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Default browsing language on site
Peter B
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Hello,

Everytime I clear my cache in the browser or enter the site from a different computer, the language of the site is set using my location (IP) or Windows settings.

The problem with this configuration is that I like to comunicate in English, but everytime I need to set the site's language again & again.

Please add a feature that assosicates a user with a default langague.

Thanks 

Peter B
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RE: Default browsing language on site
Esther Weinberg
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Hi Peter, 

Your site changes the site language according to your IP address, and this is done automatically.  

What you can do is bookmark your site with ?lang=EN   at the end of the address.

For example, bookmark this:

www.myheritage.com?lang=EN

What this will do, when visited, is always go to your site and FORCE the language as English. It will not switch to another language, which it might otherwise try to do because of your location.

Another solution is avoid logging off every time. When you stay logged on, the risks are very minor, and cookies remain and remember your language preferences. This way visiting myheritage.com will keep you in English. But you have to log off if someone else is using MyHeritage.com on a different account on the same computer. 

Best Regards,

Esther / MyHeritage Team  

Esther Weinberg
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RE: Default browsing language on site [2]
Peter B
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Hey Esther,

I'm sure you are aware that a solution that requires "playing" with the bookmark URL isn't optimal. Not all users can perform these kind of action (especially when working with older people - which we have plenty of in family sites).

I've done what you said (changed the bookmark). but I would like you to consider the feature I've suggested in you future site enhancements. 

Please note that I'm not logging off every time. Sometimes I clear my cache & then it happens (as should). Just the process of manually forcing to change the language every time is quite reoccurring :-)

Moreover, I think there is a problem with the concept of using an IP to redirect the site's language. For example, I have a lot of family in the US that read & write in Russian (or family in Israel that uses English as their primary language in their day-2-day lives). I think a user should choose his language in his profile setting that will (only if he wants to) I think this feature can be added to the list of tools the site manager can change for his users.

Thanks for your replay. Will enjoy hearing more,

Peter 

 

Peter B
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RE: Default browsing language on site [3]
Esther Weinberg
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Hi Peter, 

Thank you for your comments and input.

I will make sure to pass it on to the appropriate department for consideration.

Best Regards,

Esther / MyHeritage Team 

Esther Weinberg
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RE: Default browsing language on site [4]
Peter B
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Hello Esther,

Did the considiration bear fruit towards my solution?

Thanks,

Peter

Peter B
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RE: Default browsing language on site [5]
Ilana Bierman
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Dear Peter, Thanks for your post. To date we have not implemented your sugestions.  Please note that I we have a long list of suggestions and requirements sent by our users everyday. We will let you know as soon as a decision is make regarding the implementation of your sugestions.

Many thanks for your patience. Best regards, Ilana

Ilana Bierman
Venezuela
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