I've been noticing for months that during the resolution of data conflict charts, all the choices (the ones I highlight in green) become registered on the resulting profile EXCEPT the birth and death location information. In those cases, Geni always retains whatever data was in the main profile at the time of merging.
Most people assume that their selected data will become part of the profile and don't doublecheck it. In this way, much valuable information is being lost during the merge processes.
I wrote to Geni's Help team and they said they were unaware of this and wanted examples. If you have this problem, could you please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org attention Ashiya (refer to case [#OIQ-641928]:).
In general, the Main profile's place of birth, death and burial is ALWAYS kept, no matter what you choose. This always happen, and one always has to go back to the profile and re-add or edit when it gets wrong. This should be easily verified: Try merging a profile with blank place entries as main with one that has places added.
Noah Gregory Tutak@Noah: this is definitely a problem that your engineers/technicians need to address. I imagine it's a small fix, but an important one. Thanks!
Noah, I hope this works.
http://www.geni.com/profile/resolve/6000000006124028786 The resolve screen
I selected everything in left (main column) except middle name (I selected 'Hadvide') and death location (I selected Lorraine, France rather than Namur, Belgium).
I clicked "Save" and was returned to the main profile Hedwige de Namur
where I found the new middle name added but the death location still says Namur, Belgium.
Noah Gregory Tutak - I posted some snapshots in my error report: [#BWT-837702]: "Data conflict location data not saved", dated December 12.
Here are the before and after snapshot in my error report for 6 weeks ago:
You can reconstruct this error with any merge.
Bjorn, this is exactly what's needed, but I'm not technologically savvy enough to do screen saves. Could you send this to Ashiya with the Case # above to provide an example as she and Noah requested? If they didn't address it 6 weeks ago they need to now. Just think of several months of incorrect data being saved....
Pam: You use a key in the top right of your keyboard you probably not have used before: [PrtScn]
Hold the Alt key down to only dump the active window.
Then you do a simple new, paste in your favorite photo program or even a new word document.
Anyhow: As I told I reported this error for six weeks ago with those images, but I can bump the error.
i have a problem with fixing data conflicts after merges.
For several weeks I have been trying to fix data conflicts for Erispoë II de Vannes, Roi de Bretagne, a profile for which I am a manager and the curator but each time I try to save the chosen data I get this message :
We are experiencing technical difficulties
Can anyone tell how to get it right?
Private User report it to Geni. Even email the link to Mike Stangel. I had two like this that were stuck for 6 months that Mike fixed. I have another one now. I tried everything and looked at it from every angle with the previous ones.
The link is Erispoë II, king of Brittany
Nominoë, king of Brittany, his father, was the one that was "vandalized" - stripped of all information and is pending a merge also. I would first clean up Nevenoe. Which I will leave to you JF.
Mike Stangel you've fixed it OK