Why am I suddenly getting a ton of Suggestion 848 related to Find A Grave

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Today, my suggestion report suddenly included 101 incidents of Suggestion 848 all connected to Find A Grave.

I found this old G2G post which discusses a change in the FAG template, but it says EditBOT should have fixed these.

What's happening all of a sudden today?

in WikiTree Tech by Mary Jensen G2G6 Pilot (101k points)

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I did run the bot several times to remove those parameters, but people kept using it. Last run was in march 2020.

https://www.softdata.si/wt/EditBot/TemplateCorrecion/FindAGrave%20to%20External%20Link/

I can run it again.

by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (566k points)
selected by Jo Fitz-Henry

I runned the BOT again. it corrected 500 profiles.

https://www.softdata.si/wt/EditBot/ChangeLog%20FindAGrave%20to%20External%20Link%2020200721%20103157.htm

The rest have errors in parameters and should be corrected manually.

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The parameters you've been using in the template are no longer supported.

Looks like the "name" and "date" parameter have been discontinued some time ago, but only now being flagged in the Suggestions Report.

see the examples here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Template:FindAGrave

Help page for error 848: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:DBE_848 (not enough helpful information on this page, so click through to the specific template page -- above)
by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (537k points)
Dennis, I figured that much out.  But why didn't EditBOT fix these 101 profiles?  Most of these have been on the profiles for years and are in a format that was correct when they were put on the profiles.

Are we going to have to fix a ton of profiles manually that EditBOT was supposed to fix?
don't know who runs EditBot... maybe Aleš?

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