I'd just like to concur that I was going to post on the forums similarly to Arcady and Colin, so such a feature would be greatly appreciated. Also another reason that Colin probably had in mind too is for younger members of one's family. It'd be nice for the younger kids to be able to log on and view the site (and maybe even add to it, depending on their capability) but there'd have to be a safeguard against 'accidents'. Possibly an undo history (e.g. Wikipedia)? However, I am sure a 'read-only' pass will be a lot more plausible to implement as a first step. (accessible from that list of "site members" in a similar way to "site manager" privileges perhaps?)
Thanx for your attention, this option will be is very appreciated:
From time to time I managed to find potential relatives from other family trees on your site (and some others, too). I would like to provide them an access to my tree for examination and looking for common ancestors... But I don't want to grant read-write privileges to my site for unknown people. As well, I don't want to turn off editing privileges for all existing members of the family site via "Settings > Privacy > Members" menu. So, there is no solution currently.
In general, it would be useful to implement an option for granting view-only access to my site/tree for individual Myheritage.com users without having them to become members of the family site. Hope, contacting people across your site (and making genealogic searches) would be more effective with this option!
This Option should be a prioity as I have spent hours uploading documents and photos and it would only take one minute to undo all this work, for example, in the documents I have entered keywords for searches and linked to people in the tree if someone removes the document all that work would be undone. I am not saying it would be done on pupose. but accidents happen.
This is exactly the issue I am having. I have one family member who is rewriting history in my tree because of personal vendettas/agendas against other family members. But to block or remove this person completely would start a family war that I do not wish to start. I would just like to give that one person the ability to view only and not be able to edit. In the meantime - every time they delete an ex-husband, etc., I have to go and add them back in - and it's very difficult at times to catch the changes in my very large tree when this person touches say 12 people at once.
Please, please make rights-access a priority. I'm at a loss about how to handle this within my family.
Thank you so much for your prompt reply, and e-mail response. Until we have the option to restrict individuals, I think I will have to have two trees -- one for the family to mess around with, and one with limited access. Not sure how else to handle it. Thanks again.
By default, members of your family site can edit the trees on your site.
However, if your tree was created in Family Tree Builder and published to your family site, then both you and your members cannot edit your tree online. In order to update your tree, you will then have to re-publish from your family site, and your tree will be replaced with the newly published one.
You can also have a tree that is editable online, and yet choose to make it read only to your site members, so that they will not be able to edit it. To do so, please go into Settings > Privacy, and under the members tab you will see the checkbox ‘Can site members edit the family tree'. Make sure to save your settings.
Unfortunately, you cannot restrict your members from having access to your photos and documents to download them.
Could it be possible to have an icon to say that the E-Mail you have sent has been read or unread by the recipient?
To do this when a message is sent to the recipient from Myheritage to say you have a message, you will have to exclude the content of the message and then the person would have to go to the inbox to read the message.
The reason I ask is, you would know if the person is active on the site or not using the email address associated with the site (or just ignoring you)
I will pass the idea on to the development team for consideration.
In the meantime, there is not much that we can do regarding a member that is unresponsive. What I can suggest to you is to go to that persons profile and add a comment to their profile. They will then get an e-mail, and perhaps they will be more likely to get in touch with you.
Would it be possible to have year of birth in the description when adding people to Photos and Documents
IE I have and am sure others do, lots of people by the same name
For example "Benjamin Rout" in the search you get 1st cousin 2 times removed 2nd cousin 5 times removed ect but if you have 2 or even more with the same description you have to add them both and then delete the inapropriate one.
If you hade a DOB you would then be able to select the correct one, as the chances of getting the same desription and DOB, (well maybe you could).
Hi, I dont Know if you have done anything to help in this suggestion! But!! I put the year of Birth of All "Benjamins" in the little box on the tree builder which houses the Choice "Esq, 1 2 3 Jn Sr". It Didnt work after I did it but it is now displaying on the selection which makes it easier to select the person. so it is not actually the field for the year of birth.
But if you havnt done anything then Im amazed as it didnt display that field yesterday.
I dont know if anything has been done on the program about this feature? but I have been using the Title button to put the year of birth for nearly all people on my tree as I said before that there are lots of John Routs and its difficult to tag people.
Now I have just downloaded the new version of the publisher and the space for the title is only 2 digits now not 4 so it cant hold a year of birth. can it be put back to 4 digit?
I think that a very important function that seems to be missing here is an information given to at least the administrator of the site, if not all members, as to the latest changes made to the tree or albums. I am looking for a detail as to which individual in the tree was changed (and by whom) and which field in that profile was changed. When many members make changes to the tree I think it is imperative that we are able to keep track of the changes made, especially that there is no functionality to block editing rights to a part of the tree by members from a distant part of a tree.
I want to support this request and add that when I do changes as the Site Manager and my family users see on the next day that I updated the tree. It would be very helpfull and good for them to know what where the changes and if they are intreasted to look into them.