TMG-L ArchivesArchiver > TMG > 2010-11 > 1288794108
From: Terry Reigel <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Upgrades
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 10:21:48 -0400
Ian Singer wrote:
> Take a look an the TNG reports on my site and try and
> tell me that they are not easy to generate and fast and
> that it would not be nice if TMG could do the same. And
> yes I know about Second Site, I just chose not to use it
> for reasons I can not remember.
Thinks for the invitation. You have talked about your TNG site for some time and I've never looked at it before.
You ask whether "they are not easy to generate and fast." As a reader, I have no idea whether they are easy to generate and fast. They load into my browser just like any other web page I view, and look a lot like TMG's Journal report. I understand vaguely that they are created "on the fly" instead of being created in advance. But, as a reader, why do I care? In fact, how would I even know had you not told me? Why do you think that is an advantage?
Clearly there is a difference in content between this site and some others I've seen, but I can't tell whether that is because of choices you have made or limitations of the tool. The some that jump out at me:
- No source citations, leaving the reader wondering whether the information is based on sound research. I find a very few references to sources in the text, mainly related to names.
- No linkages to others involved in events. For example, when parents of a spouse are mentioned there is no link to them. Events with multiple participants do not include links to those other participants.
- Use of "fake" child with given name "None Known" instead of using "No Known Children" statements.
I was surprised to see that it appears that the text is generated by use of TMG's Sentences. My understanding was that your site was created from a GEDCOM export, which of course does not include Sentences. Do you type the whole output into the Memo, or does TNG have it's own Sentences, or???