New post-processing step is causing erroneous indexes
Or at least, I assume it's a post-processing step, as I can't imagine actual human indexers getting something so consistently wrong. (Well, assuming any of it was done by humans. Given that the Indexing section has never had this county, I'm not sure it's not all computer-generated. Somehow.)
In the newly-published indexes of Hungarian civil registrations, something is causing them all to look scandalously consanguinous, by adding the groom's family name to the bride.
Those spouse's names are 100% wrong: not a single one of those brides had her new husband's surname as any part of her name.
When I correct these, I express my frustration by making the highlight box as large as possible, to show that there's absolutely no sign of that other surname. But there are way, way too many of them to correct them piecemeal.
Can the seriously misguided process that's causing this data corruption please be discontinued and reverted?
@Julia Szent-Györgyi I see what you mean. Indexing instructions are certainly that the indexer should enter what shows on the document. And, even if it were computer-indexed, I would think that the computer would have been "instructed" to enter names as they are on the documents.
Unfortunately, this isn't the sort of error that we have an automated fix for. And, as you have often pointed out, the index did its job of allowing you to find the people you wanted to find. So, I think the only option is to fix names for your family as you find them. You might even want to use the Feedback button that shows in green on the right side of the page when you are in edit mode to suggest that some changes are needed in processes. I believe that would go to the team that is working on the user correction experience, but they could probably pass on the feedback to other decision makers.
In case you've never noticed that Feedback button, here is where I see it in the collection using a Windows computer and the Chrome browser:1
Unfortunately, for many of us, the Feedback button either does not appear or when it does appear, it does not function.
We've had a few threads about the Feedback button, but it's still sporadic, to be kind.2
@Áine Ní Donnghaile Thank you for letting me know that. I have used it often and never found it missing or not working. I'm sorry to hear that it is not consistently available to you. That does cut down your possibilities for reporting problems, doesn't it?1
@N Tychonievich I accessed the same record you used in your screenshot on 6 different browsers. None of them presented a Feedback button.
And if I follow the URL from Julia's original post, the Feedback button appears at the bottom of the search results page, but it does nothing when clicked in most browsers.1