Hello Family Search,
Upon login today, the layout for the profile pages or the "Person Page" had changed radically. How do I change the format or layout back to what it was just yesterday?
The option to switch back and forth between the Old & New pages has been temporarily removed. It will be put back soon according @lyleblunttoronto1 at https://community.familysearch.org/en/discussion/133351/old-person-page#latest
Thanks @lyleblunttoronto1! I was just coming out to let everyone know the toggle will be back in bit. Sam
Please please do not say that this "New Look" is going to be permanent in a couple of months. You will lose me for sure. I have spent many years and thousands of hours updating & cleansing FS for my area of Morayshire in Scotland. I've helped hundreds with their family histories. We have all had to take it on the chin with the clunky Search / Find input & output changes. But this new look is a bridge too far. I will walk & I'm sure many others will too. I would like to contact ScotlandsPeople and suggest they expand their site to accommodate the failings in FS.
Cheers The Noo
Ann Fae Elgin :-)
@annshaw3 Thank you for your post. Just to be upfront, I’m one of the Quality Assurance Engineers working on the New Person Page.
The person page is used more than any other page on the site. It’s vital that we get it right. There will be a period of time that both the old and the new page are available. We hope during that time we can make the New Person Page prefered over the current experience.
Please join the New Person Page Group at https://community.familysearch.org/en/group/316-new-person-page
The more specific you can be in your feedback the better we can address concerns.
annshaw3 I am sorry your first impression is that the New Person Page has so many flaws it will cause you to abandon FamilySearch. I suspect, however, when some of the new features it offers become known, it will be a magnet for many more wishing to take advantage of them. The main new feature I like is being able to add a connection to a person which is outside the normal parent / child / spouse options. Called "Other Relationship" the choices are Apprenticeship, Employment, Enslavement, Godparent, Household, Neighbor, Relative. I have inherited or discovered evidence of quite a few enslaved, business acquaintances, family friends and distant relatives who interacted on a daily basis with my ancestors, and now I can add this relationship in a way that makes it more searchable. Previously I could only connect two persons if they shared a memory item, and then the relationship wasn't really searchable.
I do feel bad that the text areas, Life Sketch, Notes and Discussions are not immediately opened up and visible to read when one lands on the page. For a collaborative environment, the collaborative elements should be the first thing visible, but I have expressed my opinion in the area that lyleblunttoronto1 has pointed out to you with a link. I advise you to join that group and provide actionable feedback.
If you still feel your contributions are not valuable enough, then I'm sure you will walk. But I am equally as sure your void will be quickly filled.