DD suggestion 751 and vanishing nicknames? [closed]

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Hello! I was doing some Data Doctoring today with suggestion 751 and on a couple of occasions I found a suggestion with a nickname that had extra/unnecessary quotes around their name, but when I got to the profile they may not have even had a nickname listed at all. When checking the changes to see if someone else had recently fixed it, I didn't see any recent changes to speak of. Has anyone encountered this before? Is this a glitch? Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
WikiTree profile: Israel Griffin
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in The Tree House by Erin English Bailey G2G6 Mach 1 (15.8k points)
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I fixed this instance.

This is an old GEDCOM file, so the chances are that those characters were imported with the profile and 'broke' the field. If you reset the Nickname field without the characters, it will correct itself.

Edit: On further review, this was a change made and not as a result of the GEDCOM process: https://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Griffin-1074&diff=prev&oldid=4561643 It is possible this was a bug that has been fixed in some way already but the fields were not corrected.
by Steven Harris G2G6 Pilot (509k points)
selected by Erin English Bailey
Thanks. I'll give it a try if I see it again.
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Here's another one: Freeman-14406 with the same issue.  A previous DD seems to have tried to fix, but it didn't actually fix it. 

by Erin English Bailey G2G6 Mach 1 (15.8k points)
Have you tried just placing Rilla, Cinda in the nicknames field?  No " at all.  (The system should show those on view.)

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