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Julia Report 22 Jan 2012 18:37

Patchem, Just for the record, for what it is worth, I did not discuss anybody's private details, nor did I blaspheme, and finally, I did not mention anyone by name. All these facts are the golden rules when posting on the boards, and are also in GR's T& C.
So, please tell me if you can, just what was my post RR'd for. The other person who was also RR'd, talked only about her own illnesses.
Now, I have nothing to hide, but the person that pressed the button surely has.

Julia in Derbyshire


Suzanne Report 22 Jan 2012 18:48

Same here Julia.
In the 7yrs that ive been on these boards,ive never RR a thread and until yesterday have never had one of my threads reported.
i hope when GR decide what they are going to do about my thread,that they explain why it was reported and why they decided to review it...will look farward to an explanation.x :-)


Kense Report 22 Jan 2012 18:50

I agree with patchem, and if it's personal details involved then they need to be removed immediately not when support can get round to it.


Muffyxx Report 22 Jan 2012 19:10

So when you use your MILs fake account to consistantly report posts and don't pay a penny for the privilege of disrupting the boards ..that's ok?


Suzanne Report 22 Jan 2012 23:12

genes should monitor their posts,because if the dont they are going to lose a lot of members,people no longer want to put up with the crap on this site( if anyone whats to RRme please feel free to do so).
and ive got to say that in most threads personal details are not mentioned.but everyone seems to know who the thread is about(why is that?)and as for friends,i for one do not know anyone on this site personally,ive never met anyone who posts on genes,but the people who i consider to be my friends are the like minded people,people who have the same morals as me,and people who hate being taken for mugs.x :-D :-D


SylviaInCanada Report 23 Jan 2012 00:32


............... just HOW do you know that the persona being shown on the internet is the REAL persona??

You only know that the other person is agreeing with whatever you say!

I'm very careful about who I call friends ..... but 8 years experience on the internet has shown me that many people are NOT who they portray!

At the very least, we lose some inhibitions about what we say because we are in the privacy of our own homes (usually), and the other person cannot see us.

so it is easy to be nasty or mean ....... and then later, if pulled up about it, say "I didn't mean it, I had a smile on my face".

Seen people who've done that

I've seen posters harassing others, on GR ...... and especially on old Chat

Gawd .......... I'd hate to meet some of them in real life, if they really are like what they demonstrated on here! I hasten to add that there is no-one at the moment who makes me feel like this. I did say OLD Chat, meaning around 3 or 4 years ago!

I may be very much more cynical, or less naive, than you .......... but I would never say that every person I've met on GR is who they really are.



Julia Report 23 Jan 2012 07:56

Well KenSE, did you actually read my thread. It said amongst other things, that no-ones personal details were mentioned.

Julia in Derbyshire


Kense Report 23 Jan 2012 08:18

Julia, no I don't know what thread you are talking about. If it was on General Chat then I am unlikely to have read it.

I was only replying to this thread which I thought was about a general problem.

I would be quite happy if there were two levels of reporting, one where the post is removed immediately and one where it stays but is under review until GR processes it.

I think GR should maintain a record of post reporting to stop frivolous reports but I'm not sure if they have the facility for that at present.


Julia Report 23 Jan 2012 08:32

In this instance, I typed thread when I should have typed post, and I was referring to my answer above, to Patchem's post.

Julia in Derbyshire


AmazingGrace08 Report 23 Jan 2012 08:56

Hi all,

Well this subject had been raised over a lot of posts before with the same suggestions, but no real response from GR,

I wish every now and again they could take a poll and ask us (paying members) what we'd like to see improved or added the most, collate the results, let us know what they were and perhaps work on one or some of them!

It makes it difficult when there is no rhyme or reason why things get reported.


Kense Report 23 Jan 2012 09:32

I hadn't read your post when I typed mine. In fact it wasn't there when I started my reply but it was when I finally pressed Submit, It does take me ages to write a post which is why I have a low post count and they are usually rather short in the end.


StrayKitten Report 23 Jan 2012 10:38

they do have polls amazinggrace, and people ask for things when they get them moan lol,

so GR cant really win they listen to there members a lot more than they used to thats for sure,

any site like this is never gona make every member happy no matter what they do, :-(


Julia Report 23 Jan 2012 11:29

I totally agree with you Stray, but do not know what the real answer to this is. It can be very upsetting if a post that you have made, complies with the T & C, and when you come back to it, it has been removed from the board, for apparently no reason. It is done many times, on a reader's whim, for whatever gratification it gives them. It may be that they have seen something in it, that you have not seen yourself as the poster. And, therefore, that is okey to report it.
However, it can often be for more malicious reasons. The one pressing the button is perhaps doing it on behalf of one of their 'friends' for some reason, long forgotten. Or, they have had a tussle with you in the past, also long forgotten. Or, they do not like you, for whatever reason.
So that brings us back to the actual post itself. This may have had nothing wrong with it at all.

Julia in Derbyshire


StrayKitten Report 23 Jan 2012 11:33

very true it is oftent he poster and not the post, :(


Suzanne Report 23 Jan 2012 19:17

just noticed that my thread has been removed from the boards,
no explanation from genes as to why. no T&Cs breached. :-(


SylviaInCanada Report 23 Jan 2012 19:25


You should have received an email from GR telling you that the thread had been removed, and why.

Sometimes, the email is sent by your Security into Junk Mail ........ because it has not recognised the GR address as a valid address, and treats it as spam. So you should check your Junk Mail file.

The other possibility is that GR does not have your current home email address ................. have you ever changed it and not notified GR? If that is so, then the message will have been sent to the old address.

You can email, and ask why the thread was deleted.



Suzanne Report 23 Jan 2012 19:45

thank you sylvia.
ive just sent GR an e - mail,nothing in my junk or my messages from GR.
Idont know what time my thread was removed because i have been out at work all day, an explanation would be nice.

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

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 23 Jan 2012 20:06

I've had threads or posts removed by GR & they dont always offer explanation

What. I don't understand is, peoples posts were reported for agreeing with the sentiments I posted in a post. But no one reported my posts,

Seems the reporter had an axe to grind with the posters so reported them using their posts as an excuse. After all if the posts breached t&c, then so would have mine.


SylviaInCanada Report 23 Jan 2012 20:21

I hate to tell you this ......................

but there has been a Phantom Reporter around for several months

There have been several threads about his/her actions ........... usually on Genealogy Chat ............. and you may have missed them.

He or she seems to appear at about 2 weekly intervals, usually on a Sunday and / or Monday nights ....... it starts at about 11 pm UK time.

Various posts will be reported for RR ......... and there is usually no seeming reason why.

I've seen a lot of the posts before they disappeared ........ one was someone asking for help finding some information in 1600 and something!

I have my suspicions that it is .................. an insomniac, or overseas member; that they are fuelled by alcohol; or they get their jollies by getting everyone all wound up.

It could be any, all or none of those!

Last night was only 1 week since the last episode .... so a little out of sequence.

Three or four of us night owls have been keeping track, and have notified GR when the Phantom seems to be in action

GR maintains that they do keep track of who RR's posts ........ and anyone who is seen to be over-enthusiastic, or wrongly reporting, will be banned from the site.



SylviaInCanada Report 23 Jan 2012 20:23


Have you emailed GR to ask why your post was removed?

If not, you should do so.

I gave Suzanne the email address.

You will have to tell them the thread on which you posted, and when.