It would be EXTREMELY beneficial if the Smart Matching icons would "gray out" in the family tree if there are no Smart Matches pending confirmation.
This way it would be easy to know that I have already confirmed/rejected all Smart Matches for a particular individual while I'm working on the family tree. It would also make it very recognizable when a new Smart Match for that person has been found (the icon would be green again).
This would help me tremendously as I am constantly searching for new leads for particular individuals.
It's easy enough to create a task and add it to a person, but when I want to create a list of tasks, Family Tree Builder frustrates me.
1) Custom Report
Reports > Export custom report...
PROBLEM: When i click on Selected fields and then press Select, I am presented with a dialog box with a list of field names. Tasks is not included in the list.
SOLUTION: Add Tasks to the list of fields.
2) Task Export
Edit > Export to Excel > Export list of tasks
PROBLEM: The name of the person associated with the task is is not included. The only way to identify the tasks is a mysterious column named ID 1 T EN. This must be an identification number unique to each individual task, but it is useless as there isn't any association with a person in the project.
As a workaround, when I created the task, I put the name of the person in the Title field.
SOLUTION: Change the name of the ID 1 T EN column. Name it something like Task Number so that it cannot be confused with the record number of a person. Most importantly, include seperate columns for First Name and Last Name.
3) Interface Improvements
Improvements should be made to the interface to display tasks.
One way is to include a field for Tasks in the List view on the left-hand side of the main window.
Another way would be to include a button in the taskbar to create a list of tasks in the main window. The user could then choose to save or print.
while I am going to make this work I can tell you already that the very small limit on what can be said in one post is going to chafe many family members including me. The newsletter is only sent once per week, which makes it difficut to crated a near-real-time experience. I'd really much rather do this from within the MyHeritage site rather than create something perhaps on Google Groups and manage users there as well as here. Can we get a plain answer about when this might be available please?
I am sorry for your inconvinience, but the activities pages are currently not available on our site. (You still can view the articles, which you've added to your site a few months ago, but can't add any new activities)
We currently don't support thos pages, as we are working on improving and developing various features for the family site, and we'll let our users know, once we'll release new features for MyHeritage.com site.
I would like to be able to Synchronize what was added to the web site with my Family tree builder file on my computer. This would allow me to work with the information on my computer and upload again to the website. When pics are added to the website and not my file then I can only tag and move them around on the web page and not my file. This makes it difficult to keep strait what is on my file and what is on my site. So when you open your project file it should look to the site and ask if you want to import updates then after you work with them in the builder software it would publish back to the site and both would be in sync.
My tree contains 3500 people and 1200 images, when a member from the family logs in for the first time and goes to the photos section, the default album is the recent photos. the member, which is still new to the site, most of the time won't see anyone familier in such a big tree with so many photos. i would suggest that the defualt album for a memeber should include all the images of the people close to him on the tree, it will create more intrest to stay on the site.
Your site changes the site language according to your IP address, and this is done automatically.
What you can do is bookmark your site with ?lang=EN at the end of the address.
For example, bookmark this:
What this will do, when visited, is always go to your site and FORCE the language as English. It will not switch to another language, which it might otherwise try to do because of your location.
Another solution is avoid logging off every time. When you stay logged on, the risks are very minor, and cookies remain and remember your language preferences. This way visiting myheritage.com will keep you in English. But you have to log off if someone else is using MyHeritage.com on a different account on the same computer.
I'm sure you are aware that a solution that requires "playing" with the bookmark URL isn't optimal. Not all users can perform these kind of action (especially when working with older people - which we have plenty of in family sites).
I've done what you said (changed the bookmark). but I would like you to consider the feature I've suggested in you future site enhancements.
Please note that I'm not logging off every time. Sometimes I clear my cache & then it happens (as should). Just the process of manually forcing to change the language every time is quite reoccurring :-)
Moreover, I think there is a problem with the concept of using an IP to redirect the site's language. For example, I have a lot of family in the US that read & write in Russian (or family in Israel that uses English as their primary language in their day-2-day lives). I think a user should choose his language in his profile setting that will (only if he wants to) I think this feature can be added to the list of tools the site manager can change for his users.
Thanks for your post.
To date we have not implemented your sugestions. Please note that I we have a long list of suggestions and requirements sent by our users everyday. We will let you know as soon as a decision is make regarding the implementation of your sugestions.
Many thanks for your patience.