Matchbot merges

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What are "matchbot" proposed merges? Who or what generates these?

George

Update: I now see that there has been considerable discussion on this subject and I am better informed. It seems to be a very blunt instrument for getting reliable matches. For instance how many Mary Smiths born 1851 are likely to be matches if born on opposite sides of the world?

George

 

Another G2G discussion

http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/65075/why-do-we-even-have-the-matchbot Matchbot

in Policy and Style by George Brander G2G6 (6.2k points)
edited by Michelle Hartley

1 Answer

+1 vote
I agree that it is a blunt instrument.  There is no substitute for a human actually looking at the proposed merge and making sure it's a good match.
by Kyle Dane G2G6 Mach 9 (99.7k points)

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