User talk:Scrapscot



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Confusing and unfriendly family tree website [12 June 2009]

Moved from User:Beth's talk page.

This is the most confusing and unfriendly family tree website I've ever encountered!! I think I'm going to give up!! You have all my uncles and aunts as still living even after I've entered their death dates!! Beth, are you related to me or are you just someone who edits these pages?--Scrapscot 10:35, 7 June 2009 (EDT)

Hello Scrapscot, i am sorry that you find the website confusing and unfriendly. If you have a specific complaint, I recommend that you post your complaint on Dallan's User page. To do this go to User:Dallan and select Talk. Then select Add topic and enter a topic name and your message and select save page.

There are many friendly people on WeRelate who are happy to help you. On the home page select the Watercooler from the drop down menu and ask for help by adding a new topic and entering the data and saving.

Regarding your family, no I am not related. I am a volunteer administrator and I am merging duplicate pages. To learn more about this project go to the home page and select the community portal. From there select duplicate review and you will be on the project talk page. From there you can select the project page.

You may merge your own duplicate pages; I belive that if you have 100 or more duplicate pages you were sent an email months ago regarding the duplicate pages. If you would like to check for duplicate pages, select My Relate on the menu and check for duplicates.

Your pages appeared to be duplicates with another user's pages, and I merged them. Please reference the specific pages where your uncles and aunts are shown as still living even though they are deceased and I will be happy to help correct the problem. You can reply here and I will watch your page and answer back. Have a great day. --Volunteer AdministratorBeth 11:52, 7 June 2009 (EDT)

Hi, I am Solveig, another volunteer admin. You may have found a bug or the instructions may be hard to understand. I usually help with the text. Dallan takes care of the bugs. It is a new system ... and we still occasionally encounter a few problems. We need users help to find these problems. So, if you could be a little more specific. Are your people being marked living on the gedcom upload screen or on generated pages? Which pages? Generally speaking, once a death date is added the page is no longer considered living. Is the page title still reading "Living xx? If you have encountered a bug, I appreciate your pointing it out. There is a lot of code, sometimes the bugs are hard to anticipate or find. We will need to know the name of pedigree manager you are using.

If your gedcom contains a copy of someone else's or if you share a common lineage with another user and they have already uploaded those common ancestors, there will of course be lots of duplicates. These are relative simple to merge, but it is time consuming. This is a community research site. We want to find duplicates, one page for each common ancestor. Finding duplicates means you are finding ancestors you have in common with another researcher. You can now easily collaborate with each other. Collaboration is what WeRelate is all about.

Let me know if you any other questions, and thanks for your input. --sq 08:57, 12 June 2009 (EDT)

CLARK3.GED Ready for Review [7 June 2009]

Welcome to WeRelate! WeRelate is different from most family tree websites. By contributing to WeRelate you are helping to create Pando for genealogy, a free, unified family tree that combines the best information from all contributors.

Now that you have uploaded your GEDCOM, your next step is to preview what your pages will look like and combine (merge) people in your GEDCOM with matching people already on WeRelate. When you have finished your review, your GEDCOM will be imported. Click here to review your GEDCOM.

--WeRelate agent 14:05, 7 June 2009 (EDT)