I am getting sick & tired of having 54 (or whatever number) "smart" matches and only 3 are actual matches. Enough already...
Either come up with better matching algorithms (not just matching ONE letter in the first name and ONE letter in the last name!) or allow us to turn the blasted thing off! Also, if a name is rejected one time, it should STAY rejected, even when someone "republishes" their tree...So tired of rejecting the same names over and over every month. Seriously reconsidering my renewal because of the pathetic "matching".
I know, I know...Thanks for the suggestion. I will forward it to the development team for future consideration.
I understand your concerned with the number of smart matches you are recieving when you research your family. It may sometimes be very frustrating to view the same matches over and over again.
As you might know the smart match list is sorted by quality, so you’ll see the best Matches first, but we also show you the other matches below, so that no information will be hidden, and all your research potential will be met.
If you find that a match is wrong you may mark the match as rejected and this will help you manage your matches and this also will help us understand that this should not be regarded as a Match in the future.
If you no longer wish to see Smart Matches™ for a specific person in your tree, sort your matches by people, select the person, and click on ‘View matches’.
You will reach the consensus page for all of the matches for that individual. On the list of all the matches is the ‘Reject all’ option:
Clicking on it will bring up the following window, with the option to ‘Ignore this individual altogether’:
If you would like to ignore the smart feature altogether, we have provided this option as well.
To update these settings for your tree on your family site, go to Family Tree > Smart Matches™.
Sort the matches ‘By family trees’ (this is the default setting). Next to each of your tree names, you will see the setting option, which will take you to the Smart Match™ settings for that specific tree.
To completely disable Smart Matching™ for this tree, un-check ‘enable Smart Matching™’.
Alternatively, to just not allow Photos to be copied through Smart Matches™ for this tree, un-check ‘allow managers of other sites to copy photos of matched individuals’.
Please note that the Smart Match™ settings are per tree, so make sure that you change them for all trees on your site.
Regarding our algorithms, we have recieved many requests to better the matching process and we will keep you updated if there are any new changes being made. Thanks again for your feedback.