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    Is anyone actually happy with the changes at 23andMe?

    I'm not.
    I think it sucks.
    Several of my accounts have lost over a thousand matches,each,as well.
    Good thing I downloaded files several times before they cut our throats.
    Looks to me like they really don't want genealogy folks around.
    What say you?

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    In the forums I prefer the old layout visually but the posting has improved, and the threads work better, such as you go to the last post you read, rather than having to scroll through pages etc. There are some improvements.

    I have not yet been moved over, so I don't know what the layout will be like for results, or what sharing will be like.

    Geneology was never at the forefront like at Ancestry, and I think for some people, they never got over that and keep wanting 23andme to be Ancestry. It is not the same. Can you use 23andme for geneology, of course. It is just not the same set up.
    It also seems to me the family tree heavy folks don't care as much about ethnicity results. That is interesting to me and I am dissapointed there is a lack of a chromomse browser on Ancestry, so I cannot see where Ancestry is giving me what ethnicity and what background I am matching others on. Showing me that so and so is 25percent this and 14 percent that does not help if I cannot see where it is and how we match. The Ancestry is best crowd seems not to care about that and is focused solely on trees. Yes, trees are good but they are not all some of us want to know.

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    I am not content with the "progress" at any of the testing companies.

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    I'm not happy. I wish the old site was back.

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    There are a number of scientist at 23andme that may be unhappy.
    23andMe Has Given Up On Next-Generation Sequencing
    Genetics startup 23andMe has let go of a team of scientists and a top executive as it has stopped pursuing one of the biggest technological advancements in DNA testing, BuzzFeed News has learned.
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/stephanieml...4pZ#.vtmVw0VQo
    “Without a doubt, we have our hands full,” Wojcicki told BuzzFeed News. “This is a whole new area. One of the things people are still figuring out with next-generation sequencing is ‘Exactly what does all that information mean?’” She added, “We spent a lot of time pursuing sequencing, and I think as we started to understand it better and better and understand the complexities, we decided to focus on our core business.”
    YFull R1b-M269>L23>Z2103>Z2106>Z2108>Y14512>Y20971>Y22199, ISOGG R1b1a1a2a2c1b Y14416, FTDNA R-M64

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    If we Europeans ever get transferred to it, we will let you know ;-)
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    I really miss the relatives "countries of ancestry".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik View Post
    I really miss the relatives "countries of ancestry".
    I really miss COA too. Is there a backdoor to the old forum? Overall I prefer the old site.

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    I'm not happy either. In fact, I've lost interest in 23andMe. I hardly visit the site anymore. When I do, it is just to see if there are new DNA Relatives. Also, I don't even know where to check to see if someone has accepted my invitation. Sometimes I get an email notifying me that someone accepted my invitation, which I probably sent before being transferred to the new site. However, I go and look and see nowhere to find that person. I don't want to go page by page in order to find him/her. Also, the Forums are not as easy to navigate as the old ones. The one feature I do like is that now you can see those relatives who have accepted to be part of DNA Relatives. I forget now what they call that new feature, but I like it. I do terribly miss the COA feature. That one was extremely good and helped me keep track of some relatives ancestral countries, particularly the ones who listed four grandparents born in the same country.

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    Apparently reducing functionality and feature availability whilst increasing service price is not a popular tactic with customers. Take note of this please 23andme. My next dna kit will be from ftdna.

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