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~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 26 Jan 2012 11:36

Hallelujah if they have :-D :-D


AnninGlos Report 26 Jan 2012 11:10

Maybe they have decided to do that after reading the threads relating to RRd posts and threads.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 26 Jan 2012 10:52

Well- thats new! Although irritating to KenSE, at least GR have listened and are expaining why something was deleted.


Kense Report 26 Jan 2012 08:21

On the GR and FB thread currenntly at the top of page 3
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one of my posts that got RRd has been changed to say why it was deleted. Is this unusual? I thought posts were either restored or removed.


Persephone Report 26 Jan 2012 00:30

I take it you did not read what I said Suzanne... in regards to you being rrd not once but at least twice?

Wanders off shaking her head...


Suzanne Report 25 Jan 2012 21:42

my thoughts exactly. :-D

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

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 25 Jan 2012 17:38


"before mocking me ..... take note of the following facts, and then ask yourself the questions that follow"

"please don't treat me as an idiot or a fool!"

1) No mocking from me, :-D :-D :-D was referring to how daft it is in all seriousness calling someone a phantom. I can imagine a bloke dressed in black with a hat & mask ., finger poised over the rr button.

2) I've not treated you as an idiot or fool, I've just given my opinion regarding threads being reported.

3) I am finding your general tone towards me on this thread quite aggressive & you seem a little sensitive in assuming I am taking the pee out of you which isn't my intention

Because of that I'm taking leave of this thread. I've joined in, given my opinion & am happy with that.

*walks off with head held high* . :-D


Persephone Report 25 Jan 2012 06:23


Unless one returns to a thread where you have been posting you may not be aware that your post had been reported and then later removed. As Joy says GR does not necessarily tell you.. I had one reported no rhyme or reason. I waited for them to advise me.. so I asked them and I got told:

"Please ensure that when you add a posting to a thread it is relevant to the thread you are posting it on.
We do have a general chat page on the community boards and hope members will use this page for this type of posting"

my reply:
Thank you for your reply., I am none the wiser because of it.

My post was absolutely relevant and fitted in with what was being discussed on the thread. That is a fun thread and a lot of chat is had on it. The first post and the second because the first one kept getting reported at one time are guide lines re the use of the ancestry board. Nearly all of us that post on there help people. I help a lot of people with NZ content even to the point of traveling to places to do research for them. To keep that thread at or near the top of the thread we discuss all sorts of things that is why it has over 30,000 posts and my post did not contravene anything. In fact I repeated what I had said further on because someone asked me what had been removed and it is still there along with all our other fun. The person who started the thread and others do not understand your reaction to it anymore than I do.

I do go on General Chat on specific threads from time to time, and I do know how to use the boards.

Oh well one can only assume that there is some one out there that is not happy with me.

Kind regards
Persie ...

And I got back from them:

Dear Persie

I've just had a look at the post and without reading the whole thread I'm really not sure why it was reported or removed. I can't see anything offensive in it and it looks like we made a mistake.

Please accept our apologies Persie - I really am sorry about this.

Kind Regards...

I felt redeemed but the post could not be reinstated... I worked out what my original post was by back arrowing until I got it.

Suzanne I do know one of your posts on another thread was removed I saw the RR . and it was no longer there a couple of days later.. it did not affect the reading of the thread so maybe no one else noticed.

I saw where the one Island is referring to had been RRd and so I posted on it to bring it back to the front of the boards and DET and a few others posted after me.

Persie ... Not the phantom RR .. just the finder of them...


SylviaInCanada Report 24 Jan 2012 22:11

Mildred posted:-

"Have you ever wondered if the phantom reporter is more than one person ?

After all, if its such common knowledge then I would assume that any wum, or genuine reportee are quite happy to sit behind the generic phantom reporter guise."

We're not stupid!!

Of course we have.

I gave you the short version, rather than bore you all with what we have and have not done!!

I think those of us who have noticed this phenomenon have considered, and noted, every little single thing we could ...... or that you could think of!

I have no real idea of what happened on old Chat or happens now on General Chat ....... I did participate in some threads on old Chat, and got caught up in some nastiness between a couple of people, merely because I posted on the same thread. I got RR'd .................. about 3 times I think.

I learnt to avoid a couple of people

and I'm very careful where I post on General Chat.

The very great difference between those events, and what I gather happens now, is that the RR'ing I'm talking about is happening on information request threads ................ not during any kind of "discussion", joshing, joking, or whatever.

please don't treat me as an idiot or a fool!



Suzanne Report 24 Jan 2012 22:09

so does this phantom not care about what posts they RR, :-(

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 24 Jan 2012 22:06

Another just reported on Genealogy chat, it was only asking if A**** ( and written like that) was working :-| :-| :-P :-P


SylviaInCanada Report 24 Jan 2012 22:03

That's one of the standard form letters!

contact them again, and demand to know how you breached the T&C's



Suzanne Report 24 Jan 2012 21:56

yes jax thats it. no explanation as to why it was taken off,i didnt breach T&Cs.
had a look at the link and still cant understand why,i was not abusive to anyone and i did not breach T&Cs so why take the thread off? :-(


jax Report 24 Jan 2012 21:07

Is this the email you got Suzanne?

Thank you for your email. We won't discuss individual postings, but please be assured that our moderation team follow strict guidelines and individually examine each report that is made to them. A posting is only removed from the site if it breaches our message board guidelines. Here's a link to those guidelines for your reference: It wouldn't be in our interest to remove postings unnecessarily nor to accept postings which breach our guidelines, and we follow a tight moderation policy to ensure that a consistent approach is adopted. If you believe that other inappropriate postings remain on the site, please let us know by clicking on the 'report' link which you'll see above each posting.


Suzanne Report 24 Jan 2012 20:45

hi everyone.
you will know that i e-mailed genes last night to ask why my thread had been taken off the boards, the reply was,
It has been brought to our attention that the nature of your posting breaches the message board guidelines.(it did not)
so i sent them another e mail asking how i had breached the T&C and asking for a reason why my post was taken off,the answer was,
We wont discuss individual postings(why it was my post?)
But please be assured that our moderation team follow strict guidelines and individually examine each report that has been made(what a load of *****)
so what they are saying is, post a load of c*** on this site and get away with it,but if you dare tell the truth we will be down on you like a ton of bricks. :-(


Julia Report 24 Jan 2012 10:13

The way I feel at the moment about all of this is, it puts you off posting anything on any board. If you have to mind how you string two words together, in the English language, then there is no point in posting. Now, when you get to that stage, then you might aswell not be a member.
Now, take the first few words of my second sentence. Can the adjudicator string two words together in the English language, and thus decide whether they are a breach of the T & C. Or, do they have to work under the process that, for instance, that so many per hour break the T&C and so many don't. Its as easier a way as any to make the decision. Because I for one cannot understand what their criteria is.
Sylvia, I did report to GR, and asked for a better explanation than the bog standard that they churn out. I got the bog standard, and the threat to revoke my membership for life.
In my book, if you are to be punished for a misdemeanor,or any type, in whatever walk of life, then you have the rite to know why. So that standard policy that they operate this system by, is undemocratic, and I thought we lived in a democratic society.

Julia in Derbyshire


Island Report 24 Jan 2012 09:32

The OP doesn't specify a particular board.
I read it as a suggestion that those who report threads should be named.

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

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 24 Jan 2012 08:22

Point is, we are referring mainly to the posts reported on this board the other day on the removed thread, which hasn't much to do with a phantom on other boards & TBH shouldn't be used as an excuse for the reporting of the posts mentioned..

Have you ever wondered if the phantom reporter is more than one person ?

After all, if its such common knowledge then I would assume that any wum, or genuine reportee are quite happy to sit behind the generic phantom reporter guise.

They are only phantom because you say they are. In fact, the person/people who are constantly reporting threads between the times you say are probably enjoying the game of cat & mouse watching you all talk about innocent posts being reported, makes them do it all the more.Other people are then happily doing their reporting, be it for right or wrong reasons knowing the phantom will get the blame.

Regarding the thread the other day, posts were being reported whilst I was typing which definitely were during UK daytime hours.


The thread was probably rr by someone who took offence. Whats a laugh for some is emotionally scarring for others (true breach of T&Cs aside) :-D :-D :-D


Island Report 24 Jan 2012 00:33

I've just noticed that one DET. There was nothing wrong with it :-S


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 24 Jan 2012 00:24

Another OP has gone, probably in the last hour. Any earlier and it would have been spotted