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    When setting up the Project Profile there is an option to show member list. Mine is set to show to no one. Does anyone choose to show to project members? I have around 200 members of the project that I took over. Would people be upset if I chose that option?

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    Upset? It depends.

    However, Everyone (public) means that the search engines would harvest it immediately.

    With 200 members it appears that not everybody is a close family member, so the setting Group Members might be unexpected to many. That is sharing one's data with a cousin is different from sharing data with a stranger that might happen to have the same surname or somewhat similar haplotype (with the common ancestry many thousands of years ago...).


    Mr. W.


    P.S.
    FTDNA might remove that feature on Friday, the 25th of May 2018. I would wait until June for FTDNA guidelines about usage of that feature.

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      name of members public

      Originally posted by LHolt-Galvin View Post
      When setting up the Project Profile there is an option to show member list. Mine is set to show to no one. Does anyone choose to show to project members? I have around 200 members of the project that I took over. Would people be upset if I chose that option?
      I have chosen to only display most distant ancestor with the kit number on ydna results which are public. This protects the name of the tester to the general public. I have not seen any project who displays the member names to the public on the yResults.
      I opted to remove the member name and contact email from our public Pedigrees page. If someone wants more information on a line they see on the page, contact is made thru me or my co administrator to the member. When FTDNA gives us more guidelines on how to manage our projects after 25 May 2018, I will evaluate my actions at that time.

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        I have been thinking I should remove the email address from the Patriarchs page as well. I converted the project to myGroups so people can make contact with others via the activity feed. I noticed the option to show members to other members and wasn't sure how that worked. That is why I asked here if anyone had chosen that selection.

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