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Links to Find A Grave have gone crazy?

Links to Find A Grave have gone crazy?

Posted: 4 Feb 2013 5:11PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Feb 2013 5:13PM GMT
Is anyone else getting totally random hints for Find A Grave entries? I am seeing them in the "person hints" on the profile, and also the hints on the right sidebar when viewing an index record. The names, dates, etc. bear no relationship to the person I am viewing, at all - not a case of "close but not the same," so seems unlikely that it's because someone else previously saved a wrong item to the person I am reviewing. This has been happening for at least two days now.
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Re: Links to Find A Grave have gone crazy?

Posted: 4 Feb 2013 5:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Feb 2013 6:05PM GMT
Yes, I am, as well.

I've reported a couple to tripthrutime, after our last thread about "odd" hints.

Have not heard back from trip.
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Re: Links to Find A Grave have gone crazy?

Posted: 4 Feb 2013 5:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
I've seen several random name Find-A-Grave hits show up in my hints too.

Re: Links to Find A Grave have gone crazy?

Posted: 4 Feb 2013 9:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, if you can give me an example of a specific person or record that you are seeing this error on I can investigate. We had an issue for a couple of days back in January, but thought it was all cleaned up.

Thanks,

Laryn Brown
Product Manager, Ancestry

Re: Links to Find A Grave have gone crazy?

Posted: 4 Feb 2013 9:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Feb 2013 9:36PM GMT
Please see attachments to two of the above messages for examples. This is only one of many, many such instances I have had in the last two or three days.

Re: Links to Find A Grave have gone crazy?

Posted: 4 Feb 2013 9:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Laryn Brown writes:
"if you can give me an example of a specific person or record that you are seeing this error on I can investigate."

If you had taken the time to READ this thread before you responded, you'd have found your example.

Really, why do we bother?

Re: Links to Find A Grave have gone crazy?

Posted: 4 Feb 2013 9:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
"Really, why do we bother?"


Yes, well - there is that.

Re: Links to Find A Grave have gone crazy?

Posted: 4 Feb 2013 9:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry, missed the attachment. I think we have found where things went off the rails and are working on a fix. As far as I know, only California, Alaska, and Alabama Find a Grave collections were affected. I'll post back once the fix has been put in place.

Attn-Laryn (Re: Links to Find A Grave have gone crazy?)

Posted: 4 Feb 2013 11:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Laryn, You might also check this out- it appears to be another database problem.

http://boards.ancestry.com/topics.ancestry.ancsite/12582/mb....

Re: Attn-Laryn (Re: Links to Find A Grave have gone crazy?)

Posted: 4 Feb 2013 11:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks Andy. This is an unrelated issue, but I have forwarded to the team to have a look at.

--Laryn Brown
Product Manager, Ancestry
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