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  • #16
    Need feedback from ftdna

    Some major concerns have been raised in this thread.
    The thread is marked as sticky. Will we see some feedback from ftdna regarding these concerns BEFORE the forced conversion to myGroups?

    From my point of view, the most pressing concerns are -
    • All existing URLs for project pages will become dead links.
    • The default page should always be the Background page.
    • The default behaviour should be to show the Most Distant Ancestor.


    Please don't break things that are currently working just fine.

    I am hoping to see some responses from ftdna BEFORE they change the behaviour of project websites.

    FTDNA should communicate to project administrators exactly what will be changed, so that PAs can effectively manage their projects.

    It is not acceptable to expect all PAs to learn about project website changes by scanning for beta tester's experiences in some forum.
    Last edited by flanged; 2nd March 2015, 06:02 AM.

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    • #17
      Bump.
      Not long to go now, and still no word.

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      • #18
        Website Links

        I am not having trouble with redirects on my site. Is this still an issue?

        Ginger
        Goodwin-Godwin DNA project
        https://www.familytreedna.com/groups...out/background

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        • #19
          Hi Ginger.

          Are you saying that re-directs have been implemented for the old project URLs to the new myGroup URLs?

          I have not switched my project yet, so I don't know.

          Thanks

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          • #20
            A question

            Has anyone successfully switched their project in the last 7 days ?

            Thank you - W. (Mr.)

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            • #21
              Website Links

              Originally posted by flanged View Post

              Are you saying that re-directs have been implemented for the old project URLs to the new myGroup URLs?

              I have not switched my project yet, so I don't know.

              Thanks
              Yes, I believe so. My main page has a redirect. If I type in
              https://www.familytreedna.com/public/goodwin
              Then it automatically goes to
              https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/goodwin/about/background

              However, the Y-DNA results (colorized) still has "public" and not "groups" in the web address, so this is the same
              https://www.familytreedna.com/public/goodwin?iframe=ycolorized

              There is a page in the new MyGroups for "Links" and there is a section of "migrated links" - these are links to the main page, the y results and our patriarchs page on WorldFamilies.net. These were not updated to groups pages, but I can change the addresses to the new groups pages. Or I can leave them as they are (which is what I have done) and they automatically redirect to the mygroups site addresses.

              I hope this answers your questions?

              Ginger
              Goodwin-Godwin DNA project
              https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/goodwin/about/background

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              • #22
                Thanks Ginger. Some good news.

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                • #23
                  Is there a way to set the default page to the "About Section"
                  No one in my projects use the Activity Feed, and it doesnt tell anyoe anything about the project if they are first time users.
                  Id rather have the About section shown first.

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                  • #24
                    Hi rivergirl,

                    I don't have an answer on this. If anyone else can chime in it would be great. If not I would recommend sending a question to groups@ftdna.com and Janine would be able to answer or direct your question.

                    -Darren
                    Family Tree DNA

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                    • #25
                      Thanks Darren.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by rivergirl View Post
                        Is there a way to set the default page to the "About Section"
                        If you disable the Activity Feed, About is the default.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by teyoung View Post
                          If you disable the Activity Feed, About is the default.
                          Unfortunately that doesn't help those of us who want to have "About" as default but still allow activity.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by LynCra View Post
                            Unfortunately that doesn't help those of us who want to have "About" as default but still allow activity.
                            Maybe the administrators of the Polish project could share with us how they did that :-)

                            When entering https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/polish/ one gets to https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/polish/about while https://www.familytreedna.com/groups.../activity-feed is still operational.

                            W. (Mr.)

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                            • #29
                              MyGroups

                              Originally posted by rivergirl View Post
                              Is there a way to set the default page to the "About Section"
                              No one in my projects use the Activity Feed, and it doesnt tell anyoe anything about the project if they are first time users.
                              Id rather have the About section shown first.
                              The About Page IS the default page now if you are not logged in.

                              Ginger Smith
                              https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/goodwin/

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by GingerSmith327 View Post
                                The About Page IS the default page now if you are not logged in.

                                Ginger Smith
                                https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/goodwin/
                                Thanks Ginger,

                                But if new project members loggin into their page and land on the Activity Feed, they maybe missing pages in the "About Section" where I post information on New results and lineages, aswell as have an explanation about the website and different pages.

                                As no one has been using the Activity Feed, Id rather have the About Section as Default.
                                I could turn off the Feed, but I would like to give members the oportunity to use it.
                                Last edited by rivergirl; 28th March 2015, 07:56 PM.

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