WikiTree Website Enhancements

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Hello WikiTree,

I have noticed a few tweaks to the website recently.

What are some of the planned WikiTree website enhancements?


Steven Walker

in Genealogy Help by Living Walker G2G1 (1.1k points)
I know what you mean.

When the changes first happened, I was going, "Where the heck is the 'New Profile' link?"  Well, it wasn't really hard to find, and I actually like the new interface, now that I know where things are.  Nice to see the folks at WikiTree continuing to try to make this great site even better!

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Thanks, Steven and Fred.

The new toolbar still needs a little tweaking, so let me know if you have specific suggestions.

One thing on the near horizon: Signing of the Honor Code. Currently new members are expected to agree to it, and all members are expected to abide by it, but there's no real tracking of this.

Soon you'll be able to click to "sign" the Honor Code. Members who don't sign it will end up having their powers limited. It will be a bifurcation into two member classes: Wiki Genealogists, who sign the code and lead the site, and Family Members, who don't have to sign the code but can' t do as much. We already make that distinction conceptually but this will formalize it.

We'll be creating a badge that says you signed the Honor Code. This will go on your profile. It will be part of a broader badge system. We'll make the monthly Club 100 and Club 1,000 part of this, and over time add other badges. I think some will be ones that members can award each other.

Let's see, what else ...

There will be some significant behind the scenes changes in Find Matches. We're improving the search engine there. It will change the interface a bit, but not too much.

The bigger thing you'll notice, but this is much further down the road, is an expansion of Find Matches. We'll start doing automatic suggested matches.  Every night it will do a batch of names. When the search engine finds a high-probability match it will send a merge proposal to the profile managers.

Post here if you have suggestions for future enhancements.
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)
It would be nice if there was a way to view a pedigree and browse backwards or forwards through it by "dragging" using a left-click hold on the mouse.
Still waiting on the name search enhancements. We really need to be able to filter and order results by date (birth/marriage/death). On common names, with more than 100 matches, it is not possible to tell if there are additional matches not shown, making it impossible to find the lowest numbered (earliest) duplicate profile for merging.

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