Please add these small improvements to the online SM page!
1. Every time I have conducted Smart Matches with the "SM applicants" from one person and want to continue with the next one I have to browse all the way to the top of the page, right corner where the button "Back to Matches" is located. An identical button at the bottom of the page would be greatly appreciated.The process of SM is exhausting enough as is and everything should be done reduce the amount of unnecessary manual work.
2. I while ago I complained about that even if there is a text window appearing when you have confirmed an online SM, where you can write something to the other party, a similar text window is missing when you decline a SM. It would be much more important to tell why the SM has not been accepted. I already thought that such a window already had been added, but perhaps it had been added for some other cases.
Your second suggestion already exists, though MH has kind of hidden it. If you are going to reject a smart match, first hit "Compare Trees" and scroll down to the bottom of the page. There is a box for comments in which you can notify the other party as to why you are rejecting the match. Then just hit the back arrow and reject the match. If it bothers you to have to scroll up to the top of a page to return to matches, this one will really tee you off! But, at least it does work. Have a great day!
Why should I spend so much time reviewing SM in FT that have not been updated for years. Some FT were school projects with just a couple of names in them. I think a cut off of 12-18 months would catch current FT. Some peopkle may only work on FT during the winter, or perhaps someone has been ill and unable to work on their FT. It irritates me to have multiple SM to review with one match from a FT that has not been reviewed sine 2007. Suggestions? Maybe I am unaware of a current feature that would correct this issue.
One thing that a number of us have requested is a way to totally exclude some trees from future matches and searches.
If TreeX is orphaned, does not have much info, is riddled with errors, and/or contains no documentation or evidence whatsoever, I never want to see it again until it's reactivated.
I don't want it in SmartMatch for any other individual, I don't want it in SuperSearch, I don't want the Record Detective to find it. Or at least, I want it to show up with a red "Ignored" beside it so I know I've already checked it.
I frequently encounter the problem when getting a new MyHeritage reminder of people's oncoming anniversaries - have I already sent a congratulation message or not? When I have sent one there seems to be no possibility to check, whether I have sent one or not.
Good point, Rolf. Events are reported long in advance, and then when it's a week away, I'm wondering, "Did I send a birthday greeting last week?" Would be nice if it said, "You've already replied to this".
We are uploading picture to MyHeritage and looking for pictures on ancientfaces.com. It would be great if we can automatically share our pictures with ancientfaces and you could add in possible record matches with ancientfaces for us to add to our tree.
Op de familiepagina wordt de verwantschap tot de ouders weergegeven met de keuze: natuurlijk kind, geadopteerd of pleegkind. Wat ontbreekt is de mogelijkheid dat er een donorvader in het spel is en die kan bekend of onbekend zijn. Dit is natuurlijk belangrijk in verband met erfelijkheidsvraagstukken. Graag dus de mogelijkheid voor een donorvader toevoegen, met de mogelijkheid om een bekende donor met naam en toenaam te vermelden. Er komen dan dus twee mogelijkheden bij:
Natuurlijk Kind van de moeder en onbekende donor
Natuurlijk kind van de moeder en bekende donor >>vermeld gegevens donor
De partner van de moeder blijft natuurlijk gewoon de feitelijke, opvoed, vader!
Thank you for suggesting this valid point of including donor fathers in relationship.
Unfortunately your request in a nonEnglish language gets lost as there is no translation. I know of at least one MH representative that could have replied to your product suggestion or translated it for all of us to see. Many topics in nonEnglish writing are valid topics and are probably never pursued.
After living almost fifty years in English speaking Canada, I can still understand the Dutch language. I guess you only learn it once.
Being a touch typist, I frequently encounter programs and/or web sites which are mouse centric and very annoyingly so. The online MyHeritage.com is better than a lot of sites, kudos to the staff behind the curtain.
However, just two tiny little changes in the confirmation of smart matches would be, in my humble opinion, welcomed by many. I typically confirm smart matches of more than one by scrolling down the entire list and doing ONLY rejections singly, leaving all the confirmed until I'm at the bottom of the list, even if there are multiple pages which you have if there are over 50. Then I scroll all the way back to the top....
and here is one suggestion for staff (Please add a link to the bottom of the list to confirm all, like you have at the top)
Anyway currently, after scrolling to the top of the possible 50 person list, I click the "confirm all link"
A popup window appears telling you that you are indeed confirming nn number of matches on such and such tree and giving you a box to enter a message to the manager of that site. This is all fine, but as far as I can tell, NOTHING has focus except the popup itself. Please give the "Confirm Matches" action button the focus so all I have to do is hit ENTER.
I agree the SM interface could use a total rework to make it more efficient for us.
When we have many matches and viewing matches by people, allow to filter on one match by clicking one of the matching data elements so you can approve/disaprove that one instead of scrolling down a long list and looking for that one profile.
Please give the "Confirm Matches" action button the focus so all I have to do is hit ENTER.
Excellent idea, and probably something the developers could implement fairly easily.
But tell me, why do you spend time confirming SMs? Rejecting them prevents them, one would assume, from ever turning up again, but what does confirming them do? Whenever I look at a smart match, I find that one of the following conditions applies:
The data in the SM clearly was copied from my site, so there is nothing new
The data in the SM matches my own, so there is nothing new
The SM has less data than I have, so there is nothing new
The SM has inaccurate data for which I have already found accurate information and evidence
I can't see the point of confirming any of these.
Help me out, here. Why spend time confirming Smart Matches?