Suggestion for the future for the ideas topic
edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Jennifer Jeffris said: Would it make life easier if you added a third topic type of data errors. This way, folks who find mistakes in their tree and want to share it with FamilySearch could put them in Data Errors. Because they aren't really ideas, more often corrections that need to be made or researched. Examples include name misspellings, date misspellings, miscategorization of data, bad place names and the like. Just something to simplify possibly...
Jordi Kloosterboer said: Spelling wasn't really a thing until recently so I don't know how the system would figure that out due to different sources spelling the name a different way. The other ideas you have are already there. For date and place names, it gives an error if no standardized place or date has been connected to whatever you put down. I don't know what you mean for 'miscategorization of data.' There are also other research suggestions FamilySearch gives you.0
Jennifer Jeffris said: I am suggesting it be a 3rd topic area. I am talking about people asking for help for those things in the ideas section and it seems like it might be better if that had its own topic area. So instead of posting to ideas the following: My grandmother is living and she is marked as dead and I don't know to change it. You would post that to an errors section. I see an idea as more "I wish that i could print more reports." Something that doesn't apply only to me...0
Juli said: Jennifer, just ignore the classification/categorization on GetSatisfaction. Everyone else does, starting with FS staff.
You can fix data errors on Family Tree profiles yourself, you know. It's an open-edit shared tree.0