I received quite a few via comments on the blog posts, plus some in email and some on Google+ and Facebook. Here they are, without my own comments:
1) Doug Williams: "Ask Ancestry to allow user changes to more fields in their indexes. I find no way to add a person who was missed on a census enumeration - and no easy way to alert Ancestry to the missing person. Nor is there any way to change an age which is incorrect in the index, which means an incorrect year of birth is present. Oh, and while you're asking, see if you can't get them to lower the annual subscription price!"
2) Tessa: "Please make the shoebox more useful by allowing us to file and tag items (would be great to group family documents). I want to be able to search it easily and I know the technology exists."
3) Monique Riley: "I don't care for the new document viewer in regards to seeing the source of the document now. Before you could click on an expandable arrow and it would expand out the source info on the right of the document. Now you have to click on "more" then "view source" then the source info pops up in the middle of your document covering it up. I liked it better when I I could view both at the same time."
4) Russ Worthington: "In addition, please expand your comments to the Web Merge feature within Family Tree Maker. When I use the Web Merge feature in FTM2012, I MUST edit / reformat the Source, then edit the Citation.
"New vs Old Search: There is no way to set which search I want on the new Home (customized home page for each user). The "default" is Old. I want to set the "default" to New. Yes, there is a quick way to get to the new, but I don't want that extra click. Your 2nd and 3rd bullet points are very valid, I just wanted to through in the Customized Home Page feature in that discussion.
"New Search": IF I make changes in the Name (first or last), Years (+ / -), or Place, to one of the Options. There should be a "reset" or clear the options, on the New Search Screen, NOT have to click on Exact two or three times. I have had a couple of times where an option was not reset."
"2. Provide some means of identifying different lines. I have my lines, my wife's lines and my ex-wife's lines in the same tree as they are all our children's lines. Color coding (background and/or foreground) the names would do it and could be carried over to all displays and reports."
"I would like to have these restrictions work the way their names suggest they will. If I ask for results only from U.S. Collections, give me results only from U.S. collections. "
Now, that's quite frightening. What else is missing?
"Worse yet, I've had to unlink then download from Ancestry a couple of times due to FTM faulty merge of two individuals. What a mess that made. When I compacted the file to see if it could possibly repair itself, it then changed the names to ""!!!! When I called Ancestry/FTM, the first guy was quite sympathetic but had no answer. I think they avoid discussing the faulty programming.
"Anyway, in the Family view I can see all of my notes. In the Person vie I cannot!!!! The NOTES tab shows only the first note!! At the moment, since I work in both simultaneously, which by the way the representative said I could do, I am not sure if I put the original note in via Ancestry or not. I suspect so, but am not sure.
"The backup: Reference: Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower
the profile part at "Profiles and Historical Records",
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index 1500s-1900s,
"One of the seven different "U.S. and International Marriage Records 1560-1900" for a marriage to the mythical Constance Dudley http://tinyurl.com/896oxx9 has him being born in Massachusetts in 1581, 39 years before the Mayflower arrived; one has second wife Elizabeth Fisher born there also http://tinyurl.com/7hq8tya .
"Stephen's Millennium file http://tinyurl.com/7hdaxtm which says he was born in Wortley, London. Problem is--Wortley isn't in London and according to the records found in Hampshire, England in 2004 he wasn't born in either (nor in Gloucestershire). The Millennium file has his birth date two years after his baptism, has the date of his second marriage shown a month after it occurred, and lists the death date as the date his will was probated (which was a full month after the estate's inventory)"
17) Glenna: "The one thing that drives me crazy is that often when I refine my search – absolutely nothing happens. If I had half a million hits before, I’ll have half a million hits after. This is particularly true if I try to refine by country. However, if I ask for exact, that half million goes to zero ... every time. Why give us the option of refining our searches when they aren’t taken into account in the next go-round?"
20) Randy: "* The sources for Ancestry.com record summaries and images are non-standard, they aren't Chicago, Turabian, MLA, APA or Evidence! Explained format. Will ANY effort be expended to upgrade the source citations that are listed on a record summary or attached to a person or event in an Ancestry Member Tree?
* Will "Old" Search be continued, or will it be retired? If it will be retired, when? If it is retired, what features will be integrated into "New" Search?
* "New" Search is very complex with the Name and Location filters feature (which are very useful if you know how to use them!). Can the filters be made more user friendly, and/or can short video tutorials be provided on the Search page so more users can learn how to use them effectively?
* Many users complain about getting results from searches that are outside of the life span of the individual sought in the search, or outside of a specified locality. Is there a way to restrict search results to a specific year range? Or to a specific set of states (say one central state, and the surrounding states)?