I don’t know if this should be a feature request or not, but can’t hurt to ask (see bottom of this topic)
After working with RM9 and treeshare using Ancestry, I’ve decided I do NOT like the way that Ancestry downloads sources/media - the names are meaningless and therefore difficult if not impossible to know what the document is by the name of the document.
I am in the process of renaming / moving / fixing broken links of the sources/media downloaded to my PC to match my naming and saving process. (I also don’t like that Ancestry saves census information as a residence fact - but there is a work around in RM9 to edit the fact and change to census - so I can live with that.) But I am going back to the manual method to download from Ancestry and attach to RM.
I like the updating of fact information between the two databases, but I do NOT want to download/upload sources/media to/from Ancestry/R9. I see nothing in the settings to turn this process off. When I am in the ‘changes’ screen in RM9 and update a fact I can choose not to include the sources - this is good. However, if I want to add a fact, the source/media is included automatically. I know that I can view the changes and then edit in either RM or Ancestry as needed.
I would like (feature request) to NOT include sources/media when adding a fact (in either direction) automatically.
Thank you. I didn’t do a search of topics, so I missed yours. As I am using a small database that I had on ancestry but not on RM, I am using this to learn RM9 and treesharing. I can see that for my large databases there is no way I can do treesharing because of all the (wasted) time needed to rename the media, verify that I don’t already have the media/source and then if not move to appropriate folder.
But surely they could just throw the media away rather than storing it if the user was to set the appropriate setting. Seems a very valid request to me, even if it wastes some bandwidth. I guess there could also be another option to not upload any media.