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ENH: Show icon for new Announcements

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Gai Report 2 Sep 2011 06:09

I would like GR Admin to add some icon or something along those lines on the boards summary on the left hand side of the screen when they post a new topic on the Announcements board.

Unless something is posted on the Genealogy chat board, I don't go looking at the announcement board and I'm sure I am not the only one.



TootyFruity Report 2 Sep 2011 13:04

Even if you put "new" next to the announcement button on the left would indicate something as been added but delete the new 24 hours later


DazedConfused Report 2 Sep 2011 13:06

Dont they do that already

I know when I come onto this site if there are any new announcement there is a yellow/red icon saying 'new' next to it and it goes away after I have read the announcement.


philmoir Advisor Report 2 Sep 2011 23:42

Personally, I would like to see "active" announcements appearing as stickied threads at top of all boards, and also shown on home page. This is currently being reviewed. We want to make sure as many members as possible are aware of any announcements we need to make.


Gai Report 2 Sep 2011 23:54


I don't get the yellow/red icon saying new when GR post on the announcement board.

Phil, that sounds like a great idea as I know myself I normally only look at 3 boards being the Genealogy Chat, Find Ancestors and Suggestion boards.

Phil, please tell Estelle to hurry up and get rid of the ads off the site as I'm getting tired and frustrated at constantly see them.


philmoir Advisor Report 3 Sep 2011 00:07

Hi Gai, Regarding the adverts, our advertising agency do try to tailor adverts to the user, but I would not expect you to be seeing the adverts you mention. I will chat with Estelle on Monday. Thanks for letting us know.


Estelle Report 7 Sep 2011 16:03

HI Gai, could you please screenshot these ads and email them to me? I can then pass them on to the Australian marketing team. Please send them to Thanks.


Gai Report 9 Sep 2011 10:37


I did put them on Facebook last week. I notice that the ads have disappeared from the boards.

I can't email you and your system isn't compatible with my ISP. That's why in desperation I put it on Facebook.



JoyDean Report 1 Jan 2013 11:19

GR staff, please post in GR before facebook

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Joy Kentish Maid 28 Dec 2012 09:45

Competitions and an apology have been seen in facebook but not in GR.

(I would have added to the previous thread requesting this, but couldn't find it. If I find it, I shall add to that and shall delete this.)

Genes 28 Dec 2012 10:08

Hello Joy,

we have been posting on both Genes and on Facebook. I updated the Announcements page last night at about 10.30 pm and then I have added a further update this morning.

The competitions have also been added to Genes. You can see the details on the Announcements board and on the General Chat board.

Kind regards,


Gai 28 Dec 2012 22:36


It would be a great help to members if there was some indication that you have posted on the Announcements board.

If say the word "New" popped up against the board name so all members could see it instead of hearing about a new post on the board when other members post on the genealogy chat board or the suggestion board.

Happy New year to everyone


Joy Kentish Maid 29 Dec 2012 12:19

I agree with that, Gai.

I cannot find the following in genes reunited yet:
Would you like to win a pair of Who Do You Think You Are Live tickets? All you have to do is answer this question!

What has been the most interesting story you have discovered about your family history in the last 12 months?

Send your answer to with the subject line ‘discovery’ and you could win this fantastic prize!

The Winner will be announced by 11th January. Good luck!

KenSE 29 Dec 2012 18:49

It has finally appeared at 17:46 today on the General Chat board.

Estelle Report 29 Dec 2012 20:04
Apologies for the delay in posting it today. The person who was meant to do it was unwell and I have been out all day so didn't spot it wasn't up till later.

Joy Kentish Maid 29 Dec 2012 20:34

Posted ·11 hours ago in facebook.

I hope that Gai's comment will be passed to the relevant staff. I am sure that there did used to be some sort of indication of new announcements.

Gai 30 Dec 2012 07:57


I posted a thread about the announcement board icon in September 2011
so I doubt that GR thinks it's a good idea.

but thanks for your support.

Happy New Year.

Kind regards

KenSE 30 Dec 2012 09:04
At least they were fairly prompt this morning.

I don't see the need to start a new thread every day though.

(Edit) The previous day's threads could be unsticked and hyperlinks to those threads added in the current day's thread.

Joy Kentish Maid 1 Jan 2013 11:12

There should be a day 7; it was in facebook · 2 hours ago.

Joy Kentish Maid 1 Jan 2013

I knew I had seen it before somewhere, Gai. Happy new year to you, Ken et al.


Gai Report 1 Jan 2013 11:33

Happy New Year to you Joy.

In regard to your original thread I take it you didn't delete it.

I had noticed last night that it had disappeared and wondered where it had gone so it looks like the gremlins are about again .



JoyDean Report 1 Jan 2013 11:44

I deleted it and added the posts to this :)


Gai Report 2 Jan 2013 08:57

OK then that explains it.


LadyScozz Report 3 Jan 2013 05:34

GR ~ PLEASE don't put your announcements on ALL the boards.

You will be taking up most of the first least!

If members are interested in Announcements, we will look at the Announcements Board!


Announcements should be on the GR site FIRST, not on Facebook.

Most of us come HERE first, not Facebook.


I just saw the postings above re

Ads for on here?

But if WE mention, we get a smack on the knuckles.

Go on, tell me off lololol :-P

Please, treat us with some respect.