Suggested Reason Statements during merge
Does anyone else find the suggested reason statements too easy to just copy'n'paste?
Before they were suggested, careless users just didn't give a reason and you knew immidiately to double check everything. Now they just copy'n'paste the first one the see. The problem is it now looks like a valid reason.
Today I got notified that two individuals had been merged because, "All vital information and relationships match. ID numbers: ****-*** and ****-***. (emphasis mine)
Far from this being true, I discovered that: Given names didn't match, Family names didn't match, Birthplaces didn't match, Ages didn't match, Fathers didn't match, Mothers didn't match, Siblings didn't match, Spouses didn't match, Children didn't match. The only similarities I can see is that they were both born in America, in the same decade.
The census records for each of them, living with their respective families, for both the 1920 and '30 census are now attached to the merged individual!
My concern is that the reason statement gives this a validity it doesn't deserve.