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Steven Report 23 May 2014 21:21

sure understand about posting twice, but some people are pros on this site and some are occ users that dont always understand


Gins Report 18 Mar 2013 08:43

Hi Dizzy

I think they know exactly what they doing!

Some posts have been reported more than once and for no good reason at all



PollySalt Report 18 Mar 2013 08:39

Hi sorry this is so late in the day to make a comment but I've never been one to be on time for anything :-D.
Having read some of the replies commenting on posts that have been reported I just wondered if who ever is doing it is not entirely ofay with the system in as much as they don't realize that they are reporting the said posts and they just think that they are leaving the message.
Or am I being totally naive :-(


SylviaInCanada Report 17 Mar 2013 22:32

nor do I

except Sue is interested in knowing what has happened in the intervening time

However ...............

random reporting is still with us.

Posts are being reported for unknown reasons often after days of them being on the Boards.

Friday and Saturday nights seem to be bad for random reporting.

Sue is right, it used to say Request Review, and now says Report ................. when you click on Report you are given options for why you think the post should be reported.

One of those Options is "Other" .......... where you can enter your personal reason for reporting.

that opens Pandora's Box!



Gins Report 17 Mar 2013 22:23

Hi Sue

Not sure why this thread has been found and lifted almost two years on?


SueCar Report 17 Mar 2013 21:25

How has it been lately, folks?

Have people stopped randomly RR'ing?

I have noticed that it now says 'Report' rather than 'Request Review' in the title area of posts

- or have I imagined that it used to say 'Request Review' ?


SueCar Report 17 Mar 2013 21:19



Persephone Report 13 Jul 2011 04:22

And now your thread had been reported again Chrissie....

Who is this charmer that does this?



chrissiex Report 12 Jul 2011 23:57

if it causes me distress to read criticism of the MP I voted for ............................ ???

( it was my thread on living relatives that was reported ......... and has been reinstated ........ and the only person(s) who it might have distressed were people who posted deceiving messages on that board )

but ps

the word distress has a meaning and it is like this

To cause strain, anxiety, or suffering to

it is not honest for someone to say that something they don't like or agree with causes them distress


if the distress can be avoided by very simply not reading the thread

then the post does not cause distress

( it would cause me distress if a thread were posted saying untrue things about my family ........ I could not avoid that distress just by not reading it ........... but anybody who is distressed by the news or discussion of the news can avoid it by not reading the thread just as they do not have to read the newspaper or watch the television )


Gins Report 12 Jul 2011 19:08

Well for what it’s worth I would consider 'distress' as something such as:

Posting personal details
Foul language
Taking about news items that are sensitive
Racism or any other kind of 'ism'

What I don’t consider to be distressful:

Posts asking about family born in 1700 and such
Posts put on the wrong board
Posts duplicated
Posts that try to help others
Posts from new members that don’t know what they are doing

For these kind of posts (or some of them at least) a word in the ear would be much more civil

I dare say there are others that I have missed

But to add, posts should not be RRd just because the reader does not agree!


jax Report 12 Jul 2011 13:04

I understand that....but this thread title is about vindictive reporting, which is what is happening to certain threads


InspectorGreenPen Report 12 Jul 2011 12:28

That would be down to the person who reported the thread - not for me to comment.

I was making the point that someone reporting a thread or posting on the basis that it has caused distress or inconvenience is acting within the site rules and guidlines.


jax Report 12 Jul 2011 12:21

Could you say what distress the thread Joy posted would have caused anyone IGP


InspectorGreenPen Report 12 Jul 2011 06:19

We mustn't overlook the fact that it is within the site rules for someone to report a thread simply because they don't agree with its content. You report it on the basis that the poster has caused you distress by what they have said.

"You agree that you will not use the Genes Reunited Service in any way that may lead to the encouragement, procurement or carrying out of any criminal or unlawful activity, or cause distress, harm or inconvenience to any other person."


Researcher Report 11 Jul 2011 22:21

Still occurring -


SylviaInCanada Report 3 Jul 2011 21:21

Hi Phil

there are so many very good suggestions on here

...... and I agree with every one of them!

I would like to add re moderators

I use a member-run site where one member is an administrator and 2 others are moderators. We all know who those people are.

When a posting or thread comes up for review, the moderators are supposed to discuss it together before making a decision.

The one time that was not done, and one moderator removed a post ........ it turned out to be a wrong decision that she had to admit had been made in the heat of the moment


one suggestion for you .............

2 moderators are to discuss the removal of a thread reported for anything OTHER than posting on the wrong board before action is taken.

Threads on the wrong board may be moved by one moderator.

Please could we have review completed within 24 hours? Even 48 hours is too long for a malicious report to remain as "reported for abuse" ..... and gives that much more satisfaction to the reporter!



Dea Report 3 Jul 2011 18:27

I DON'T Ginns - I have just been told about it !!!!!!!!!!

My husband will not take me because he knows that I will want to stay all day :-D :-D :-D

Dea Xxx


Gins Report 3 Jul 2011 18:24

Well why am I not suprised you go there for breakfast!

....stay for lunch and dinner too?


Dea Report 3 Jul 2011 18:18

"Ikea" !!! -Is that a 'swear word' Ginns ????? ;-)

It sure makes you want to swear when you escape from there !!

Dea Xxx

P.S. - The breakfast is worth going for though -'quite good' and VERY cheap !!

Dea Xxx


Gins Report 3 Jul 2011 17:48

One more thing Phil

Software allows for certain words to be recognised ie; swear words etc. Could this be used to help?

Ikea....youre as nuts as we are!

Edit: The GR FB site auto removes web addresses, can this be done on here to remove email addresses?