Exposure to the new site layout is distributed over a wide range of languages, countries, site managers and family site members. Exposure is connected to the login you use. You are right, if you log in with a different email address and password you may not see the new site layout.
Some of your 680 site members will be able to see the new site layout and some will not.
I think it's amazing that you took the responsibility over such a community of 680 people! And I understand that with that many people to help you will have a lot of questions for us in support. As I said before it's great that you take the time to write, express your concerns, suggest improvements, etc.
(By the way, I wasn't kidding about the gift. You should get something in the mail in around 10 days.)
In regards to implementing your improvements - it may seem that we don't implement your improvements or that it takes a really long time to do so. I'd like to mention here that keep in mind there are millions of members at MyHeritage we do our best to implement as many of your suggestions as we can. We are constantly monitoring your feedback for new ideas and we have added a LOT of user requested features and will continue to do so.
To name a few:
The Tree Consistency Checker and exporting of custom reports are Family Tree Builder features that were suggested by users.
Family Goals that allow users to chip in together toward a family site subscription was requested by our users.
Enhanced profile pages with all a person's information in one place were implemented due to high demand by our users.
The mobile app was created because our users requested it.
I have recorded your specific suggestions and will make sure the developers hear your input.
Firstly I would tell you that I'm not very happy right now. The new layout really sucks.
I've spent a little over two weeks to redesign our website, so texts and images suited to the old layout, and it was finished yesterday. And now! Everything is destroyed and this is because the center is much smaller on the "Home" page than before.
My suggestionis as follows:
1. Move the link-box on the left side over to the right side and place it between the top-picture and the calendar. If it must be really good, it shouldhave a show/hide function, like all the other boxes. The result is, that there will only be a left and a right section. Then the left section should have the same space as the old left and the center had.
2. Take the "New on MyHeritage.com" box away from the top center and place it in the top menubefore the language selector and call it News.
3. In the Apps menu should the Memory game be the first choice as it was before. The small children in our family does not play the Memory game anymore because it's to hard for them to find. In the old days it was one click away, and they was playing the game, but now it seems to be too difficult with all that clicking.
4. This is a language error.The word "Nedladdningar" is not Danish but Swedish. When I started using this site a year ago, it was the right word "Overførsler". Why it suddenly became wrong I do not know, but it should be changed to "Overførsler" or "Downloads" and not the word "nedladdningar" as it is now.
I would like to see the possiblity of linking a photo to the tree (person) from the online album of uploaded photos - it is presently only possible to add link photos from a folder on the local computer it seems. In other words, it should be possible to select whether the source is an online album or a local folder.
theres my idea, i have in FTB some persons i dont like to be published on family site and cant restrain them by current settings options.
for example, family with 3 children, but i dont want to have the middle one on web, as it died in infancy and it just "eats" up space on website, where could be someone more important. current setting gave me only option to do it if i select "publich certain persons" and then i manually select all 2500 ppl and thats bit tiring.
so i would like to have option, tickbox saying something like "dont publish this person on family site;" best place would be in "edit details" on personal card, last tab "more"or, well you can figure it out better
Hi, I've made part of this suggestion before, but now I learned that MyHeritage is working on a new release of the system and I'd like for them to consider adding the full capability.
Much information about a photo can be stored within the files themselves. Most cameras store the Date and Time the photo was taken. Some store the location as well. Many programs (including Microsoft Windows Explorer, Picasa, Photoshop Elements, iPhoto) also let you store and edit Caption, Title, Location, Date, Tags and many other valuable pieced of information about the photo. Many of us use these capabilities to put such information into photos so that, when we share them, the information goes along with the image in the jpeg file.
In earlier posts, I've suggested that MyHeritage provide the user with the option to use this information if it is in an uploaded photo. That way, the captions I've put into my photos could be used as the Title of the photo. If there is a location in there, it could be used for the MyHeritage Location. I think MyHeritage uses the Date Taken if it's in there already.
But I'd like to add a request of an option to have this go the other direction as well. That is, when a MyHeritage user edits in Title, Date, Location in My Heritage, that information should be stored in the photo itself when the photo is downloaded. That way the information would go along with the photo wherever it is used later. One obvious use of this would be a handy mechanism for "synching" photo information between MyHeritage online and Family Tree Builder on one's local computer.
To make this work properly there would also have to be an option to decouple the Name of the photo file and the Title. To me, it simply doesn't make sense for MyHeritage to make these the same. But again this decoupling could just be an option. For those who prefer to have the Name of the File the same as the Title of the photo, that option could remain as well.
Storing the face tagging informaiton in the photo would be more of a challenge so perhaps that option could be left for a later release.
Sorry to be so long-winded, but I wanted to lay out these options because a major new release is in the works. It would sure make my work with genealogy and family photos a lot easier. Thanks for considering it.
As I wrote in your previous post, MyHeritage.com can read EXIF info of pictures but this info is not being used for any purposes on the site.
We really appreciate that you take the time to share your oppinions with us and help us get better with time. As I wrote before, I forwarded your post to our technical department so it will be taken in count in the future.
I'm using Google Contacts. Great solution for organizing contacts and using with mobile phone, computer, internet and everywhere else. It will be great if the photos and other contact information can be integrated with google contacts.
There should be an option for the Title of a photo to be different from the name of the file. I use punctuation -- such as colons -- in photo Titles and they are not acceptable in file names. Besides I'd like to use the same Title for more than one photo. This goes along with my suggestion that MyHeritage provide an option that makes use of Title, Date, and Location information stored in uploaded photos. I've spent a lot of time putting Titles into my photos. I should not have to retype all that information into MyHeritage or Family Tree Builder. If there's already a way to do any of this, I'd love to hear about it. Thanks.
Creating family crests is a fun part of MyHeritage. From what I can tell, however, it seems that the only way to modify a family crest is to start all over and create a new crest from scratch. It would be good to be able to save a crest in a form that one could go back and change just a few things.
This is not a big deal, but it is yet another case in MyHeritage where one is unable to build on the results of prior work. Other such instances are the inability of MyHeritage to extract and use caption/title/description information within uploaded jpeg photos. Likewise it apparenlty is not possible to import a gedcom and photos from Family Tree Builder and have the result be an editable online tree with editable photos that have all the photo associations and tags maintained. Furthermore, text formatting in biographies and notes seems to get messed up when moving between MyHeritage online and FTB.
MyHeritage is a very nice way to get information into family trees, but one must be prepared to do prior work over and over again in certain key instances.
For my purposes, it would be very useful to be able to publish a family tree form Family Tree Builder (FTB) including the photos with all the faces tagged AND THEN MAKE THAT ONLINE TREE AND THE PHOTOS EDITABLE ONLINE.
This would solve two key issues for those of us collaborating online on our family tree. First it would allow us to do our own backup of the online tree to FTB and later restore the editable online tree from FTB in case the online tree gets "broken" somehow. (I have a tendency to break things so I like to have my own backup). Second, it provides a mechanism for using FTB to merge trees offline with photos with faces tagged and then put the merged tree back onto MyHeritage as an editable online tree -- again with photos with people associated and tagged.
Note that the customer should be able to make both the tree and the photos editable after publishing the tree to MyHeritage.com from FTB.
Without this or some equivalent capability, MyHeritage.com and FTB are only marginally useful to those of us trying to collaborate online on a family tree with tagged / associated photos.
Our developers are currently working very hard on producing a new version of Family Tree Builder that will offer a full sync between the site and the program, so that the tree from the program will be editable online, as well as the photos.
Stay tuned- it should be released in the upcoming year!
I did not at all mean to imply that the online family tree should be editable by anyone else by default. The administrator/owner should definitely have control over who can make changes including having the option of the admin herself not being able to change the tree online. That's a very sensible way to operate for a one person operation. But, in our case, a few of us would be working on different parts of the tree, so it's handy to do that online.
It would be nice if threads which are updated be moved to the front of the forum. All other forums that I know of do this. Sometimes I am interested in a thread and the answer will be given to another post in the thread and I will never see it. I just saw one where the original post was 90 days ago and the next reply was 60 days ago. That was finally responded to a few days ago, and then I responded to it just now. But it is still stuck several pages back. If I hadn't been browsing through, I would have never seen it. Another option would be that when you post to a thread you are automatically "subscribed" to it. Facebook does this, so that even if someone responds to a different posting than yours, you are still notified. This might even keep the large number of forum posts down. Many reported problems and suggestions have been posted repeatedly over the last 5-6 years. If people didn't have to browse through 150 pages of posts to see one which was appropriate to their situation, they might not have to make another post about it. This wouldn't get rid of that issue entirely, but it could only help.