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

Make it STOP !!!

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."

Make it STOP!!

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.)

Make it STOP !!!!

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

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.

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