suggested this on February 14, 2011 21:22
It would be useful to qualify the circa box on dates by having a choice of date range - ±1 year/ ±2 years ±5 years ± 10 years
See also http://help.geni.com/entries/431901-expand-date-entry-options-to-include-bracketing-range-before-and-after
Pam Wilson has requested a similar feature, which should meet your needs:
"Please expand the options entry/display options for dates on profile data entry to include Before XXXX, After XXXX, and Between XXXX-YYYY."
She also has 14 supporters for her request.
The problem of no dates added should also be addressed - maybe we should follow the example of such sites as Genes Reunited where you cannot save a profile unless it has a date of birth entered - even an approximate one. This MIGHT reduce the number of inappropriate matches in searches and tree matches, but could also be used as a gauge when decisions are made about a file being made public or private/ living or not living.
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