Need help merging some public profiles on a tree I want to merge with my own (once the other is cleaned up). Unknown Profile and Sophi Jane Singleton are sisters in this tree and are the same person.
The owner of this tree appears to help uploaded it in January 2009 and has not logged on since. It's a very useful tree, if a bit sloppy, so I would prefer to clean it up and incorporate it, but the owner ahsn't responded to requests that I made long ago.
Curators can see the date of last login, so they have the information necessary to report abandoned trees to Customer Service. March 8th is the date that Mr. Davis added both (!) of those profiles. Given the slight variance in spelling of both the first and middle names, I'm guessing he was trying to preserve both, the with possibility that they might be different people (twins??).
Curators can merge public profiles, so until you get into the private tree you don't necessarily need the help of the (inactive) manager.
When a profile is reported as an abandoned tree, Customer Service can run a task (if the person has not logged on for 9 months) that reassigns management to a nearby relative, if one is available.
Ann, this is a major gripe of mine. There is no reason that this information is now reserved for curators. The have enough to do without wasting their time reporting abandoned trees. Maybe Mike Stangel and/or curators can give a reasonable explanation why it has to be this way.
Eldon the activity tab has "private" and "public" stories... if I remove someone (ex-spouse) from my family group, that person will only see activity stories on content in the public space (adding/editing public profiles, contributing to public discussions, projects, etc.). It's possible to be in Geni and work in your private tree without generating any public activity stories.
Yacov I agree with you 100%. What I am doing now is looking at the activity tab if possible. If no activity is shown, I report as abandoned. If this makes more work for the Geni staff, so be it. They have asked for it as far as i am concerned If there is no other option, i will say the merge is no good.
Regarding privacy, if you manage a "public" profile, I feel like you've given up at least a small measure of privacy (intentionally or not). It's not like I want to see this guy's status for its own sake, just in relation to a public profile I want to merge.
Regarding this specific example, I see that Eldon has greased the skids, so thank you there!
Keep in mind that you don't need this guy's help to merge those public profiles! Just post 'em over on the "ATTENTION Curators, please assist" discussion: http://www.geni.com/discussions/80793 and they can merge those profiles.
Private User has 16 users in his family group. Have you asked some of them to help you merge private profiles in the tree? One of his sisters was last online 2 days ago -
Patricia Vyolet Martha Albano.
Last Online - colour coded time frame
Previously all users could see last login date. Currently it is shown for collaborators and curators. A user may want to be able to show their last login (to all user or just to family members) but are unable to - even when they want to - without collaborating first.
When other users and potential collaborators (or your stalker or your boss!) view your profile, they don't really need to know the exact date of your last login - a time frame would do.
How about a colour coded Last Online? For example:
Red - more than 9 months ago - feel free to report as an abandoned tree.
Orange - within 1-9 months - send your requests but don't hold your breath.
Green - less than a month ago - a possible Geni-addict ;-)
I have Cherry's on my half-brother's family.
Anyone have any information on James Cherry born Feb. 5, 1827 in Ohio, died 1899 in Illinois? He was married to Eunice Terry and also her sister Cornelia Terry. I already have the kids, but I'm looking for the parents of James Cherry. I'm dead-ended on him, and would like to build up his tree.