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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.

On 19 Feb 2018 at 23:49 GMT Lawrence Bailey wrote:

Your change are historically incorrect and I wish you would s t o p. The Ardennes-Alsace Campaign is the official name that includes the battle which US newspaper daubed the Battle of the Bulge only one of a number of battles fought during that Campaign. The Ardennes refer to the battles fought in Belgium & Luxembourg, the Alsace refers to those fought in southeastern France, I have found consistent inaccuracies by EditBot in my WWI and Civil War profiles also.

On 18 Feb 2018 at 21:26 GMT Beryl Meehan wrote:

can you change Morris-14657 to read British Empire or India as category b place, It is not England.

On 17 Feb 2018 at 16:23 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Unfortunately, the "bad" renames that EditBot may occasionnally perform are the fault of such "categorists" as me, when we make a human error trying to fix a category name that looks bad. EditBot is only doing what it is told :-)

Categorization project usually goes out of its way to coordinate with other projects. This was the error of an over-enthusiastic, faillible human being :-)

On 9 Feb 2018 at 03:28 GMT Myrtis Bishop wrote:

You need to talk to me before you go changing anymore of the cemetery locations in Mississippi. I am the MS cemetery project coordinator & I don't agree with what your editbots are doing without coordinating changes with the ones that created them. You don't know where these cemeteries are located. Some that has the town name plus the county name are NOT in the town. In the case of McNair Cemetery, Mount Olive, Covington County, Mississippi. This cemetery has a Mt Olive address but is NOT in the city limits. When the cemetery project first started there were no hard & fast rules for the naming conventions. So I was using the location as what Findagrave used. Many location names are communities & sure can be repeated within the state, so leaving out the county name can cause confusion.

On 28 Jan 2018 at 17:17 GMT Aleš Trtnik wrote:

United kingdom template will be canceled and was replaced with appropriate country template (England, Scotland or Wales).

For additional info contact United kingdom project.


On 28 Jan 2018 at 07:13 GMT Ann (Oviatt) Dayan wrote:

This is how easier is spelled. Not easyer.

It is spelled wrong under the second bullet in list bot actions (permanent actions)

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