Every now and then, in the middle of a thread, a poster (presumably new) asks about the common abbreviations used DD, DS etc. Usually someone enlightens them, but others get a bit irritated that they haven’t seen the heading at top of page. I wonder could GNHQ send a welcome email to new members with a list of the abbreviations or direct them to list? Those familiar with this type of forum don’t have a problem but Gransnet seems to get some members who haven’t used one before.
I agree that sometimes new members do get a bit of stick for 'not seeing' the heading at the top of the page and sadly, sometimes they could feel hurt as 'they only asked' I am sure members don't mean to upset them but it depends on how the reader takes it. My irritation is the D before everything! D could stand for 'darling' 'despicable' or many other adjectives beginning with D so is it really necessary? Surely D1 for eldest daughter etc. is enough and would cause less confusion? Just a thought!