to continue then it gives the member a chance to sort out any problem before GR have to tell anybody off by the quote of Terms & Conditions & the hand out any bans to anybody for any misunderstanding or misreading of a posting by an individual.

When you have a members that will come on the chat board & say he/she comes on to wind as many people up as possible, & then repeatedly does just that, I think GR need to do something about that on behalf of all the other members.


JustJohn Report 11 May 2013 13:11

BK. If anyone feels that another poster is winding them up, all they have to do is write to Genes with evidence. It sounds like you have a lot of evidence against one or more posters.

Do something about it. Riddles don't really help to cleanse these sites of trouble makers who make it uncomfortable for others to post freely.


TheBlackKnight Report 11 May 2013 13:20

I have, I do & I will continue to do so but personaly I don't see a riddle?


JustJohn Report 11 May 2013 13:37

I would hope that Genes will review your posts to them and take appropriate action if not already done that in past, BK. There is no place on these boards for people out to cause upset and trouble.

And I would say that you deserve action if you have clear evidence, BK.


TheBlackKnight Report 11 May 2013 13:57

One thing I have appreciated from GR in the last eight months is when my postings have been RR'd for no reason & I've received my email saying it contravened T&C's etc I have asked them to look again & I'm quite confident that every time I have received an apology as it need not have been removed.

I just find it unfortunate that they say they cannot reinstate the posts when I have seen others reinstated. I hope this is just a glitch that can be sorted soon as it would steal the RRers thunder.


GenealogyResearchAssistance Report 11 May 2013 16:40

As a free member I reported a thread to protect an elderly man whose details where being bandied about to someone who claimed to be his grandson. A little back work showed that the poster was not his grandson, nor his great grandson, or uncle. The relationship was very tenuous and I felt that this elderly, possibly vulnerable gentleman's security was being put at risk, all in the interests of genealogy.

Under the circumstances I have detailed above then I disagree with the removal of free members being able to report a thread/post. However, where those reports are malicious then the ISP address of that person should be blocked.


eRRolSheep Report 11 May 2013 16:48

It would be very difficult to block them via their IP address depending on whether it is static or dynamic.
Plus there is nothing to stop them using a different computer.


Mersey Report 11 May 2013 17:32

Well I have never done it before , but I have contacted Gene's ........!!