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From: Ben Hines <>
Subject: Re: Duplicated entries
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 17:51:54 -0800
At 8:55 AM -0800 1/29/01, Morris, Melanie - Canada wrote:
>while I understand the concept of double keying, I have noticed today
>several "triple" entries, 2 different transcribers, with one of them
>uploading twice. I have also found one transcriber uploading 3 times! This
>is surely exaggerating and overstating the total number of entries. Is
>there anyway to correct this.
>I tried to paste an example but the HTML got in the way.
>To see what I mean search for Jan* Turner marriages 1894 and you will see
>what I mean
I don't - there are some entries which are double transcribed (by
different transcribers - thats GOOD), but no triple transcribed ones.
>Also William Parkinson marriage 1870 sep and marriages mar and jun 1894
It appears that in 1870 Bullitt has double uploaded a file, or there
are 2 identical entries on the same page (this happens!) being double
counted by FreeBMD.
FOr the William Parkinson 1894 i see NO triple transcribes, just some
valid double transcriptions. That's the point - and yes, it does mean
the "total records" we are going for is 200 million.
Also, triple transcribes CAN happen - there is nothing inherently
wrong with them, unless they are uploaded by the same submitter. I
think this might make for problems regarding the syndicates that do
all the uploading on one account, however... In my opinion,
transcribers should be required to get an account - or the people who
are uploading for them should upload to separate accounts. It will
make the "Accountability" and error-checking phases simpler.
Also in my opinion, we should STOP worrying about lack of source, and
start DOUBLE-ALLOCATING FOR WEB SCAN SYNDICATE ONE. Going through all
the source we already have once again will give us time to get more
source scanned, AND it will make for a much more useful FreeBMD in
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