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I’m hopeful that this will be implemented, but am not holding my breath!

FamilySearch, please place a change log for what has changed on the site on the home page.

See https://getsatisfaction.com/familysea....

I was not aware of the change to the way portraits are handled when i went to respond to this concern.

What I found was that the memory vs portrait functions have been separated and I can now manipulate a tag in a memory without impacting the image on that person's profile page. The profile image can now be manipulated on its own without regard to how the tag is handled in the memory photo.

These kinds of changes should not be left for us to discover, but should be recorded as a change to the site in some kind of change log that we can access from our home page.

These kinds of things are much more important than any campaigns and will help immensely in using the site and new features.

If nothing else, make use of the PR folks who put together the campaigns to update and maintain the change log.

Thank you.
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    It is my opinion that one of the great shortcomings of FamilySearch is the lack of update information when user interface changes are made. It is left to the users to discover the changes. The blog is all but useless and sometimes contains major errors.

    I should not have to track unresolved issues, nor should any other user. These need to be noted in that same change log, along with what has been or will be done, even if "not planned" is the result of the report.
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  • Maybe reading the What's new section under the Help would help you be more aware. True, changes continue to occur as there are constant efforts to make the system more useable to the wide range of people. That will probably always be the case. I do know, however, that the discussion about portraits does exist in the What's new section.
    • Thanks, Jeff. While it points to the Blog and "What's New" entries in the blog, it is something that few people look at. Even the "What's New" entry under help doesn't help because its hidden away from plain view.

      In my opinion, the home/landing page needs a makeover. I just checked the beta site and got a message that it is undergoing changes that can take up to 360 hours. That may be nothing more than an update to the databases the system accesses, or it may be a major update that we will need to watch.

      At any rate, the home or landing page (on the beta site) hasn't had those annoying memory images for quite a while, but what is there isn't much. A couple of campaign things. There is certainly room for posting the "What's New" there in a collapsible frame, and that is what I would like to see. That way, if we want to know what is new, what has been noted as a problem, directions to training for the tree, a solid introduction to Family Tree, definitions of certain aspects of the sites and the symbols used, and so on, that is something that would help a lot.

      Personally, I find the Help section and especially the help center to be less than helpful the few times that I use it. The system is undergoing an ongoing rework and if any involve updates to the user interface, or feature changes, it would be nice to see a flag explaining those, not just blog entries.
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  • Tom, Thank you for your suggestion. We do our best to announce changes via the blog and "What's New", and we understand that some may never find their way to these helpful areas of the site. Also, from time to time we do make announcements on the home page regarding changes.

    However, I do appreciate your suggestion to make this a more prominent and helpful component on the home page. I'll be sure to pass this on.
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