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On 11 Dec 2018 at 22:47 GMT John Kennedy wrote:

For information on Suzanne Catherine Kennedy,killed in the Tangiwai disaster 24/12/1953,my Aunt,refer to family tree of John Fraser Kennedy,b.22/04/1959.

On 11 Nov 2018 at 17:48 GMT Bree Ogle wrote:

EditBot is doing good. It's actually working on backlog that I haven't been able to get to. Fabulous! <3 this bot:)

On 9 Nov 2018 at 06:50 GMT Paula Hawkins wrote:

I can help you determine your gender. lol  :)

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Paula Ann

On 27 Oct 2018 at 15:49 GMT Eric Andersen-Vie wrote:

Would you please correct the categories for Kilpatrick-1322, Finch-4586 and Finch-4708. I placed Tioga County in them and then remembered they did not belong there.

Thank you for your wonderful work correcting our mistakes.

Eric Andersen-Vie

On 21 Oct 2018 at 20:02 GMT Elizabeth Winter wrote:

I don't know who set EditBot up to change the Category "Cedar Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Newburgh, New York", a correct category name, to "Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newburgh (town), New York."

Note that the cemetery's name for itself includes "and Mausoleum" - their link:

Furthermore (town) is highly irregular, and not generally included in category names. (The other cemeteries in that same down don't have it.)

On 12 Oct 2018 at 18:34 GMT Rayburn Clipper wrote:

Watch out, Editbot can be a rascal.

On 30 Aug 2018 at 15:35 GMT Catherine (McCracken) Mendenhall wrote:

Thanks for your edit on my grandfather.

On 15 Aug 2018 at 16:18 GMT Michelle (Gerard) Hartley wrote:

Why change category DoudaLine2 to Gerard-337DoudaLine2. Makes no sense why my user-id is in a category. Seems some communication is needed before changing categories like these.

On 6 Aug 2018 at 04:00 GMT Virgil Kester III wrote:

Well I see I that the ol'EditBot messed with more categories than just mine ... messed a few of them up and now I have people telling me to fix my categories. They were fine before EditBot "fixed" them!

On 27 Jul 2018 at 13:47 GMT Chris Gilbert wrote:

I greatly object to EditBot deleting my project categories. Why did this happen? If there is an issue, please consult me first. I have reinstated them

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