Listing possible living people as deceased
- What are you trying to accomplish? To reduce the possibility of living persons as deceased.
- Why? to preserve living people privacy and ensure a small amount of accuracy.
- What is the challenge or roadblock you are encountering? Contributors are listing possible living persons as deceased without any source or comment.
What is your idea? Make the "Reason this information is correct" box mandatory to be filled in. Though this would not solve the problem it could reduce it. Perhaps having a pop up suggestion saying that "if this person is not 110 years old, please include a source for why this person is deceased." or just ask "Please tell us why you believe this person is deceased." To be on the easy side the box could accept any input so that if it is "personal knowledge" or some other non-specific thing, that would be acceptable. Greater than 110 years old would be acceptable. Any alpha-numeric characters would do, just not blank.
- How would solving this challenge improve your experience? United Stated Experience -Reduce the amount of searching for a death certificate, newspaper article, grave location, etc. in trying to verify this person's death. Granted, I still send off a chat request, e-mail if possible and phone call is really great but knowing that it is personal knowledge with even just a conjectured state or date, or place is a starting point. My specific case is a person who was born in 1940 but is listed as deceased with no explanation or source. Requiring a source, not matter how vague, is better than nothing.