Better feedback when attempting to merge an already completed merge.

+4 votes

I forget if there's a specific spot for feature requests, so I'll suggest it here.

When a merge is proposed, it sometimes happens that one of the managers might only read the resulting email after someone else has already completed the merge. If one is to click on the merge related links in the email after that merge is complete, the resulting page might be a bit cryptic to some users. The result is the merge input page with the only clue that the merge has already been completed being the small line at the top that sais "Someone-123 is a redirected user, which cannot be merged".

I would suggest a more informative and obvious message, such as "This merge has been completed, click here to see the result".
in Genealogy Help by Roland Arsenault G2G6 Mach 5 (55.4k points)

1 Answer

0 votes
Best answer
Hi Roland,

Good to hear from you!

These situations will be more common now that MatchBot is at work. I'll improve that error.

by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)
selected by Roland Arsenault
Good to hear it. Alternative language might be: [Profile page; e.g., Carroll-1138] has already been merged into [Carroll-111]...
So I just got notices a merge request email I got and when I clicked on the compare profile link, I got a nice clear message informing me the merge has already been completed!

Awesome! Thanks for the quick response!
Thanks, Roland. I meant to post a little update here but you beat me to it. :-)

Related questions

+18 votes
1 answer
185 views asked Apr 9, 2016 in The Tree House by Dale Byers G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
+4 votes
1 answer
+4 votes
1 answer
96 views asked May 22, 2019 in WikiTree Tech by Kate Schmidt G2G6 Mach 9 (97.0k points)
+3 votes
1 answer
130 views asked Dec 28, 2017 in WikiTree Help by Tharon Rivers G2G Crew (600 points)
+2 votes
1 answer

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright