Where are the guidelines about the contents of the Standard Places database?
Some time in the last few months I picked up a series of very useful pages explaining aspects of the database of Standard Places. I saved the URLs but now I can't access them.
https://www.familysearch.org/en/fieldops/fs-places-familysearch-places-country-specific-guidelines gave Country Specific Guidelines such as explaining that Country X had placenames of the format A, B, C, D
https://www.familysearch.org/en/fieldops/familysearch-places-faqs contained an FAQ on the topic of Standard Places
Plus another couple...
When I just went to those URLs, I get the page that looks like this:
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Why have these pages been removed from the view of non-Church members? Have they been moved to other URLs that are still available to non-Church members?
If the removal was intentional and permanent (if) then can I ask how FamilySearch's objectives are furthered by such a move? I would point out that a huge amount of support in this Community comes from non-Church members like myself who are often trying to explain the workings of FamilySearch to others. Understanding the principles behind, in this instance, the standard places, is clearly helpful to our explanations. I don't want update access to the placenames - I do want to be able to explain stuff to the best of my ability. (For instance, the reason I discovered the loss of access was when I was trying to understand the standards for African names. No shame if there aren't any such standards yet - the topic is massive in the extreme - but now I don't know).