What does notification "Promoted to Level 1" mean?
I just received the following email notification from FamilySearch Community: "Congratulations! You've been promoted to Level 1".
I have no idea what this is about. Does it pertain to indexing, or something else? What does it mean?
I am not connected with FamilySearch
I also received this email notification.
I was sent to a sign in page https://betacommunity.familysearch.org/en/entry/connect/oauth2?Target=https%3A%2F%2Fbetacommunity.familysearch.org%2Fen%2F&stashID=1210e3daf11b11eda0c3fa163e48e9ab
What is betacommunity.familysearch.org. Is it genuine, or a scam, and if it is genuine why should I need to further sign in when I am already signed in to Community?
If it is genuine, where is information I can read about this website to decide whether it is worthwhile signing in, and what are the expectations when I am signed in?0
Disclaimer: I have not received that email, but I have most notifications turned off. We had a discussion last month about the "Promote" badge. There may be a connection or this may be something else entirely. https://community.familysearch.org/en/discussion/142796/new-community-promote-badge-icon-meaning1
I got the email, too. I checked my account, made sure everything was where I expected it, and deleted the email.
Some clarification about what it was supposed to be about would be good, though.1
I got the same email today. It brings me to a login page with a beta url but with a different username already entered that I can't change and it says that my password is incorrect. No idea what it means since I can't even get past the login screen.1
And now I've just received it. It did come to the email address I use for this community but is not addressed to the username I use here.
It's Friday night in the US, so I imagine the mods are offline.0
I got the same email today. Have no idea what it is about. When I point my browser to regular familysearch.org I can log in with my regular login and password. However if I click CHECK IT OUT in the email, it redirects me to betacommunity.familysearch.org/profile which then redirects to another login, and my same familysearch.org login and password do not work.
I have all notifications turned off.
I have done no indexing, I have submitted a few corrections, but otherwise rarely do anything on the Family Search site. People were attaching garbage to my family tree so I removed as much of it as I could, and I have no desire to participate in any shared tree. So how did I "earn" this Level 1?0
I got the same email today. Like the rest of you, it would not log me in with my FS username and password. But I could sign in with my church account. But when I got there, there was not useful information.0
beta portion of betacommunity is real beta - you got the messages because they were literally testing this feature now.
I had no problem signing in to this betacommunity.familysearch.org
And I'm at Level 4.0
And it is not phishing.0
Whoever did the program engineering in betacommunity goofed SUPER BIG TIME.
I just got email (1 am, just after midnight) congratulating my promotion to Level 1.
Really?, considering I'm already at Level 4 for a long time.
Not only that, it's my old email addy I have not used with the FS for more than 6 months.1
Paul W ✭✭✭✭✭
Would be grateful if you could try to get to the bottom of this. I thought I had already opted out of receiving such notifications, so there are two issues here: why are we receiving these unwanted messages, and what is this all about? There has never been a proper response to the matter raised in the thread for which @Áine Ní Donnghaile provides a link above. Nor to the issue of why I apparently still have two user names (discovered when trying to log in via the link provided by @MaureenE123.)
Surely FamilySearch's limited sources could be better applied than by causing confusion to its patrons through emails like this?1
Looks like someone accidentally set of a routine they should not have. I didn't notice that the link went to a beta site for Community until that was pointed out by @MaureenE123 . I was able to sign in and found that my most recent comment was August 2021, I was at Level 1, and I had posted a total of 46 comments.
It looks like that beta site copy was from just after Community opened. That is why that database still has old user names, old passwords, old notification settings, and old user profiles.
So the questions are: Why is a copy of Communities from August 2021 in existence? Why can it trigger functions that have an effect in the real world? Who was poking around in it and resent e-mails we all got a year and a half ago?5
Don't know if it should or should not have been re-sent ... But there are a couple noticable differences between current Community and this beta - primarily the ability to disagree with a post. I assume this is a beta fir an upcoming release of Community. If I revert to level 1 that's fine with me1
There is now a discussion on Twitter.0
I would expect if there is a new Community spin-up - the migration of user data would go more smoothly - since it appears to be on the same platform.0
Áine Ní Donnghaile
What is the "Subject name" of this thread?0
Chas Howell ✭✭✭✭✭
Like the rest, I too received the email. Saw the word beta in the address line and that my username was not what I currently use and that give me pause so I dismissed it. Really as a courtesy can someone at FS or Community respond with a little information?1
Stephanie V. Community Manager
Hi everyone. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
We figured out what happened. Last week we changed one of the settings in the Beta Community, which is a testing site that we use before anything gets launched here in this Community. That change triggered a mass email that we did not know was going to be sent. We are still exploring why the email was sent and who got it. We are so sorry for the confusion. Please disregard these emails or any others that direct you to the Beta Community.
-Stephanie, Community Manager5