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JaneyCanuck Report 6 May 2008 17:03

Tizzies ...

An awful lot of people hereabouts seem to get themselves into tizzies over the non-existent tizzies other people don't get themselves into ...

What is it that drives some people to respond to legitimate concerns expressed by other people by offering unsolicited advice about how to live?

This board is about genealogy. This thread is about the genealogy activities that go on at this board.

It isn't an invitation for anybody with an opinion about anything or anybody else, who happens to wander in, to offer it.

It most especially isn't an invitation to strangers to pretend to think that anyone is in a tizzy she isn't in, and issue instructions about how to get out of it.


WayneTracey Report 6 May 2008 17:36


You know what that doesn't even deserve a reply...

Your now being completey irrelevant and using arguements that do not belong here.....

I'm merely typing this to save another n guys!!!

Tracey ;-)


Lindylu Report 6 May 2008 17:41

Oh dear Oh dear, Joan seems to be in a tizzy now.


WayneTracey Report 6 May 2008 17:45

I've just opened the windows in the Multiple posting thread....

...seems i ought to open them here too... let a bit of air in !!

Tracey :)


SylviaInCanada Report 6 May 2008 19:20


two helpful threads going sideways!

t'other one has apparently been reported to GR for them to see who swore first, her or someone else .... but the alleged reporter removed her postings before reporting!!!!

Is it the full moon?

anyway ... Joan if you are so worried, why are you on here at all???


JaneyCanuck Report 6 May 2008 20:31

just to nudge

Imagine getting in a tizzy about someone being in a tizzy when there has been a cyclone in Myanmar!

It's embarrassing to admit, isn't it, that one has spent maybe 15 minutes of one's life working on somebody's genealogy problem, only to realize ... or worse, only to have it pointed out to one after one has already proudly posted one's work ... that one is talking to someone who posted the question 5 years ago and undoubtedly has a tree going back to the middle ages by now ...

And all because someone posted a reply to a five-year-old post!

I really don't mind anyone doing that -- saying "I know it's been five years but I wanted to add this info about the family you were inquiring about". It's always good to have info on the boards.

But it's HELPFUL to point out to people that if they reply to a five-year-old post the overwhelming odds are that THEY WILL NEVER GET AN ANSWER! Because the person they are talking to doesn't know they have a reply ... or is dead ...


doddsy1 Report 6 May 2008 22:19


Small blonde Angel

Small blonde Angel Report 6 May 2008 23:46

Two threads both with people who misunderstood what the original poster meant, both going the same way.
Tracy opening windows might work, maybe not though.
It is a shame that some people believe that the people who have been on here a while and give their time freely are being 'bossy' or dictating how the site should be run. I know that this is not true and that the begining of both threads was just advice but look where we are now on both of them.
Please folks before you make a derogatory comment read the thread from the begining and take the words as they are meant.
E-mails/threads can be impersonal things and words that were never meant to offend can be made offensive by those who misunderstand.
This is a friendly helpful site and I would love to see everyone getting on really well, but then I would like to see the end of world poverty as well. But then I have always been an optermistic about everything.


WayneTracey Report 7 May 2008 01:36

Just to nudge again...!!!

Angela thanks for your kind words... i wonder how many people blinker themselves on here, then suddenly the virtual world is all they have and it's all real...

My original post was not meant and nor do i think it was taken as being bossy or thoughtless, indeed the opposite... Not too sure where the Cyclone fits in??

....ooooh hang on, maybe thats what blew all these threads upside down?

Joan, whilst i take on board what you have said, i neither find your comments helpful or relevant... in time to come people will be looking at this and thinking wow yeah i never look at dates, memo to self... sadly they will also read your negative words and they will be as confused as we are about the random reasons for them....

Joan as this is MY THREAD, i will respectfully ask you make your comments relevant to the subject header or else don't post at all... I have seen someone else's good thread hijacked tonight i will NOT allow this to go the same way....

Seems fair and to the point to me....???



SylviaInCanada Report 7 May 2008 06:38

well said Tracey


SylviaInCanada Report 7 May 2008 07:13

TWO more between 5:45 and 6:11 am!!


°o.OOº°‘¨Claire in Wales¨‘°ºOO.o°

°o.OOº°‘¨Claire in Wales¨‘°ºOO.o° Report 7 May 2008 10:30

I'm surprised that a thread that's been running for nearly a month can suddenly cause cause someone to get into such a tizz.

The main purpose of the thread is to help people to help themselves.


SylviaInCanada Report 7 May 2008 18:22


Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 8 May 2008 08:59



PaulaW Report 8 May 2008 09:03

I've just had a 2003 also. Just signed on to Trying to find and so far this morning have sent three with an out of date message.....oh dear!!!!!


SylviaInCanada Report 8 May 2008 20:36



SylviaInCanada Report 8 May 2008 21:44

slipped to p. 2


SylviaInCanada Report 9 May 2008 07:13

we have to try to keep this near the top

2003 turned up in the last couple of hours!


Small blonde Angel

Small blonde Angel Report 9 May 2008 08:52

Just a quick nudge to keep this on the agenda


WayneTracey Report 9 May 2008 13:27

i'm gonna nudge again just so GB can see my board name.. !!!