Suggestion: Relationship finder, from single profile to all closest notables.

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Relationship finder is one of the most interesting, and fun parts of wikitree. It's great that it is kept fresh too, by changing suggested searches each week. It would be interesting though, to be able to only enter 1 profile, for starters your own, and have wikitree show you say the top 5 or 10 famous, notable people within connection range of your profile. Hopefully you understand what I mean. I am 20 steps to Queen Elizabeth II, it would be fun to see how many famous people are closer, or perhaps a little further.

What do people think?
in WikiTree Tech by Ben Molesworth G2G6 Mach 4 (41.4k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
Hi Benjamin,

Perhaps you would like to make some assays using the "Connection Finder" this way:
This is a good point. I do this already anyway, but it is a good point. Because my connections always come through my 8×great grandfather, I look for relationship connections to him, of which there are many, because of his close connection to royalty.

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I'm sorry but while it would be nice, it is just not possible.

The reason is because every night when the servers do their updating, they would be doing nothing BUT connections for every profile every night and none of the other updating would ever get done.

That is why there is a restriction on how many connections each profile  can make.

Don;t worry. you are not the first person to have asked this and you won't be the last.
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (867k points)
selected by Ben Molesworth
Oh well. Maybe it will be better capable in the future.
"It's just not possible.."
Maybe right now, but I think our goal should be, someday.

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