New policy

Started by Private User on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Private User
11/28/2012 at 9:25 AM

"living people who have not joined Geni will become private and will not be searchable on Google"

if i'm not mistaken that would mean that many celebs who are now MP will become private...

Private User
11/28/2012 at 11:14 AM

Here is the quote from the Geni blog: "We’re increasing privacy – all profiles of your living relatives will now be private." It looks like all profiles of people who are living and connect to your own tree will now be private.

11/28/2012 at 11:29 AM

Private User Only living profiles that are unclaimed and not Master Profiles will be made private.

11/28/2012 at 12:14 PM

MyHeritage -- Snaps Up Geni.com
http://www.geni.com/discussions/115406?msg=834214

11/28/2012 at 1:56 PM

Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns - perhaps you can continue the discussion on the thread above - so ,amy are together:
http://www.geni.com/discussions/115406?msg=834214

Michael
11/28/2012 at 2:31 PM

i suspect this will involvle a run on profiles people trying to yank the mp stats off of them

11/28/2012 at 6:24 PM

@Peter Rohel come now... what's good for the goose, and so on ;) you posted on top of my thread lol.

Private User
11/28/2012 at 9:53 PM

Private User - based on the fact that only a public profile can be turned into a Master Profile, how can we make profiles of living people into Master Profiles now?
I noticed that a great amount of people in the royal and noble lines are private profiles now since we only had put the MP status on the most known persons, not the spouses as an example, even if they indeed are "public notability".

11/29/2012 at 3:29 PM

Private User I think Curators will have a tool to make notable living profiles Master Profiles if there are no users in that profiles max family.

Private User
11/29/2012 at 4:37 PM

Private User This whole max family for MPs and even merges is a PIA. I posted in another discussion about one experience I had with a private profile when the Check Public tool was still working. There were 28 in the max family and none of them were active. I also could not make public one where the estimated death was in the 1700s. Private profiles should be made public automatically when they are 100 years old, not just ignored. This is especially true since Geni's focus is going back to the one tree concept.

12/2/2012 at 8:54 PM

Private User so am I to understand that all profiles of people who are deceased will become PUBLIC? Even those that are in my generation? In my direct tree? I'm very concerned about the invasion of privacy here. When Geni made our circles closer - 3 generations out, it seemed like I still had some privacy. If all of the privacy goes out the window, then I'm seriously thinking of deleting my profiles and going back to Ancestry. This will become one big privacy breach.

Private User
12/2/2012 at 11:14 PM

Still some time until they get to work, abut I have asked in a curator discussion that Geni officially clarify this issue.

The only thing that as been said is about restrictions: You will not be able to make a profile of a living person public, and the only exceptions will be Master Profiles where the curators will get a special tool for that.

You cannot conclude the opposite form this: That you are forced to make the profiles of deceased people public, something that would be very wrong if you for example have a deceased child or little brother.

12/2/2012 at 11:58 PM

There is the option to delete those living profiles that family has not claimed and work on the rest of your tree, entering only the Private family that need be to make a connection with another Claimed family member.

I have changed most of my living family to initials with no other data. Once the profile is claimed they can change it to what they want along with their decendants and immediate family.

Private User
12/3/2012 at 1:32 AM

Why?
You are just destroying the tree for the other users.
Geni are not to loosen up on privacy, only the opposite

12/3/2012 at 7:06 AM

It seems odd that you can't add profiles for living people. Without that option the tree will have lots of holes in it.

12/3/2012 at 7:22 AM

Not only "holes" here and there! The starting point is most often living persons. My mother is living, but cannot handle a computer. I use to show this about her tree and she enjoys it very much. she is the one who has entuziasmed me and is very fond of the fact we "young" living keep in contact.

Private User
12/3/2012 at 7:43 AM

Beth Beeman, - where did you get the idea that you cannot add profiles of living people?

What changes is that profiles of living people cannot be public profiles and indexed by Google anymore.

Just add them as before and people in the family-group will not see any difference anyhow, except the green blob telling that is is a public profile people outside your family-group, - and Google, are able to see.

12/3/2012 at 12:13 PM

I may have misread your earlier post

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