Petition: Keep the "How are you related?" Box

Started by Private User on Monday, December 20, 2010

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  • Private User
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Private User
12/20/2010 at 10:11 PM

Geni plans to do away with the "How are you related?" box above profiles, reducing it to a small and obscure hyperlink within the profile which opens up to a new page.

We feel this is of great disadvantage to Geni users, especially novices. Why hide away Geni's most important feature?

Please sign our petition with an X to show your support to keep the "How are you related?" box above every profile. Thank you.

12/20/2010 at 10:32 PM

why on earth get rid of it? its a great feature as was most popular relatives and ancestors feature, can we have that back please?

Private User
12/20/2010 at 11:19 PM

Agree

Private User
12/21/2010 at 4:59 AM

Agree !

Private User
12/21/2010 at 6:10 AM

Agree

Private User
12/21/2010 at 6:55 AM

agree

Private User
12/21/2010 at 7:21 AM

I agree! keep it just as it is. A great thing to show new users and encourage them.

12/21/2010 at 8:36 AM

Absolutely Agree!
But I am rather curious to hear what Geni's reasons are ?

12/21/2010 at 10:22 AM

Please keep it! I use it all the time & really appreciate the info I get from it, not just how I'm related to someone, but having all the connections shown.

Private User
12/21/2010 at 10:27 AM

Agree.

Private User
12/21/2010 at 10:27 AM

Agree.

Private User
12/21/2010 at 10:41 AM

Agree. When I check "a path between" I discover new ancestors and go explore their profiles.

12/21/2010 at 10:42 AM

Where does this plan source from? I have seen nothing from Geni indicating a planned change like this.

12/21/2010 at 10:49 AM

Agree. One of Geni's selling points.

Private User
12/21/2010 at 10:51 AM

Agree

Private User
12/21/2010 at 2:03 PM

Agree.

12/21/2010 at 4:36 PM

Agree. Definitely keep. I use it similarly to Erica.

12/21/2010 at 4:36 PM

Agree. Definitely keep. I use it similarly to Erica.

12/21/2010 at 4:47 PM

Agree please keep

12/21/2010 at 6:40 PM

I like it - why else be a Pro member? Does it take too much computing power?

Private User
12/21/2010 at 8:11 PM

"how are you related is certainly a valuable tool for anyone wiht a large
record of ancestors. This is the first time that I have been able to reliably
say how I am related to someone 12 generations back in history.

Perhaps there is an expense to this feature that the company is trying to
eliminate. It would help if they would explain. The program appears to be designed to find those relationships quickly and easily.

Ethel Johanna Myers

12/21/2010 at 8:13 PM
Private User
12/21/2010 at 8:17 PM

Angus - did Noah ask you to sign this petition for him?

12/21/2010 at 8:49 PM

No!!!

Private User
12/21/2010 at 9:50 PM

David - My guess is that Gus was tagging Noah for the purpose of drawing his attention to this thread.

12/22/2010 at 12:14 AM

Thanks Jenna that was my purpose...

Private User
12/22/2010 at 12:35 AM

Noah is aware of this thread.

I won't speak for him or geni, since I have no role in geni other than "user"... but, given my recent chats with Noah... I suspect this entire thread is based on a misconception.

Victor... I know your curator role gives you more insight into what geni is doing and/or is planning to do... but you really should investigate all the possibilities before assuming the worst.

Erica and any other curators here... if I'm right about from whence this came... I'm shocked that you did not piece together what Victor was talking about.

I'm even more shocked that you did not see through this as nothing more than a bad reaction to something that has not yet happened (and likely won't).

Jason P Herbert

Private User
12/22/2010 at 1:21 AM

Jason -

Thank you for clarifying this.

No decision has been made. As I understand it, at worst, the link will be moved - not removed. No need to panic.

Private User
12/22/2010 at 2:55 AM

Hey , good news all! Geni took heed of our cries and plans to keep the pathway box above profiles.

This petition was driven by a mock- up design created by the Geni team of the new profile page. Myself and others hoped that through this petition , we could everyone a voice to let Geni know how sorely missed this feature would have been. Today they responded with a new mock -up, returning the "How are you related ?" box back to profiles .

Thank you everyone for showing your support !

12/22/2010 at 3:20 AM

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