Pending Merges showing different number of Pending Merges based on referring page

+7 votes
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So this is a little odd.   When I use the upper right main navigation Find > Pending Merges and choose "Pending Merges Initiated by Me" it shows that I have 6 merges pending and the url is:

 "http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:BrowseMatches&type=pending&order=dateup&canAct=0&requested=11457555"

When I then navigate to "Pending Merges Waiting for Action by Me" using the central navigation on that page, it works as expected, but when I navigate back to the  "Pending Merges Initiated by Me" FROM "Pending Merges Waiting for Action by Me" it only shows 4 merges pending and the url is now:

 "http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:BrowseMatches&u=11457555&type=pending&order=dateup&canAct=0&requested=11457555"

 

What's up with that?

in WikiTree Tech by Talicyn Daniels G2G5 (5.5k points)
retagged by Maggie N.

3 Answers

+4 votes
It says they are waiting for approval by another person on the other profiles trusted list and or a manager of the other profile(s). If you are not the profile manager for both then the merge has to also be approved by both person(s) Before a merge is completed. Go to help index click merging profiles.
by David Selman G2G6 Pilot (899k points)
Yes, but that isn't the issue I am having.  The problem is that the Pending Merges page shows different numbers of pending merges based on which referring page you are coming from.  It's almost like the link is interpreting “Pending Merges Initiated by Me” as a subpage of “Pending Merges Waiting for Action by Me” and only showing pending merges that have me as one profile manager, when it should be should all that were initiated by me.
+3 votes
This is somewhat of a glitch I have run into before. Apparently when you go the route you described you get back to "Pending Merges initiated by me" which are on your watchlist. In order to get all your pending merges you must click on "All of WikiTree" then "All pending merges" then "Pending merges initiated by me." Have no idea why it acts this way, but I hit it once in a while.
by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (466k points)
Thank You Shirley. This situation happens to me all the time. Early today it happened. Now I know why. I thought it was me.
+3 votes
Interesting discovery.

"Waiting for Action" is basically the same as "All Pending Merges", except it only shows the ones that are highlighted as fully cooked and ready to eat.

If you keep track of your proposals, it would be useful to have a version of this limited to Initiated by Me, but on the face of it that option isn't on the list, though you can get it by editing the URL (canAct=1&requested=1234567).

Going to Waiting for Action by Me only has the same effect as switching from All of WikiTree to My Watchlist.

What you've discovered is that if you then choose Pending Merges Initiated by Me, you get two things together, so what comes back is Initiated by Me + Waiting for Action + My Watchlist.

And if you then choose All of WikiTree, you've got to the desired invisible option, Initiated by Me + Waiting for Action + All of WikiTree.
by RJ Horace G2G6 Pilot (562k points)

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