We want Friends back + no Following of living profiles

Started by Private User on Tuesday, October 19, 2010


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Private User
10/19/2010 at 8:16 AM

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 :-)

Private User
10/19/2010 at 8:31 AM

Yes! Immediately, if not sooner.

10/19/2010 at 8:55 AM

I want friends back too!!!! What happened to our perfectly running support system? I was surprised to have the option gone this week. Big mistake of Geni, to omit "friends". "Followers" sounds like some demented cult of genealogists... We are all historical addicts true, but cult: NO!

10/19/2010 at 9:25 AM

Friends back!

Private User
10/19/2010 at 9:30 AM

Yes! Remove "following".
What's it good for anyway?

Private User
10/19/2010 at 9:42 AM

Me too - I want my Friends back and I don't want that I am followed without my permission.

Following should be different function to follow historic profiles.

Private User
10/19/2010 at 10:32 AM

I agree with AM in her opening post of this discussion.

Private User
10/19/2010 at 10:44 AM

Yes I
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

Private User
10/19/2010 at 11:00 AM

I would like friends back. I'm not comfortable with "following" I would like to have bookmarks back as well.

@Private User

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.

Private User
10/19/2010 at 11:02 AM

Additional: concerning bookmarks, i and others have previously asked for bookmarks categories to help us better organize. I would like that.

10/19/2010 at 11:06 AM

bookmarks back + friends + fix the new merge system so that the profiles actually stack together if you cant merge them

Private User
10/19/2010 at 11:09 AM

Sorry for extra comments. I have just discovered I am following a whole lot of new people who I never checked to follow.

10/19/2010 at 11:24 AM

FRIENDS BACK NOW,,,,,FRIENDS BACK NOW,,,, It wasnt broke, dint need to be fixed

10/19/2010 at 11:25 AM

drop the stalkers , and lets be abel to stack with out to merge again :-(

Private User
10/19/2010 at 11:25 AM

Again, sorry for more comments. I just went to undo all I'm following. I discovered have 1291profiles I'm following. This is a BUG. I did not do this.

Private User
10/19/2010 at 11:30 AM

I agree with Jason Scott Wills, please re-instate friends AND fix the profile stacking.

Private User
10/19/2010 at 11:42 AM

Sorry more comments. Not a bug. I know what has happened. I don't like it.

Private User
10/19/2010 at 11:43 AM

nr. 1 - Please give re-instate FRIENDS

Seeing my * stared profiles gone has upset me all day long.

nr, 2- Please re-instate STARS
What's going on in "Geni land. Since I thought it was some kind of "bug" I contacted "Geni Help" this morning.

Make things better not worse !!!!!

10/19/2010 at 12:32 PM

Agree! Absolutely

10/19/2010 at 12:45 PM

I also agree.
Friends with just reading (+ photos) rights are needed.

P.S. Following can remain only on Deceased Profiles - I want to know who is editing our common ancestors profiles.

Private User
10/19/2010 at 1:04 PM

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.

Private User
10/19/2010 at 1:55 PM

I agree:
return Friends as it was, preferably with the list it was before "Fixing" - remove the ones I did not add as friends or did not accept.

Private User
10/19/2010 at 2:16 PM

It just took me about 3 hours to remove over a 1000 people I do not wish to follow. I'm burnt out now.

Private User
10/19/2010 at 2:23 PM

I haven't added anyone to follow since it was implemented. I liked the whole friends and family thing, better.

10/19/2010 at 2:24 PM

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..

<private> Baldwin
10/19/2010 at 3:20 PM

Why not FRIENDS Circle and FAMILY CIRCLE..

Can invite people to either one...

I too, especially after the stalking incident with Mimi and Heather's outrage at having her family info on record...don't like the wording...

Keep wanting to look over my shoulder...

10/19/2010 at 3:26 PM

Motion seconded.

• 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,

10/19/2010 at 5:13 PM

Friends back please.

Private User
10/19/2010 at 5:15 PM


Private User
10/19/2010 at 5:58 PM

Please restore "Friends" - so those Special People --who have mutually agreed to do so -- can See (but not change) my tree.

Please eliminate Followers - available even to those Without my permission to do so.
Thank you!

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