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Paul Report 23 Aug 2007 12:26

Sorry but I cant see what everyone is getting excited about!

Sure the gaps are a bit annoying and i would love the reply box to be bigger - but this is clearly not "Shoddy goods" - it does exactly what it says on the tin.

I for one are delighted with the change and hope there will be many more,

Genes has for some time been way behind Ancestry (and still have a VERY long way to go) - but recent changes to Trees, and the general layout have been excellent (and have not gone far enough to my mind).

Well done Genes - keep it up!

Cheers...Paul (stirring a little :) )


Carol Report 23 Aug 2007 13:46

I have just gone into my Account and my maiden name is sitting there which I had deleted before. I erased it but a message came back I must enter my birth name. I re-entered it and pressed save and a message came up "That site name is already taken - please choose another". How the hell can I choose another birth name.


Carol Report 23 Aug 2007 13:48

Have just noticed as my message has gone on that my board name is now changed to my maiden name. What are we supposed to do when you cannot change it.


Carol Report 23 Aug 2007 14:02

Just testing - am unable to change any details in my Account just keeps coming up site name already taken - Help.

Christine in Herts

Christine in Herts Report 23 Aug 2007 14:20

I don 't know about your problem, Jo, but filling in the Community Name box (in My Account below the actual names info) solves the board-name problem from the change-moment forwards, but doesn't clear the historical problem. THAT NEEDS FIXING!

The character-limit has always been there, so far as I know - it's just explicit now. I fell foul of it when posting long lists of updates on Local BMD sites.

The My Tree Matches is hidden amongst the Search Trees options in the menu on the left. Not sure that it's called that, though... might just be My Surnames or something... I think it's the bottom one of three?

The loss of My Threads as an instant button is to be regretted. Getting around it by a specific Advanced Search isn't the same.

My internal jury is still out on the appearance. Some good, some bad... but I agree it's a bit bright on the eyes. Font size isn't a problem on Firefox or Camino.


☼ Orangeblossom ☼ - Tracy

☼ Orangeblossom ☼ - Tracy Report 23 Aug 2007 14:44

It would appear they are listening.

There is now a 'My Threads' option which shows all threads you have added to. I'm glad they brought it back!


Carol Report 23 Aug 2007 14:51

Thanks for that Christine have just entered board name under the community section which I hadn't noticed before. Just testing now.

**pink Candy**

**pink Candy** Report 23 Aug 2007 15:38

I was finally able to read all the thread today and your replies.

I have just checked my tree and it's there but some info missing.


Heather Report 23 Aug 2007 21:13

Tried again tonight to see if I could find what I'm looking for & I did. Updated what I needed to update & in fact quite like the new look now I'm getting use to it.


LB Report 28 Aug 2007 16:16

My 'Hot Matches' are still missing. They've been gone the best part of a week now. GR keep telling me they are there, but they are not....