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To lighten the mood on Genealogy Chat

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CupCakes Report 10 Apr 2013 13:21

Just wonder why some of the long standing members helping in Genealogy Chat & Find Ancestors don't have an some kind of Avatar - Image - Photo to mark their posts. In General Chat everybody does and the newbees are following suit. Seeing them lightens the mood. Genelogy is serious business but ...

Join in the discussion if you want....

Going to have a look over the next couple of days to see who needs a jog...

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

Post Edited hope now clear - don't all shoot me at once.....
Edit again - spelling - another welcome kick up the backside


jax Report 10 Apr 2013 13:29

Why has it taken you two years to add one?


GlitterBaby Report 10 Apr 2013 13:34

Quite simply the most ridiculous suggestion I have seen on THIS board.

It is down to individuals to make their own mind up.


Renes Report 10 Apr 2013 14:03

Can I pass please

Do not want or appreciate ...... " a jog"

Thank you


CupCakes Report 10 Apr 2013 14:09

No bullets please .......

Yes I know I was behind until a member gave me a jog - I never gave it a thought before then....... <3 <3 <3 <3


Nyx Report 10 Apr 2013 14:40

I have been helping over 'here' for a number of years ( since I felt I had enough experience to be of some use lol) and 'most' of the long term helpers have an avatar.

A few don't.....they may be new and not au fait with how to do so, or maybe they don't want a stock image from those available but don't have the means to put on a personal photo...or they just don't want to :-).

Not "everyone" on General does, some joined well before the avatars were an option and have not felt it necessary to add one.


Jonesey Report 10 Apr 2013 15:53

Does the mood on Genealogy Chat really need lightening?

If it does, will the mood lighten if the members who have, up to now, either forgotten to, cannot be bothered to or have deliberately chosen not to have an avatar get a "Jog" encouraging them to add one?

I very much doubt it, in fact I would suggest that quite the opposite is a distinct possibility.

Whereas the General Chat board may be considered as a board for socialising where such nonsenses might be appreciated, the Genealogy Chat board and the Find Ancestors board are for Genealogical help and research, not for making people smile at pretty, cute or humorous images.


Kuros Report 10 Apr 2013 16:19

This is me from my best angle in the dark. It looks just like the one Genes gave me. I sacked the hairdresser


CupCakes Report 10 Apr 2013 16:22

Hi Jonesy - So glad you are here - not seen you on the board for sometime. I know it everybody to their own but I actually visualise the person by their image (Avatar I'm supposed to call it)

No insult intended - your Avatar is one of those I find really scary - who is it.

Hi Annie - until you signed it I would never have guessed you were a woman. Kuros is someting to do with bio meds....correct me if I'm wrong.

;-) ;-) ;-)


Jonesey Report 10 Apr 2013 16:24


Your verbal humour above is much more likely to lighten a mood than any more fine detail in your avatar ever could. :-D


Jonesey Report 10 Apr 2013 16:28


Why it is me of course but I have lost a bit more hair and a couple of teeth since the picture was taken. :-D


Kuros Report 10 Apr 2013 16:28

Thank you, Jonesey. Yours is very flattering. Have you lost weight recently? Is that the photo you use on those internet dating sites?


Jonesey Report 10 Apr 2013 16:43


I used to use that picture but I found that the only dates that I got were with Goths.

I now use an "After" picture that I "Lifted" from one of those sites advertising male enhancement treatment. ;-)

I am now never short of ladies who wish to go out with me but unfortunately they all seem to lose interest after our first date. :-S

Regarding tips for removing the names of dead felines, I regret that my knowledge in that area is very limited but I will do a bit of Googling to see if I can find a solution to what must be a most harrowing problem for you.


Renes Report 10 Apr 2013 16:46


Love it .....

what a conversation stopper ....

Yes , I am named after next doors dead cat !!


Cynthia Report 10 Apr 2013 16:52

Not sure where you are coming from NanaSue :-S

Lighten the mood on here? This is a genealogy chat board, not a funny forum.

Avatars are not compulsory. There are some helpers who do not wish to place a picture on here for whatever reason. It's their personal choice. They simply get on with helping people.

As for not seeing Jonesey around for a while.......then I guess you haven't been looking in the right places..........he's our Scarlet Pimpernel and that photo was taken on one of his good days :-D

Kuros - I've always known who you are ......but your collar needs adjusting. :-D


Potty Report 10 Apr 2013 17:08

I just wish people would give themselves a board name, or if they don't want to, sign off their posts with a name. There are an awful lot of "Unknowns" posting!

My avatar is me as a baby being held by one of my aunts. Unfortunately, I can't find the one of me naked on a sheepskin which my mother always had on show.


Cynthia Report 10 Apr 2013 17:11

I know what you mean, but most of those are newbies though Potty......not longstanding helpers.

I usually click on an 'unknown's' name to see what their name actually is as I feel a bit saying.....Hello unknown, welcome to the Community

You were a lovely baby by the way...... ;-)


Kuros Report 10 Apr 2013 18:03

Cynthia, that's a new collar. I've just lost a bit of weight. I was relieved no-one recognised me in Tesco from my picture on here. Just to clarify things, I loved that cat, I really did. It's just that the daily reminder of him on here is too much to bear. We had a guinea pig at the same time who was called Scruff for obvious reasons. I couldn't quite bring myself to use that name on here. I'll await with some impatience - but without holding my breath - the results of Jonesey's research into the obliteration of the titles of dead felines.


MarieCeleste Report 10 Apr 2013 19:08

Annie, be careful - you'll get people digging up all sorts of records about Kuros and his lineage (as long as it's just the records they dig up).

I have to say, I thought you were a mis-spelled aftershave. I'm pleased I know now.

Regarding avatars, research lines, board names, whatever - it's all down to the preference of the individuals - and that's what we on here are.


SylviaInCanada Report 10 Apr 2013 19:10

Jonesey and Kuros ..................

Thank you so much for making me laugh this morning!!!

Mind you, Jonesey usually does make me laugh ......... every day!! :-D :-D:-D

NanaSue .........

I use an AVATAR ........

... please note the correct spelling if you are going to send people "a jog"

and if you can tell what I am like from a photo of street cherry trees, then Good Luck!

Although ........................ I do have pink hair :-D:-D

It really is not the business of ANY member on this site to tell any other member what name they should have on the Boards, nor whether they should or should not have an Avatar.

Yes, it is fun to see what others use ..................... but it is NOT a necessity

It is a purely personal decision, that is up to ME, and ME alone.

Plus, there is the fact that Genealogy Chat is not the Board on which this should have been posted. This thread is much more suited to General Chat

Genealogy Chat does not need lightening up ........... it is one of the more serious Boards on here.