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When are you going to sort out this site ?

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GlitterBaby Report 30 May 2012 19:53

Trying to view a thread on Find Ancestors and got thrown onto a new home page where you go around and around in circles to get back to the boards and back onto the site.

Fed up with experiments that are not working


MargaretM Report 30 May 2012 20:02

I was also going around in circles. Were you going clockwise or counterclockwise? We might have had a head-on collision.

When I finally was able to respond on a thread I had to type in a little box the size of a postage stamp.

You'd think they would at least have the courtesy to inform us when they're going to have their little experiments.


SylviaInCanada Report 30 May 2012 20:26

I've just had the whole site change on me in the last 15 minutes ...........

....... everything (and I mean everything) is spread down the left side of the page.

I went away from my desk for a few minutes, site was left on .................. and this is the result when I returned. is working perfectly .............. this is where I am at the moment



GlitterBaby Report 30 May 2012 20:58

I gave up earlier as this site froze my browsing session.

Site has changed again with more rubbish showing.


GlitterBaby Report 30 May 2012 21:01

Can I put in a personal injury claim against GR for the wear and tear on my finger with all the scrolling you have to do to use this site ?


Rambling Report 30 May 2012 21:21

announcement by Phil and I have just rec' email

quote in part

"On your 'Search records' page, you'll find five new options:
Exact matching - Results that only match the precise name spelling

Name variants - Different spelling variations, in case a name was mistranscribed

By census reference number - Making it easier to find the exact record

Narrow your search - Add names of other relations you think will be on the census

Search by letter - Type in just a K for all names which start with that letter"


MargaretM Report 30 May 2012 21:42

But that doesn't explain what they've done to the rest of the site. I never use "Search Records" on this site.


GlitterBaby Report 30 May 2012 21:45

What on earth is going on now !!!!!

The site has just suddenly gone back to its normal look


ErikaH Report 30 May 2012 22:28

The inmates are in charge of the asylum


GlitterBaby Report 30 May 2012 23:07

Not a happy bunny

Doing an advanced search and it has gone back to that horrible new home page.

Stop mucking about with things


GlitterBaby Report 31 May 2012 00:01

Okay I give up

Why has it just gone back to the old normal view again


GlitterBaby Report 31 May 2012 00:52

Oh well back once again to that strange look again

It is like having to scroll down three pages to view anything on the boards

Adverts are running down the left hand side of the page as well as the one at the top of page


SylviaInCanada Report 31 May 2012 06:44

it's all messed up again!


SylviaInCanada Report 31 May 2012 07:59

and yet again

what IS going on?!

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 31 May 2012 08:09

What a horrible Mess!...

Chris :)


silvery33 Report 31 May 2012 22:31

I have been a member for about 6yrs and every time the site is 'improved' there is an outcry.

Seldom use it now and particularly since the latest effort at a Tree which I find impossible to negotiate and totally confusing