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Suggestion 616 Abbreviated Birth location Country not recommended

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Date: 14 Feb 2021
Location: Worldwidemap
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Description of Warning - 616: Abbreviated Birth location Country not recommended

The birth location is abbreviated, which is not recommended in Wikitree location fields. Accepted exceptions are USA and UK. This warning is calculated only for orphaned profiles.

Location endings that are identified as invalid are defined in this table. Look for number 616 in "Accepted spelling" column. The table is maintained by Aleš and Data Doctors project in colaboration with other geographical projects.

Content of info column: Possible country

Possible Causes

The location is recognized as the country in predefined countries list, but it is flagged as not recommended form due to the usage of abbreviations.

Action Steps

Correct the Birth location, but be careful, since some abbriviations can be ambigious. If you think the country form is correct, open the subject in G2G, or in the Data Doctors Google Group (if you are a member).

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Technical Stuff

This suggestion is calculated only for orphaned profiles. Ending of each entered Birth location is recognized as specific country, but that form is marked as unofficial in the Predefined countries list. I do the recognition based on This definitions are still being added, so ask for additions if needed.

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