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WHATS THE POINT??

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KempinaPartyhat

KempinaPartyhat Report 10 Nov 2012 15:22

Look I,m sitting here trying to help ...like others BUT the persons who have posted the thread have GONE ...............................YES GONE

HOW ARE WE just members of the general public ment to help when the original poster has gone?????

Is this just me or am I alone in thinking this?

Reggie

Reggie Report 10 Nov 2012 15:24

No, you're not alone.............it's infuriating when it happens

KempinaPartyhat

KempinaPartyhat Report 10 Nov 2012 15:26

I dont get it .....................it feels like

"post and get them to do the work"

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 10 Nov 2012 17:06

This has been happening ever since I joined the site many years ago. I don't think some people realise that they will not be notified if someone posts a reply on their thread. They expect Genes to send them a message like lots of other sites do.

Whenever I have requested information in the past I have been so keen to get replies that I would hang around for ages but it just doesn't always happen with some people.

Kath. x

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 10 Nov 2012 17:13

Sometimes the wording suggests that they have only posted to get the name 'on the net'.

If they do come back to the thread, they must be really surprised to find that people have been trying to find them.

Please don't give up - you are all doing a wonderful job in exceptional circumstances. ;-)

KempinaPartyhat

KempinaPartyhat Report 10 Nov 2012 17:26

Thank you everyone it just seems a thankless job sometimes