Why so many screen pages to add one new profile?

+4 votes
Right now to add a new profile, at least 4 screens:

1. Add the basic information for the new profile

2. Confirm that existing duplicate names are not the same profile (ALWAYS from people who did not bother to enter dates on their profiles)

3. Add other managers/trusted users to the profile

4. Edit the new profile to set certain/uncertain on all fields, and edit Wiki notes to add sources and additional details.

Ideally 1, 3, and 4 could be combined into a single screen? Plus using some better defaults to see if there are duplicates (+-2 years, require dates) can skip that screen too.

Actually, 5 screen clicks, because after #3 you are returned to the Profile view screen, and have to change to the Profile edit screen to change the data, though no data entry required just to change tabs.

This tedious process makes it very slow to add entire families or large groups for example.
in Genealogy Help by Bob Fields G2G6 Mach 1 (10.4k points)
edited by Bob Fields

1 Answer

+2 votes
Best answer
Hi Bob,

Sounds good. We're about to release some changes that combine #1 and #4.

I'll put your suggestion to tighten the search re: #2 on the to-do list.

Combining step #1 and #3 is something to think about; a larger change but a good idea.

by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
selected by Bob Fields
Bob, FYI, as of a few minutes ago some new changes are live. See http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:NewPerson

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