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Suggestion 618 Birth location Country not preferred by project

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Date: 14 Feb 2021
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Description of Warning - 618: Birth location Country not preferred by a project

This warning is caused when a birth location is abbreviated or ambiguous, or a separator issue if a comma is missing between place and country.

Location endings identified as invalid are defined in this table. Look for number 618 in "Accepted spelling" column. Aleš and the Data Doctors Project maintains this in collaboration 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 in the recommended format due to ambiguity.

Action Steps

Correct the Birth location, but be carefull, since some locations 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). These definitions are still being added, so ask for additions if needed. Some projects made extensive documentation on location names depending on the time. Here they are:

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Questions and Discussions on this Warning

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Technical Stuff

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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Could you take a look at this page, please? The description doesn't mention anything about a project; perhaps it should. Is the description correct?

posted by Sheryl Moore
I added a paragraph and a link to the table defining the suggestions.
posted by Aleš Trtnik

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