Does anyone look at newly created (inaccurate) surnames (with dash)?

+6 votes
I have run across 3 of these in 2 days!  What is the best thing to do? Should Unsourced be added?

Long-Webb-1   Will be resolved if my proposed merge is approved.

Donohue - Loyd - McCabe-1    (PM is new). I sent message.

Green-Gaskell-1  (PM may be inactive). I sent message.
in Policy and Style by Marj Adams G2G6 Mach 3 (37.5k points)
They look like double-barrelled surnames to me.  How do we deal with that?

1 Answer

+3 votes
Yes, edit bot trolls through WikiTree and when data errors are found and marked as an error the Data Doctors project corrects them.
by David Selman G2G6 Pilot (932k points)
How does edit bot know these are errors? You may have noticed that Green-Gaskill-1  was created in 2011.

Because a person's last name at birth is usually one surname name and not spaced by the minus - sign. Yes, I looked at the profile and the profile managers contributions. I posted a comment about the surname on the profile for Green-Gaskell-1. Could not find the other two profiles that you listed.

Project: Data Doctors             

Project: Profile Improvement

The first profile is The hyphen should have been a space or underline. Your proposed merge will fix the error, presuming it is approved or default approves, Marj.

The second profile must have already been merged. Current profile is If this isn't the same profile, let us know.

The third profile (, as you say, has an inactive manager, with no one else on the trusted list. You may want to start the ball rolling on an Unresponsive Profile Manager request to have the profile orphaned.


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