. . . a single, collaborative world family tree . . .

Started by Peter De Bie on Friday, August 12, 2011

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8/23/2012 at 1:50 PM

re: language changes randomly ....

Not specific to Mac's; also happens on Windows machines. (happened to me once today, too.)

12/5/2012 at 12:40 AM

I've joined this discussion when it has been going for a year so my contribution might be out of date: however, isn't at least a partial answer to this issue is for Pro users to 'adopt' (perhaps via collaboration of adding to a project) non-pros who have a shared interest in our mutual trees?

It seems to me that such a mechanism would avoid much of the abuse that is perhaps behind the restrictions placed on non-pro users. (By this I am not implying that non-Pro users are the cause of all the problems - indeed most of the issues I have are caused by inactive users who won't respond to my requests to collaborate and who have marked key records as private')

Regards

Will

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12/5/2012 at 1:09 AM

re: "however, isn't at least a partial answer to this issue is for Pro users to 'adopt' (perhaps via collaboration of adding to a project) non-pros who have a shared interest in our mutual trees?"

Yes, absolutely, and brilliant. I send collaboration requests regularly now with merge requests and I'm so glad I do. It's the way to get people involved and let their passion for genealogy loose on Geni, which benefits us all.

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3/7/2014 at 12:26 PM

In response to other comments concerning membership and fees....

In trying to decide whether I wanted to be a part of the collaboration pool, I read several of the comments posted.
Ancestry makes a lot of extra money by offering monthly memberships. To be a little more precise, $120.00 a year more for the world membership. There are a whole lot of people out there doing family histories who don't have $200-$300.00 to lay out in one lump sum, but if they're serious enough about doing the history, they can find $35.00 a month, and will pay it several months in a row.

After they have realized the value of a site at that price, they start looking for ways to buy the yearly membership. Pretty much everyone receives a large enough amount of money at some point, for whatever, which they will choose to invest into a yearly membership.

In the meantime, you are collecting the data, pictures and documents which they enter into their trees. It becomes a win-win situation. Something to seriously consider.

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