Recently phyl_g (a volunteer researcher) posted this message: "They no longer notify. PLEASE check your request periodically. PLEASE RSVP, so the volunteers know you have read the replies."
Two people posted requests for help after phyl_g's notice. Two people did not return to their own thread. Or at least, they did not post again in their own thread. Maybe they took the free research and ran without saying anything. Who knows?
What's up with that?
Please take the 30 seconds needed to check your request and thank the volunteer researchers who help you. It's rude not to do that. OR...novel idea...you might even consider participating in the discussion of your own family history!