Should this be a 407 error?

+7 votes
It appears that the Db_errors software is picking up as an error when a person does not enter a date into the marriage, but marks the date field simply as Uncertain (radio button).  Perhaps this software (or Wiki Tree software) assigns the marriage in this case a default date of 0?  If this is correct, should this be ignored as an error (as long as the person has not actually entered 0)?
WikiTree profile: Irene Clark
in WikiTree Tech by Paul Gierszewski G2G6 Mach 9 (90.2k points)
retagged by Maggie N.

1 Answer

+2 votes

Looks more like a bug in WikiTree that it doesn't display 0000-03-30

If you check the change log (link) someone has added date 0000-03-30

Changes made by Dorothy Clark at 19:48, 23 September 2015.....

I just openend the marriage date and saved it and now the change log says 0000-00-00


by Living Sälgö G2G6 Pilot (301k points)
That, to me, clearly meant 30 March, Unknown year.

And I think it should remain in the bio

;-) give me the source.....

No one will understand the logic that year 0000 is unknown. Would be better to write that information in the Biography.... and add a template {{DateGuess}}

If you read the first note then the problem was as I understand it

  1. 0000-03-30 was written in the field = stored in the database
  2. when an user looked at the field using WikiTree web interface nothing was displayed
  3. when a database dump was done 0000-03-30 was exported....

So even if you use 0000-03-30 as a way to communicate something no one will be able to see it... 


the source is apparently the niece, who knows her aunt and uncle's anniversary, but just can't remember the year.
I contacted the person who added the marriage date and it was ok to delete it and the correct date was unknown but maybe someone knew it....

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