The following announcement was posted to theÂ Ancestry and RootsWebÂ message boards:Â
The Ancestry and RootsWeb message boards were updated yesterday. While these updates did not include all of the features advertised last summer, you will notice significant improvements to the look of the boards, particularly on the thread and message displays. For instance, you can now choose to view more threads per page (up to 50), and you have a choice of viewing each thread in “Thread” or “Flat” view. Threads are now listed in order of â€œlast postâ€. This means that threads with the most recent replies (or new threads) are displayed at the top of the list making it easy to quickly locate the newest messages.
Other changes you should be aware of include:
- â€œMy Notificationsâ€ is now called â€œMy Alerts.â€Â
- â€œLinks & Announcementsâ€ is now called â€œBoard Information.â€
- The â€œCommunity Guidelinesâ€ have replaced the â€œBoard Rules.â€
- Registration is also now required for all message board posts to help reduce spam and enable message authors to keep their contact information current.
Important: If you have posted a message to the boards in the past using a â€œPost Nameâ€ and â€œPost Email,â€ they have now been replaced by your account user name and email on all of your posts.Â This is part of our effort to make it easier for you to update your own contact information.
To view and update your account username and email address, please click on the â€œMy Accountâ€ link in the upper-right corner of Ancestry.com or RootsWeb.com.
The Board Help and Board FAQ pages have also been completely updated. Links can be found at the bottom of all message board pages and they are a great resource to help you become more familiar with the boards and these updates. Registration is also now required for all message board posts to help reduce spam and enable message authors to keep their contact information current.