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How do I stop getting e-mails about "matches"?

pdadme
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I keep getting e-mails telling me that "Geneanet has found new ancestors for you!", but when I check the ancestors, they bear no resemblance to the people they are supposed to match. For example, I received a notification for a possible match with a person in my tree called John BULL born c1735 at Great Bricett, Suffolk. The suggested match was with a John BALL born in 1801 in Blackwell, Derbyshire. I have never yet received a single suggestion that had the same name as the person in my tree.
Is there a way to stop getting suggested ancestors?

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Some results may not fit because of the variants of names.

If you want to unsubscribe from the email alert, please go to https://en.geneanet.org/alert/, click "Edit automatic alert" then "Unsubscribe from the automatic alert".
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I made a conscious decision to subscribe to Geneanet, and although it is only about £1 a week, I had hoped for a more constructive and less dismissive response than: "if you don't like it you can unsubscribe".
The point I was making is that perhaps it is possible to adjust the parameters on your algorithm, to make it at least some small use to a researcher like myself?
Your response to my example was "Some results may not fit because of the variants of names".
The result was the wrong name (Bull and Ball are not variants of the same name); the wrong place (Great Bricett, Suffolk is about 150 miles from Blackwell, Derbyshire) and the wrong date (the one was born in 1735 and the other in 1801). That is to say: there is no similarity between any of the variables, and I may as well have plucked a name at random from a hat.
A further example received on the same e-mail was William Carter.
My William Carter was the parent of John Carter, born at Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire in 1795.
The "match" was William Carter, son of Johannes Le Carter, born 1310 - Beverly, Yorkshire.
That is 120 miles and nearly 500 years difference. At least in this instance the name was the same.
Is is it not possible to perhaps set the location to be (e.g.) within 50-100 miles, and the date to be within 20-30 years, or at least the same generation? As for the name, surely there can be more accuracy than Ball being the same as Bull, or is that just billshot?
Yes I could unsubscribe and cancel my measly £1 a week, but I would be much happier to continue my support for your project, and for Geneanet to reciprocate, by helping me with my research.
I am offering constructive criticism, and "Some results may not fit because of the variants of names" is not a helpful response

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Sincerely sorry but your question was "How do I stop getting e-mails about "matches"?" and "Is there a way to stop getting suggested ancestors?" so I told how to unsubscribe from the email alert.

I have had a further look to the alerts you have received, I have asked the technicians and I'll come back to you as soon as possible.

Note that the place "Great Bricett, Suffolk" is not given in your family tree for John Bull.
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Jean-Yves BAXTER
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Some matches may be incorrect when dates are approximate (ca year). It will be improved but we can't specify any precise deadline at this time.
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Jean-Yves BAXTER
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