Repeated changes of place names from standard forms to nonstandard forms, etc.
I contacted FamilySearch support recently asking what could be done about someone repeatedly changing standard place names appropriate to the time of the event to the modern version of the same place. This is not someone that is new to Family Tree. I sent a message to the person, but there was no reply, just a continuation of the repeated changes to the modern versions of places. In another case, I have a cousin who disagrees with use of "United States" in place names and repeatedly changes that to "USA". He also drops words like "cemetery" and "memorial park" from what would be standard place names for those kinds of local places. We have exchanged messages about this issue in the past without resolution. One could argue that in all these cases, the place is usually (but not always) linked to some standard version of the correct place. However, that's not the point. I correctly entered the place, exactly matched the appropriate standard form, only to have these places repeatedly changed for no other reason than to make them not match their appropriate corresponding standard forms.
The response from FamilySearch support was that I could report that as abuse. Clearly, that is not correct. The page concerning reports of abuse says, "Errors or changes in records are not considered abuse. If you have questions regarding inadvertent or potentially malicious errors in records that you are unable to resolve, please contact FamilySearch Support." Of course, FamilySearch Support is where I started. Years ago, I reported something that was borderline as abuse and received a rather snippy response, so it does not make sense to do that again.
Everything we do in Family Tree feels temporary, and by default, consideration routinely seems to go to people who mess up data. Questions:
1) Does it matter if someone repeatedly changes carefully entered standard place names correct for the time of the event to represent a later time (e.g., an event in 1710 with place "Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America" changed to "Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States")?
2) Does it matter if someone repeatedly changes carefully entered standard place names to include nonstandard place names, abbreviations, postal codes, etc. (e.g., "Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States" changed to "Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA")?
3) Does it matter if someone repeatedly changes the names of cemeteries to drop out words indicating the type of location (e.g., "Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States" to "Ogden City, Ogden, Weber, Utah, USA")?
I have to say this is the very thing that drives people off of use of Family Tree. Why should any of us carefully enter data if it is just going to be repeatedly messed up by people who want to ignore preferred practices and standard forms. Is there anything that can be done?