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maggiewinchester Report 10 Sep 2017 17:40

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


SylviaInCanada Report 10 Sep 2017 18:06

I shall repeat as I seem to have been invisible after my earlier post ...............

I have not had a problem logging on, opening threads, seeing information under avatars or posting

and just look at the number of posts that I have.

and before Rollo insults my education and/or the country where it took place ................. I was educated from the age of 4 to 24 in the UK


RolloTheRed Report 10 Sep 2017 18:57

no offence meant Sylvia none at all.

noted that you have no connection problems with GR which is my main point.


maggiewinchester Report 10 Sep 2017 19:16

I was educated in Scotland (when the education system was excellent) and the UK .
Passed my 11+ - but am, apparently, still a pleb! :-S

Where were you, educated, Rollo, if everyone else on these boards had a cr*p education?


LaGooner Report 10 Sep 2017 19:18

I passed my eleven plus with ease and went to Grammar school and on to college so I am not exactly dim either :-D :-D :-D :-D

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 10 Sep 2017 19:33

Well hav'nt you all been busy posting!! :-D

I have just had the Error page again after logging on this morning and leaving the pc for a while when my BIL and SIL called in and stayed till 6.35pm. In the end I had to click on Cutomer Support on the error page and wait ages for it to load and click on Community to get on here.

I see Sylvia has not had problems at all but lots of us have whether we have been educated in the UK or abroad cannot make any difference. IT IS GR and thats that.

I have a very good connection from BT all the firewalls etc that my other half can put on here and everything is clean and up to date as he sees to all that.


Caroline Report 10 Sep 2017 20:00

Well Rollo says it's your fault anyway so there :-D

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 10 Sep 2017 20:06

I can assure you its not Caroline.


maggiewinchester Report 10 Sep 2017 20:48

Oh yes, LaGooner - I forgot, I went to college too :-D

Mel, I have to wait a while before the system allows the menu to drop, so I can choose the board I want to go on.


Caroline Report 10 Sep 2017 20:55



LaGooner Report 10 Sep 2017 20:57

Oooo fancy forgetting that Maggie :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D. Lucky I remembered it was such a long time ago ;-)


maggiewinchester Report 10 Sep 2017 21:11

Yes! I'm actually a qualified Norland Nanny!! :-D
Never 'nannied' though. Didn't actually agree with their (then) philosophy.

I went to uni when I was 40 - with 4GCE's, 1 GCSE (Maths, taken when I was 36) and no 'A' levels.
Managed a BA(Hons).
Okay, only a 2.2, but I had 2 horrendous teenage daughters at the time :-S

..mind you, it's probably considered by 'some' to be a cr*p University - but still, I did the work, and I'd defy anyone to say, even living in the same house with teenage girls is easy :-|

Just like to say, both daughters survived, no longer teenagers and lovely :-D :-D :-D


LaGooner Report 10 Sep 2017 21:18

I did not go to uni but I did run my own electronic business and now help 2nd hubby with his business. I am content and happy in life and that's all I need. :-D :-D :-D


maggiewinchester Report 10 Sep 2017 21:26

...I'm waiting to retire. Only another 5 years of the 6 added on to go....

I only went to Uni to see if I could.
Initially it was just for a laugh - I mean, I have no 'A' levels - and was a (divorced) single parent!!

I knew, if I was going, that I had to go before the girls left school, so I trawled through UCAS clearing, found two subjects I was interested in, applied - and was accepted!! I didn't even have to do an 'Access' course.
After that - I had to carry on :-D :-D


LaGooner Report 10 Sep 2017 21:32

I admire you Maggie. It is difficult studying or working when you have family. My youngest is doing just that at the moment and we are so proud of her


JoyDean Report 11 Sep 2017 10:06

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Caroline Report 11 Sep 2017 11:36

Oh dear JoyDean you've joined the computer Luddites group it seems.....remembers it us not them ...... even though they very graciously say it's them....and all other sites you use are fine no doubt....and you've paid any monies due to whomever.....and you have fibre optic internet or's you!! :-D :-D


SuffolkVera Report 11 Sep 2017 11:47

Genes has been very slow to load for some while. It gets half way then stops for a while before completing. Once I am in everything is pretty normal except for the emoticons which take forever to appear.

I accept I don't have a technological brain but I don't think I am dim (Passed 11+ at 9, went to good grammar school at 10, left at 17 with clutch of O -levels and 4 good A-levels, studied at home for a degree with OU while working and looking after OH and 2 teenagers. Distinctions in all my exams bar one.)

Could Rollo explain in words of one syllable please, if the fault is my end or with my ISP, why is it only Genes that is affected, all other sites operating as fast and efficiently as normal.


Caroline Report 11 Sep 2017 12:28

No would have to be the honest answer....not one syllable words anyway... :-D


Nyx Report 11 Sep 2017 12:45

It's been working fine for me the last couple of days, the only thing I can tell you is that on the same day the error message was at its worst here, I had error messages when I tried to pay for my Asda home delivery :-) ( but everything else was fine).