“and I would not expect Ancestry to "fix" it because in reality it can never be fixed, because it will always be wrong, since it can't support historical locations, border changes, place name spelling (or the actual name) differences based on religious and/or cultural differences among the current (or historic) population.”
Maybe the above is partly true – but just because it CAN’T now do these things doesn’t mean that it will never fix some of them. Maybe I am a masochist, but I think users should continue to point out the frailties here to Ancestry.com and keep pushing them to improve it.
After all the KEY “guts” to genealogy is Time and Places and if you can’t fix/improve what the system presently does in these areas then, in a lot of cases, user’s genealogy could easily end up GIGO
David Abernathy comment
Maybe it would help, if we put at the bottom of every post we make here at the FTM forum?
The FTM PNA is a "tool", it is not a real "authority"
Again, that doesn’t mean the users can press Ancestry.com to continue fixing it.
David don’t give up so easily - Illegitimi non carborundum
PS – A GENERAL COMMENT - MAYBE MORE USERS SHOULD SPEND LESS TIME DEVELOPING WORKAROUNDS TO THE SYSTEM AND SPEND MORE TIME POINTING OUT THE PROBLEMS TO ANCESTRY.COM. REREAD MICHAEL SMITH POST- WHERE ANCESTRY “ESSENTIALY SAYS IF WE DON’T RECEIVE MANY REQUESTS TO FIX SOMETHING WE PUT IT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PILE.” SO THIS IS PROBABLY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PILE SINCE MORE TIME APPEARS TO BE SPENT ON DEVELOPING WORK AROUNDS TO THE PROBLEM RATHER THAN SENDING IN ISSUES TO ANCESTRY.COM
SORRY ABOUT THE FULL CAPS