Mark posted a blog entry in Find A Grave,What countries has Geography been working on?
Here are the countries which will get additional place names next. Look for them later this year.
Argentina - 7,000 locations
Belgium - 12,000 locations
Brazil - 54,000 locations
Chile - 3,000 locations
Costa Rica - 2,000 locations
Greenland - 200 locations
Japan - 27,000 locations
Moldova - 1,800 locations
Montenegro - 4,000 locations
Peru - 41,000 locations
Philippines - 39,000 locations
Poland - 66,000 locations
Romania - 18,000 locations
Serbia - 9,000 locations
Mark posted a topic in Resolved,NEW Added "Not Buried in Cemetery" search option Option to "Show Password" when signing in FIX Issue causing timeout errors when transferring memorials to #8 Improved the password requirements widget to show all requirements initially when creating or changing password
Mark posted a topic in Resolved,FIX Improve XLS compatibility for downloading a list of photo requests Fix filtering by (grave photo/no grave photo) on search, my memorial search, and cemetery search Bug that made it so you couldn't edit memorials that had a death location of "At Sea" NEW Added (gps/no gps) filter option to search, my memorial search, and cemetery search Only allow internal links (links to www.findagrave.com/.....) inside memorial and profile bios, as well as cemetery descriptions.
Mark posted a blog entry in Find A Grave,Unmapped Cemeteries broken out by County. 5-color level.
This means that the cemetery listed does not have GPS assigned to it. This has nothing to do with % of cemetery photographed or mapped memorials.
How does your county look?
Mark posted a topic in Resolved,Fixed issue causing the photo viewer to occasionally fail to open properly.
Fixed issue that caused caption to be lost when added at the same time as adding a photo.
Fixed issue with spreadsheet templates that could cause them to fail to upload on occasion. (Re-download template to fix issue)
Fixed an issue that showed incorrect information when sharing to Facebook.
Removed "Calculated Relationship" text as it was deemed no longer necessary.
Find A Grave posted a question in Ask the Community,Thanks for all your responses to our post about the upcoming changes to the site. We have been reading them and really appreciate your feedback and support. Paul, one of our developers, wrote up this note that goes into a bit more detail than that first message, for those of you who are interested.
As one of the Find A Grave developers I thought you might appreciate it if I were to write a post explaining our reasoning behind changing the site, as well as some things to expect going forward. Find A Grave was created by Jim Tipton in the 1990’s to pursue his passion of visiting the graves of famous people. Find A Grave has always been free, and will continue to be a free website supported by ads.
Since then Find A Grave has seen amazing growth, and has thrived thanks to the contributions of users like you. But the classic version of the website is starting to show its age. The code is written in technologies that are no longer supported and that inherently contain security vulnerabilities. Features were added to the site in a piecemeal fashion that makes it very difficult for us to maintain the old codebase while at the same time upgrading all the underlying infrastructure.
One of the most noticeable changes with the new version is the user interface. We needed to make the site mobile friendly. The reason the layout has changed so much is largely due to this requirement. We understand that a change this significant can be hard. It’s not easy to learn a new interface, especially when the previous interface has been around for 20 years. But we feel like this layout will be much easier for new users to learn. And we hope that our old users will take the time to learn how to use it. We will include many tutorial videos explaining how the new interface works in order to help users who are struggling with the changes.