I'm seeing a ton of these errors

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This is in suggestions. Apparently, the algorithm that finds these errors needs to be updated. FindAGrave is now well past 235 million memorials.

number too big: Numbered parameter: 1 (Memorial)
{{FindAGrave|235078998}}

WikiTree profile: James Stedman
in WikiTree Tech by Paul Schmehl G2G6 Mach 4 (42.9k points)
edited by Ellen Smith
Interesting.  The link works for me.  I've never had such a suggestion.
I've seen a similar DBE reported.  I think memorials are being created on Find a Grave faster than our DBE system is keeping up.
I have a couple on some of my profiles. I've marked them as false. I've also created memorials for cousins that died recently. The latest was 235509939 (Jan 1).

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Again my builtin max limit is too small. I updated it and also program a reminder to increase it, so this will not happen again.
by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (621k points)
selected by Robin Lee
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If I understand the process, Wiki can now scan FAGMs for link verification - something doesn't match the current Wiki profile, the link is invalid (merged on FAGM) or a possible match to a Wiki profile.

Yes, sometimes it's a false error and should be marked as such after verification.

However, last weekend, I was working on an FAGM error - the link didn't match the Wiki profile. After attempting to verify the link (on a merged profile), it turns out the merged profile should not have been merged - FAGM was able to prove two separate individuals.

In the end, it may seem "tedious", but also proves useful. I think (unless someone smarter than I am has other thoughts) as we go through these, finding/verifying/marking the false errors, helps improve the algorithm.

Carol
by Carol Sterling G2G6 Mach 1 (14.0k points)
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I doubt that the Jan 1 # proves there are over 235 million FAGMs. I don't think they would have started with just 1-3 or even 5 digit ID numbers. It's certainly possible to be close to it but not exact.

Also at times if one of my Wikitree people are mentioned in a FAGM biography but does not have a # of their own, I list that # to give family hints of where to find info about the family.
by Betty Kennedy G2G4 (4.9k points)
It's easy enough to find out. Search for Memorial ID # 1 on FindAGrave: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1/cleveland-abbe
Well I apologize, the number is exact, there are single digit ID#s.

But I still see no harm mentioning a FAGM # on a Wikitree profile of an immediate family member that is included in the family list or biography on Find a Grave.

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