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lancashireAnn Report 5 May 2011 23:36

but people have always posted asking for living relatives on the open boards. At least with this board all replies are private

agree about genealogy chat board - tips is a better name


TootyFruity Report 5 May 2011 23:13

Now I have thought about it, I concede that genealogy chat can be misconstrued as general chat about genealogy and not a board for tips but it was never used as just a tips board. Lookups were also posted on there. It would be better to have its original name back and strictly for tips and advice.

I don't like the fact that the living relatives board is not private and posts show up in general internet searches and I have made my feelings about this known to GR.

However, on the whole I like the changes


lancashireAnn Report 5 May 2011 22:09

info at the top of the board in detail - replies are only possible by pm

as there were many inconsistencies of what went on each board, especially via 'surnames' merging them seems a good idea. As there were many threads on 'tips' which were more requests than tips I think we just have to live with those that are there already and hope they eventually 'disappear' leaving the genuine tips nearer the top


Perchino Report 5 May 2011 21:20

I also have concerns about "Find living relatives". Where is the information on any safeguards that are in place?

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 5 May 2011 20:49

And because I feel so strongly about the usefulness of tips threads, I gave quite a lot of them a nudge.

I requested that genes reunited explore the layout of rootschat, family tree forum, and genealogists sites.


Perchino Report 5 May 2011 20:31

Neither can I. Chat is chat and tips are tips. Since when did the two words have the same or similar meanings?

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 5 May 2011 20:26

I cannot accept that "Genealogy chat" and tips threads are the same.


Perchino Report 5 May 2011 19:46

Well we have Derek's wonderful thread on Derbyshire look ups under "Genealogy chat" and other threads offering look ups under "Find ancestors". Seems to be a problem with consistency.


TootyFruity Report 5 May 2011 19:35

I have to say I disagree Perchino, I quite like it. I think the purpose of each board is now more clearly defined.


Perchino Report 5 May 2011 18:54

All I can say is are we supposed to be impressed????
What a jumble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!