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Suggestion 662 Separators in Marriage Location

Privacy Level: Public (Green)
Date: 29 Oct 2020
Location: Worldwidemap
Surnames/tags: data_doctors db_error_662
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Description of Error - 662: Separators in Marriage Location

In the Marriage Location field no separators should appear except for: comma , dot . space, dash -, single quotation mark, ' pairs of parentheses ( ) or pairs of brackets [ ]. All other separators create this error.

Note: Information that is copied from other software or websites may contain stylized punctuation that is hard to identify. These include characters such as a single opening slanted quote (‘) or a closing slanted single quote (’) instead of a straight single quote ('); or opening slanted double quotes (“) or closing double quotes (”) instead of opening or closing straight double quotes ("). Nonbreaking space - check the location there may be a missing hyphen or too many spaces


Content of info column: Offending character or missing character

Possible Causes

These locations were part of GEDCOM imports or simply entered in a non-uniform way.

Action Steps

Remove the separators, that are not needed or Add the separator, that is needed.

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Marriage Location on public and open profiles is checked if it contains any unwanted characters.

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Please could ampersands (&) be added to the permitted list, for locations such as "Church of St Peter & St Paul" or "Chicago & Milwaukee Railway". It's wrong to replace these particular ampersands with "and" for the same reason that we use serial commas; they are a single entity, not a list. As a precedent, the WikiTree style guide requests that Wikipedia be cited in the Chicago style, which is evidence that Chicago formatting is preferred elsewhere on WikiTree, which means preserving the ampersand in proper nouns.
Hi! I have a whole bunch of profiles with "non-breaking space" suggestions for the marriage locations, but I can't figure out what exactly needs correcting. Could someone take a look? here are two that are flagged. Thanks!

Weber-8735 (this one I redid to the suggested location, but I don't see any difference from what I originally had....)

Cramer-2983 (this one I haven't touched so you could see if there is somehow a difference)

posted by Tricia Appell
edited by Tricia Appell
You did the correction on Weber-8735 correctly. You basically just need to delete all spaces in the location and write them again.
posted by Aleš Trtnik
Please add to possible causes:

Information that is copied from other software or websites may contain stylized punctuation that can be hard to identify. These include characters such as an opening single quotes (‘) or closing single quotes (’) instead of straight single quotes ('), or opening double quotes (“) or closing double quotes (”) instead of straight double quotes (").

posted by Steven Harris
Hi, Steve,

I have added the text, thank you.

posted by [Living Moore]

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