Tuesday, May 20, 2014

What’s New on FamilySearch.org—May 13, 2014

Discussions: Users Can Now Delete Legacy Disputes

A few years ago, FamilySearch.org copied disputes from new.FamilySearch.org into the Discussions feature in Family Tree. Those disputes are referred to as “legacy disputes.” When they were copied into Family Tree, the contributor of the dispute was listed as FamilySearch, and the comments could not be deleted.
Because information in new.FamilySearch.org could not be corrected, most of the legacy disputes were comments about what the correct information should be. Many of these legacy disputes are no longer needed because users have already corrected the information in Family Tree.
Any user can now delete a legacy dispute and the comments associated with it if the dispute no longer applies.
1. To remove a legacy dispute and the associated comments, go to a person’s details page.
2. Either click Discussions or scroll down to the Discussions section.
3. Under Discussions, if there is a legacy dispute, click Legacy Disputes.
4. Click the Show Comments link.
5. Read the comments for the legacy dispute, and determine if they no longer apply (for example, if the problem has been corrected).
6. Click the appropriate Delete link.
  • To delete the entire legacy dispute, click the Delete link below Legacy Disputes.
  • To delete only a specific comment, click the comment’s Delete link.
The system asks if you are sure you want to delete the comment or legacy dispute.
7. Click Yes.
Warning: When you delete a legacy dispute, it cannot be restored. Only delete the dispute if the information in the dispute is no longer needed.
Changes to the Source Feature
A couple of changes have been made to the Source feature.
  • If more than 30 sources are attached to a person, the first 30 sources will be displayed, with a More link at the bottom of the list. To see the remaining sources, click the More link.
  • The Source note field size was increased to 10,000 characters.

PS: This is post number 600, proof a little at a time adds up to a lot.

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