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Catherine Report 11 Aug 2012 21:18

Oh yes please Jean - I agree with you! Let's have our 'information at a glance' back. I sent a mail earlier to the team saying just that. Pink and blue boxes said everything even from a distance. As for those boy and girl pictures (aren't they just oh so cute!) in the tree boxes... :-(


Jean Report 11 Aug 2012 20:20

me, i prefered the old one, brighter with more imformation at a glance :-(


Kense Report 10 Aug 2012 16:34

Simon, I wasn't really serious, the adverts don't bother me and I don't have the timing or other problems that so many GR members have.

I did prefer the random pictures that the beta site showed though.


Porkie_Pie Report 8 Aug 2012 11:00

For problems with GR it has become clear ( to me ) you will have no other option but to use the Google Chrome browser



Simon Report 8 Aug 2012 09:38

KenSE - Adverts? What are they?

I use Mozilla Firefox and Adblocker Plus which gets rid of all these nasty space-consuming adverts.

Try it:

There's a version for Chrome too - maybe for others - just Google 'Adblocker' and see if there's a version for your operating system.


PS, yes, this page IS VERY BRIGHT isn't it!
...and I HATE the new tree :-(


SylviaInCanada Report 7 Aug 2012 20:05

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


Gai Report 7 Aug 2012 13:04

To answer your question Sylvia.

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! ;-)



Joy Report 6 Aug 2012 23:06



SylviaInCanada Report 6 Aug 2012 20:15

still finding the background too brigth and glaring

and, yes I HAVE emailed "theteam" about it!

I feel that we are being fed platitudes once again ........................

RRose psoted ...............

I'd just like to quote from a response to my feedback re the beta site

"The issue of the pale turquoise text on the white background is a theme that is emerging in a majority of the feedback, so this will be something we look at doing differently. "


I also got that same feedback

yet now Katie is telling us what seems to be the opposite ..................

"If the light background continues to be a problem for people, we will look into other solutions, but of the 5000 people who we invited to test the beta site, only a small percentage sent feedback and this was a real mix of positive and negative,"

Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing?????????



FannyByGaslight Report 1 Aug 2012 19:32

Fanx for the heads up KenSE..

Cant say I noticed the Ads though....Was wearing me sunnies to help with the glare. :-(


Kense Report 1 Aug 2012 18:24

Fanny, the space currently being used for Right Guard adverts was, on the beta site, used for a random selection of pictures. Two of those that came up were of female beach volleyball players. Sylvia protested about one of the pictures earlier in this thread.


FannyByGaslight Report 1 Aug 2012 18:17

When Rose?Did they say when?

We all know that never comes.: ;-)


That one went over my head....COMPLETELY....Wots it mean please??

I know I is TWP,I dont need to be told that ,but ifin yer dont ask yer dont learn..


Rambling Report 1 Aug 2012 17:58

I'd just like to quote from a response to my feedback re the beta site

"The issue of the pale turquoise text on the white background is a theme that is emerging in a majority of the feedback, so this will be something we look at doing differently. "


Kense Report 1 Aug 2012 15:59

I am fed up with the yellow underarms - bring back the volleyball players.


FannyByGaslight Report 1 Aug 2012 14:46


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

And for email.

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D ;-)

Had to kick your namesake yesterday cos he was bark bark barking and wouldnt shut up....So nice to kick Jonesey instead of the dog. :-P


nameslessone Report 1 Aug 2012 14:44

The pale print is so poor I thought the messages drop down box said
Daft messages not Draft!!!

I wonder what the 2nd response ratio was on like and dislike. I certainly replied to the second email saying I didn't like! I can't believe "only a small number of people did this.............".


Cynthia Report 1 Aug 2012 14:16

Nice one Jonesey :-D :-D :-D


Jonesey Report 1 Aug 2012 13:19

Think positively.

It should cut down peoples electricity bills as there is no longer the need to have the room lights on whilst surfing Genes Reunited.


Maryanna Report 1 Aug 2012 13:16

I agree Joy, a few years ago I could hardly keep up with the posts, they were coming in thick and fast, now it is not unusual for there to be ten or so new subjects in a day. It would be a shame to see even more familiar name disappear.

I don't think the new tree is TOO bad but I do agree that the pages and the tree background are a wee bit on the bright side and the text could do with being a bit bigger.

Still, I loved the old tree though ................

As I have said before, I absolutely HATE the green " Please Wait " bars that pop up each time I look at a different relation. I don't need to know that they are gathering information, placing relations e.t.c. Does anyone else have this problem ? And why is the family that I am looking at always stuck under the navigation keys on the left and then have to be centered. Something to do with the information box being on the right, I suppose.

The other thing is, do we really need a pink lady and a blue man icon by each tree name ? What was wrong with just the pink and blue boxes. I find them quite distracting. Anyway, they don't look anything like my family !!!!

Also, today, I am unable to view my tree in full screen and can not scroll down my list of other trees any further than C to reach the next page button. Am hoping it is just a first day glitch. M


GlitterBaby Report 1 Aug 2012 13:04

Never work on my tree on this site so can not comment on that

BUT the colours are still too light.