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There are no asterisks in Ancestry
« on: Sunday 04 March 18 19:49 GMT (UK) »
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Re: There are no asterisks in Ancestry
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 04 March 18 20:07 GMT (UK) »
Great minds think alike, MaxD!

I have often wondered why people spell Ancestry with asterisks? ???
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Re: There are no asterisks in Ancestry
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 04 March 18 20:27 GMT (UK) »
Likewise! It drives me mad!
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Re: There are no asterisks in Ancestry
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 04 March 18 20:28 GMT (UK) »
M*   t*o. 
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Re: There are no asterisks in Ancestry
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 04 March 18 20:30 GMT (UK) »
It's daft  ;D
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Re: There are no asterisks in Ancestry
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 04 March 18 20:48 GMT (UK) »
Putting asterisks around *words* in comments makes the word bold, bringing the reader's attention to the said word.

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Re: There are no asterisks in Ancestry
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 04 March 18 21:05 GMT (UK) »
Putting asterisks around *words* in comments makes the word bold, bringing the reader's attention to the said word.

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It's not that ,Malky. It's people who refer to Ancestry as A*c*y (or similar), as if it's forbidden.
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Re: There are no asterisks in Ancestry
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 04 March 18 21:06 GMT (UK) »
Do you think it's "BBC" mentality?! - Mustn't mention a brand name, even if all the world knows what you are writing about? :-\

It's just plain stupid! ;D
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Re: There are no asterisks in Ancestry
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 04 March 18 21:09 GMT (UK) »
I think some people do it because of the copyright infringement, as in we can't post 1911 census results etc, they may think you cannot mention Ancestry as it may infer you are doing something wrong.................................................. I used to a long time ago  :-[  ;D

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