It would be nice if, on a family tree made on the website, when you click on an individual you could see who edited the person and what changes they made.
For instance, I can put in information about my uncle. My dad can edit it, my uncles wife can edit it, and my brother can edit it. My dad is more likely to remember where his younger brother was born, my aunt is more likely to remember what his birthday is, and my brother isn't likely to remember as much as either of them. If I could track changes, it would be easy to take the information that each individual would know the best and keep it in the tree, while getting rid of bad information and going back to something that was there before.
So if my dad were to add in his brother's birthplace and birthday, and my aunt came and edited the birthday, I'd like to know that she edited it to something new and keep her edit. If my brother then came and edited both the birthplace and the birthday to something new, I'd like to know that she edited them, and realize that my brother doesn't know that much about my uncle, and put back in what my dad and my aunt had put in.
Very good sugestion. I just posted a question asking if this was possible. Aparently not. The whole concept of "Family tree 2.0" where all are contributing with their own materil is very innovative, and exciting, BUT, you need to have a adminsitraoor role that can keep track of changes, evaluate if the change are correct, and even be able to approve changes if possilbe.
This is a wonderful sugestion. I would like to see specific changes to my tree by members of my site. It could be set up along the same format as the smart match where you see the original info next to the new info.
I would vote for this features as well. As the number of members on my site passes 40, I am seeing an increase in the number posting information and tagging and uploading images. The home page is full of notices that members have added people, facts or photos, but I have not found a way of checking to see what they actually did. I like the tagging of the information by who entered or edited it. In addition it would be useful to have a report of that information as I would also like to update my off lint genealogy software to include the new information and the source.
My site almost instantly outgrew the free version and I am now approaching the limits of the first paid level, with the site active for about three months. The activity is such that I can no longer manually track the changes.