Why Have Problems with the United States Census, 1940, Never Been Fixed?
Almost from day one, the data warehouse of the United States Census, 1940, has suffered from problems that never seem to be fully overcome. The whole warehouse seems frail and sickly:
1) When reviewing record hints from profiles, the opening dialog box does not display a summary of the census record information; instead, there is this little infinitely spinning wheel.
2) When having completed an update to the index, the process of saving the update goes into another infinitely spinning wheel.
I am not an expert in relational databases; I know just enough to be dangerous. But, I get the impression that the table relationships are not set up correctly. That is just a hunch.
Although I (and, I suspect, a small army of others) have submitted a bug report about this, the problem never seems to get fixed, nor do I receive any feedback from FamilySearch. The problem is so widespread (though sporadic) that I cannot help but think that FamilySearch is aware of the problem. Why is there no overhaul after such a long period of time? Is the design of this warehouse ill conceived from top to bottom, beginning to end? What?
It would be much appreciated if there could be more feedback from FamilySearch about this. The silence and lack of movement is deafening. Hello? FamilySearch, are you there?