Is MatchBot active yet?

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I saw the annnouncement for MatchBot, but I haven't gotten any emails, even though I know there are lots of matches to my watchlist.

Vic
in Genealogy Help by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (327k points)

Vic, if you know there are matches in your Watchlist, why not use FindMatches and do the merges or proposals yourself?

Chris, I'm doing them slowly.  I thought MatchBot would show new ones I haven't found or would narrow down the options.

Vic

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Yes it is! MatchBot only covers a small portion of the database each night, to avoid overwhelming anyone with merge requests, so it could take a little while for it to get to your matches.
by Lianne Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (423k points)
selected by Wendy Hampton
Maybe they could add a 'bad data bot' also, something that validates dates in existing profiles and flags things like for example: dead mother, dead father, mother younger than 10 or older than 50, father younger than 10 or older than 70, siblings less than 1 year apart, etc, There's lots of them out there, mostly the original imported data was bad, and it would go a long way towards a higher quality of genealogical data even without accompanying sources.
I got a Matchbot message this morning.   'Twas between two men, both named James, both born about 1830.  No other similarities, different parents, different siblings, different locations. I rejected the match.

I'd say it needs a bit of tweaking, but that's just my opinion.

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