return of the false error

+5 votes

error 505 - wrong female gender

is there a correct female gender? the name of this error is confusing. maybe it should be "possible female gender." or "wrong male gender" (since the setting is currently male)?

My in-laws names are Joyce, but they are male. I'm quite sure I've previously marked them as a false error quite some time ago (but I have no proof of that or when). Today, the error is back. Is there a way to make the "correction" stick?

in The Tree House by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (582k points)
retagged by Dorothy Barry

1 Answer

+7 votes
All 500 errors are questionable. I will review them tomorrow.

In old dump there was one field with all names as first name.

In new dump there are all name fields as are entered. This will allow me to improve the gender errors, but I need a few days to do that and other things, that changed.
by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (822k points)
Actually, I want to jump in and thank you. I had an ancient relative that I was quite sure was female and via an errors report he was listed as probably not female- further research reveled that he had a wife and child.Who would have guessed that Jaqueline Lewis was the name of a male, and not just a typo? So thanks. Your hard work has paid off- at least for me!

Up to date

I believe, all errors are like they were before new dump. Name based errors have minor changes, since now prefix is excluded and nicknames are included.

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