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FTM2012 Well-formed GEDCOMS

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Re: Re: FTM2012 Well-formed GEDCOMS

Posted: 1344870429000
Classification: Query
Lhmatthews comments

1- “However, the implication of your statement is that Ancestry completely dismisses an issue if users suggest a work around. I don’t agree with your conclusion.”

I never said the above and I don’t imply that Ancestry COMPLETELY DISMISSES AN ISSUE IF USERS SUGGEST A WORK AROUND

A -What I am saying is that Ancestry is very busy working on the things/issues they know about
B- If Ancestry doesn’t know about an issue they can’t work on it
C- If Ancestry gets minimal feedback on an issue they are not likely to put fixing it on a very high priority
D- If some users suggest a way to handle an issue and other users accept that way to fix it then there is minimal incentive for other users to contact Ancestry about the issue
E- If the suggested solution that was accepted by other users is/was incorrect then other users are using an incorrect methodology and depending on the significance of the issue they could be inputting incorrect data and/or getting output reports that are incorrect
F- And item E is what I am saying about the example I used

An incorrect solution/workaround was suggested by some users to other users to solve the problem

In many cases that incorrect workaround was accepted and used

One end result is that users who accepted and used the incorrect workaround are generating incorrect reports and a second end result is they are not providing feedback to Ancestry because they don’t know they are generating incorrect reports and the third end result is that Ancestry is not working on the issue [or have it set on a low priority] because they have more important things to do than try to fix something that nobody sees as an issue or they are getting minimal feedback on.

And the fourth end result is that I am sitting here at my computer knowing the reports are wrong and hence I can’t/won’t generate wrong reports

2- Your Second Comment

“As a note, I really don’t routinely generate an Ahnentafel report. However, out of curiosity, I reviewed a few of the postings with a work around for nontraditional families and found they made sense. I know of no professional standard that is violated by the workarounds I saw. I’d be curious as to what “long established standards” you say are being violated. A citation for any standard related to a limitation might help in gaining support for prioritization by Ancestry.

As I said the “Ahnentafel report” is wrong in this situation and the “Ahnentafel report” is a key report for Genealogy Documentation. Though I didn’t mention it the Descendant (Register) Report is also incorrect [it is also a key report for documenting genealogy]

Rather than me explaining the use of these reports let me refer you to the address shown below it will show you how long these reports have been around and their importance to genealogy

I don’t think it is necessary for me to cite to Ancestry the importance or standards of these reports. I am quite sure they already know their significance and importance

PS I have previously submitted a detailed discussion to Ancestry about this issue and have given them a detailed output that shows exactly where the errors are and what is causing the errors

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