Fay, you are in the wrong discussion, this is for abandoned profiles/trees, you want
After you post there, will you please return here and delete this message.
If Geni didn't auto-subscribe new members to 4-8 emails per day, they wouldn't switch all contact off or send Geni emails to the spam folder.
So many of my family have hit the roof this Christmas about the volume of crud geni sends them. My sister unsubscribed to all geni emails. I was wondering why she was blocking a merge - She didn't know about it.
This is a major turnoff to new users
Just checked it out..I'm used to it BUT can understand your argument. The response AND unsubscribe are quite close together AND if they are getting LOADS of notices of mergesand get flustered it would be quite easy to hit the wrong response....
A little more space between the options might resolve the problem....and if you unsubscribe, how to you re-subscribe.? How DO you contact people who did NOT enter their e-mail addresses.....maybe a pop-up if you hit the "UN" button that says "please let us know how to contact you if we have any questions regarding your request"
What do you think of that FIX, Paul??
My family has also complained about so many email. They hated being informed about celebrity relationships automatically. I tried when I first joined Geni to set MY settings so as to not disturb my family with every action I took, but it turned out that every one of them has to set their own settings. Most of my family ignores or has blocked the emails and I have received irate emails here from distant family members accusing me of spamming them.
I did send out ANOTHER mass family email explaining how to turn off notifications but who knows if they saw it. Many people are simply not as computer literate as the Geni staff thinks they are. My mother took a 2 year Pro membership but has problems finding her way around Geni.
And bravo Paul Zagoridis for pointing this out. I'm surprised it hasn't come up but I think the same people -- mostly computer literate -- are in the discussions because the others have been turned off.
I can see where this could be a problem, but settings can be changed. A lot of people do not explore and check out the Geni settings. I just got 35 emails from Geni this morning, however, they were notices of people following me, updates to discussions such as this one and most importantly, merge issues which will be the next thing I work on. I am not listing these as non responsive mergers who are active. When I have those problems, I try and contact them and resolve the problem. The issue of this discussion is the ones who have not been on Geni for a year or longer. Geni says that those public profiles will be released but I am not seeing that happen.
Aleksander Kink and Unknown Profile - looks same person, but he not answer any email
Bart Boon, last on line jan 3, 2010 no response on asked merges
Was hoping I'd hear from you Eldon...
Does anyone know if David Wooten is still active at all??
Have sent him several G-mails with no response....he was last on Geni back in June 2010 and is crucial to an MP....I have even G-mailed both his brothers asking if he was still active...and have had no response...
Re: <private> Wooten
If anyone has merge-issues with his profiles, please let me know. I have access to ALL of his profiles, as I'm both a Collaborator and an invited Family-Group member.
Of course this might require temporarily adding me to YOUR Family-Group, if you want to keep these profiles private.
Beth, we will have to agree to disagree. I have at least five inactive persons who control profiles of my close relatives. It would be great if these could be merged so the data was all in one profile. I have researched what I have but the others may have found data that I don't have. Their relatives may have personally known someone ho gave them information. For example, my fathers fathers 4th wife, now deceased, told me a lot about the family but now that information resides with only me. Also I have one surviving aunt who was with her grandmother when she died. I make this kind of thing public so others will know. Those who wont merge, hide this kind of data.
Like me. , I had this account for a year but it would not work for me, Fred reminded me of the site and I changed the webbrowser and it works perfect now. Saying that I do not believe I was blocking anything with the three entries I had, but sorry anyway.
Love to find a merge possibility but so far no luck, I have just under 83 people entered now, suppose not enough yet
Love the site :)
Eldon...thought I'd throw in my 2 cents...
Check the data conflicts....I have found a LOT of profiles where the conflicting info is living: false/true....then all you do is click 'false' and you have opened it to edit or merge..
Noticed some that were in ref to a reluctant person on profiles I was trying to get her to collaborate with me on...she refused..citing people merging wrongly....the people in question were born 1600-1700's so HAVE to be deceased (if not...I WANT to be related..need the good genes)..
Please note that I DID NOT create the data conflict...found it in the collaborators listing...I just RESOLVED the conflict.