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Why "Relationship to me"? 1 month 3 weeks ago #1

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In the Chart menu, the menu item for calculating relationships is called "Relationship to me". True enough, the default is to find the relationship to the default individual (I suppose?), but I still consider this a misleading title, since the chart is used to calculate the relationship to ANY person. Why not just "Relationships"?
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Why "Relationship to me"? 1 month 3 weeks ago #2

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The relationship chart takes two individuals.

The first is the individual on the current page.

If you are logged-in, and your user-account is linked to an individual record, then the second is that individual.
Hence "Relationship to me"

Otherwise, the second individual is left blank, and the chart is just "Relationship"
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Why "Relationship to me"? 1 month 3 weeks ago #3

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Yes, I've noticed that it changes according to context (which in itself is problematic, I think, but that's a different issue). But most of the time I AM logged in, and I very rarely want to calculate my own relationship to the current person. I always change myself to someone else. Of course, I can do that whatever the menu item is called, but it is potentially confusing, as in "Where was it, now, that place where I can calculate relationships between people? I find the one where I find the relationship to myself, but where is the general tool?"
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Why "Relationship to me"? 1 month 2 weeks ago #4

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> but where is the general tool?"

In the Charts menu of the Home page.
See dev.webtrees.net/demo-stable/index.php?r...ationships-0-99%2Fi1

(But it still auto-fills the default individual of the tree)
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Why "Relationship to me"? 1 month 2 weeks ago #5

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And that's partly the problem: that the menu item changes all the time. If you happen to be on a person page, it's "... to me", and if you're on some other page (list, report, etc.) it's the plain "Relationship". It's not obvious that they actually do the same - one has to actually follow the link to realise that they go to the same page. And since (a) there isn't even an advantage in specifying, and (b) the more specific name is actually misleading, since the link does in fact not calculate Rel2Me, but only preselects that option, it's bad design.
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