In theory this is a wonderful idea. However, the system won't let me change themes, download my address book to invite friends, or block the city where I live. I don't like the fact that the emails don't contain the posting. The fact that I have to go to each group and read the update and the fact that when I am on my page I have to click on my group to see any updates, is very time consuming and I know I will loose interest in this site very quickly.
I wish the tags would allow you to do a two word combination rather than splitting them into separate tags. When I put in a surname like de Mello, it treats it like two separate tags. "de" isn't a really helpful tag.
I've got another suggestion - scheduled "Chats" - that seems to be a common complaint in the chat room is that nobody is ever there at the same time. Perhaps scheduling chats on different subjects for specific times would draw people together of similar interests at the right time.
When I log in and find 5 or 6 group invites in my invite box I'd like a button that says "decline all" or at least have decline buttons next to the invites. Forcing me to actually visit the groups to decline them is annoying when there are multiple invites in the box.
I seem to be doing something wrong...............although My Page reports that "Laraine Hake left a comment for........" and that "......... left a comment for Laraine Hake" it does not show what these comments are - I have yet to find where to read the comment that was apparently left for me.
On Group page that I started, however, it does show the comments that I have left.
Is this a fault with the site or with me?!
So far five members have joined the Group - I received email notifications for four of these but not for the fifth, it was just chance that I checked the page and found there was a pending application.
SOLVED! I just showed this page to my A level maths class - (well I am retiring from teaching on Friday, so what the heck!) and they explained that what I am looking at on my home page is not my WALL ....................I need to scroll down for that, and then there is the message!!! (they also pointed out that if I click on the word LINK it takes me to the text)
I will miss them!
I'd like links to the family tree I put in FamilyLink through FaceBook.
I'd like pages to represent family history societies and other related groups, like in Facebook.
I'd like to be able to post my blogs in GenealogyWise automatically without having to retype or cut-and-paste.
I'd like to get news about my friends, not about a lot of people I don't know and have nothing in common with me. I don't want to see birthdays and groups and discussion about people and topics I'm not interested in.
I'd like geographic specialisation. I'm in Australia and although I have a couple of US ancestors I am not interested in most of what I've seen so far.
That's all I can think of at the moment. Thanks Myrtle for starting this thread.