Add list of users on each person page related to that person
edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Michael W. McCormick, AG® said: Ability to see a list of all users (opt-in) related to each person on the tree capped at some relationship distance I haven’t determined. Many users are related to us, but we never collaborate because I don’t see their names as making changes. Many users don’t make changes on many of their lines. Sadly making it opt in might make it not as useful, but perhaps terms and conditions can be updated to have it on by default and a pop up window that explains it asking users to opt out if they wish and not activating it for users until their next log in so inactive users don’t get listed.
David Newton said: As with the handwriting OCR post you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. Go read up on a little thing called GDPR. After you've read up on GDPR please reply to the post explaining exactly why what you are hankering after is illegal.0
Adrian Bruce said: David is right - making a facility opt-in has been shown to not be good enough, by itself, to get round accusations of a breach of GDPR.0
David Newton said: Not accusations of a breach, an actual breach. GDPR specifies that checkboxes etc MUST be default to unchecked and thus require a positive action be taken to opt in.0
joe martel said: Michael,
The recent campaign to Thank other contributors is you line is similar to what you are suggesting. Also, the ability to request to see another user's relationship in the user to user messaging is also along those lines. There is design considering being able to see all the users in a list that have contributed to this PID.
However these existing features only tap into the users who are contributors, and like you are requesting there are likely way more users who don't contribute (Think the 90-9-1 rule of thumb) but who would be interesting to collaborate with. This is part of the "Connect" theme that has been pursued by FS.
Part of the participation in this work is to work with other users and though we can't make other users do so we could do a better job at providing a platform that let users "see" each other, whether they have contributed or not. Just like the other social and collaboration platforms there are ways coexist collaboration and privacy.
So maybe something like a feature that says "let others know I'm related to this line (say on a PID) and welcome collaboration" , "or can someone help me with this problem on this PID", or "let others know I'm working right here on this PID right now". This latter one is how Google Drive documents works today.
Is this what you are thinking about? And if you desire I can reach out to you via email privately if you prefer.0
Tom Huber said: Joe, I really like the idea of a feature you mentioned that says "let others know I'm related to this line (say on a PID) and welcome collaboration" perhaps as something similar to the "Watch" star.0
Michael W. McCormick, AG® said: David is actually attacking me here. I can understand being lenient to those with brash personalities, but if he’s this way to others too I really suggest you block him. Doesn’t this platform allow that? This has been an issue with other users too, but David is the worst I’ve seen lately. I think I’ve come to an understanding with a few of the others who were a bit inconsiderate, but at this point I don’t have much hope for him even wanting to care if he’s being rude. Others often do it without considering and would apologize after. He’s gotten more rude.
I was thinking because FamilySearch is able to calculate X generations up and Y down that it could display the users within a certain closeness who have opted in once. Opting in on every single profile where you wish to be visible is better than nothing I guess, but too complicated.
We can talk more in email I got an email from another staff member so I think you can find my email without me sharing it here.0