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GlitterBaby Report 30 Jan 2012 19:58


Either way it should not have gone missing.

If an itchy finger I hope that GR gives the member a warning.

If done for a practise then they choose the wrong thing to remove.

Actually surprised that it has not been reinstated by now.



SylviaInCanada Report 30 Jan 2012 19:57


keep on emailing

you have to be persistent

usually you get a "personal" response instead of the standard one after the 3rd or 4th email.



Suzanne Report 30 Jan 2012 19:34

hi persie.
after two e mails to GR they sent me back the standard ,"we dont comment on personal posts"letter..3rd e mail not replied to. :-)

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 30 Jan 2012 18:35


Did an itchy finger report this or is Estelle still practising with Lisa"

- I hope not a practice.

Useful information that has been reported and that I hope will be reinstated very soon.


GlitterBaby Report 30 Jan 2012 15:02

Did an itchy finger report this or is Estelle still practising with Lisa


Persephone Report 30 Jan 2012 05:11

Have they not told you Suzanne? I thought you were going to ask?

If you scroll back you will see what happened when I asked... some of us do get answers when we persist.


:-) at Sylvia...


Suzanne Report 29 Jan 2012 22:34

it would be so much better if GR would tell us why our posts have been taken off the boards,i dont want a name,just a reason. i really dont understand why my thread,a suggestion thread on a sugestion board was deemed offensive.i really do believe that it was a dig at me and not my thread. :-D


SylviaInCanada Report 29 Jan 2012 21:05

Mildred posted ..................

"The issue was not about that people shouldn't have a right to complain, but to keep such threads in once place rather than have various threads clogging the boards about the same thing.

IMHO that itself is breaching T&C by posting the same thing more than once & flooding the board whilst doing so. .. "

However, that T&C only applies to ONE person posting multiple threads on the same topic.

It does not apply to SEVERAL people starting threads on the same topic.

............. and one always has to remember that a person with a grievance will not search any board to see if anyone else has reported the same topic ................. he/she will just start their own thread, right NOW!

I doubt they even look down the first page of the board they think is appropriate to see if anyone else has posted about the same grievance

After all, this Suggestions Board has around 500 posts ........ who is going to search through all those, when there is not a very good "Search" facility. And, anyway, any search depends on exactly the same words being used in titles.

It applies all over the boards, and on all kinds of topics!

.............. and even GR staff are not immune to it.

Remember the thread that Estelle started on General to discuss that TV series ..... when there was already an on-going thread?

Not that I don't agree that there ARE too many threads on similar or the same topic being spread around.

Part of the problem is that there quite a few new posters ............... long time members from the date, but never been on the boards before, at least according to the number of posts ........... and they just do not know where to post.

So we have boards supposed to be for specific purposes .............. but somehow either that purpose is not clearly stated OR people just post on the first board they see. Which is General Chat ...............

....... or do they play eenie meenie minie mo??

sometimes, I think it is the latter!

I do remember being told off several times over the years by some members because I was one of the people who used to suggest to those who posted a "looking for" thread on General that it would be better if they posted on Find Ancestors or Genealogy Chat

...................... it was said that everyone should have the right to post wherever they wanted. :-)


ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 29 Jan 2012 08:35

JoyBoroAngel posted that thread. Thing is from what I saw it didn't breach T&C. The RR post was SUGGESTING that GR creates a board for complaints, to free up these other boards & the FB page for what they were created for.

No other post was reported on the thread so I guess no one took that much offence. Someone got a bit sensitive about being called a Moaning Minnie because they felt they had a right to moan but nothing was being directed at any one person at all. The issue was not about that people shouldn't have a right to complain, but to keep such threads in once place rather than have various threads clogging the boards about the same thing.

IMHO that itself is breaching T&C by posting the same thing more than once & flooding the board whilst doing so. .. :-|

To who it is who took such offence over a suggestion on a suggestion board :-|

Just remember people have as much right to moan about your moaning threads clogging the boards instead of being kept to a few threads, as you feel you have the right to moan & help clog the board at the same time

That brings me to the point of thinking yet again, its more of a dig at the poster rather than the thread itself.

I do hope Abuse will take into consideration how many times people are using the RR button to report individual members, and their reasons why they think a post is unsuitable.

GR does say they will stop people using the RR facility if they abuse it, along with warnings & worse. :-)


Suzanne Report 28 Jan 2012 23:37

so why was the moaning thread taken off?
who posted that thead? :-(

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 28 Jan 2012 23:30

The abuse team has worked at weekends, in the evening, and at bank holidays for as long as I can remember during my membership.


GlitterBaby Report 28 Jan 2012 23:25

They are working tonight as they have removed a thread I reported within 30 mins


jax Report 28 Jan 2012 23:14

So GR do work at the weekend then!!


Suzanne Report 28 Jan 2012 23:08

where"s the moaning thread gone? it was RR, has genes taken it off the boards ?just like they did to mine.x :-(


KenSE Report 26 Jan 2012 14:43

I seem to be having a senior moment (well day really). I can't remember editing it but Island has made me think that perhaps I did a few weeks ago when I had three posts reported for using the other company name.

Yes Joy that was the one.

So best forget what I said it probably was me and not GR.

Sorry about that.


Island Report 26 Jan 2012 14:25

I don't know Jax, I didn't see it RR'd, I just noticed it as it is now and assumed Ken had changed it in response to the uncertainty re mentioning other sites.

Estelle has now said they don't mind other sites being mentioned as long as we don't say they are better than GR.


jax Report 26 Jan 2012 14:18

Kense post was dated 8th dec when was it RR'd? or are GR only picking and choosing the posts they want to give an explaination too?


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 26 Jan 2012 14:14

l'm just pleased GR are doing something, this is what we all want them to do :-D :-D

jude :-)


Island Report 26 Jan 2012 12:37

I assumed you'd amended your post Ken. It has been that way for a few days.

Jude, can you point us in the direction of similarly altered posts please- if that is what you mean?
Sorry Jude, I misread your post :-D

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 26 Jan 2012 12:09

Ken, do you mean
"Post deleted (it mentioned another company)."?

If so, it looks as if you had done that.

If genes reunited staff decide to edit a post, it would look better, in my opinion, if it stated that they had done that and that the editing had not been done by the original poster.

And if another company should not be mentioned, then the staff could be very busy in future.