When we send a reminder to a person to confirm start matches, does the reminder go to their email, or just make some sort of comment on their site? If they have ignored trees for any smart matches they get, do they still get the reminder? It would be nice to know exactly what is going on with them one way or another as to why they are not confirming.
I wish it were that easy. That applies to many of them and I have tried to ignore those so that they are no longer on the record, but I have a lot of matches with trees which are recently updated as well as premium.
I think there is a way to disable smart matching completely. You can also ignore any partucular tree that you are matched with. If you want to ignore a tree that you've already confirmed the matches on, go back and unconfirm one of the matches. Then go back to the pending matches tab and click ignore tree. Also make sure that the trees you have matched are not basic(basic members are unable to confirm), or it's been a long time since a tree was touched, which to me indicates that the person is unlikely to come back and confirm smart matches. I was ignoring all trees not touched since before 2011. I've now moved it up to March 2011.
I'm not so sure it's that simple either. I am retired and spend a little time every day on my tree, saving any changes and publishing a couple of times a month. I have confirmed hundreds and hundreds of matches, but seldom get any response from the other sites. Sometimes I get an email notice that I have matches to confirm, but sometimes, when I go into my site I find pending matches that I was never notified about by email. I'm not sure that they've worked out all the bugs in their program. It certainly doesn't work consistently in the same way all the time!
Mam prośbę. Czy nie można byłoby umożliwić potwierdzanie i odrzucanie podobieństw (dopasowań) osobom mającym tylko wersję podstawową programu? Mam już tych dopasowań bardzo dużo, z czego większość nadaje się do odrzucenia. Niestety program w wersji podstawowej na to nie pozwala.
Jestem na emeryturze i nie mogę sobie pozwolić na wykupienie wersji Premium.
Może właściciele programu zrobiliby taki mały ukłon w stronę korzystających z wersji podstawowej? Bardzo proszę o rozważenie takiej możliwości.
I am having the same problem. The Smart Matching page says Smart Matching is locating matches and to come back but it has been 48 hours doing this. I know my tree is large however 48 hours is a long time.
I don't understand why a match is given at any percentage if the name of the person, the birthdate and the death date are so totally different it's obvious at a glance it's not the same person. I'm getting a lot of these type "matches" and it takes time to "reject" each one, etc. I'd rather be dealing with low percentage matches on the actual same person than wading through all the totally obvious rejects.
Maybe instead of buying FamilyLink, MyHeritage should have spent the money instead for more development teams to work on all these complaints (eg Stupid Matches, clunky interface, no de-duplicating online etc)!
thank you for your feedback. Please be aware that the matches are done by program (and program need also some algorithm), you are right the perscenage should not be given (in case where match is totally wrong) - however our program need some index - and at the moment we can nothing to do about it. However, we will forward your feedback to our technical department - maybe in future we will be able to solve it. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
At least in my case I think this problem mainly comes from the use of multiple last names. Where a person is called by multiplae last names, all but one is actually a middle name, but with no box for middle name, it's entered in the first name box. The SM then think all these persons have the same first name since at least one of the first names are the same. Especially where we use the fathers first name as a last name like hans(sen), Gudrun(sdotter) and John(sen).