Improved logic statements for incorrect hints (retrain/reframe hint system?)
Spent most of yesterday correcting erroneous mergers probably instigated by "bad" hints presented to novice users. The vast majority of these incorrect hints are relying on the coincidence of similar names and ignoring geographic characteristics.
The more common the names, the more frequently impossible merger suggestions pop up and it seems to cause more problems than it solves once you get into, say, people with the top 100 most common surnames. (If your system does not have the capacity to evaluate name frequency to correct for this problem, hope you can build that.)
To start, think it would be a good idea to change the logic statements for incorrect hints so that experienced users can submit more meaningful feedback. Right now it just asks to select things like "Names are wrong", "Relationships are wrong," etc.
More meaningful selections would be:
-Not in this country at this time
-Not in this region at this time
-Emigrated to another region before this time
-Name similarity is a coincidence
-Common names, coincidentally similar