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Please moderate the Find Living Relatives board

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Porkie_Pie Report 20 Jun 2012 19:24

Ken, You are correct and they do reserve the right to remove any such info, however as the board in question is not moderated by GR then it is left to other members to notify GR through the report system,

The way the report system works on GR can take in some cases days to get sorted and that is another part of this same problem but GR again don't appear to be doing anything about either of these problems

That's the whole point of this thread.



KenSE Report 20 Jun 2012 18:28

They may not accept responsibility for anything that gets posted, but if they are warned about something that should not be there then they definitely are responsible if they don't remove it..


Guinevere Report 20 Jun 2012 15:33

Still waiting for GR to acquire a sense of responsibility on this issue.


Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 1 Jun 2012 16:12

That is sad, Rose.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 31 May 2012 10:41

Final email rec from GR ....and the third NOT to give an answer to the points raised...

"Dear Rose
Thank you for your email,

I am sorry, as previously advised the thread does not breach our guidelines so we will not be removing it.

I am afraid we cannot be of any further help in this matter.

Kind Regards,

Genes Reunited Support Team

Nothing more to say..

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 31 May 2012 08:06

Personal and verbally abusive posts about people have been put in the find living relatives board.

It is known that once something has been posted on the internet, it can be seen again, even if removed from a board.

I am appalled that Genes Reunited allow this board to continue without prior moderation of it.


SylviaInCanada Report 30 May 2012 16:13

"and I cannot see that there has been no breach of our guidelines, ..."

That means that there HAS been a breach of the guidelines, and therefore the thread SHOULD have been removed



wisechild Report 30 May 2012 15:48

What planet are they on if they can´t see the potential pitfalls which have been spelled out to them on several occasions.
Boycotting the boards will potentially only make matters worse as the queries will be answered by well meaning, but inexperienced helpers.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 30 May 2012 15:31

"Dear Rambling Rose

Thank you for your email,

I have taken a look at the thread you have supplied and I cannot see that there has been no breach of our guidelines, so we will not be removing this thread.

I am sorry for any disappointment caused.

Kind Regards,

Alex Brett"

which WAS NOT answering the query I made, never mind the double negative :-0 I give up.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 30 May 2012 15:25

Thank you, GR, for reinstating my post of 30 May 2012 09:55.


wisechild Report 30 May 2012 14:51

Quite agree with the 2 previous posters.
Before long, someone is going to find themselves being sued while inadvertently trying to help, to say nothing of the unpleasantness that some helpers have been subjected to because they don´t have a crystal ball.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 30 May 2012 14:35

In an ideal world Eringobragh, that would be the case but while GR is making money from it ( on the back of sponsoring Long Lost familes) the board will remain and if boycotted by the more 'experienced' helpers will still have plenty of members with less caution offering help.

My rationale, and perhaps others felt the same, was that in general I could help genuine and reasonable searchers whilst advising them to go slowly if making contact and through appropriate channels if possible.. rather than leave it to those who, for eg, give out phone numbers at the drop of a hat.


Eringobragh1916 Report 30 May 2012 14:12

GR do not supply the information to those seeking Living Relatives it is Members of GR who in their misguided thinking believe they are helping...neither they nor the team at GR have the knowledge or expertise to deal with the majority of queries posted or to "Moderate" ...(and that can be interpreted more ways than enough by GR)
The LRB would die a death through natural causes if Members stopped responding !


wisechild Report 30 May 2012 13:11

I´ve steered clear of offering help on the living relatives board since it´s inception, mainly because I don´t have the expertise to offer advice.
Having watched it over the past few months I have been extremely worried about the amount of info being offered by OPs concerning people who may or may not be alive, particularly when seeking birth parents.
As all the info on here goes straight to Google. would it not be a good idea to suggest in the guidelines that people just ask for info about where to start looking for birth parents/adoption details without giving personal info and for Genes to monitor more closely the information given by the OPs.
I do understand that people want to know who their birth parents are, but I don´t think this site is the best place to make enquiries.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 30 May 2012 11:05

Hello J* :-D

I have always liked to help where possible on the boards, but I'm pulling out from helping on FLR now.

J* Near M3.Jct4

J* Near M3.Jct4 Report 30 May 2012 10:53

Hello Rose - as you know I am a 'reader/watcher' - some of the recent posts on Living Relatives have been 'awful' - I am trying to be polite!

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 30 May 2012 10:26

:-( Joy,

well they haven't as yet, and I doubt I will.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 30 May 2012 10:12

My post that has been requested for review was:

"Thank you, Rose.
I hope that that someone will respond to your ACTUAL points."

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 30 May 2012 09:55

Thank you, Rose.
I hope that that someone will respond to your ACTUAL points.

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 29 May 2012 11:11

Joy, having asked GR to remove a post yesterday ( request refused ) I have asked for a personal response to my concerns that random names are being posted as possible fathers without any proof, or discretion, or thought for the families who may be damaged by finding details broadcast on the internet, especially after it has already been established as far as possible that the person (or persons) named is NOT the father.

This applies not to just one case but several over the last month or so.

EDIT to add just recieved the standard response re 'report to abuse' , I have asked that someone either respond to my ACTUAL points or at very least read this thread and comment