I’m a bit ashamed to because it will probably make it painfully clear what a dolt I am. But… here goes. The first time I tried to comment on something, I was at a total loss after typing my comment, because there was no button saying anything like “Submit”. Someone had to tell me that you just hit “Enter”. It never occurred to me to try that… I was typing text; I assumed that hitting “Enter” would simply be like hitting the carriage return on a typewriter.
Some of it is just wording. Like the “Find Friends” button. To me, “find” suggests searching for someone rather than simply going to the page of a person you’ve already friended. Also, being as old-fashioned and non-Facebooky as I am, I was thinking of the word “friends” in terms of “real-life friends”, e.g., old school chums, rather than “Facebook friends”. So I thought the button meant something like “search for an old school chum”.
The thing that finally made me start this thread was something that happened today. I see that I have 3 pending family tree requests. So I take a look and I see the first one says “1 person added you as family but you haven’t yet replied. See who it is and add him/her as relative!” The accompanying button says “Accept”, which makes me a bit nervous, as it sounds like clicking it will add the person as a relative, which I don’t know if I want to do because I don’t know who it is yet. But I click it anyway. I get a screen that lists people who are already in my family and others who aren’t, but I don’t see anything about “who it is” who added me as family; all I see is an “Add Family” button. So I pick one person from the latter group who is a family member and put a check next to them, and hit “Add Family”. And it generates a message to that person plus everyone else in my family list… which I eventually figure out is because all those people already had checks next to their names (which I didn’t put there). So I’m sort of OK now, except that I still have no idea who it was who generated the request in the first place.
OK, a lot of this is the usual learning-curve stuff and it’s pretty petty. But it just seems to be all like this, and I don’t seem to have this problem with other sites… really I don’t, you must believe me!!! (pant pant)