Removing unwanted unrequested personal information
There is a greyed out circle on the left-hand side of my opening family tree page that I DID NOT add, request or any other verb. IT IS A REAL BIG ISSUE WITH ME THAT IT IS RUNNING RIGHT UP TO AND ALMOST TOUCHING MY MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHURCH, PARTICIPATING IN TEMPLE WORK, DOING FAMILY HISTORY OR ANY OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT I THOUGHT I HELD TO BE TRUE!!!!! I thought my page was my page, but obviously NOT because 24 year olds can get in here and change what I thought to be mine and personal. I WILL GO OVER Y'ALL'S HEADS AS HIGH AS I NEED TO TO GET THIS REMOVED!!!! Hello, President Nelson, would you hear me out with my problem??
Thank you for your question about removing unwanted information from your landing page. At least we are surmising that this is what you were referring to in your above statement. Here is a list of what can be included on that page:
What features are on my home page?
Some of these items can be removed, while others cannot. If you feel that this answer does not answer your question, please reply to this post and perhaps you could attach a screen shot of what it is that you are not happy with.1
Sorry there was supposed to be a link to the knowledge article. https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/article/what-features-are-on-my-home-page0
It's good to know that there are persons out there who know these things, however my problem is in the upper left corner as you are looking at the page; there's the question mark in the circle, the page with lines on it, the greyed-out circle with the "s" in it, s for me), and then my 4 initials. I want to get the grey circle out. Again, I did not put it in, I did not ask anyone else to put it in, and i do not want it in. AND yes I do consider this trespass an invasion of my privacy!
Suzie, are you talking about the menu choices at the upper right of the screen?
The grey circle and your nickname (your initials, for you) are actually just one button, from which you can access your settings or your source box, or sign out:
Nobody else can access your Settings or Source Box. Only you can see what's there, and you can set things like your username, full name, etc. to "always private" or "private", so that nobody will ever see them.5
I don't like the fact that someone from SL accessed my page of the tree and added something without asking. My whole family search account was hacked some 4 years ago by an employee of one of the sharing trees, and I have been neurotic ever since. Thank you for your time and sharing your knowledge.
Suzie, I don't think anybody from Salt Lake did anything whatsoever to your account. And other than whatever you choose to input about living individuals (which is only visible to you), there is no "my page of the tree" on FamilySearch, because FamilySearch's Family Tree is one of "the sharing trees". It's all one tree, open to editing by anyone after logging in.
Are you saying that someone added to or changed a profile of one of your deceased close relatives? Was the change incorrect? If so, you can revert it using the Show All link under Latest Changes on the person's detail page. You can (and probably should) also send a message to the person who made the incorrect change, explaining why it's incorrect and asking why he or she made the edit.1
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
[ And, I happen to be a Member of the Church ... ]
Further to what has already been proffered ...
Here an old 'standby' of mine, that I have previously proffered on occasion ...
Most new (and, some old) Users/Patrons DO NOT understand the basic 'nature' and 'premise' of "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch', when they join in.
Please let me explain ...
We do not have our OWN "Tree" in "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch'.
We ONLY have "Branches" (ie. Ancestral" lines), that are interconnected, in this SINGLE "One" World "Tree", for all of us, that is "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch'.
"Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch' is NOT like 'On-Line' "Websites" (eg. "Ancestry_com"; or "MyHeritage_com"; or, the like); and/or, 'standalone' personal (computer) programmes (eg, the OLD, now no longer supported, "PAF"; or, "Ancestral Quest"; or, the like).
We DO NOT have "Private"/"Personal" 'Trees' in "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch' like other 'On-Line' "Websites"; and/or, 'standalone' personal (computer) programmes.
We do not even, own; or, manage; and, are NOT even responsible for, the "Deceased" individuals/persons in "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch'.
And, most importantly ...
We DO NOT even, own; or, manage; and, are NOT even responsible for, Our OWN "Deceased" Ancestors/Family/Relatives in "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch'.
"Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch' is built on a "Open Edit" Platform - hence, why any registered User/Patron can "Edit" (ie. Add, Delete; and/or, Change) ANY "Deceased" individual/person in "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch'.
I only hope, that this gives you, some more perspective.
The grey circle is a button to your Settings, Source Box, and Sign Out; as Julia Szent-Györgyi said.
The program is engineered to put a user's first name's initial in the circle.
What you can do is place a picture in the circle, or create a free avatar from one of the browsers. I used Google and searched for how to create a free avatar.
See above my avatar.0