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Clearing hints in FTM2012

Clearing hints in FTM2012

Posted: 3 Jul 2013 2:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
I did some searching and I don't see this particular question posted anywhere.

I have the little green leaf hints showing up for some of my entries that reference international records. I don't have the World Explorer membership so I can't actually review the record and (I assume for the same reason) I can't click to ignore the hint either.

Anyone know a way to get rid of the green leaf hints short of expanding my membership or turning them off completely?

Re: Clearing hints in FTM2012

Posted: 3 Jul 2013 5:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
There have been some threads discussing this issue, from the online tree perspective.

As far as I know, no one has found a way to clear the leaves, other than turning hints off altogether.

Re: Clearing hints in FTM2012

Posted: 3 Jul 2013 5:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Of course it is partly marketing in order to get you to purchase a world membership. (I'm not knocking world membership, I have it and need it.)

But you have to develop a certain immunity to shaky green leafs. I have 10,000 that I haven't looked at yet because I have [finally] learned to research systematically.

Re: Clearing hints in FTM2012

Posted: 3 Jul 2013 8:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
"There have been some threads discussing this issue, from the online tree perspective."

I appreciate the responses.

The statement above got me to thinking so I conducted a little experiment. I went to my AMT tree and ignored the hint there. I gave it a while to percolate through Ancestry's system then I sync'd my FTM tree. The hint is gone. Problem solved. I realize it's a somewhat cumbersome method but at least I can get rid of that type of hint now.

Re: Clearing hints in FTM2012

Posted: 3 Jul 2013 9:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
"Of course it is partly marketing in order to get you to purchase a world membership. (I'm not knocking world membership, I have it and need it.)

But you have to develop a certain immunity to shaky green leafs. I have 10,000 that I haven't looked at yet because I have [finally] learned to research systematically."

I suspect it's more marketing than anything else since Ancestry had to set those hints up to be handled differently than others. I've had the World membership in the past but I have enough to do on this side of the pond and money is tight in this economy so I don't have it now.

As for researching systematically, everyone has their own system. This is a long term hobby for me so my system can be a little loose. lol

A lot of times at night when I don't feel like doing anything else I'll scan my tree and review the hints for a few folks. Trees are ignored by default and the bulk of the hints I see aren't news but occasionally I stumble across a gem.
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