I work for Geni.. sorry to hear of the difficulties! I suspect the reason why no one else has chimed in here, is because the problem is not very widespread. The normal procedure would be for you to open a support ticket at http://help.geni.com but that'll eventually come back to me (in this case, at least) so let me see if I can just help you right here.
I suspect the problem is that your "cookies" from Geni have grown too large. One of our curators recently reported the same problem, and she's going to help me diagnose exactly where the problem is. In the meantime, I suspect you can resolve the problem (at least temporarily) by clearing your Geni cookies as follows:
1. Log out
2. Visit http://www.geni.com/login/clear_cookies
Give that a try and let me know if it resolves your problem.
Mike at Geni
Pam, there should always be revisions whenever a project is edited. Those revisions will show up in your list if you are following those projects.
The newsfeed rules are a little more complex and I'd have to say probably less reliable. I'd have to look at a specific case to tell you why you were (or were not) notified of a change via your newsfeed.
Thank you Mike ( and David for your observations)
My newsfeed issue has been ongoing for many weeks now and is in reference to projects already updated /edited in that day.
Updates however, do show up in the Revisions list. No problems there.
By the way, are you aware that it is possible to edit a project without first becoming a collaborator ?
I am sure you have more pressing issues to attend to than my newsfeed notifications.
Can anyone please help merge these profiles. I have tried intermittedly for about 2 hours, compare profile screen freezes, spinner continues.
System generally seems very slow.
Anyone getting the same message in their newsfeed ?
The profile Grace Jobe was only added today.
This message is repeated a number of times to Fred, and now to Shmuel as well.
Grace Jobe » Shmuel-Aharon / שמואל-אהרן Kam / קם: Hello Am mary , i saw your profile today and became interested in you, i will like to know you the more, and i want you to send an email to my mail so that i can give you my picture for you to know whom i am. Here is my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) I believe we can move from here. I am waiting for your reply in my mail don't send it in the site. Remember the distance or color does not matter but love matters allot in life (email@example.com)
This message was sent to Sheila Engelbrecht as well. She got another strange one yesterday from another profile. I wonder if it does not have something to do with yahoo. Sheila has a yahoo e-mail address. I have noticed a lot of these strange messages in my newsfeed over the last couple of weeks to different people.
it's only for two days now and always if i visit the geni-site. tomorrow I will have an extra check to be sure, but I becames somewhat 'anxious' I planned to write the text already, for you can not 'knip & plak' it and I get a very long list of sitenames etc. all in California. So no panic, just awareness....
I find that the place names software seems to be in a bit of a mess.
Insert Lodz, Poland and it will turn into Lodz, Lodz, Lodz (I presume in Polish) Poland.
Insert Amsterdam as a place name and somehow it becomes Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland.
Leiden is also duplicated and turns into: Leiden, Leiden South Holland, The Netherlands.
Mike, any chance of a fix for this soon?
Pam Karp, when you are using the simple place name field Geni are using Google Map to give you suggestions. This both means that you will never be able to enter historical place names or other then the English variant of it. Any errors should probably be directed to Google ;-)
Depending on your browser setting previous names you have entered wil also be suggested.
The simple solution is: Stop using the simple name field and click edit location details and enter whatever you want.