Talk:MyHeritage

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Criticism[edit]

Maybe someone could add a section or write a few words about the criticism of the software. Tamura Jones have written quite a comprehensive review of the software:

Plommespiser (talk) 13:52, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Appears that the builder (7.0) no longer tries to install any adware. Even EULA on 7.0 explicitly mentions no advertising bundled. lav (talk) 06:50, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Certainly the main article reads like something written by the MyHeritage marketing team. I've used the FTB software (V6.0.0.5638) for almost two years and find it functional if a bit buggy, useful, and easier on the eyes than ancestry.com's FTM. However, V7 appears to be plagued with bugs and problems. And at least one recent report on their user forum suggests that it is still taking over a user's browser homepage. Graywriter (talk)! —Preceding undated comment added 02:41, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

I recently Googled "MyHeritage complaint" and was astounded to find numerous hits. Most that I checked related to poor service and difficulty getting a refund when the company autobilled a renewal or autobilled after a free trial. It seems that most are eventually resolved, but one user tells me of 32 emails to customer support, all of which have been ignored. Graywriter (talk) 13:15, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

This started out about the article but seems to be devolving into WP:FORUM. Please keep on topic of improving the encyclopedia article. Such complaint sites are not reliable sources for Wikipedia. We would need a review from a WP:RS to include criticism of their software / web site. Morphh (talk) 14:01, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
I have not yet found what Morphh asks for. I have recently found out that the site happily lists (without having to log in) about half the members of my family and their relation and am sure they did not provide that info. Two of them may have done so to create a _private_ family tree but certainly not to be publicly disclosed. I am in the process of getting info about the place, the norms, the legality and whatever so as to get the data removed from the site. One feels realy bad about this. If I happen to find, from reliable sources, a breach of privacy I will post it here or in a criticism section of the page. If anyone has more info please help. FelipeTD (talk) 06:59, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Response from MyHeritage.com[edit]

Thank you for your comments, we always like to hear constructive feedback. When installing Family Tree Builder you are given the option to install the toolbar and default search page. These features are not installed if they are unselected in the custom install.

Regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.13.54.49 (talk) 10:33, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for WP-editor work on this page and the warning(s) here and by users. Thanks for your research on what could be termed 'malware'. One of the websites I visit for news had a popup ad by MyHeritage and their number of patrons/nations sounds very impressive, but I will not be using them for now. -- Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 08:25, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
It appears that optional bundled software is no longer included in new versions. Morphh (talk) 14:04, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Article lifted from the company website[edit]

The first paragraph is the same as on the company website. I doubt if the rest meets Wikipedia's principles. It needs reviewing --124.181.149.198 (talk) 06:54, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

POV 2015[edit]

I've tagged this one as it reads like pure advertisment to me, i.e. Phrases like ...MyHeritage has a vast online database..., Family tree charts and reports can be created in a few clicks and shared with family and friends for free, MyHeritage has many technological tools to help in family history research., In November 2013, Emmy Award-winning writer, producer and author Yvette Manessis Corporon contacted MyHeritage , etc., coupled with the overall very positive tone makes it look like it's primary written by them selves. Regards Knud Winckelmann (talk) 10:25, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi Knud, I notice that you left a tag on the MyHeritage article calling for better neutrality. I have made some edits to the article. Please review. Thank you. Estshum (talk) 08:46, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

It is still one long plug for the business, no more than a PR handout. --Clifford Mill (talk) 10:49, 20 September 2015 (UTC)
Looking at the edit history, it seems that the best part of the article has been written by single purpose accounts or by IP-editors leading back to Myheritage, so I'm tagging it with Conflict of Interest as well. Regards Knud Winckelmann (talk) 07:26, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
There are no tags posted at present and I don't see a discussion regarding fixing the problems to the point where they could be removed. What was the resolution? Thank you, Wordreader (talk) 01:39, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

Neutrality Question[edit]

Intro sentence -- scam??[edit]

Why does it say "scam" in the introductory sentence? Is it really a scam? any supporting evidence? That seems like a bad way to start the article without anything to support it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:569:78A9:C200:76D0:2BFF:FEC7:8491 (talk) 01:47, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Looks like vandalism and has been removed. --CNMall41 (talk) 02:07, 14 January 2017 (UTC)