There are several users who are unhappy with the new system of Following.
If you add a comment/sign this thread it means that you:
1. Want to have the Friends option back - a way to share information and give some people view-only access to your tree
2. Want to remove the option of Following for all Living and Claimed (=Geni members) profiles
This is not a thread for discussion, and if you like the current system, create another thread to say so :-)
I would like friends back. I'm not comfortable with "following" I would like to have bookmarks back as well.
Somehow this morning I was automatically following you after having read one of your posts. I unchecked follow. I never checked follow in the first place. I don't know how that happened.
I agree with Jason Scott Wills, please re-instate friends AND fix the profile stacking.
Agree, it was a big drawback.
I had bookmarked a lot of profiles because they were profiles I should do something with later on, and I had invited a lot of friends to give them a read-only access to my tree.
Now both groups is swallowed by the Stalker lists, and the most annoying thing is that there is no approval of who is Stalking me. Before this change only my collaborators could follow my merge activities, - by inspecting my profile.
It was not only your Friends that were converted to Following, pending requests of friendship as well - you are now publicly following people that you sent a friend request to but it was never accepted nor rejected. Also bookmarks of private profiles were changed automatically to Following. So much about privacy..
• Friends back please.
• Photo rights revamped.
• Tree view only access granting.
• Tracking of public historic profiles.
I regard the conversion of people’s bookmarks & pending requests to 'stalkers' as a particularly sinister way of flexing corporate muscle. Please do not take that road again.
Encouraging entry & maintenance of "private" info's one day & outing it the next - is a no go - no matter what any consent agreements & fine prints may state. We all know that our info might eventually get exposed, it's the Internet right, but to have it forced out into the open deliberately & without consent? No, never.
Keep access to close & personal 'stuff' on mutual grounds as much as possible - users to user & user to Geni - or we will be moving away from a positive collaboration environment towards a more cold & unfriendly place where trees do not grow.
All the best to everyone,