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Looking for a way to see if there are pending MatchBot-proposed merges for profiles on your Watchlist? Click "My Watchlist" (the second option on the first row) after you click here.
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WikiTree MatchBot

This is the account for WikiTree's automated matching tool, monitored by our MatchBot Monitors, the MPs, a sub-project of our Connectors Project. The Leader of the MPs is Liz Shifflett.

If you would like to help monitor MatchBot's proposals, check out the How to Join section of the MatchBot Monitors Project page.
Click this link for a list of MatchBot-proposed merges that have not already been rejected.
If you want to check to see if MatchBot proposed a merge for a profile on your watchlist, you can click "My Watchlist" after clicking the link above (or here). Or you can see all of your pending merges by using WikiTree's Browse Matches feature. On that page, click "All Pending Merges" (the first option in the second line) & then click "My Watchlist" (the second option in the first line). This will show you all pending merges that involve a profile on your watchlist, who proposed the merge, and whether or not approval of the merge has been recorded.

If a proposed merge is not answered within one month, this account is also used to give default approval so that a Wiki Genealogist other than the Profile Manager can evaluate the match and proceed to reject or complete the merge.

Merges proposed and/or approved by the MatchBot should never be completed without careful evaluation. We never automatically complete merges on WikiTree. It's important for members to make the final decisions.

If you have questions or concerns, please post them for the community to see in G2G.

Only the Trusted List can access the following:
  • MatchBot's formal name
  • e-mail address
  • images (1)
  • family tree
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MatchBot is a WikiTree Member following these tags:
similar work, but Arborists complete merges and much, much more
MatchBot Monitors Project is a Connectors subproject
LNAB questions come up when reviewing MatchBot-proposed merges
project tag for MatchBot MPs
Although the project's goals/tasks don't include completing merges, G2G discussions about merges are definitely of interest!
LNAB questions come up when reviewing MatchBot-proposed merges, so it helps to stay up on naming conventions followed by the different projects


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On 30 Apr 2018 at 06:57 GMT Steve Thomas wrote:

I concur with previous comments. The bots might do good work but I'm not going to thank them after making obvious errors.

On 4 Apr 2018 at 11:47 GMT Ron Rowland wrote:

The idea of this bot is great, but the execution leaves much to be desired. I rejected the proposed match it created a week or so ago. Today, it proposed the same match, ignoring the fact that it had already been rejected.

On 7 Mar 2018 at 00:25 GMT N Huckeba wrote:

I looked at the matchbot "proposed matches" and did not find anything that I would even consider as in common between the profiles. It was a waste of my time.

On 15 Nov 2017 at 15:28 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi everyone! I think that the search parameters are still the same, but I was worried about unfound duplicates proliferating unseen so I asked Chris to reactivate MatchBot's function of seeking/proposing merges. Since we're coming up on the holidays (USA Thanksgiving & winter celebrations of many religions), I also asked that MatchBot be limited to proposing 50 merges a day. Keep an eye out for when he'd reactivated (it wasn't today, I just checked).

Cheers, Liz

On 30 Jul 2017 at 17:40 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

I was wondering if the search parameters had been worked on any... judging from this G2G discussion, I'd say they haven't been:

On 18 Jul 2017 at 20:23 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Note: Pending review of WikiTree's search parameters, MatchBot will not be proposing merges.

On 16 Jul 2017 at 08:28 GMT Carole (Chittem) Johnson wrote:

MatchBot is trying to create multiple merges for Johnson-13161. I have listed three of them below.

Johnson-53414 - Soloman-92 and Johnson-35601 are not Johnson-13161 and share no comparisons at all that I can see. Rejected!

On 12 Jul 2017 at 12:50 GMT Jean (Needles) Eppley wrote:

I have already nixed the match of Leach 2940 and 576. Why would anyone thing that Lucille Deliva Leach And Doris L. could possibly be the same person. There is not a chance. I know Lucille's daughter Deliva who was named after her Mother. Leave this one alone.

On 10 Jul 2017 at 09:30 GMT Gillian (Platts) Causier wrote:

Once again Matchbot is trying to merge away my carefully researched profiles into other people who bear no relation, literally. Please stop it. Thankfully someone was on the ball this time and rejected the match between two Elizabeth Coopers from different parts of England with completely different parents. Cooper is a very common name in England and So is Elizabeth, so I feel you need to adjust your algorythm for Matchbot to be truly useful. The fact that you need a watch team bears this out. As it is, it's just a pain in the derriere for me and causes me great anxiety that some well meaning, enthusiastic person will do these merges without the background or experience to know they are doing damage.

On 25 Jun 2017 at 16:03 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Thanks Phyllis. I switched them to be an unmerged match and did some searching - found both Corintha Wilkins & Carrie Yokom in FamilySearch census records & posted comments/links to their profiles. They still need more research to tell if they're a match or not.

Cheers, Liz

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