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Wish I had signed up for the beta

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Re: Wish I had signed up for the beta

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 11:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
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Unfortunatelly, associating a persons name with the source was a bad design decision by that software company. Software companies make bad design issue all the time. Usually they fiix those issues or people relize the error and move to software that does not have that design issue.
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Sorry, however I will strongly disagree with you. If a census reports a surname as 'Smythe' (normally Smith), I much prefer an accurate report that states 'Bill Smith was enumerated as Bill Smythe in the xxxx census'. Knowing of the use of a different spelling for a specific period means I check other record sources (especially during that time period) for the alternate spelling.

So no, the different spelling is not a 'design issue', but is a way to record and report the use of a different spelling and the circumstances of that different spelling. To not record that difference is the error.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
dmossfritch 20 Aug 2013 5:31PM GMT 
silverfox3280 20 Aug 2013 5:59PM GMT 
kj_norway 21 Aug 2013 2:20AM GMT 
silverfox3280 21 Aug 2013 3:17AM GMT 
kj_norway 21 Aug 2013 3:39AM GMT 
dmossfritch 21 Aug 2013 4:30AM GMT 
KATHYMARIEANN 21 Aug 2013 3:10PM GMT 
kj_norway 21 Aug 2013 4:08PM GMT 
silverfox3280 21 Aug 2013 5:16PM GMT 
kj_norway 21 Aug 2013 8:51PM GMT 
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