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  • SJCoker
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    MDKA Privacy

    The new privacy settings for Most Distant Known Ancestor defaults to make MDKA private. This should default to make MDKA public. The main purpose people use FTDNA is to find ancestors and relations. Sharing MDKA is fundamental information for finding common ancestors. Making MDKA private defeats the primary purpose for which FTDNA exists.

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  • SJCoker
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    Activity Feed

    The Activity Feed should be mandatory for all projects. It should not be an optional feature. Some project administrators use these groups to corral and control members in order to steer them offsite into paid membership organizations. Admins should not be able to make these DNA projects so limited in functions that people are effectively forced to join offsite associations in order to get functions that should be available here for free.

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  • SJCoker
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    Home Page

    Please add an option to allow Individuals or Administrators to decide which page to use as their start page when they open the group. Forcing everyone to open to the About page is not very useful for returning visitors. I would prefer to set my Front page to open directly to the Activity Feed or the DNA Results. The About page should be the Front page for first time visitors. But it should be a reference page for regular visitors.

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  • rivergirl
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    Website URLs have changed.

    Ive found that all my project website URLS have been changed.

    Instead of www.familytreedna/public/james
    it is now
    www.familytreedna/groups/james

    Every project that I had a link to in my Favourites folder is now obsolete.

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  • SJCoker
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    Hyphens Added By Groups Conversion

    When we converted to the new groups format, the URL for two of my projects was changed by the conversion. Hypens were inserted into the URL. I'd like this corrected to remove the added hyphens.

    The original URL was /public/deloach/ the converted URL is now shown as /groups/de-loach/

    The original URL was /public/dubose-dubois/ the converted URL is now shown as /groups/du-bose-du-bois/

    Our DeLoach, DuBose, and DuBois families do not use spaces or hyphens in these names.

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  • Jim Barrett
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    A coupon that can only be used by one person, out of a project of 100's is all but worthless. The coupon needs to be removed or marked as used once someone has redeemed it.

    If I go through the process of placing an order, only to learn, at the end of the process, that the coupon is no longer valid I will not be happy.

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  • Kathleen Carrow
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    Thanks Janine.
    Feedback here?
    I think Activity is fine but could get confused if there is not a "new thread" option, otherwise there is no coherence to discussions.

    Good about the coupons being automatic.

    I really would like a FF feature.. Accurate stats for that is a place to start..My Carrow group says we have 3 FF but I think we have 15+. It would be a draw for people to join the group.

    I am afraid to try the Banner picture as it has never worked for me, even when I know it was the correct size.
    Is it being worked on?

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  • ljc
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    myGroups Update

    Hi all,
    As of a few minutes ago, the team pushed a release that will do the following:
    1. Have a setting in GAP allowing the administrator to choose to activate or disable the activity feed.
    2. Automate coupon generation. The coupon will be pushed at 10am Central daily and be good for 24 hours.
    3. Activate two privacy settings pertaining to the "Members List" that is a part of myGroups. These 2 settings will allow users to keep their name and most distant ancestor from showing on the "Members List". The settings are on the "Privacy & Sharing" tab in myFTDNA and will allow each kit to determine whether they want to be shown in the Member List.
    4. Make the member list visible only to the admin by default, but gives the admin the ability to set the member list to be visible to members only or to the public.
    5. Update the the default page that will load when going to a myGroups website. If the user is not logged into a kit and goes to a project's myGroup website, they will see the "About" section. If a user is logged into their kit and then go to a myGroups website, they will see the activity feed.
    6. Update the Terms of Service.
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