What I think we need is a list of recently merged people, because once you close the DSM window you loose the list of people that you just merged.
I agree completely and I do hop you didn't mind my little jibe earlier.
The current temptation with DSM is to merge where one is satisfied that the individuals are a match, the immediate result is duplicated information generally of differing quality. I, personally, would advocate that the Edit Person screen opens for every merge event, the user can close it if they wish but there is an overwhelming case for the tidy up to take place there and then going back to "slow and steady wins the race". Without doubt some users would find this annoying, although necessary, so I thought a check box on the DSM screen to select "edit on merge" might be the best way to please everyone.
Presentation of more information on the DSM page before the merge operation would also help, this has been discussed before and regardless of the current ability to open the Edit Person screen for each individual in turn, unless you have a photographic memory you will just select merge anyway. The points I am raising just highlight my frustrations with an otherwise very useful utility although I must state my impression that this utility would be little used by those with small databases and more so by those on large name studies.
Going back to my original wish on this thread, it was for the display of any existing colour coding in the top pane of DSM and not in the bottom panes where comparison colour coding already exists. In other words if I import a cemetery collection from online or fellow researcher source and colour code all the individuals Red then when I look at the results in DSM I can easily identify one of that new import in the top pane (colour coded RED) alongside a possible match in my own database as an extra value added information indicator.
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