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How can I delete an individual? 10 years 2 months ago #1

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Hi All,

webtrees is great open standards-based software and I am hoping to recommend it to my extended family in their genealogy project. However I have tried entering some individuals and gotten one of them wrong. I can't for the life of me see how one deletes an individual.

I've searched the FAQ, the Wiki, and the forums for an answer to this. I am the administrator of the database, but don't seem to have any luck. I'll happily write up the answers in the FAQ/Wiki once I know.

Thanks in advance,

Stephenbee

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Re: How can I delete an individual? 10 years 2 months ago #2

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I should have said I'm working on the latest release, 1.0.6.

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Re: How can I delete an individual? 10 years 2 months ago #3

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Well that's a duh from me. There is an edit icon (the blue person) that has a 'delete this individual' button.

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Re: How can I delete an individual? 10 years 2 months ago #4

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Probably worth keeping this question here for others to find.

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Re: How can I delete an individual? 10 years 2 months ago #5

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<<Well that's a duh from me.>>

Stephen, these comments are actually very useful. We try to make the software "obvious" to use, but it is hard to see it from a new user's perspective. Where did you look to find a "delete" option?

....and don't forget that an edits/additions/deletions are only "pending" until they are accepted/rejected.

....unless, of course, you have configured your account to "automatically accept changes"
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Re: How can I delete an individual? 10 years 2 months ago #6

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I looked for a delete Icon by the whole person, just as details can be deleted. That's what confused me I guess. I know that from a database point of view this does not make sense but I didn't have my (former) RDB designer's head on. :-(

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Re: How can I delete an individual? 10 years 2 months ago #7

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Welcome aboard. If you like v1.06 - wait until you see v1.1, coming in about a week (maybe less).
Could you add system information and URL to your signature here? It will improve the quality of our replies.
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Re: How can I delete an individual? 10 years 2 months ago #8

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I agree from a user view,
delete shortcut/icon would be nice either left of person siluet/pic, or right of ind. name.

It also took me awhile to delete favourites... ok the link is there, but its small and text only.

(Just my opinion)

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Re: How can I delete an individual? 10 years 2 months ago #9

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JOHO and experience, but deleting an INDI should be a very rare occurrence. Hardly one to make readily available or provide to it more weight or preference than many other, much more common functions. I would never favor featuring a delete link. My users already think that deleting a person attached to a wrong family as a child or spouse is the right approach to remedying the problem rather than using the CHANGE FAMILY MEMBERS function that preserves the previous work.
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Re: How can I delete an individual? 10 years 2 months ago #10

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Thanks for all the responses.

I don't think the present interface needs to be changed.

However I do think the documentation needs beefing up. If the wiki were open I'd happily contribute to this.

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Re: How can I delete an individual? 10 years 2 months ago #11

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<<If the wiki were open I'd happily contribute to this. >>

It is open. Anyone can register an account and start editing.
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