Can you clarify the contradiction here as I'm still not clear what you intend to do. Part of the post reads, "Mutually confirming a match creates a virtual link between the corresponding profiles across family trees. In the future we plan to show these links in the trees and allow you to jump conveniently from a profile in your tree to another tree with which you have mutually confirmed matches, and we'll add other visual enhancements to allow navigation in a mega-tree of confirmed matches. Judging from the amazing pace of new confirmations that we are seeing (approx. half a million confirmations in the first 2 days since we introduced this), the users of MyHeritage.com are now building what could arguably be the world's largest family tree very quickly, by forming confirmed connections between the 680 million profiles in their 17 million family trees. We'll keep you posted on our blog as to the pace of growth of this gigantic mega-tree."
"It does NOT merge profiles, and it does NOT cause two family trees to become fused into one. We are against that. We believe that users on MyHeritage.com should remain the owners of their tree, in full control of their own tree, always able to export or delete it, and without anyone else coming unexpectedly to modify its data. MyHeritage.com has another competitor that is building a big tree by luring users into merging their profiles with other people.... There is no "single truth" and trees must not be forced to merge if there are differences of opinion, every user should be at liberty to pick what data they want to add to their tree, from the research of others."
People invited to my tree can update it. I am no longer the single owner. Yet your matching will never merge the trees in to one so that a match can reveal lots of other people in another tree, to my own. Matched trees and subsequent invited users will be a part of BOTH trees, not a single larger tree, requiring that the user then start updating both trees. Is that correct?
Forgive me for trying to be so clear it's just rather confusing. Contradicting your post, when it comes to family, there is only a single truth - people can't have a difference of opinion about an ancestor - you either are or are not related. I see what you are trying to ensure, control, privacy, etc. but Smart Matching seems to still only give you access to more/better data than what you might already have while preventing collaboration on a single tree of related parties.
I see for basic subscribers (lots of moikreni and dynastree subscribers) this disables email contact with members you have never contacted before. So for someone to contact me about a smartmatch, they have to be a paying member. They have to pay myheritage to see my data. Looks like I will be turning smart matching off...
It is weird. As a basic subscriber we are allowed to copy another members data, but we cannot contact them?
Actually I am a Basic subscriber (Moikrewni/Dynastree transfer so I have unlimited tree and 2.5GB space).Before the new enhanced smart match I was able to use contact user.Now with the new release I cannot.Fair enough though, I knew that my account only includes basic smart matches, and that changes were coming. The same way my account is not ad free.There are no ads now, but I suspect they are forthcoming.
What does it mean, there is a 5,000 merge limit? I have almost 33,000 people in my project and have been a member for three years. How do I know how many merges I have done? My merge button is no longer available and I have uninstalled and reinstalled the current version of the software. Without merge capability my premium membership is worthless!
I upgraded to a Premium account several weeks ago but I am no longer able to merge Smart Matches? My whole purpose of upgrading was for this ability. Is there a limit? If so, then what's the point of upgrading?