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Offline Andrew Tarr

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Re: Lapsed RC members
« Reply #9 on: Friday 03 March 17 17:36 GMT (UK) »
I am heartily fed up of wasting my time on posts, surname interests etc by people who turn out not to have been active on RC for years. There are a helluva lot of them!

How sad that there must be loads of people out there who start their family research and then seem to give up very quickly!

As it seems that most people only become absorbed by family history in their later years, it may be that some of the lapsed posters are now out of our reach ?  :(  But one should always check the date of a thread before adding to it - if it's been ignored for years that may be a bad sign?
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Re: Lapsed RC members
« Reply #10 on: Friday 03 March 17 17:38 GMT (UK) »
Others have answered the question for me.

The Surname Interests table is there to be searched. Its only when you click onto someone's profile that you can tell that they last accessed RC when Noah was a lad.

Similarly with general searches - and I too have fallen foul of spending time trying to help individuals who posted many moons ago but had recently been answered by someone else trying to be helpful.

Yes - I suppose I could click onto everyone's profile before I communicate with them but I have a life... surely, it isn't beyond the powers that be to come up with something (perhaps a colour code) to highlight those who haven't been active for, say, over 2 years.

Moderators always seem to be looking for someone to annoy - try the lapsers!!  >:(
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Re: Lapsed RC members
« Reply #11 on: Friday 03 March 17 17:40 GMT (UK) »
I tend to only look at "Unread Posts", which only shows new posts.

If I do look at other posts, I will check:
1) the date of the last reply
2) whether the OP had posted more than once
3) the date the OP was last signed in to RC

It's not rocket-science!
Just takes a little effort on my part - and it's only a little effort!
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Re: Lapsed RC members
« Reply #12 on: Friday 03 March 17 17:43 GMT (UK) »
Yes KGarrad I agree and think this is probably the default position for most of us and it seems to work - don't recall ever getting caught out.

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Re: Lapsed RC members
« Reply #13 on: Friday 03 March 17 17:50 GMT (UK) »
I tend to only look at "Unread Posts", which only shows new posts.

If I do look at other posts, I will check:
1) the date of the last reply
2) whether the OP had posted more than once
3) the date the OP was last signed in to RC

It's not rocket-science!
Just takes a little effort on my part - and it's only a little effort!

Good Lord! how very conscientious of you both. Now where did I put my thesis on rocket science.....  :P
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Re: Lapsed RC members
« Reply #14 on: Friday 03 March 17 17:59 GMT (UK) »
Moderators always seem to be looking for someone to annoy - try the lapsers!!  >:(

As volunteers I think they do an excellent job and I am quite sure that they have better things to do than look for 'lapsers'  :-\  ;D
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Re: Lapsed RC members COMPLETED WITH NO THANKS.
« Reply #15 on: Friday 03 March 17 18:05 GMT (UK) »
I give up!  Have pity on a poor, defective soul bobbing about in a sea of non-critical perfection!!

Agh!!!!!  :-X
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Re: Lapsed RC members
« Reply #16 on: Friday 03 March 17 18:59 GMT (UK) »
If we have lost contact with a member we do let folk know by leaving a little note underneath the profile name you may have seen some.."Deceased" or email notifications not working etc..  We constantly have old members who do get back in touch with email updates and their profile is then updated.

This week I could see a new member trying to contact a member and old member from years ago a quick check I could that they were picking up messages but not logging in - message sent on how to request a new password helped both members.

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Re: Lapsed RC members
« Reply #17 on: Friday 03 March 17 19:07 GMT (UK) »
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Moderators always seem to be looking for someone to annoy - try the lapsers!!

The moderators are always here to help, if you need assistance you just need let us know by either a report to moderator of a PM or contact support - I had a heads up on this topic by another member or I could have missed it.

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