Can some 3 or 4 letter places of birth be considered acceptable?

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Working on 604 error code for 1800-1899.  I find many profiles with old 3 letter abbreviations  for state of birth.  Also see things like Eire, Qld and Que.  Could these be removed as exceptions/data base errors from the error reports
in The Tree House by Jim Vondrak G2G5 (5.9k points)
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They can.

Eire must be excepted.

QLD, QUE can be excepted, but they shouldn't be. I don't know where are those two. I could google it, but that is not the point.

Some are already excluded, since there are too many of them (over 10K each), but they will get to errors report at one time (when most of current errors are corrected).
by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (478k points)
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QLD is Queensland, Australia.
I added Eire - 77 occurrences

I didn't add since they don't go into thousands.

QLD - 237 occurrences

QUE - 284 occurrences
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If there are any other suggestions let me know, so I can check them.
by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (478k points)
In the Netherlands we have three-letter citynames like 'Urk', 'Oss', but in my opinion they should not be allowed when used wihout additional data: provincename and countryname. So valid locations would be 'Urk, Flevoland, Nederland' and 'Oss, Noord-Brabant, Nederland'.

So in general (Netherlands) citynames should be qualified by provincename and countryname.
Other Counties to consider are the island nations in the Pacific of Fiji & Niue

I added Fiji - 39 occurrences

Niue does't appear on Wikitree.

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