Is MatchBot up to scratch?

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WikiTree’s matchBot needs an algorythm written by a genealogist not an IT genius.

If a human had proposed this merge I would have suspected mischievous or malicious intent, I've had puzzling proposed matches before by this soft-ware.

Edith (Peck) McTurk (Peck-3578) and Mary A (unknown) Peck (Peck-1298) what do you think?

WikiTree profile: Edith Peck
in WikiTree Tech by Carl Horner G2G5 (5.1k points)

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Well gee they were both born in 1879 in England.

There's a new group of "Match-bot minders" on Wikitree, which should help. It won't prevent the bad ones, but it should catch them.

http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/262385/would-anyone-be-willing-to-help-keep-an-eye-on-matchbot
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Liz Shifflett
As it happens, but if they'd spent their entire lives in different hemispheres that wouldn't be an obstacle.

Point is though, to find the same matches that will show up in other contexts.  If they're bad matches, they get marked as Rejected, and then they don't show up in other contexts.

ooh Anne, I REALLY like MatchBot Minders! Conjures the image of a Nanny cleaning up messes & praising successes. Maybe I need to start thanking MatchBot when the match is a good one!

Liz, MatchBot MP (MatchBot Monitors Project)

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