Once again, because of that dipsh*t dna board admin, a thread has been moved to a forum where it DOES NOT BELONG! The OP is not complaining about keeping a private tree, she is complaining about not getting a product for which she PAID $$ to Ancestry. What good is buying an Ancestry autosomal dna kit if you do not get access to the results? If everbody kept their trees locked from their dna matches, can somebody please tell me why paying $99 for an autosomal kit is a good idea? There is absolutely no reason, a simple barebones tree with surnames, dates and locales cannot be attached to a dna tree. Note, that a tree attached to your dna results need NOT be the working tree that one keeps "private". There is simply no credible reason not to have a tree available to your dna matches.
My question to those who justify keeping their dna results to themselves...why the heck did you buy a dna kit? Oh that's right, you want to look at all of your OWN matches while denying them access to YOURS. I guarantee that if Ancestry denied access to dna match trees to those who keep locked ones, there would be no locked trees attached to dna kits. Yes. It IS selfish to not share to your dna matches, because you are getting the ability to see other trees while denying that to others. Without sharing, there IS no reason for genealogical dna testing.
To fhsleuth, because the original post was moved to an inappropriate board, the original poster's context has been misunderstood. She is not complaining about "private" trees on Ancestry, she is complaining about purchasing a product that Ancestry unfairly allows some purchasers to receive full benefits of what they purchased, while denying others who bought the product for the same amount of money. The two purchasers are not getting an identical product. This is not about a paid subscription to Ancestry's databases. In fact, I'd bet that if you paid extra $$ to Ancestry for access to a particular database and then were denied certain data while others who paid the same $$ for access to the same database were given the same information you were denied, you wouldn't be happy about it. that is what happens here. The only reason to purchase a dna kit other than to pursue genealogy, is to find out about one's ethnicity, in which case these people should get ethnicity, and nothing else if they are unwilling to share. The DNA product that Ancestry markets is absolutely useless if every purchaser just kept their dna trees locked. Ancestry sure wouldn't be sellng any kits would they?