I have come across the same "error" several times now. Many times the date of birth is not known but an estimate of the date of baptism. So frequently children would be baptised a week, month[s], years after or even at marriage (for many reasons - living on isolated farms, illness, availability of preachers and or settings, especially for those who were on "trek"). So there are many many profiles of the date of baptism with the "before" option selected. I know there was a G2G feed on this whole before / after approach of the error database. Now I recently went through my own personal errors list after "hiding" some of these specific errors (parents having died before a childs birth) more than a month before. If I saw correctly, after "hiding" such an error the option for "false" error has disappeared. So now I cannot (after having had time to take a good look at the data) "correct" the "error" as a "false" error. This is something that I would like to have clarified - is this true?
Another point I'd like to make - recently we had a spout (in our project COGH) of a correction officer's well-intentioned but misguided manipulating of data to accomodate the error database. Without comments and or with comments. For example:
* Dies before marriage
* Child [name] born before marriage
* All other children born after death
* [...] only child not born in [county name]
* No baptism record of [...] can be found in the [wrong archives]
'''Please research further, or at least record these current contradictions in the profile, if only to prevent a "Correction officer" to make unsourced corrections to the profiles!'''
This specific person (not the speciific one that was bulldozing through [also validated] data) was kind enough to leave and extended message, but in his comments it is evident that he had not read the extensive analysis (footnotes / research) of some anomalies regarding the baptism record that could not be found, in the biography, even though there were real issues. A simple date of death error corrected solved some of the errors. And there was a simple mistake regarding the marriage. It's great to have an error database to help clear up these anomalies, but in no single instance should a correction officer make "unsourced" corrections to profiles. See these feeds Does everyone READ the comments ... and Guidelines for working Database errors and Can someone tell what a correction officer does?. Thanks!