There's a fairly large tree of profiles descended from Johann Michael Bauer that were created by someone who abandoned Geni the same day. They are all related to my step-father (there's a common point in the tree now). Is there any way to assume management of this section of the tree? They aren't particularly close relatives to me, but they've been sitting there a while and no one is managing them, and it would save me some time in entering these profiles one by one.
And if this is possible, there's a portion that is marked private that I should obviously not be handed control of. Distant step-relatives I've never met and all.
OK, for whatever reason, the top of the tree still has the manager listed, so can't be "taken over as abandoned." However the wife Christina Rosina Bauer shows as without manager, so go for it, fast. :)
Remember the crossed out me. I bet it's the same thing that happened with my old profiles, Only the Techs can change the management of the file.
Oh gosh, I bet you're right.
Did you want to open a HELP ticket?
Erica "the Disconnectrix" Howton@eric
Make sure you send the techs the URL of one of the files with the crossed out name or the will not be able to find the right one
This is what I got from Geni help when I asked for management.
Thank you for contacting Geni. Please note that we are running a script to open up those profiles (managed by Brooklynn and Christian), which are outside of their max family group.
Thank you for using Geni,
The Geni Team
Eldon Lester Clark (Client) Posted On: 2010-Dec-17 11:59 AM
Not online since March 24, 2009 Brooklynn Rochelle Ussery
Not online since Oct 6, 2008 Private User
I would like management of their files
Ticket ID: FIQ-962053
Department: Geni Pro (priority support)
Hi, I have asked a number of times to do something with this guy. He seemed to have duped a file, and added it here. I believe part of his file was mine, because pictures I posted and took are on with his file. I would like to take his management over, so I can clean up the mess he has made. I know he is on the list here, and a lot of people have merge issues because of him. Thanks, and looking forward to hearing from you
Just wondering, has anyone reported Nicholas's tree as Abandoned in the reporting feature under actions? It is suppose to allow the turn over of such profiles.
Richard Arthur Neary, you're welcome to send me a message on duplicates you find. I might be able to get into some areas that you might not be able to. I'm part of that same tree he duplicated - in fact, at one point he had duplicated my entire family. I think Mimi's as well. I think he's got it on Ancestry now, which is why I've never been a fan of the Forest GEDCOM export - it is ridiculously broad and I'm glad they have now limited it.
I reported the Nicholas Bouchard tree as abandoned a very long time ago. I also submitted http://help.geni.com/requests/5890 way back in early 2011. Geni HAS done some things over the past year to help alleviate some of the problems, but as you have all noticed, there is still a long way to go.
One area of Nicholas' tree that is still bugging me has been assigned to a recently active user, Ann Beaulieu and I'm hopeful that she will soon begin to accept some of the pending merges and resolve some of the many zombies. Here are several examples:
David Lee Kaleita, I think I cleared all those up for you.
The Nicholas Ryan Bouchard thing still bugs me. As Richard said, he simply copied and re-uploaded thousands of profiles (back when we could do GEDCOM uploads), then scrammed. He's been completely uncommunicative and hasn't been online in almost three years and I'm still finding places where his duplicate profiles are blocking merges. Can't we officially declare his profiles (which were "stolen" in the first place) abandoned by now?
Nothing has been done about the profiles I mentioned above on Dec 21 2010. I think 2 years is long enough Customer Service
Private User Here is an example, my 4th cousin Dean Allen Wheelwright
All three managers have been reported but nothing has been done
I think the main problem as I gave an example of: Are they really abandoned?
Customer service does however have more indicators than we, in addition to see last login as curators can, they know if it is a valid email and/or if emails sent from Geni bounces.
The last one is not a good indicator either, because many providers does not give you a reply on valid emails anymore .