Maybe it's just me, but I don't think so ! - I'm wasting a lot of time (and a bunch of mouse clicks) with either confirm or mostly rejecting Smart Matches. If you look at the attached picture you can probably guess why I'm frustrated about the Smart Match feature.
How long will it take for a new and better algorithm to be implemented on your website? And a better option of selfdefining my settings and the Smart Match profile ?
At the moment I've got 15.648 Smart Matches that I need to go through and that would cost me a couple of new PC-mouses before I'm finished !!!!!
Please advise me of what to do now - Do I wait for a better algorithm and settings or do I have to live with the way it works for now ?
Please note that there are several aspects that the Smart Matching algorithm takes into account when it is comparing two people in two different trees. The main aspects are: name, last name, date of birth, relatives, etc. This is why in some cases, the system matches two persons that are not the same. For example: two cousins with the same last name and place of birth, a father an a son with same name and last name, etc..
I recommend you to take in count the 'match quality' percentage which will indicate you if it is an exact match or if it is not exact.
Please note that we are currently working on a new and improved version of Smart Matching, that will allow better control over the info displayed.
You can also ignore trees for which the matches suggested are not relevant enough.
Please do not hesitate to contact us directly to firstname.lastname@example.org for further comments or questions.
Even though the persentage is low there should be something that block matches like this...
The only thing I can find that are the same are some empty fields. Well both have no birth date and no birth/death place, both are dead. This gives 7%. Shouldn't different gender at least say that it is not a match? It is strange that we dont get milions of matches when this goes thru.
I hope the new version of smartmatch have tighter check of birth/death date than now. I have people born in the 1400th century which are matched with now living people.