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Muffyxx Report 6 Jun 2011 22:05

I stand to be corrected...but that has been the case in the past ..may be worth clarifying x


jax Report 6 Jun 2011 22:15

You maybe right though I only have the one account so I cannot test it out



Researcher Report 6 Jun 2011 22:16

As Muffy, posted, all members have been able to report a post or thread or personal message.

Edited - just looked in terms and conditions and presumably this would apply to all members
12. Reporting Abuse
If you see anything on the Genes Reunited Service which appears to breach these Terms, please contact us to inform us of such breach by using the "Report Abuse" function, or by clicking here or by emailing us at the address specified below, as we do not monitor every Submission contributed by members before it is placed on the Genes Reunited Service.


TootyFruity Report 6 Jun 2011 22:30

That is stupid to allow free members who cannot post to be able to request review. It makes GR powerless to prevent the situation of vindictive request reviews continuing.


KempinaPartyhat Report 6 Jun 2011 22:43

Everything but common sense is allowed here


Gins Report 6 Jun 2011 22:44

I was on earlier and I couldn’t reply to a post because I wasn’t signed in....but I could see the threads/posts

So maybe the vindictive people are looking in....and can’t answer back frustrating for them...bless


Muffyxx Report 6 Jun 2011 22:52

On the contrary Ginny..they are laughing all the way to the bank...maximum control...minimum input.

As I say...I know it was the case a while back and it will need clarifying as to whether it still is...but to a degree I do think there is a case for a non members being able to rr if they feel their privacy or those of a family member is being compromised.

£15(or whatever it is these days) is a lot of money for some to shell out to protect their privacy.when they have no other desire but that to use the site x


Susan10146857 Report 6 Jun 2011 23:02

Although the way it was before wasn't exactly perfect by any means, at least GR would have known if there was more than one person who was annoyed about a post with,maybe, many reasons given, therefore making it more understandable as to why the post may annoy more than one. This way, only one person has to RR and the post is automatically deleted. Silly, if you ask me.


JaneyCanuck Report 6 Jun 2011 23:33

Not actually deleted -- hidden pending review, more. It can still disrupt the proceedings on a thread for hours. Which is undoubtedly what it is mean to do in some cases.

Of course, one also looks bad if one's post in a thread has been reported for review and sits there looking like that til next day, even if there was nothing at all wrong with it. That's why last week I went back and posted exactly the same thing as had been reported, in several threads (having left the tabs open with the post before it was reported) ... and the reposts wereen't reported. ;) Those posts were then all restored.

There are sixes of one and half-dozens of others for any way it's handled.

I do think, though, that non-paying members could perfectly well be asked to email abuse@ and not given the option of a request-review, if they felt personally aggrieved by something on a board, e.g. a privacy violation.

I can't imagine when this would actually happen, let alone happen in real time. (I can imagine someone running across something on the boards that had been posted some time before, say on a google search, as we keep saying, and then asking that it be removed.)


Rambling Report 7 Jun 2011 00:39

Wouldn't make a blind bit of difference to all the rrs of late , if non-paying members could NOT do so....


JaneyCanuck Report 7 Jun 2011 00:48

I just checked by using the .za portal for an old free account I have where I started a tree (I have a habit of opening accounts all over the net on things, then forgetting about them, forgetting my username and/or password ...).

I could have reported a post if I'd wanted to, so yes, non-paying members might be the source of some of the problems.

I think, as a paying member, I want some assurance that I'm going to be protected from that particular bit of abuse.

If you don't pay to use the discussion boards, you don't get to interfere in the proceedings there, I think. Really.


SylviaInCanada Report 7 Jun 2011 00:57

it does not seem right that non-paying members can report posts

I know that non-paying members can read ALL threads and posts

.............. I sometimes forget to check whther I have been logged out, and go straight to threads, can read them all .................. it is only when I want to respond that I realise I'm not logged in!

IF GR are keeping track of names of people who RR a lot, hopefully they will also be keeping track of non-members

However, it does mean that we can probably get a better idea of who is doing the RR ........... ;-)


Dianne Report 7 Jun 2011 02:31

Sorry to all of you but I had to take issue with the following entry. The thread she refers to was one of mine regarding my nehew who was murdered. Chris Simson had it removed because the MURDERED CHILD had the same name as her relative, NOT THE MURDERER, a fact she well knows. Therefore folks were unable to join in the etition on another site to kee the murderer in jail. You can imagine how angry I was, and still am. May God forgive her because I can't.

Thank you for allowing me to intrude on this thread, and I would just like to say that I have never requested review on any threads in my life.

Sorry again, but you can guess which letter does not work at the moment on my keyboard.


PigletsPal Report as Abuse 5 Jun 2011 12:03
I am astounded that someone is so vindictive, I know I have in the past reported a posting for review due to the nature of the original post and the 'naming' of an 'alleged' criminal, who incidentally had the same name as a relative of mine (not the same person).

Now when I reported this, I had to state my reason for reporting the thread, so surely you must still have to do so. And as we all know if you click on my thread name 'Piglets Pal' you can find my real name Chris Simpson (and yes I have given my real name here).

Has the system changed for reporting/requesting a review of a thread?

EDIT: If I click on someones name to PM them then in my sent messages their 'real' name shows up not their thread 'nickname'


JaneyCanuck Report 7 Jun 2011 03:16

Well, well, another private quarrel ...

I have no idea what this is about, but maybe if you object to something said here ... you could ........ request review of the post ..........

If you believe a post is wrongly deleted, you should communicate with abuse@genesreunited, as several of us have done. This thread is not about that situation.

If the EDIT at the end is yours, you're fighting a losing battle. The real name shows up *unless* the person has elected otherwise.

Janey Canuck is not my real name.


AmazingGrace08 Report 7 Jun 2011 03:25

Hi Janey, no the last bit is in fact part of the whole post Piglets Pal put on the first page of this thread.

Well if nothing else your thread proves the effect on people when threads are removed for unknown reasons.

I've only reported teh same thread twice in fact because it had not been pulled and had degenerated into name calling which I thought was only going to get worse and served no purpose whatsoever.

Maybe when you report abuse, GR should ask you to select from a number of pre selected reasons why a thread should be reviewed. Maybe GR could then state that the original poster will be advised (if the thread is pulled) why it has been actioned accordingly.

At least then they would know and could take some further action?

What do you think?


SylviaInCanada Report 7 Jun 2011 03:25


I think you need to take this up with GR itself, this thread is about the vindictive removal of threads and posts where there is nothing at all that could possibly upset anyone.

Please do as Janey suggests ............... send an email to



Dianne Report 7 Jun 2011 04:12

GR didn't want to know.

As usual.


Dianne Report 7 Jun 2011 04:19

I didn't add to this thread out of *ersonal argument but in the vein of the thread about vindictive RR submitters, to show how *iglet's *al was one of those vindictive ones.

I did write a very lengthy ex*lanation but I ty*ed the wrong key and it vanished before I could add it to this thread.

The name of the murdered child was *aul *earson, which is obviously the name of his/her relative, because the name of the murderer, Richard Blenkey was never ever mentioned by anyone in my thread.

*lease google either of these names and you will find out the whole story if you wish.

* is substituted for the missing letter on my keyboard, so I ho*e you can understand the text.

Dianne xx


Dianne Report 7 Jun 2011 04:24

Hi to you Amazing Grace

I have to agree with you that there should be a list of the only reasons why a thread can be whooshed.

To have someone's thread whooshed for mentioning the name of *aul *earson is inane, considering the millions of them there must be in the world. I myself know 3 of them!!!

Reasons for whooshing a thread should be much more s*ecific.

Dianne xx

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 7 Jun 2011 07:55

Dianne...someones taken your P ;-)