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I'm retired from the U.S. Air Force. I travel often and have photographed cemeteries in Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington State and Ontario. As of January 2019, I've slacked off from photographing cemeteries and posting photos on Find A Grave. The reason: I'm taking too much harassment from a half dozen people who complain about my duplicate photos even when I think my photo is the better one. When I get a complaint, I check the photo, if mine is the bad one in my mind, I will delete it. Otherwise it stays. A couple of these people are real vicious and nasty with a lot of name calling. Also, a couple of these folks believe they own the cemetery and you are intruding into their territory. They also make comments like, "my memorial" or "my profile" when referring to memorials they create. It seems to me that they are saying, they created the memorial so I'm not allowed to post photos to it. I will continue taking photo requests. I will continue doing what I like, and that is walking cemeteries.
My photos are for your use and my permission to use them is not needed. That does not mean you can post them on a memorial you create.
Memorials that I have created are available to be transferred. If you would like a transfer, all you have to do is ask and I'll take care of it immediately.
I don't like posting any of these. If you send me an obituary, bio or census information, be patient, I will get to them when I get in the mood. They are not a priority of mine. Please check your grammar, punctuation and spelling as I will not always do it for you. I'll correct normal mistakes if I see them but don't expect me to correct your mistakes on very long entries. I don't have time to look for mistakes. Also, I don't always know what you mean. Other than that, I'm pretty easy to get along with. I did receive this comment along with a 2-page bio: "Please make corrections for sticky keys - further info".
If you send me an obituary or bio information and tell me not to include you as the person providing this information, I will delete your edit. I will not post information that may not be correct and let folks think it's my work.
I received an edit and census info to add to a memorial. No problem but needed to asked requesting contributor a question. When I clicked on their Find A Grave number, I got this message: Contact not available. So, if you don't won't to be contacted, don't send me edits. I deleted this one with no action taken.

If you contact me by email, make sure the words "Find A Grave" is somewhere in the subject line. I get too much junk mail and if I don't recognize anything in the subject line, I delete without opening.
There are several contributors who will not except my edits and the edits end up getting auto approved. I assume they are approved by Find A Grave after a certain amount of time. I am making a list of these contributors and will not cooperate with them in any way. I always thought that we are a team and should work with each other. Apparently there are some that don't. I submitted an edit with dates of birth and death and got declined. My information came from this person's obituary in which the person I submitted the edit to posted on the memorial. I resubmitted my edit and this contributor deleted the memorial. That doesn't make any sense to me at all.

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