Find a Grave FAG March 25, 2013 at 7:47 pm
“The problem with find a grave are the grave squatters aka grave hoarders aka bean counters.
They rapidly type as many graves into FAG from on-line cemetery lists AND THEN SIT ON THEM.
Hoarders are NOT related to 99% of the graves and they have no intention of researching the non-relative graves.
Grave hoarders SQUAT over a grave and expect the relatives of these graves to just give them their hard earned research.
Grave squatters also refuse to transfer non-relative graves to people who do care enough to research them.
FAG hoarders egos are wrapped up in how many graves they can amass. They also get high off of the power of saying no to someone who is a relative who would like a grave transferred to them.
Many FAG members refuse to give any information about their relatives to a FAG non- relative squatter/hoarder who holds their relatives.
This refusal of FAG members to FEED THE FAG hoarder beast by giving them any information about the graves under them is why FAG hoarders graves have bare bones information even years after the first frenzied input by the FAG hoarder to get that grave in before anyone else.
Hoarders justify their behavior by saying they got their first. That justifies them to SIT on a grave waiting for other to just give them the REAL work which is research data on the person. If the hoarder deleted every grave under his/her management, a relative would quickly snap up those graves and update them with all their bio information. It is easy to enter a grave from a list – it is hard work to research that person.
FAG should REMOVE any grave from any FAG grave manager who has not NOT actively worked that grave in a year. That would solve the hoarder problem quickly”.
The best way to cleanup the above mess is to allow findagrave memorials to function like Family Tree Maker. Families can then create their own memorials like they do their family trees. No more worries about hoarding, duplications, transfers, managing, ownership, egos, and rude customer service. It’s that simple!
And yes, please get rid of the abbreviation FAG!