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CMT: Does Anyone Actually Read Board Guidelines?

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Susan10146857 Report 2 Aug 2011 00:38


What Rose said :-D


SylviaInCanada Report 2 Aug 2011 03:44

very true Rose!


Island Report 2 Aug 2011 10:40

Susan with numbers,
I completely agree :-D

I have never heard of a website that had members fretting so much about who, when, where and how.

Members should be able to relax and enjoy the website and if something isn't to their liking let GR know via an email and make THEM do the work.


InspectorGreenPen Report 2 Aug 2011 17:45

I really am disappointed. I was expecting so much more initiative from the members on here.

We ask for designated boards, (Janey's thread for example?) and when no one uses them for their intended purpose we let GR know by email and let THEM sort it out.

Oh, come on - we can do better than that.....!


KenSE Report 2 Aug 2011 18:36

I believe there are several threads about the names of the boards causing confusion. Genealogy Chat is pprobably the worst named as it is so similar to Gereral Chat and the only chat on it is to keep tip threads near the top.

I find that web sites that are well moderated don't have members fretting so much about who, when, where and how, but self moderated ones do.


jax Report 2 Aug 2011 19:38

I also am wondering why no mention of the prefixes since it has been pointed out?


Susan10146857 Report 3 Aug 2011 00:26

I am sorry but I just can't take it seriously

For instance...The suggestions board is nothing but a moaning board.

Suggestions there may be....but try to find them amongst the rest of the CHAT ( as in shouldn't it be on the chat board)?

One answer by a GR official...not chat after chat after chat....or other members answering ....GR should answer....not any one of Us....Try it....I bet it works......If we don't answer the queries.....They will have to.......In my opinion ....that is.


TootyFruity Report 3 Aug 2011 19:25

Only by members discussing problems or suggestions can the best solution be found.

I may have what I think is a great suggestion but someone else can see why it wouldn't work or think it is the stupidest thing that they have ever heard or see a way of enhancing the suggestion but by discussing the pros and cons can ensure that the best suggestions are put forward to the GR development meetings. The suggestions may come to nothing or they may be taken forward in a different form to what was envisage or as suggested. I appreciate the chance to "talk" to GR on their own website

Also where problems with the site arise someone else may have a solution or able to offer an idea for a solution which may work in the interim whilst awaiting a reply from GR. This is a 24 hour site but is not staffed 24 hours so I do not see that other members offering help is a big deal. In my opinion better to discuss problems on here rather than GRFB page


SylviaInCanada Report 3 Aug 2011 20:06

I agree, Tooty

The discussions re suggestions or problems have been great, and also very interesting.

and I think helpful to Phil, who seems to be the only GR staffer who looks on here on a regular basis ............. although I have noted that Estelle also replies.



Island Report 4 Aug 2011 00:04

I'm wondering what happened to IGP...


Susan10146857 Report 4 Aug 2011 00:24

Phil must have an awful lot of time to spare to read every thread and every post, let alone answer them.

I still say that not many of the posts on this board are suggestions, but seem to be more like moans.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 4 Aug 2011 08:27

Absolutely - what Susan with numbers and Rose said on 2nd August.

If only the powers that be would look at other sites where moderation works, as has been requested - there again, maybe they have done so - and change their mind about moderation ..... sigh.