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The FAILURE of ALTERNATES and BETA REVIEW FORM

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Re: The failure of alternates and beta review form

Posted: 18 Mar 2013 6:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Mar 2013 7:24AM GMT
"I don't even have a big problem with the alternate information being offered as a choice..,."

But to what end? You certainly can't cite that "choice", at least by any definition of "cite" that I understand, with the original document as the source since "alternate data", as I believe it was conceived and implemented by ACOM, is purely a search/research enhancement...and it does that WELL, warts and all.

Fortunately, if I'm interpreting David Graham's comments correctly...

"We’ll look closer at what we could potentially do with alternate data submissions outside of transcription error corrections."

...further deployment of this patent abrogation of basic indexing/citation principles into other ACOM databases will cease and is headed back to the ACOM think tank for reconsideration.

That being said, 2 things still trouble me. The breadth of deployment that has already occured within existing ACOM databases and just how on earth this "genealogy" debacle ever got through whatever process is in place to insure the integrity of ACOM-generated citations.

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daciodan 16 Mar 2013 7:31PM GMT 
jwardh 17 Mar 2013 4:23AM GMT 
McComberdesce... 18 Mar 2013 9:26AM GMT 
BrklynBridge 18 Mar 2013 12:13PM GMT 
McComberdesce... 18 Mar 2013 12:47PM GMT 
McComberdesce... 18 Mar 2013 2:41PM GMT 
daciodan 18 Mar 2013 6:57PM GMT 
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