Comments on: New filtering options coming to new search The official blog of Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:51:21 +0000 hourly 1 By: Annie Annie Fri, 05 Mar 2010 17:25:47 +0000 Andy,
Thanks for the links – good idea!

By: Annie Annie Fri, 05 Mar 2010 17:23:59 +0000 Nancy,

There was an apparent crash of the blogs on Wednesday afternoon, 3 Mar. When the blogs came back, many of the most recent messages were no longer there.

By: Andy Hatchett Andy Hatchett Fri, 05 Mar 2010 03:46:01 +0000 Nancy,

There is no doubt that the Ancestry Message Boards are in dire need of re-organization and need to be more prominantly displayed.

One way that Ancestry could do this is to add the following boards as default entries on everyone’s Quick Links Menu.

Member Trees Message Board:

Ancestry Site Comments Message Board:

Ancestry Improvements Message Board:

Family Tree Maker Message Board:

That way they are accessable with one click from almost any page.

Of course, until Ancestry does that, members can easily add them themselves by simply going to each of the above links and when the page open click the “Add to Quick Links” link at the right end of the menu bar.

I’ve added them both to my Quick Links and saved them as bookmarked favorites in my browser so even if I’m not on the Ancestry site I can still get to them with a single click.

There will always be spill over- and the “hotter” the topic the more spill over there will be, unless Ancestry resorts to pre-monitoring Blog messages (and I really can’t see that happening at all!)

By: Nancy Nancy Thu, 04 Mar 2010 23:45:20 +0000 Anne, please clarify your post. It is clear from the #s posts are replying to that there are posts missing.

And, you know that other topics have always spilled over to the current blog because there isn’t a blog specifically for concerns/complaints. Many people have posted to the blogs rather than the message boards because they are easier to find, etc. etc. I believe that we discussed this issue in Provo. Are you saying that you now expect all of the comments to be on-topic?

By: Anne Mitchell Anne Mitchell Thu, 04 Mar 2010 20:14:35 +0000 Nancy, I’ve not deleted any posts, and I don’t think anyone else has either. And we only delete comments if they are spam or just not at all appropriate.

If you post comments one right after another or have some word that our spam filter feels is common in spam postings, your comment will be thrown into a queue for someone to approve, and it might take awhile to show up on the message board. I was called out of town unexpectedly on family business and was not monitoring my comment queue, which may have a couple of you wondering where your comments were.

Just a reminder, comments are supposed to be about the subject in the post, some how this became a free for all for trees! Naughty, naughty … you guys know better ;-) I have pointed the Trees Product Managers to the blog and they have reached out to a few people and posted elsewhere. If you cannot find a posting about the topic you would like to talk about, please go to the message boards and post there. You’ll find many a lively conversation, I promise! Or if it is a technical problem, please contact customer service.

I’ve seen here issues about missing data forms (as well as other places). As far as I can tell the forms are currently appearing, but we will keep an eye on it.

Happy Searching!

By: Nancy Nancy Thu, 04 Mar 2010 19:34:07 +0000 What is going on with all the deleted posts?

By: Tony Knight Tony Knight Thu, 04 Mar 2010 10:20:19 +0000 Edith #144

This seems to be a general problem, I am finding it, intermittently across the board

By: Edith Marks Edith Marks Thu, 04 Mar 2010 07:44:50 +0000 I’ve clicked on each of the Alabama Marriage databases and the is no search form, nor is there one on the Alabama Deaths database, I sure hope you don’t expect us to browse all those records.

By: Annie Annie Wed, 03 Mar 2010 22:44:26 +0000 Andy,

Dropping the number, since so many messages have disappeared/reappeared that the numbering is no longer relevant.

No red on black “captcha” today, so far.

By: Andy Hatchett Andy Hatchett Wed, 03 Mar 2010 22:24:31 +0000 Annie Re: #133

Indeed I do- and am very curious as to why since the info in that post is available right at the top of the page anyway.

btw- when you posted #133 did you again have to go thru your black and red screen?

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