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Show conflicting parents more visually

Dan Cornett
suggested this on September 26, 2011 09:42 AM

When in the "Tree" view, move the icon for conflict to the "parent connection point" at the top of the profile box.  Then, as an option, allow "stepping through" the alternative parents of that profile, so that one can more quickly assess a broader view of the alternative parental families.  Each click would select the "next alternative pair of parents", in a cycle.  Then, when it comes time to "assign parents", and alternate choice mechanism (perhaps a "right click" popup) could be a menu of either "Show full conflict resolution panel" (i.e. the current conflict resolution panel) or "select these parents" to identify the currently visible pair.

It is (usually) fairly straight-forward to identify matching profiles to merge among partners and children, and not too much more so for siblings.  However, being able to view the alternative "parental trees" would be really helpful.

 

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Dan Cornett
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Extending this thought a bit more ... if the multiple parent sets are of different types (e.g.: adopted), the connecting line to the child could be different (e.g.: a dashed line instead of solid).

Right now there is a small number to the right of that line if the birth order is explicitly set ... the "multiple parent" indicator could be to the left ( ... or with some kind of special symbol at the connection point).

September 28, 2011 07:29 AM
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Dan Cornett
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What determines "correct"?  I have noticed that the order of parents presented seems somewhat arbitrary.

Moreover, the point it not what "the system" thinks is correct, but to be able to more easily view a somewhat larger portion of the tree in order to sort out connects which may have been created by incorrect prior merges.  One specific example: when there are two pairs of parents with identical names, but one set is private -- there is no indication on the conflict resolution's "assign parents" screen that indicates which parents are private and which are public.  Even before getting to that point, potential parents (i.e.: multiple parents) are presented sorted by gender ... not by the "pairs of parents".  That, alone, would make things a little simpler.  But there are often times I end up having to "pop to" separate tabs for each parent and look at the tree view for each parent to figure out what might have happened to create the multiples in the first place.

There was an earlier proposal (feature request) that I couldn't quickly find which hinted at this; the proposal was to be able to select which set of parents "show on the tree view".

This capability (of cycling through multiple sets of "parents") would, in my view, be even more important when/if Geni adds support for different types of relationships other than 'marriage' -- such as adoptions.

September 26, 2011 05:05 PM
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Eldon Clark (C)
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Dan when in tree view and in the drag and drop box, move the cursor to the focus person. The drop down will show the parents and the first one should be the correct one. The correct one should be first when you assign parents

September 26, 2011 04:25 PM