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Island Report 8 May 2011 22:44


I couldn't give a stuff regarding post counts or whether or not you love my comment.
Unfortunately the ratio of posts to years mattered to someone who chose to make a nasty comment to me because it seems my joining date and seemingly low number of posts means I have to mind my Ps and Qs. Some thanks for trying to be helpful eh?

Judging members by post counts happens.


JaneyCanuck Report 8 May 2011 22:51



So I guess when you said "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" you just accidentally used all those plurals, when in fact one person had done this?

I've had the opposite happen to me numerous times at a site where I have 30,000+ posts over 10 years -- nasty comments about what a loser I must be for having posted all those posts and obviously not having a life. (I type about 1000 words a minute.)

People really will find something to base their nastiness on, won't they?

For some, it's a person's national origin or religion; for others, it's their post count ...


JoyDean Report 8 May 2011 22:51

Stella, genes reunited support staff usually work Monday to Friday. The other staff that deal with abuse reports are about most of the time.


Nyx Report 8 May 2011 22:58

It cuts both ways, I have been slated for 'being on GR 24/7, not having a life' etc...idiots come out of the woodwork and have a go whatever you do it seems. They may be hard to ignore but they really aren't worth paying attention to.


Cynthia Report 9 May 2011 08:18

That's very true Rose. I noticed how many complained about something or other before 'the ink was dry' so to speak. Such is life!

How about having a rose of a different colour and variety each week as your avatar and tell us what it is? Now, that should get some people's dander

Hi Stella, I echo Toots' welcome to the boards. The boards aren't a mess really but maybe it's just a bit confusing when you first join. It's a great improvement to what they were - honestly. If you want any help, just ask.


Janey dear, I forgot that you pontificate.....I also forgot about your infallibility :P



Island Report 9 May 2011 09:55


No, I didn't accidently use plurals.


SilverLady Report 10 May 2011 17:39

This is the first time that I have been on GR boards for so so long. I am impressed with all the changes. Love and Peace to any who may remember me. x <3


Perchino Report 10 May 2011 19:17

I belong to the school of thought where if you are going to do a job then do it properly. The threads should have been sorted first of all and then reassembled onto new boards, not throw them all together and hope they sort themselves out.
Any comments?


Kathlyn Report 11 May 2011 09:00

What come to mind.....If it aint broke why mend it!!!!! and far from home.


♥Deetortrainingnewfys♥ Report 11 May 2011 15:51

Ahhhhh. Help. I haven't been on for about a week....Whats Happened?

I feel something had to be done to stop duplications on several boards as no matter how hard GR try, there will always be the wrong threads on the wrong boards!

Haven't had chance to look round the changes yet, but the new names for the boards do make it easier to navigate, apart from Geneolopgy chat, don't like this. I would have thought Geneology help sounds better.

Love the emicons - makes the boards fun.

I think it will take a while for me to get used to it and like previous changes on GR, once you get into it, it gets easier.

I like the photos - makes the boards prettier!