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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

On 13 Jul 2018 at 09:10 GMT John Walker wrote:

Made a typo with a category i created. Left out a letter. Editbot fixed it for me.

Thanks Editbot

On 10 May 2018 at 00:00 GMT A Nony Mouse Moffett wrote:

Thanks, EditBot, for editing the Templates for my ancestors David Boothe, Iris(Boothe)Lipscomb, Robert Moffett, Elizabeth (Lipscomb) Moffett and Elzo Moffett.

Or should I really be thanking Aleš Trtnik.

On 19 Apr 2018 at 15:27 GMT Jo Gill wrote:

Eddie, much thanks for your correction on The Great War (it's a New Zealand thing). I knew if I got it in the ballpark, you would make all nice.

Thanks little dude!

On 4 Apr 2018 at 17:02 GMT A Nony Mouse Moffett wrote:

Thanks for updating Douglas Leon Moffett's WWII template. I didn't know it was wrong so thanks for finding it and fixinb it.

On 3 Mar 2018 at 22:17 GMT Jason Everett wrote:

I see the category "Battalion of Upper Canada" in the War of 1812, now seems to be two. One now adding "Niagara". A bit of a shock when my old bookmark did not work. (Quickly did a search for a less common name, and was relieved hours of work had not disappeared.) Interesting to have that separation. In part because all of the scattered units were formed into a single battalion in March 1814. The Niagara category does seem to include units from York and Norfolk, which did see service on the Peninsula. Thus, I see the logic. I guess it might help as a single category might be unwieldy.

On 22 Feb 2018 at 01:02 GMT Albertus Robert Casimir (Fuller) Jung wrote:

Dear EditBot,

thank you for your good work. However, you have made a mistake. There are at least two villages called Heimersheim in Germany. The one in which several of my forefathers were born is near Alzey, and since 1972 is a part of the city of Alzey, in Kreis Alzey-Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz. You mistakenly changed the Kreis from Alzey-Worms to Category: Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Rheinland-PfalzCategory: Ahrweiler (Kreis), Rheinland-Pfalz. I have changed it back to Alzey.

On 21 Feb 2018 at 14:55 GMT Hans Gerwitz wrote:

I love you, EditBot

On 20 Feb 2018 at 19:03 GMT R Adams wrote:

Hello EditBot,

I appreciate you cleaning up the various creative ways that I and others are writing our Find A Grave links.

I had an efficiency idea to reduce the number of goof-up that lazy sloppy persons such as moi are making.

Could you consider pulling some strings to get a proper template example for a FAG link added on the right hand side of the Profile Editing Pages?

I see there really is space for such an model link in the "Formatting Tips" area. I bet this would be one of the most heavily used "Formatting Tips" if the template were there where people like me could just nab it.

And thank you for all your work, I see it is not without controversy. This is all a work in progress. We learn as we go.

Kindest regards to the bot that never sleeps.

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