Sent me a Father’s Day Reminder Today. Problem: My Father is Dead.

12 Jun

Way to go Geni. You’d think that given that the whole point of the site is to log my family tree, and the fact that my father is clearly listed as deceased in that family tree, maybe it wouldn’t be a great idea to send me a father’s day reminder?

At least they say ‘send a father’s day greeting to any dad in your tree’, but come on. What a bunch of jokers.

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4 Responses to “ Sent me a Father’s Day Reminder Today. Problem: My Father is Dead.”

  1. The Geni Team June 13, 2008 at 10:29 am #

    We’re sorry you were offended by our Father’s Day Reminder–that was not our intention. We sent these Reminders to all Geni users as many of them like to send Father’s Day greetings to not only their own Fathers but to others in their tree such as sons, cousins, uncles, stepdads and brothers.

  2. kaimac June 13, 2008 at 11:34 am #

    Hi – thanks for the response. Don’t worry about it, not especially offended, just a little surprised that you wouldn’t segment your email lists and send more targeted messages. Sending father’s day reminders to people whose fathers are dead is a touch insensitive.

  3. ablufia June 23, 2008 at 11:42 am #

    you live in a tree ?

  4. kaimac June 23, 2008 at 9:59 pm #

    Come on, you can do better than that.

    2/10 (and that’s being generous)

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