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Cynthia Report 12 May 2010 07:56

I'll do your ironing willingly Sue.....if you will do my cooking! Mind you, the cooker has thrown a wobbler so I think it will be a takeaway until I can get it fixed.

My OH used to get the slipper apparently....and once a high heeled shoe because it was the only thing in reach! I used to get walloped on the top of the leg and became a member of the 'Red Hand Gang'. Just think, you couldn't get away with it nowadays - more's the shame!

Must rush. Back later. By the by, anyone coming to my birthday party at the end of the month? We could use it as an excuse to celebrate getting back together again!!


Susan Report 12 May 2010 10:10

Hi Everyone

I have just had another reply to my lastest email to Genes.
Dear Susan

Thanks for your email

We're pleased you've reposted the thread as it sounds very helpful. As long as it doesn't contain any material which could offend anyone we're happy for it to stay.

Genes moderators would have only removed the thread if it breached the t's and c's of the message board guidelines.

Best regards,

Genes Reunited Support Team

I don't know what we said on the thread for them to delete but I think I will keep this email just incase they go back on there word for it to stay.

We may be lucky with it on Tips but not so many people will see the helpfull hints we give ,I did point this out to Genes.

I am happy with this how about everyone else.

Better get dinner or I will be in trouble from the OH,he just came in from work.
Catch you all later.


Catherine Report 12 May 2010 10:47

Hello everyone,

I was about to pop in and say hello the other day but couldn't find the thread, so I thought,
"Oh dear, they've all got fed up of waiting for me to come back so they've put me on the black list!"
and then Cynthia sent me a pm to say you'd been deleted, again!
You must have been very naughty to have that done for a second time, maybe it's all this talk of Horlicks, or Hot Chocolate before bedtime?

I have been around helping out now and then, but I have so much to do about the house and garden I just look in when I need a break.
I'm still flying backwards and forwards to England to look after our Dad, he's not doing too badly at the moment so hopefully that will continue for a while.

Anyway, glad to see that you are all well and keeping busy. I'm off to do some shopping now but will look in later.

Love to all!


Tabitha Report 12 May 2010 13:25

How about we set up one on the old board with just Sues front sheet & just keep nudging it or adding tips & hints only & keep the chat on this one.

We can then keep all the FH info on there to remind ourselves.

How does that sound to everyone - best of both worlds there.-

Just popped in for a quick look around - inbetween BA strike calls - doing my head in .

Will try & pop in again later if I can

Take care all


SylviaInCanada Report 12 May 2010 19:56


I think that is a very good idea.

There are several threads being "nudged" regularly by a small coterie of people ....... so it isn't difficult.

AND hopefully at least some people will see the tips and pay heed to them!!!!

OH picked up the tickets for our Christmas trip yesterday. He had to go down to the VIA Rail Station to pick them up in person as they will no longer mail them out.

He said he thought he had got "Mr Gormless" ....... but he turned out to be "Mr Very Helpful and Knowledgeable"!! He looked at the tickets as sent from HQ, and immediately said "I'm going to re-write and re-issue these so that you get exactly what you want".

Into the safe with them.



FRANK06 Report 12 May 2010 20:30

If Evelyn is having trouble posting after her milky cocoa, what's she going to be like when we get the Horlicks.

Make mine a double Cynthia, it 'll soften the blows from that rolling pin..........

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~~~Secret Red ^^ Squirrel~~~ **007 1/2** Report 12 May 2010 21:25

Do you thing the original thread may have been deleted because you've been chatting on a thread that wasn't on chat or general?

Perhaps someone has reported it for that reason?


Catherine Report 12 May 2010 21:28

Good evening everyone!

Just popped in to say hello while I have my evening cup of coffee.
Hope all is well in your part of the world and that life is being kind to you.

Bisous XX


SylviaInCanada Report 12 May 2010 21:34

Hi Catherine

Good to see you popping

and helping to keep this thread near the top of the board

does that answer your question SRS?

It wasn't you who complained was it??????



Cynthia Report 12 May 2010 21:38

Hi SRS. Possibly, but we're not exactly the only chat thread which isn't on Gen or Chat are we? Why would they report it now? It's been going for so long and was hardly subversive......maybe someone is having a go at 'Old Fogies'!!!!

Could do with a milky cocoa right now Evelyn please. Really tired after an unsettled night......OH has put the electric blanket on for me already as it's quite cold here.

Good thought Anne - or, what about leaving this one here with nudges from us and setting up on General as a friendly group. Anyone else got any thoughts or ideas??

Hi Catherine, lovely to have you back. Glad your dad is keeping reasonably well but you must get worn out with the travelling.

So Frank, do you think the belt was used to good effect then? You seemed to have turned into an upright and respectable have, haven't you??

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~~~Secret Red ^^ Squirrel~~~ **007 1/2** Report 12 May 2010 21:40

No it wasn't, do you have a problem with me Sylvia?

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~~~Secret Red ^^ Squirrel~~~ **007 1/2** Report 12 May 2010 21:44

Hi Cynthia, I've no idea why they've reported it, it was just a suggestion that seemed the most obvious if someone reading it was sticking to the rules. What were you old "fogies" discussing? Nothing too subversive or risque I hope ;)

How long was the thread? has it disappeared because it was too long? I know long threads have disappeared in the past for that reason.

I think the scrapbook thread on General disappeared for that reason but it could be because it was quite risque ;) lol


SylviaInCanada Report 12 May 2010 21:59

not really SRS

just wondered what made you make the suggestion

It can't possibly have been too long ..................

there are many threads that are close to 200 PAGES, and a few that are over 500 PAGES long, and they are still in existence.

we were only in the 50's if I remember correctly.

it is also interesting to note that ONLY Help or Tip Giving threads disappeared the other night ....... and the other one largely consisted of a lot of "n"



FRANK06 Report 12 May 2010 22:03

Ho hum,

It was nothing really, just some satin & lace with the odd rolling pin thrown in.
Sylvia is very particular about who she smacks with her 80 year old implement.

Yes Cynthia, I was a very respectable and upright citizen until an unfortunate episode with that Sylvia........what hit me?

How old do the old fogies have to be before they get ignored by all and sundry ;))


Cynthia Report 12 May 2010 22:11

No, it wasn't because it was too long SRS, nor because it was unpleasant in any way. Some of the threads I glance through on Chat are downright ....well......unpleasant in the extreme.

We are just a group of well mannered folk who have found pleasure in gently chatting about life whilst nudging up the helpful hints which Sue first posted almost two years ago.

I would certainly like to know who asked for its removal and would have preferred if they could have had the courage to state their case, but I am content to put it's loss behind me and move on with my fabulous friends on here and mull over the events of the day in the way which pleases us.


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~~~Secret Red ^^ Squirrel~~~ **007 1/2** Report 12 May 2010 22:12

"Not really"...hmmm doesn't sound too convincing Sylvia ;) We'll have to work on that :)))))

So Sylvia, there was more than one thread that mysteriously vanished? They weren't too long, not as long as some threads that are still running smoothly and GR didn't explain why in any detail? Nothing changes there then.

Say for example you had breached the terms and conditions, how would you or anyone learn from it if they didn't know which areas that they breached? Doesn't make much sense to me but then again I don't run GR and not likely to as I haven't won the lottery this evening :(

To me it sounds as though someone has a problem with the help threads which I think you have already suspected. In my opinion it's probably because they are going off topic but that's just a guess (or they were using that as an excuse)

As someone that goes off topic and off at a tangent on most threads, it certainly isn't me that's reported it :)


Cynthia Report 12 May 2010 22:15

Well, how old did you say you were Frank????? lol

Sylvia's 80 year old rolling pin eh? Wonder if she went to the shop with her mum to buy it????

[she'll love me for that]

I can feel a whack coming

Yawn.....really must go now. Good night my very dear friends.


SylviaInCanada Report 12 May 2010 22:16


I still have a few years to go, I'll have you know!


SylviaInCanada Report 12 May 2010 22:17



was feeling just a wee bit snarky there!



Evelyn Report 12 May 2010 22:28

Hello Everyone, Milky Cocoa all round,hope it will make you sleep well tonight Cynthia.
I think Frank is the same age as my son.
I am glad we are all back together it would be such a shame to loose touch with each other.
How lovely to hear from Catherine.
We are going home on Friday and will be in Guernsey until 1st July when we come back here.
Bye for now
Love to you all