What I have noticed is when it says private, its usually because the site manager has not marked this person as deceased. I usually go into more information on the smart match , and usually the information is there, just have to look deeper than the surface....means it takes longer.
Well...I wouldn't go so far as to give up on smart matches. I have found a good many gold nuggets in the chaff, some major big ones, and made some great genealogical friends with whom I have formed a mutual aid society. The 'private' annoyance thing is a small price to pay.
Hi, I seem to get matches from a fairly small group of members who share relations with me; but few if any of the people in the trees are marked private except if they are still living and I am not a member of the particular tree. Geoff
My resources tel me that you are not the only one who has matches öff"- I know of casses where they have disappered then retuned and the usrer has to accept/reject all AGAIN. I cant say that is an improvenet.
Perhpas the developers are asleep.
I just joined a few days ago. I have had 0 record matches and 0 smart matches. I have a tree of about 1500 people. So what's up with this? Obviously things are not working. And yes, I have turned on smart matches. I'm seeing no reason to continue membership.
Thats interesting Andrew. I know I didn't turn it off and sure enough yesterday I got the same error message and had to go back in and switch it on again. Could be a bug with the new 0.7 version, alternately, as you said...the develepors are asleep!!!
got registered 7 april, it's now may 1st and still not a single match found, even though i have 2 relatives registered with similar trees.... all settings concerning smart match is activated and i've published the tree both online and via FTB. WTF????