Allow more than 4000 followed people and/or allow option to watch every record that has been added o
Over the last couple of years I've made in the order of 20,000 contributions to Family Search, including the recording of over 16,000 sources. Along the way I've chosen to watch/follow most of the people I've worked on, in order to be informed of new material, whether good or bad, and be able to review and action that material as appropriate.
This week I hit the 4000 limit, and find that very frustrating. It appears to be an arbitrary limit, presumably to avoid people following hundreds of thousands of people, but it now prevents me from following perhaps at most another 1000 people or so by the time I've worked through the rest of my areas of interest.
The advice from the chat line was to work around this by creating a second account - easily done and presto - another 4000 available to me, albeit with considerable inconvenience to work across the two accounts.
I understand there needs to be controls on numbers, but this control appears to work against the overall good management of the tree. Perhaps the number should be 'floating', ie in proportion to the contributions made, ie a person who hasn't done anything might have a smaller limit than someone who is actively contributing, and therefore has a need to watch for changes.
I note this matter has been raised before and am sure there are other diligent people who are also frustrated by the limit.
With all its potential issues, I have chosen to heavily commit to FamilySearch as I consider the benefits far outweigh the risks, but nonetheless the ability to manage the risks is somewhat curtailed by this limitations.
I would ask that the engineers consider a more realistic way to manage this, especially for those who make substantial contributions to the tree.