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Genes Makeover

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poppycat Report 1 Aug 2012 13:02

What is this boring look!
Genes should leave it as it was at least it did have a look that had an old world appeal about it, goes hand in hand with that Ancestral appeal...........the same goes for the New Look Tree! no idea!

Too White! not user friendly on the eyes!


GlitterBaby Report 1 Aug 2012 13:04

Never work on my tree on this site so can not comment on that

BUT the colours are still too light.


Maryanna Report 1 Aug 2012 13:16

I agree Joy, a few years ago I could hardly keep up with the posts, they were coming in thick and fast, now it is not unusual for there to be ten or so new subjects in a day. It would be a shame to see even more familiar name disappear.

I don't think the new tree is TOO bad but I do agree that the pages and the tree background are a wee bit on the bright side and the text could do with being a bit bigger.

Still, I loved the old tree though ................

As I have said before, I absolutely HATE the green " Please Wait " bars that pop up each time I look at a different relation. I don't need to know that they are gathering information, placing relations e.t.c. Does anyone else have this problem ? And why is the family that I am looking at always stuck under the navigation keys on the left and then have to be centered. Something to do with the information box being on the right, I suppose.

The other thing is, do we really need a pink lady and a blue man icon by each tree name ? What was wrong with just the pink and blue boxes. I find them quite distracting. Anyway, they don't look anything like my family !!!!

Also, today, I am unable to view my tree in full screen and can not scroll down my list of other trees any further than C to reach the next page button. Am hoping it is just a first day glitch. M


Jonesey Report 1 Aug 2012 13:19

Think positively.

It should cut down peoples electricity bills as there is no longer the need to have the room lights on whilst surfing Genes Reunited.


Cynthia Report 1 Aug 2012 14:16

Nice one Jonesey :-D :-D :-D


nameslessone Report 1 Aug 2012 14:44

The pale print is so poor I thought the messages drop down box said
Daft messages not Draft!!!

I wonder what the 2nd response ratio was on like and dislike. I certainly replied to the second email saying I didn't like! I can't believe "only a small number of people did this.............".


FannyByGaslight Report 1 Aug 2012 14:46


:-D :-D :-D :-D

And for email.

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D ;-)

Had to kick your namesake yesterday cos he was bark bark barking and wouldnt shut up....So nice to kick Jonesey instead of the dog. :-P


Kense Report 1 Aug 2012 15:59

I am fed up with the yellow underarms - bring back the volleyball players.


Rambling Report 1 Aug 2012 17:58

I'd just like to quote from a response to my feedback re the beta site

"The issue of the pale turquoise text on the white background is a theme that is emerging in a majority of the feedback, so this will be something we look at doing differently. "


FannyByGaslight Report 1 Aug 2012 18:17

When Rose?Did they say when?

We all know that never comes.: ;-)


That one went over my head....COMPLETELY....Wots it mean please??

I know I is TWP,I dont need to be told that ,but ifin yer dont ask yer dont learn..


Kense Report 1 Aug 2012 18:24

Fanny, the space currently being used for Right Guard adverts was, on the beta site, used for a random selection of pictures. Two of those that came up were of female beach volleyball players. Sylvia protested about one of the pictures earlier in this thread.


FannyByGaslight Report 1 Aug 2012 19:32

Fanx for the heads up KenSE..

Cant say I noticed the Ads though....Was wearing me sunnies to help with the glare. :-(


SylviaInCanada Report 6 Aug 2012 20:15

still finding the background too brigth and glaring

and, yes I HAVE emailed "theteam" about it!

I feel that we are being fed platitudes once again ........................

RRose psoted ...............

I'd just like to quote from a response to my feedback re the beta site

"The issue of the pale turquoise text on the white background is a theme that is emerging in a majority of the feedback, so this will be something we look at doing differently. "


I also got that same feedback

yet now Katie is telling us what seems to be the opposite ..................

"If the light background continues to be a problem for people, we will look into other solutions, but of the 5000 people who we invited to test the beta site, only a small percentage sent feedback and this was a real mix of positive and negative,"

Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing?????????



Joy Report 6 Aug 2012 23:06



Gai Report 7 Aug 2012 13:04

To answer your question Sylvia.

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! ;-)



SylviaInCanada Report 7 Aug 2012 20:05

:-D :-D :-D :-D


Simon Report 8 Aug 2012 09:38

KenSE - Adverts? What are they?

I use Mozilla Firefox and Adblocker Plus which gets rid of all these nasty space-consuming adverts.

Try it:

There's a version for Chrome too - maybe for others - just Google 'Adblocker' and see if there's a version for your operating system.


PS, yes, this page IS VERY BRIGHT isn't it!
...and I HATE the new tree :-(


Porkie_Pie Report 8 Aug 2012 11:00

For problems with GR it has become clear ( to me ) you will have no other option but to use the Google Chrome browser



Kense Report 10 Aug 2012 16:34

Simon, I wasn't really serious, the adverts don't bother me and I don't have the timing or other problems that so many GR members have.

I did prefer the random pictures that the beta site showed though.


Jean Report 11 Aug 2012 20:20

me, i prefered the old one, brighter with more imformation at a glance :-(