We’ve been working hard on some updates to the site and today we rolled a few of them out.
A lot of today’s changes are smaller tweaks and bug fixes that you may or may not notice, but there are a couple of things that are worth talking about here:
Find a Grave in Other Languages
For the past year or so, we’ve had a dropdown menu in the footer that says, “Language: English,” but as you’ve probably noticed, it didn’t do much. With today’s update, you can now choose to use the site in:
This is our first pass at translating the site and we’re pretty excited about it. We hope it will make it easier for more people to be part of the Find a Grave community.
Even with all our work on the translation, we’re pretty sure we’ve missed something or the translation could be improved. If you notice something that needs fixing, please send us details about the problem at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggesting a Merge
We really appreciate the work people do to let us know when there are duplicate memorials on the site. In the past, the process for letting us know about duplicates and for us to merge the memorials has been labor intensive and we’ve gotten pretty far behind on processing your suggestions. Today we rolled out some new tools that we hope will help make that process easier for everyone.
Toward the bottom of the edit/suggest edit page for a memorial, you’ll now find a button that says, “Report duplicate memorials.”
If you click that button, you can put in the memorial id for the duplicate memorial and quickly submit that suggestion to the support team. The support team has some new tools that will help them process your suggestions more quickly. All suggested merges will be reviewed by the support team and the decision to merge or not to merge will be based on the same criteria we’ve used for merging in the past.
Special thanks to those of you who participated in our testing of this new process. As with the translation, we hope you’ll send us a message at email@example.com to let us know what you think of this new merge suggestion tool.
[This post was updated 31 Jan 2019 because we updated the text on the button.]