As you know, we’ve been working on updates to the edit system on Find a Grave. We’ve rolled out some changes for memorials managed by Find a Grave and have been testing and improving the process there. Now we are ready to start testing changes to memorials managed by other Find a Grave members.
For this test, we’ll be focusing on the Suggested Edits page and processing suggested edits. To help with the testing, we’ve created a version of the Suggested Edits page that is only for testing and won’t save any of the changes you make there (for example, accepting or declining an edit). On the page, you’ll see real edits submitted to memorials managed by Find a Grave and some test edits we’ve included, but you can do what you like on the page and nothing will change on the memorials. If you approve or decline a suggested edit, it will be removed from the page, but won’t move to the Approved or Declined view and if you refresh the page it will bring back suggested edits you have processed.
This is a complicated page, but we’ve worked hard to make it usable on a smaller device (phones or tablets). For those of you who use those, we’d love your feedback on that experience.
Some of the changes you may notice to the Suggested Edits page include:
- The option to accept or decline individual parts of the edit suggestions.
- Suggested changes for more types of memorial data, including gender, burial information, gravesite details and the bio details.
- Improved search, grouping and sorting options for edits.
- A comparison tool for reviewing long text edits.
You can access the testing page here and you can leave your feedback in the comments at the bottom of this page.
We’re also looking for people who would be willing to get on a video call with us, test the site while we watch and provide their feedback. If you are interested in participating in that testing, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, your Find a Grave Member ID and when you are generally available (days of the week, times of day, your time zone, etc.) in the body of your email.
Thanks for your help improving Find a Grave!