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Thank you for using the EDIT TAB on the LISTINGS instead of the message board because you sure do make updating listings a JOY instead of a CHORE.
Thank you newbies who read this and start using the edit tab to relay information to the listing administrator. Trust me administrators allll over FAG thank you as well. (There are a few admins that don't get the volume to care one way or another but the majority of admins prefer that corrections come thru the edit tab :) )
1. Use the edit tab to send additional info for a listing.
People say, "Transfer to me because there is SO MUCH to add...". This suggests a person new to FAG. The edit tab is a wonderful tool. You type up everything and you've done all the work. All that we admins do is copy and paste what you feed to us into the listing.
2. Out of respect for privacy, I have stopped posting information on listings pertaining to living individuals or people of such an age that they might be living. For example lists of survivors found in an obit. I will paraphrase the obit as survived by spouse, daughter, two brothers and a sister. Because the info is coming from an obit and I like to state which paper/date, a researcher can contact that source for a complete obituary. I am working to look through the existing listings to edit to this level of privacy.
3. Transfers are made per Findagrave guidelines. You'll find them on the FAQ page. I ignore requests that fall outside of guidelines.
4. Please allow administrators (me and everyone else) 30 days to add information to listings and to make transfers. We have lives to live and schedules to keep. In these days of instant gratification, there are folks who get a little annoyed that our lives and their lives don't sync. They wish changes happened faster. Please be patient and in your frustration, don't create dupe listings. If your requests haven't happened in 30 days, follow FAG's process on resolving the issue.
The FAG process is this: If after 30 days the changes you've requested haven't happened, then you contact FAG and tell them about it. If the transfer you've requested hasn't happened, ask yourself:
Did I say how I'm related to the listing?
If I did, is the request outside of FAG guidelines?
If everything is kosher on your side, get in touch with FAG support. They have made transfers to me that are within guidelines and more importantly, they have made corrections for me when transfer was outside of guidelines. You have gotta be patient with the people in FAG support. Condider how many grave listings are on this site and consider the sheer volume of email they receive. The last request I sent to support to add info to a listing of a distant cousin took well over a month for them to respond to. Maybe they've added staff since then... but if not you will need to be patient.
Human nature has a tendency when faced with frustration to create a dupe listing, please don't. If everyone did that the FAG servers would crash and then where would we be...
Somedays when I get on the site to make corrections, I can get them all done pretty quickly and other times the site has me logging in to make Every. Single. Correction! It usually goes like this:
[insert loud buzzer noise: 'arnnkkkk' and error message- you must be logged in to make these changes]
Log in, fix name, save.
Add birth/death place information. [arnnkkkk]
Log in, correct info, save.
Add links [arnnkkkk]
Log in, add links, save.
Crap! (Forgot to add spouse link)
Add spouse link.[arnnkkkk]
Log in, add spouse link, save.
Add bio [arnnkkkk]
At which point I shadow box at the monitor and stifle gutteral sounds of frustration
Call it day, log off, go find ice cream because I like that better than chocolate.
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Photos that I have posted can be used for personal family history purposes. For use in other compilations, please contact me first via the edit tab of the picture you are interested in.