FamilyTree (iOS app) Tasks - please revert to <8 generations and direct relatives only
I apologize if there’s a better category for this question, but if there is, I’m overlooking it. As best I can tell, the FamilyTree app changed the “Tasks” activity a few versions ago to expand to 8 generations and to include siblings of any ancestors within those 8 generations.
Additionally, a new problem started yesterday that contradicts the help text for the activity, plus I did not update the app or iOS. The only trigger seems to be that I finally whittled my tasks down to ~20). The app is now is including VERY distant cousins in my Tasks. My Tasks list currently includes a first cousin SEVEN times removed (!?). Please, for pity’s sake, please tell me this is a bug that will be fixed in the next release.
Even if the bug that includes distant cousins is resolved, expanding the list to 8 generations is very undesirable and will result in degrading the quality of the One World Tree. That change means that other users who have very little incentive to get things right are trying to clear hints, while an actual descendent who MIGHT care will overlook the hint among the sea of other hints. As one example, the max of 300 tasks means that the Hint for my great-grandfather’s brother disappeared in favor of a first cousin 7x removed.
To preempt the obvious question, I have confirmed that the toggle for Expand Tasks is deselected (help text says include tasks for people you have recently viewed…). I have also force-closed the app to restart it. The bug remains.
Environment: I am running the FamilyTree app 4.7.7 on iOS 17.1.2 on an iPhone.
Thanks in advance for your help!