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We need an easy visual way to know that a person has discussions posted on them

put an asterisk next to discussion in the summary page (if there is one, obviously) so that a researcher can easily see if there are discussions or not for a specific person
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    I can imagine that hundreds of programmer hours could be consumed annually with incrementalization like this. Naturally, they are reticent to expend such resources.

    Still, one of the primary reasons for FS/FT is collaboration. Everything that makes life really enjoyable is the result of collaboration - including family history. Discussions are a key element. Let's do all we can to encourage them.

    FS/FT already uses the "red circle white !", and I don't know why that could not be inserted with a simple IF/THEN statement. This seems low on cost and high on value.

    Thanks for all you do.
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  • What a waste of time. you all are a bunch of phonies. All these 5 years old messages. Take the dag on board down. Total waste of my and everyone else's time
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  • How about drawing more attention to “Discussions” by renaming it Research Notes and Discussions? Also upping the save space, in the newly named Research Notes and Discussions to where it will hold a lot more data, and continue having it to where others can not delete or change anyone’s imputed research or family data.
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    Why is this topic still "Under Consideration" after 5 YEARS? How can we escalate it into more urgent status?
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  • Discussions is still underutilized but there is a question of perhaps there's a better way. The question is what intents are discussions supporting. Now with user-to-user messaging and Notes perhaps discussions is not the right feature to accomplish the intent. What intent and uses do you see it for? As for timing I would not expect this to see much attention in the near future.
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  • Ultimately I would think that discussions could serve as a way to record questionable or disputed facts. The open edit structure of discussions is different than Notes so I can see it being utilized on a Community Response like page instead of details. If an agreement model is ever adopted then some discussion like page would be useful

    I do find it limited in its current function because it serves on only one ancestors page. I use a Story tagged to multiple ancestors to serve the same function as a surname line discussion. A community response page could serve several functions where discussions would only be one of them. Discussions can serve also as requests for further information or to track down known objects ,records etc from the individual, requests for records searches etc could also serve here.
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  • There are enhancements that revolve around Research but those are still in early-design. FT has focused on the conclusion part. As part of that there's a desire to support a full genealogical proof statement (GPS) that users can create to describe their conclusions. These would span conclusions, persons, relationships. Discussions is unlikely the correct technology to support those intents. So that's why I'm trying to understand what work users think discussions is for.
    • Having invested over 10 years in putting data into Discussions, because it is the ONLY protected field that carries over (but unfortunately does not 'back out' when an unmerge is done), it is still a salvation to me after I have determined the 'identity' of a record. When I see 2 or more with different references, it is clear that 1. someone has merged the records of two different people, or 2. an unmerge was done and the 'bad data' from the merge has not been deleted.

      Now with the new design -- we have no access to our own Discussions so this can't be fixed.

      Can you say BIG MESS?
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  • I got a problem to solve. On my family tree Guy J Confait I got Stephanie Aricie Germain married Paul Confais May 21,1859 in Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles. After Paul Confais had two children with Stephanie Aricie Germain and he left Seychelles and no one knew where he went and died. After Paul Confais left Stephanie Aricie Germain had lived in Defacto relation with another Frenchman Joseph Guillaumin and they have another 10 children. How can I place Joseph Guillaumin on the family tree as I have already Paul Confais as father.
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