Did you notice the tag-related changes to free-space pages?

+22 votes

Hi WikiTreers,

We released a few changes today, mostly related to tags on free-space profiles.

How we use tags -- here on G2G and all around WikiTree -- continues to evolve and improve. As many of you know, we're now in the middle of implementing a plan to use them to help connect Wiki Genealogists who are interested in the same topics.

Today the forms for adding free-space profiles and creating free-space projects got facelifts.

More significantly, for example, check out the free-space project page for the Michel Richard Interest Group. Note how the "RICHARD" and "ACADIA" tags are highlighted.

If you look under the "Collaboration" section in the right column you'll now see a button for posting here in G2G. This takes you to the Ask-a-Question form with the proper WikiTree ID and tags automatically filled-in. Posting means all these things happen:

  • The G2G question will appear on the Michel Richard Interest Group project page.
  • Members on the Trusted List of the project page will see the G2G question in their activity feeds.
  • Members following the surname Richard or the tag Acadia will see the G2G question in their daily e-mail update.
  • The Richard and Acadia genealogy index pages will link to the G2G question. (We'll be making better use of genealogy index pages for non-surnames soon.)

If you spot any problems or have questions or comments, post here.

Onward and upward,


P.S. Some of you (like eagle-eyed Philip) also noticed recent changes to the merge confirmation page. These are mostly just cosmetic, but there is some change in emphasis. The parents are now shown as the first thing to consider. We also put in a few extra warnings, e.g. if you're merging people with different genders (suggested by Eowyn long ago).

in The Tree House by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

1 Answer

+6 votes
This looks very helpful, Chris.  Thank you!

Related to the Merge Screen, I wonder if it would be possible, where the fathers' (and mothers') names are the same, to add a big Check Mark indicator so that we don't have to look at them closely...? For some reason, with the new colors, it made me look a bit harder, and if we had a checkmark (or some other designation), it would be awesome.

Thanks - Sharon
by S Willson G2G6 Pilot (120k points)
Good idea, S.

We could also have them not appear at all, or just say that they match.
I think it would be best if they appeared at least once, so people could verify that they were working with the person they thought they were.  An indication that they match would be great!

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