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AnninGlos Report 6 May 2011 15:34

Well I have a lot of posts to my name because I have been a continuous member since April 2003 but Island, I certainly don't feel superior to those with a few posts.

It is good to see the number of posts and should make people more tolerant with those with only a few posts to their name. :-)


Perchino Report 6 May 2011 16:14

If the Boards Summary was in a more logical and relevant order there would be less chance of postings on the wrong boards:

Genealogy TIPS
Find ancestors
Find living relatives
Success stories
General chat
Quizzes and games


Norma Report 6 May 2011 18:22

Don't like it at all!!!


TootyFruity Report 6 May 2011 18:32

Hi Norma

Is there anything in particular you don't like or is it just the general feel of it?

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ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 6 May 2011 18:44

I love it <3


Island Report 6 May 2011 18:50

So do I!

Hi Ann in Glos
I have to say, I am dead impressed by your chatterboxability! :-)


InspectorGreenPen Report 6 May 2011 19:42

Perchino - re your opinions as to how the boards should be ordered.....!

Did you suggest this in the recent survey asking for comments for improvements to the way the boards should work?


GlitterBaby Report 6 May 2011 21:16

Hi Cynthia,

My picture is of Dalrymple Hall in Fraserburgh. Mum is Scottish.

Got pictures of my dogs on camera but not got the connection to the computer working at the moment. Will probably scan a photo of me and grand dad and put on sometime.



Cynthia Report 6 May 2011 21:24

Thanks GB. I've never been there but it looks interesting.


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~~~Secret Red ^^ Squirrel~~~ **007 1/2** Report 7 May 2011 09:05

Hello Cynthia, just wanted to say I have to agree with all your comments :D


Perchino Report 7 May 2011 16:03

Hello IGP,
No, I did not make the suggestion but as GR is a business I would have thought that they should have looked at the Boards Summary order as part of this reorganisation of the Boards.
Came across a similar problem in another hobby I have and a simple changing of the order in a list produced a dramatic improvement in a very short space of time.


AnninGlos Report 7 May 2011 16:07

Island Oh great that makes me sound very flighty. But as I organise the greaders threads and the scrapbook and birds threads, plus being on the birthday girls threads I am bound to have a lot of posts.


Brian Report 8 May 2011 21:10

This could be my only two posts - first, and last(!) Regarding GR new layout, gimme the old 'un. Regarding e/icons, unnecesary and intrusive. Regarding number of posts, if you don't want to, don't. If you do, make it worthwhile.


JaneyCanuck Report 8 May 2011 21:32

I love these unspecified kind of allegations:

"It also leaves those with a lower post count open to nasty comments from the minority who seem to think that quantity gives them some sort of superiority."

Who, where, when?

I have a huge post count because I post a huge amount on trying to find threads. Maybe I should try to help less.

I agree with Cynthia -- it helps loads to see that someone is here for the first time. (No, Cynthia, some of us talk in *your* sleep -- I notice that us night owls, by UK time, tend to have big ones!)

It should put an end to things like "your member number indicates you've been a member here since Eve was in diapers -- why are you doing xyz?" There are many people like I was myself -- a paying user for a couple of years before I even realized there were discussion boards on the site.

As for Tips and Records -- none of the casual users used them for those purposes. They just posted their ancestor hunts there ... and half the time also on TTF, Surname Info, History ... This new organization should cut down on the scourge of multiple time-wasting posts greatly.

Personally, I'm madly in love with virtually all the changes.

edited to add a space after the colon in my first line so you don't see


instead. This really has got to go!!!


JaneyCanuck Report 8 May 2011 21:37

By way of an actual suggestion, though -- a large political discussion forum site I use shows only "over 1000" once a user's post count hits that number.

You can see the actual post count there by clicking on a user's profile.

Maybe something like that would level the playing field a little?

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 8 May 2011 22:01

I don't think there can be any 'one-upmanship' when it comes to the number of posts anyway...people who have been here longer than me have lower post counts either because

a, they don't gab as much as I do !
b, they delete after a while as 'housekeeping'
c they joined when I did but took even longer to find the chat board than I did, or to pluck up courage ( or need) to post.

however if I were a newbie looking for help on 'finding ancestors' I would possibly be re-assured that someone like Janey for example who has posted a lot, might just know what she is talking about when she gives good advice or info from census' etc?


Cynthia Report 8 May 2011 22:02

I feel like taking a mallet to the unlevel playing field sometimes JC.

I really don't care how many posts someone has made but, like you, I do care when a new poster gets told off unnecessarily.

To be able to see who is new is a great improvement all round.

My messaging has been cut down big style! :D

Oh yeah, and within all that helping that you do, there wouldn't be an itzy bitzy bit of nattering would there? :P lol



JaneyCanuck Report 8 May 2011 22:13

I does not natter.

I pontificates.


BarneyBear Report 8 May 2011 22:14

Just found this thread. Would explain why Genes Support haven't read my message let alone answered it. I think it's a complete mess.


TootyFruity Report 8 May 2011 22:25

Hi Stella and welcome to the boards.

GR only have a skeleton staff on over the weekend so may be a reason as to why you have not received an answer to your email. Is it a query other members could help you with? :-)