Why have we all lost our connections to the global tree? [closed]

+16 votes
It's Monday afternoon and I have just realised that EVERYONE seems to have LOST their global connections!!  Is there something happening?

There are NO connection boxes at the bottom of our profiles.

Is the connection finder working?

Am unable to test it since there is NO connection to the connection finder!!!!
closed with the note: Connection Finder now working again
in WikiTree Tech by Robynne Lozier G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
closed by Robynne Lozier
It looks like the connection finder is broken right now. Not the first time it happens. Last time that happened it came back after a couple of days. Could you add "bugs" as a tag?
Just to confirm, this is gone from my profile as well.

This has happpened before. I suspect it will return soon.
Thanks Isabelle. Have added the bugs tag.

Am also glad to know that this has happened before so its not my imagination!!

I don't recall that this has happened in the last 18 months I have been here at wikitree. Not that I can remember.

OK it has been down before...   (Dorothy says this happened back in February)

I have also just done a reboot to be absolutely sure that it was not just me!! (hides embarrassment).
Definitely not just you. I does not work for me either. Even Queen Victoria has no connections!!

On the other hand it's easy to not notice it, if you're not looking at connections the day it happens.

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OK the Connection finder is BACK!!   About 18 hours after I noticed it had gone.  Queen Victoria is an anchor.

And the profile for the week is a russian, with cyrillic writing I cannot read.

Can someone please write his persons name in ENGLISH??

On this thread will be fine. THanks.
by Robynne Lozier G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
selected by Jillaine Smith
OK - the home page says his name is Alexander Pushkin
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Noticed that too, Robynne. Thought I would post, but really wasn't ready for having others say that they'd had no problem. Sort of a "cheese stands alone" moment if you get my drift! But you are right...no connections at the bottom of our profiles. At least currently.
by Dorothy Coakley G2G6 Pilot (189k points)
February 13 notes a similar problem, with the answer that it's down for maintenance. The same situation?
The cheese stands alone bit really got to me Dorothy, thanks for the laugh, the cheese should never stand alone. You say it how it is an if they don't like it then tough. Don't reserve yourself for what others may think, you deserve more.
Now you got that song stuck in my brain  AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!  LOL
It would be nice if they told us - um is this in our feed for the day which I still havent read...
It has been removed from profiles temporarily. You can still see your connection to the queen from https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Connection .
Enjoy the song Robynne LoL
It's a children's librarian thing- we could switch to "the more we get together, the happier we'll be. " Okay so I've spent too much time recently connecting profiles.
Farmer in the Dell is fine. Please Dorothy, spare me getting THAT song stuck in my head. LOL

Btw, who is the link profile now that Queen Elizabeth got kicked? Are we using Queen Victoria now?
Well they were using Queen Victoria before the connection finder broke down. The question is if they will keep using Queen Vicky or change to someone else!!
"Cheese stands alone"  :D  immediately transported back to vacation bible school in early 1950's.  So now wondering how long the Farmer in the Dell is going to be playing non stop in my head
My work is done.


Exits whistling. " heigh ho , the dairy oh- the farmer in the dell"....
+16 votes
Thanks for reporting this, Robynne. It's not working for me either.
by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (660k points)
I also sent a PM to Eowyn as well as reporting this here!!
+11 votes
I just realized that too. Still happening, as of the last few minutes.
by Living Winter G2G6 Mach 8 (80.4k points)
+9 votes
I don't think it has anything to do with a problem or bug. I think it has something to do with this new GDPR about the information about living persons in Europe.
by Chris McCombs G2G6 Mach 6 (62.0k points)
I sure hope its not that!!!

I LOVE getting connections to famous people and finding out how I and my husband are related to all our distant cousins.
It's just temporary.
Yeah but several hours? A few days?

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