I looked into the filing a Problems With Members, that doesn't fit. I looked into the requesting Mentoring help but that was either too complicated or just doesn't fit (not sure which), so I'm trying this route.
Here's the problem. Some records use the Julian Calendar Date, others use the Gregorian Calendar Date. In particular Find A Grave uses the Julian most of the time.
There is a relatively new member who insists on using the Gregorian Date and is changing the dates in the birth/death fields to match the Gregorian Dates, and he is leaving a note in the profile (some of them sound a little snarky to me, but that's me, and my interpretation of the notes being left isn't the issue...though the profiles I manage aren't the only ones these comments are being left in).
The problem is it's causing numerous 575 Find A Grave - Different birth date errors and some (don't know the code at the moment) Different date of death errors.
I'm sure he has the best of intentions, but because we have had issues with previous communication (that's a long story), I'm not comfortable trying to explaining this to him.
The way I usually handle it is put the date that matches FindAGrave (when it's a Julian v Gregorian issue), and clearly state the date of birth i.e. So and So was born on 15 Jan 1742/43 in the biography.... if it's a major error I report to FAG. Maybe I'm doing it wrong...
Edit: Deleted my last two statements: Reason:
I was under the impression that the person was creating errors erroneously, however, in this discussion I have learned a couple of things.
1. He's doing the right thing (some somewhat snarky comments in the bios aside).
2. I had never seen the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Date_Fields#Julian_vs._Gregorian_Calendar page before, and hadn't thought to look for it because I thought I understood how it worked, but I didn't. (I do now)
3. The errors showing up on the error reports are unavoidable.
Knowing all of the above makes it a lot less irritating.
Last thing...I thought about trying to figure out a way to delete this question, but in thinking about it (besides I don't think I could anyway), I realized a couple of things. A) Someone else might learn from this conversation. B) Eating humble pie once in a while is a good thing.
Thank you to Lindy, RJ Horace, Ben Buckner, and Herbert Tardy for teaching me something I should have known already.