Provide some documentation on the Nov 8 changes to Recommended Tasks
Explain what the new options are. Explain the motivation for the changes, explain where the old list can be found. If the old list is no longer available my idea is to make it available again somehow.
The Recommended Tasks list was a very powerful tool. Ultimately it provided continuous, incremental steps to male FamilySearh the "best sourced genealogy database in the world".
It did this in 2 ways. First, it made it easy for patrons to focus their attention on people where work has already been identified. This will make their work more efficient. Second, many of the task in the list identify work needed to clean up changes. This is like a "source checker" in the vein of a spell checker. It identifies potential tasks to improve the quality of the database.
Also, the 2 new options are one time use tasks for beginners. That will severely limit their impact on the database. The old Recommended Tasks kept "giving and giving". FamilyTree keeps scanning for new tasks creates by your own work or created by the work others. Periodic checks of Recommended Tasks will yield productive work,
In any case "ABOUT RECOMMENDED TASKS" needs to be updated.
If the new Recommended Tasks is retained there is a very large amount of work needed in Help Center items.0
Hello, Douglas. I saw your post and wanted to ask you about it. You mentioned some changes to Recommended Tasks on November 8. I’m not aware of any changes, but want to help out. Can you tell me more about the specific changes you are seeing? When I visit recommended tasks today, I do see some suggestions to add information about parents and grandparent (if that information is missing). These “new visitor” tasks have been part of this feature for a few years now, but you only see them when you’re starting out. Below those, you can access the list of recommended tasks, which appears to be unchanged. Please see the screen shot (attached). Looking forward to your response.1
What I saw was only up for a day. It disappeared after my post. I don't think there any cause and effect. I call these sequences of events "coincidence disguising itself as intent".
This phenomenon makes it easy to spawn conspiracy theories.
I don't really care how but is as it was, and is what it is.0