Here both Anne Nielsdatter on match 7 and 8 is the same person, why do they appear twice?: http://www.myheritage.no/FP/tree-matches.php?s=128288961&familyTreeID=1&targetFamilyTreeID=4&targetSiteID=143735511&reviewMode=pending
Here what's the match here between these brothers on match 49, Hans and Peder Pettersen Hønnichen: http://www.myheritage.no/FP/tree-matches.php?s=128288961&familyTreeID=1&targetFamilyTreeID=1&targetSiteID=150970871&reviewMode=pending
Here match 19Sophie Iversdatter / Marit Iversdatter Myklebostad where Marit is changing to Sophie when entering tree comparison: http://www.myheritage.no/FP/tree-matches.php?s=128288961&familyTreeID=1&targetFamilyTreeID=4&targetSiteID=147630671&reviewMode=pending
Just checked this particular person and it's okay now. Haven't seen this fault in a while. This time the match was Hans and Nils. The tree comparison showd both Nils. Then after I'd rejected the person, it showd Nils and Jens in the comparison tree. I might have remembered the names incorrectly, but you'll get the idea.
It seems that when I use tree comparison it goes into another tree. The persons are completely different. Or missing dates are suddenly not missed anymore. Had I only known which was the correct view.
I don't do the same you do. I'm using the "ventende bekreftelser" (waiting confirmation) to see who matches and who don't. And when I see someone I'm unsure about I click the "sammenligne traer" (compare trees) from the individual drop down list on the right. This takes me to the tree comparison, but it's here the name changes to match the smart match percent. So it seems SM is using the tree comparison name, but sometimes showing a different name in the waiting confirmations screen.
For some reason this web page did not approve of the word "select" in my post above so I changed it to click; strange thing.
Looks like this problem is caused by some corruption in our smart matches pools. Sometimes individuals get a match with another person, and also with this person's sibling (as in the case you mentioned). The transitive nature of this link of matches can cause havoc in our system.
This requires a deep infrastructural change to the Smart Matches mechanism, which we will be able to make in the next version of this feature.
I am not sure when this will happen, but I will notify you when changes are made.
The reason for the difference that you see is that Smart Matches™ are not fully synchronized yet between the Family Tree Builder software, and the family site. Even if you are using Family Tree Builder, you are encouraged to use the new Enhanced Smart Matching™ on your family site, and enter new information you learn using Family Tree Builder.
FTB SmartMatch cannot be started until the tree has been published. After publishing the resiults differ in FTB and in the published tree.
Why not use the same basis?
In my example the only difference is that I'm missing 1/one tree with 13 matches. Every time during the last 3 days that have been the only difference when refreshing. This is not an co-incidense - this seems to be an error.
I wish people would confirm/reject smart matches. It doesn't take long if you do it regularly, and it's just really annoying to have a bunch of matches sitting there that no one has responded to. I have ignored all trees which only have a basic account and can't confirm anyway. I've also ignored any tree which hasn't been touched since before 2011. And still I have 4382 matches which I've confirmed but haven't by others. Thanks for reading. End of rant.
Frankly, it does not bother me one bit if some other site confirms my matches, or not. I either confirm or reject all my smartmatches and glean any info I can from the other site. After that, who cares what the other site manager does with my offer of help to him/her? Charles
It's just irritating to have the list of all the family trees which have not been confirmed. It's a personal issue I guess, but I don't want to ignore them if we can still help each other. It also bothers me not to respond to the confirmations of other people. Like I said, it's not that hard and only takes a few seconds. I can understand that people wouldn't be responding if I had fifty trees like other people, but I only have one.
I understand how you feel. It used to bother me, too. But, many people are not avid genologists. They are just doing a little to have fun and see what they can learn about their relatives before becoming bored with it and ignoring it. Also, many people have jobs or other things to do and can't devote a great deal of time to genology, so they get to it when they can and when it crosses their mind to do so. Fortunately, I'm now retired and have lots of time to spend on researching, so it's not a problem for me to confirm or reject matches. But I've learned in my life that you should only worry about the things you have control over and let the rest of it go. It makes you a lot happier! Best wishes, Charles.