On Thu, 31 Oct 2019 at 10:26, Jonathan Frayne <jon.frayne(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I have always found that FMP are quite responsive when notified of
errors-after all we are proof reading their content for free. They just put up the
alternative suggested by me and sometimes they even amend the index accordingly! As for
Ancestry, I think I have managed to get them to accept just one error.
Are you sure that you have that the right way round? Technically,
Ancestry have the original index value plus whatever corrections have
been submitted to them as *alternative* and *additional* index values.
Whereas FMP only ever have one index value at one time, so if you
think the text reads "nu" and they think it reads "un", then hard
luck. So alternatives are Ancestry, not FMP.
The problem with both is that I never know whether my suggestion has
been accepted. In the case of Ancestry, however, I might see the
primary value of the index, go to correct it and discover that I've
already corrected it! In the case of FMP, because there's only ever
one index, while I can see if it's right (in my view) I won't see if
it's been corrected. I don't think that FMP's acknowledgement mails
give enough info to make it easier to check up. Or maybe I lost the
will to check, check and check again....