|No Guts, No Glory (#46889469)|
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All requests for transfers should be done through the EDIT tab on the memorial that you would like...and please don not forget to add YOUR Findagrave number. This is the method that I prefer because it is easier for me. Thank you.
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Ann Parkinson, Barbara Voight ..., Beverley Nobbs, Bill Waters, Camillia, Chartreuse, Doris Albro, Emily E. Farley..., Eric and Candy ..., Hal G. Brown, JP, Katrina, L.M. Shiver Tho..., lucy, Mary, Melinda, mike shelton, Rose Marie Bark..., Sincerely Yours, Spence Burton, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
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|AZEXPLORER||I just learned a new word!|
OMGosh... I just learned a new word!
Taphophile - describes an individual who has a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries.
I saw your salutation on one of your messages to someone else... so I looked it up! How fun! Thanks for that!
Happy taphophiling to you, too! :)
|DogMama08||RE: deliberate duplications|
I agree that a graver should offer the additional information to the original contributor. I do it all the time with things like parents' names when the parents don't have memorials, hoping they will be added in the future.
There are a lot of duplicate memorials. I find them when I'm searching for people with the same names. So far I have only found one contributor who admitted to deliberately adding duplicate memorials and have only found a few who, as a matter of course, don't seem to search for existing memorials. I think there are some newer contributors who don't understand that they can add a photo to a memorial created or managed by someone else, and they create duplicates just to post the photos. Most of us HATE to learn we have added a duplicate because it's such a waste of our time.
I LOVE the automated SAC function! Before it was implemented, I almost NEVER got responses to SAC messages I sent. Some contributors still never respond to requests to add bio information. I imagine some gravers create duplicates out of frustration just to add that info, instead of asking Find A Grave to do it when the memorial's creator doesn't respond. My experience with non-responsive contributors is usually because the person has "gone inactive," and I send a message to Find A Grave suggesting they check the account's activity.
I'm not blaming anyone for duplicates, though, until Find a Grave's search function is foolproof, or close to it. I've had too many occasions where a search didn't find a memorial for a person when I KNEW one existed. In fact, it happened to me again just yesterday. Usually checking the partial-surname search box helps, but not always; and I have no idea why.
A couple of years ago there was one memorial I could only reach through the link on Ancestry. Find A Grave wouldn't retrieve it by name OR memorial number and said "memorial not found."
The duplicate memorials that are the biggest pain to correct are caused by duplicate cemetery listings, and I'm always amazed at how often that happens. I don't know how often you've run across that. Some contributors add cemeteries without adequate research first. Sometimes the cause is multiple local names for a cemetery, and funeral homes are often to blame. By now, there should be very few cemeteries not already added to Find A Grave. I added three very small Native American cemeteries in Oklahoma in one day a couple of years ago, but only after a whole day of internet research to determine they weren't in Find A Grave by another name, that they actually existed, and they were separate cemeteries in the same county that weren't far apart. Sometimes I take a break from memorials and work a few days on cemetery corrections. Correcting duplicate cemetery listings is a almost always a multi-step process and can sometimes take days to finish.
Sorry to be so long winded!
|Barbara Voight Kaiser||FAG Memorial # 142263611|
~ Dear No Guts/No Glory, Much appreciation for your 'due diligence' in finding the three memorials for Lt. Commander Joe Landell and for notification to all three Find A Grave Contributors of such ... I am very pleased to see that you do what I do before entering a memorial and that is , checking to see if it has already been entered on Findagrave. I'm fairly new here, but I am sincere in going by the Guidelines that we all agreed to. Thanks again and best wishes to you. Please consider me as one of your Findagrave Friends. Regards, Barb
|Hal G. Brown||Transfer...|
A word of thanks... You are most kind and I so appreciate your efforts and contributions to this mission. It is clearly above and beyond.
Thank you for accommodating my request!
God Bless You, Sir! -Hal
|Spence Burton||RE: Transfers|
Thanks Dave.... I thought I had read and "taken in" your short paragraph on transfer requests.... BUT after a quick review I never added my ID in the body of the message... a fact that makes updates so much easier! So one of my New Year Resolutions is "Read before I Write!"
Also, thank you for adding a new word to my vocabulary... "taphophiling"... it will be showing up in a lot of my communications....
So... Happy taphophiling to you!
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