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JoyDean Report 7 Jun 2012 09:03

Will there be an announcement about the winners?


Kense Report 7 Jun 2012 09:41

There has been but it is on Facebook. Estelle was one of the winners.


Persephone Report 7 Jun 2012 13:57

It was an illusion..KenSE,,, it never happened..


Island Report 7 Jun 2012 14:48

It has been sorted


JoyDean Report 7 Jun 2012 15:18

"Thank you to everyone that sent through their Father's Day competition entries both through Facebook and email. The winners of a 'Dear Dad' book kindly donated by From You To Me are - Janet Sharp, Janis Boyce, Anne Coates, Cindy Davies, Sarah Swain, Jacky Jeffreys, Ann Sullivan, Wendy Soall, Sue Maidman, Brian A Hill, Carol Paine, Brenda Shaw, Jackie Newham Lucas, Pamela Mather, Kirsten Shelton, Michael Cavanah, Jo Graham, Anthony William Leddy, Kim Sabberton, Sez Roberts, Gill Shepperd, Julie Phillips, and Estelle Calfe. Please email with your full address so we can get your prizes sent out to you. Thanks again for taking part!"


DazedConfused Report 7 Jun 2012 21:00

Although I never entered - thank you for posting the winning names on here.

As it looks like GR will not be doing so.

Again FB gets preference over paying members. :-P


GlitterBaby Report 7 Jun 2012 23:15

Shows once again a total lack of respect for the members of this site.


LadyScozz Report 8 Jun 2012 04:12

This is just another example of GR ignoring PAYING members.

It wouldn't be tolerated anywhere else.

No respect for us at all.

They should be ashamed of themselves.

:-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P


wisechild Report 8 Jun 2012 13:03

Now there's a surprise!!!!!
Competitions are usually closed to members of staff.


LadyScozz Report 8 Jun 2012 13:35

So, there was a competition, on GR's Facebook page

You could only enter it if you are a member of FB.

Have I got that right?

GR announced the competition (on the Accouncement board), but only post the results on Facebook. That's just rude.

I wonder how many of the winners are GR paying members.

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Island Report 8 Jun 2012 13:44

Probably quite a few.


JoyDean Report 9 Jun 2012 08:42

Just noticed:
"We have had to remove the original post as a few winners names were missing. The winners are chosen at random by a person from outside of the Genes team. On this occasion Estelle's photo was chosen but as she did not mean to actually enter the competition (we do not allow GR team members to enter these competitions), only share her photo with you all, she has kindly donated her prize back into the pot to allow us to pick another winner."


nameslessone Report 9 Jun 2012 09:37

This comp. wasn't for paying members who don't use all those other chat sites!. Only for anyone who is on facebook.

Maybe that's why they still haven't put any sort of message on here.

GR will never accept that many of use don't use things like facebook, twitter etc and that we never will!!!!!!!!!


JoyDean Report 9 Jun 2012 10:53

"This comp. wasn't for paying members who don't use all those other chat sites!. Only for anyone who is on facebook."

- so why announce it in genes reunited:

Announcements : Father's Day competition!

Genes Advisor 28 May 2012 10:55

We're running a Father's Day competition to celebrate our dads/granddads, even if they're not used to it. Today we invite you to upload your old family photos to our Facebook page. It could be a military photo, a family portrait you cherish, or even an embarassing baby snap. We have 20 copies of 'Dear Dad' journals up for grabs, kindly donated by From You To Me, so don't miss out. Please email your stories and photos to Closing date for entries is Monday 4th June. Good luck!


Island Report 9 Jun 2012 11:42

To be honest, I don't understand the fuss.
Why the outcry about paying members?
There must be an awful lot of non paying GR members who are just as entitled to enter the competitions as those who choose to pay basically to use the community boards and initiate contact.

Are there not more important things to fret about?


Kense Report 9 Jun 2012 14:27

The fuss is not about paying and non-paying members, it is about GR announcing a competition on the announcements board and then not giving the results there.


RobG Report 10 Jun 2012 21:43

It is apparently compulsory for GR to employ rude people with little or no regard for those who actually pay their wages.
Maybe if they spent as much time actually doing their job and improving this site, as they obviously spend of facebook, then maybe, just maybe, this site would be as good as it should be and as good as it was (relative to others around) as it used to be!!!!


LadyScozz Report 11 Jun 2012 08:39


We are members of GR, some are paying members, some not.

GR runs a competition.

But it's not on GR, except for an announcement to look at GR's Facebook page.

RUDE to members of GR

I am a member of a few "website clubs" that regularly have competitions; winners are announced on the club pages. No idea if their results are also on Facebook.

I joined Facebook a few weeks ago, so that I could see what I should know about GR that isn't posted on the GR website.


GlitterBaby Report 11 Jun 2012 12:57

Thats the only reason I joined Facebook was to see what GR are posting on that site.


LadyScozz Report 12 Jun 2012 11:51

Just had a look at Facebook.

There's a survey about GR - IMHO pointless!

But - why isn't the survey mentioned on THIS SITE?