Recent email titled 'You are invited to discover your 's wedding anniversary!'
Here is what the email says:
We've compiled life events of your to commemorate anniversary.
This is a very badly worded email where we're not told WHOSE wedding anniversary we should look at. Our grandma's? Our spouse's? Our non-existent own wedding anniversary? I spent about 10 minutes trying to figure out if my account got stolen because I have no wedding anniversary to celebrate and the email implied I should be celebrating one and frankly, the wording implies I should be celebrating my non-existent own anniversary.
Not everyone is married. Lots of my ancestors were single individuals. I wonder if you thought about what it implies to single individuals who receive this email with no indicator of what you are supposed to be looking at and they don't have weddings or anniversaries to celebrate? I would recommend being very careful sending these kind of blast emails where the system isn't picking up data. The recipient could misconstrue the information and find it highly insensitive and offensive. I've turned off my email notifications from family search so that I stop receiving this kind of message.
It's clearly missing a relationship term: the bot generating the email ran into some sort of bug. It was supposed to say something like "...your grandmother's wedding anniversary" and "...life events of your grandmother to commemorate...". (Replace "grandmother" with your deceased relative of choice.)
You can unsubscribe from all such fluff by going to your account settings (on a main FS page, not here in Community).2
This is really bizarre.
I have forwarded it to a FamilySearch Employee who I expect will look into it and report back.
I have seen messages like this for deceased ancestors but never for myself.
but I would not expect that a person who is not married would receive a message like this in the first place.
BUT honestly I would not expect anyone to have gotten this message - if it referred to themselves.
Makes no sense. very bizarre,1