I'm new to wikitree. My question is, why is it so hard to add people. I understand that you don't want a bunch of duplicate profiles, I have no problem with that considering the massive amount of duplicates I've cleaned up at familysearch.
What I want to know is why once I've linked or "matched" with someone already on the tree, why can't I add their other children from my gedcom? I'm talking about children that have no 'suggested matches' and have no hits in the search. Are you truly going to make me enter those siblings by hand (my grandmother has 11 siblings), then match them to my gedcom (don't forget to copy their id number), find them in the gedcom list, click compare, paste in the id number I just made, compare what I already know is the correct information? I won't do it, I've already added them multiple times in 30 years. Why did I bother to pare down a gedcom to use here if you weren't going to let me use it in the most efficient manner?
I assume that many people who use this site are in the same boat as I am. I want to know how this helps others with their genealogy? If I haven't added a sister to my ancestor that someone is looking for how does that help anyone make the connections they are looking for?
I may just be mis-understanding how this is supposed to work, as of now, I find this site quite cumbersome, the interface very redundant i.e. typing in the information (again), clicking, copying, pasting, switching windows, hunting for the window I want in multiple open windows, etc.
Also it seems something may be wrong. When I was finally able to "add 'so and so' as father" it opened a new window that asked me if I wanted to change the information for the father (including the name! what? no!) or remove as father and I saw nothing that said "congratulations you finally found one" or "confirm add as is". I'm hoping this is a link issue.
One last thing, since I'm already up on this soap box, why are we having to weed through women's married names, in searches again. I was told, very early on in my research by a long time semi-professional, never use married names for women, it's confusing. Consider my g-g-aunt she was married 4 times before she died at 36, with all her married names it will take up my whole screen. Why are we, in modern times, making the same mistake our ancestors did by obscuring (or losing) women's birth names. It seems to me that it wouldn't be difficult to add "alias" fields for married names. Or at least let us old timers turn off viewing of married names.
Thanks for listening if you made it all the way through this wall-o-text. My frustration may be getting the better of me, I'm going to take a nap now.