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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 9 Aug 2012 18:43

Avatars are squashed :-S

Thank you, Roy. I would not have noticed that announcement as there was no "new".


Porkie_Pie Report 9 Aug 2012 17:31

Gins, on announcements board

philmoir 9 Aug 2012 13:41
Darker grey header, profile on post compressed. We have applied some minor adjustments today. These include, making the grey panel header slightly darker, and applying a border at the bottom to highlight the change. Also on the boards, we have compressed the profile details. When you hover over the image, the details will appear and you can click on the send message button. The reason for this change is to compress the post section on the thread view, and reduce the unnecessary white space. You should refresh your cache to ensure all the changes to effect.



Gins Report 9 Aug 2012 17:00

Oh dear

Now the membership status of each member has gorn :-S

When I open some threads, I just get a blank page 'Done'


SylviaInCanada Report 9 Aug 2012 00:43

just had to sign in again

Not had to do that for WEEKS!

:-( :-( :-P :-P :-P

at least, I got to have a look at the "new" Home Page

still "messy"


Brian Report 6 Aug 2012 20:40

I for one will not be renewing my memership.Up to a few weeks ago GR was doing OK,but is now a BIG LOAD OF GARBAGE.Unable to print my tree,duplcates all over and no feedback from GR


SylviaInCanada Report 6 Aug 2012 20:33

I like the green background to that message :-D

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 6 Aug 2012 18:33



wisechild Report 6 Aug 2012 12:32

Must be a Brightsolid generic response because I keep getting it on the new FMP site.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 6 Aug 2012 09:09


A pleasant pale green background to

The page you were trying to load has experienced an error. This error has been logged and will be investigated.

If you hit the back button on your browser, it will return you to the page you were on, and you may like to try the action again. If you repeatedly experience the same error, please contact Support via the Contact Us menu under Help.

If you were following a link from your favourites, an email or from another site, the link may have changed. We recommend returning to the home page of the Genes Reunited site, and following the existing menu options to navigate to the same content.

To return to the home page, click on the Genes Reunited logo.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 1 Aug 2012 15:10

messages/sent :-| :-| :-|


Thelma Report 1 Aug 2012 12:58

Did you know that you cannot delete access to others' trees.
I have four more trees that I can view than I have in "my contacts"
Genes suggest that I contact the tree owners and ask them to delete.
Very much like "my threads".


RolloTheRed Report 1 Aug 2012 12:46

Well for the first time in yonks I am mostly happy with it. It is now far from true that the site "is a joke etc". However the default color/fonts scheme would be a mega major irritation if I did not know how to fix it.

This is roughly what should have been released Q1 2012.

I have no idea how any commercial site expects paying users to "get used" to something as basic as the color scheme, especially when it is as far out on the left field as the current offering. If Gru do not want users simply to skin the app. then they could offer a choice of schemes, at least three.

Downs: yucky color scheme which is easily enough fixed with a .css script or from the browser menu.
List of shared trees still by number, not A B C etc.
No photo thumbnails on tree, tho poss. the boy/girl logos presage this happening.
Very poor media support.
No embedded urls.
STILL no cousin support.
Maps have gone :permanently :-(
Edit dialog still very clumsy.
New place names list worse than the old one.
STILL only one tree though there are work arounds..
Minor artefacts / unintended objects on tree view.
Threads still show in MyThreads when all posts in that thread have been deleted.
Makes bad assumptions about user screen size. As a result "share trees" menu is partly obscured / not visible at all. Poor design / coding. Similarly edit box falls off screen.

Everything else works and is improved, esp search records / trees.
Print fixed.
Surname summary excellent.
GEDCOM Import/export menu sorted.
Replicated rellies bug fixed.
Flock wallpaper has gone.
I have not had any sign on errors, sign on again, errors when moving board etc in yonks.

Neither up nor down:
So far I have not found anything "exciting" . Guess this is mostly "up".
New logo.
Link to FriendsReunited seems to have vanished.


LindainBerkshire1736004 Report 1 Aug 2012 11:44

Everything has changed !!
Let's hope it's for the better, but I have my doubts somehow?


Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 1 Aug 2012 08:19

GR's current attitude, including lack of courtesy, towards "older" members suggests to me that they are not bothered about keeping "older" members. :(


wisechild Report 1 Aug 2012 07:23

Does that mean that members are not supposed to advise people to contact the support team when they´re having operational problems?


SylviaInCanada Report 1 Aug 2012 01:18

That posting I mentioned as possibly getting me a ban????

It got RR'd, and removed :-D

It was on

and the GR email said .....................

Dear Sylvia

You recently added a message board response using your Genes Reunited membership.

It has been brought to our attention that the nature of this posting breaches the Message Board guidelines and terms and conditions of our website and the item has now been removed from Genes Reunited.

The posting was : I don't know!!

For heaven's sake, ask GR ................. not us!!!

Continuing to create content of this nature may result in your eventual removal from the site.

We thank you in anticipation of your co-operation and adherence to the terms of your Genes Reunited membership.

Kind Regards,

Genes Reunited Support Team

NOTE ............. there has been a change ............... they told me what had been RR'd

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 31 Jul 2012 18:45


SylviaInCanada Report 29 Jul 2012 04:49



Gai Report 29 Jul 2012 04:42

You naughty girl, Sylvia. ;-)


SylviaInCanada Report 29 Jul 2012 03:57

so far I have managed to open 2 threads (this is the second) on

AND submitted 1 post to the other thread (for which I just might get a ban :-D )

no purple YET