Wikitree's logic is wrong about birth and death dates' intervals.

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This website's logic on birth and death dates is wrong from my point of view, because this website consider dates' intervals to be of an absolute value but actually if birth and death dates are intervals they can overlap each other because intervals are relative, in fact, in overlapping intervals one variable (either birth or death) depends on the other one. This mostly happens when estimation relays in other descendants' intervals.
in Policy and Style by Enrique Agustini Felices G2G1 (1.7k points)
WikiTree doesn't automatically calculate birth and death date estimates. Where are you seeing this? (Maybe you are seeing estimates that came in to WikiTree from someone's family tree software or another website.)

There are some recommendations around here, but WikiTree contributors need to make our own decisions on the intervals to use when estimating dates. The intervals I use vary depending on the time period, the culture, and other information I have about the family or the person.
Maybe he's referring to Error Report wording.  But it is just suggesting to check and verify data entered.
Thanks for your response. I mean when you create a profile for someone in your tree, fill the form and save it if some date doesn't meet wikitree's criteria a banner will appear on top of the page requesting to change the date or dates because it doesn't meet following criteria: and every criterion is explained, in red or yellow, I don't know if it depends on gravity :D But it will give you the option to save anyway after that. Try it! create a profile with overlaping periods, then cancel when banner appears.

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Hi Enrique,

See http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Data_Validation for more details.
by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)

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