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Findagrave isn't a nice place

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Findagrave isn't a nice place

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 3:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
After being a member of findagrave since Jim Tipton created the site, I've requested they delete me from their membership.

It is a race to be the submitter with the highest number of memorials (and mistakes).

Jim put a few admins in charge and many of them are cyber bullies.

Admins take memorials from contributors who have a small number, dedicated to their loved ones and give them to their friends who are in the race to be #1.

I share all my tombstone photos freely. Others go ballistic over theirs.

Why bother putting tombstone pictures of strangers on a public website if you aren't going to share them?

It would take more than one lifetime to search the entire internet and find a picture one believed was the picture one took while standing in front of a tombstone. Then, there's the tedious, legal process to wade through in order to have it removed from one website, then another and so on.

When a relative sees a picture of their loved ones tombstone, most will save and copy and share it with other family members.

It's not always possible to locate and get a response from the original submitter.

We can own the copyright to the pictures we've personally taken, but we don't own the tombstone (unless, of course, one has purchased it for their loved one).

In closing, I didn't leave findagrave over a photograph. I left because memorials that I worked hard to create, were snatched from me and given to a friend of an admin.

The admin then threatened me in an email.

At findagrave, it's not about our loved ones or finding ancestors and distant cousins. It's about the money.

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I've been a member at Ancestry since 1997. When I'm logged in under this account it doesn't reflect that date.

It shows the correct data when I log in under my old account.
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GenuineGuide 18 Mar 2013 9:00PM GMT 
fizzbomb 25 Apr 2013 5:04PM GMT 
barbdale_1 18 Jul 2013 6:21PM GMT 
BeNotForgotte... 18 Jul 2013 11:08PM GMT 
fizzbomb 18 Jul 2013 11:44PM GMT 
fizzbomb 18 Jul 2013 11:40PM GMT 
barbdale_1 19 Jul 2013 12:07AM GMT 
fizzbomb 19 Jul 2013 1:31AM GMT 
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