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I have the FREE version of MyHeritage as well and I have the same problem as you. Tons of fake matches or even right matches but I can do nothing without upgrade to a paid version.
Go to administration of your family tree and disable Smart Matches all together. It should block for any match to your family tree......
Question to MyHeritage.com: Is my Family Tree - with the above setting - excluded from any match on the whole site or are other members still receiving smart matches related to my Family Tree (just without my avareness)?
In fact it should be excluded from any matching proceses as I have requested privacy for my content (my family tree is not set to be public or semi public - it is private) .........
I would appreciate an answer to this question before I take any next step about privacy.
When I receive new smart matches, some has the New icon attached to them and sometimes they are missing the icon. I try to keep a clean list and I knew that I had no mathing family trees exceeding 10 unhandled matches. Today I have a matching family tree with 425 unhandled matches so this must be new but no New Icon is shown. Why??????
I recently published a new version so there are many matches I have not yet processed.
In my home page it says I have 511 new matches right now. Last week I had no tree exceeding 25 matches. So therefore all trees exceeding 25 matches have new matches in them and if I sum up the 4 "largest" matching trees I get more than 1000 matches so why 511 new matches when it should at least say 1000???
Do I get a new match without icon when data is changed (by me or other tree) for a person I have already processed?
An examle: If there, in my smart match list, is a matching family tree one day with 25 matches and next day it has 100 matches there must have come 75 new matches. Those should have the "new icon" but it is not always so. Sometimes I get a totaly new matching tree where there are no "new icons".
The reason for knowing this is I try to go thru all matches and quickly aprove/reject all "easy" matches which leave me with maximum 25 or less matches in each family tree which need more investigation.
Quite often I get Smart Matches that I have to reject, not because they are not family, but because close relatives seem to be swapped, e.g. two sisters are reported as smart matches in my and somebody else's tree, but "Mary" in my tree is reported to be "Elisabeth" in the other tree and vice versa - and therefore I also get two sets of these matches! In both trees names are spelled correctly and birth/death dates are correct - so it seems the smart matches aren't that smart? How does this happen? I hope you can sort it out and correct it!
The second problem seem to be that the confirmed smart matches seem to be unconfirmed again when one of the confirming parties publish a new version of his/her tree - this produces a lot of extra work, and I sincerely hope this will be changed soon so that confirmed matches will remain confirmed?
I am very glad for the possibility to fetch information from matching trees into my own, but this is a little difficult to find - I saw it once, but it disappeared again before I had the possibility to use it.
After a Smart Match was found for an individual in your tree and confirmed by you, the conditions for matching this individual's first degree relatives with the first degree relatives of the match are less "strict";
This is why sometimes these "false" matches are found, but once you reject them the program knows not to show these results again.
What brings me to the second issue, receiving approved / rejected matches again; Please note that Smart Matches are calculated per family tree, so if you delete your tree from your site and upload a different version of your tree, it will be considered a new tree, and will receive the confirmed / rejected matches as new matches.
Therefore, it's better to publish your tree with the same tree name, so that the existing tree in your site will be updated, and won't be considered a new tree.
Also, I think you'll find the following FAQ helpful:
It is fine that these false matches that we reject will not be shown again - but as long as they indeed should have been there - just sorted the correct way - means that the correct matches also will remain rejected? As I tried to say: the false matches are indeed family, but they are mixed and wrongly sorted by your program. So how can we correct this and accept the real relationship? And why are the less precise "matches" chosen and not the far more correct ones which even has more or less identical names? May be the matching algorithm has a small bug and chooses a wrong match which is found before the real ones are read? These also seem to come more than once in the same collection, which makes me even more suspicious. Real mismatches are OK and quite easy to pick, and they usually occur only once.
Somehow I have got unwanted copies of my tree, then I have managed to delete the unwanted versions, but when I started to work with the correct version again on my PC, both the unwanted copies suddenly were published automatically together with the correct version - so it was a long and tedious work to sort out, detect and delete the unwanted versions. Fortunately I am a quite experienced programmer, but I am sure this would be a hopeless task for normal users.
When time allows I will certainly look at the merging FAQ! Thank you!
The wrong matches are shown in addition to the correct matches, not instead of them.
Also, you can disable publishing for a family project in the Family Tree Builder by opening this project and going to Publishing > Publishing Progress > disable the Automatic publishing (online backup) option.
That is indeed strange. I've found that whether or not that is an issue in any particular case, if one person keeps a bunch of trees which just repeat smart matches I confirm one and just 'ignore' all of their other trees so that they don't keep coming up. One person had about 15 trees, all of which I had to respond to until I ignored 14 of them.
Of nine pages of HMs only the first three are valid with confirmed/pending matches. The remainder have been rejected and show a '0' accordingly. I wish to delete these in total, how do I achieve please? Grateful
We still don't have the option to delete unwanted matches.
There is a reason behind it though.
In many cases a rejected match could become relevant again at a later stage in your research. I just talked with a MyHeritage.com member the other day who helps us with bug reports and he mentioned that this happens to him quite often.
What we have done is allowed you to "Ignore" matches. That is, you don't get rid of them completely in case you need them again at a later date, but you can ignore them so you won't see them every time you view matches.
The ignored matches are saved in your matches list but they aren't presented to you as part of your regular matches anymore.
I hope this information helps you. If you have more questions, let me know.
Appreciated Jaiel, understood and thank you for your action here. There is only a tiny chance that any rejection would prove later in view of the Nationalities involved I suspect but, I accept the Administrative protocols regarding as outlined. Grateful your time and action again!
If I have 139 Smart Matches, I work through the first 50. As I make any changes (copy over a DOB for instance) and then save and go on to the next person, person just worked on has changed places within the 50. By the time I have worked through the 50 they are in all kinds of different order from what started. Thusly I have to go look through the whole 50 again to see what I missed. If they would stay in line it would save bookoo hours of time. Then perhaps as I go into the 2nd 50, someone from 1st batch has jumped over into the 2nd batch of 50. Also, within that 139, maybe 6 are rejects. I would then like to be able to go to the top and have a button to Accept All, that would not include the 6 rejects that I have already clicked as rejects. As it stands now, in this scenario, I have to go through each and every one of the Accepts one by one. Very time consuming..
I agree also. As it is now I have to go thru all matches and make all rejects or accepts and then press accept all/reject all. If the links accept all/reject all where applicable just for the present page it would be usefull but not as it is now. And why not a selection box where I can select some matches and then Accept or Reject the selection.