User talk:Rojamg


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Changes on existing pages [23 November 2012]

In reviewing possible duplicate pages for WeRelate, I see that you have made several changes to pre-existing pages without giving any evidence or explanation. A particularly extreme change, for example, was that for Alice Major (1), where you replaced her husband Daniel Walker with John Waller.

Some of the changes are difficult to understand, particularly the changes that have resulted in the duplicate pages Thomas Skiles and Alice Link (1) and Thomas Skiles and Alice Link (2).

Because the pages on WeRelate are shared pages, it is really important that changes made to a page someone else has created be done with some consideration, including an emphasis on sources and their reliability. You may want to have a look at the Wiki etiquette page for guide lines, in particular for ways to deal with disagreements and differences of opinion.

Following these guidelines makes it easier for others to understand what you are doing and why, and can greatly strengthen support for your research. It looks as though you may have valuable information that would be of benefit to others, but at the moment it is not clear.

As indicated in the Welcome message above, there are also a number of ways you can get help if you have any questions about or problems with entering data into WeRelate. --GayelKnott 16:29, 9 September 2012 (EDT)

Messing up the Family vs People entries is my fault. We Relate is difficult to use. Alice to Daniel Walker? I have never seen that marriage.--Rojamg 17:20, 23 November 2012 (EST)

Okay, I can really relate to feeling that WeRelate is difficult to use. I had a hard time learning how to use it, and sometimes, particularly when you are learning, it seems like you get into a really scary situation you don't know how to fix or get out of. (At least I did and sometimes still do.) Other people have said the same thing. All I can say is, hang in there, it really is worth learning. And, again, don't be afraid to ask for help. There really are some nice people here. One way, when you are editing a page, is to click on the "get help editing" link at the top right hand corner of the page. That will take you to a set of questions, with answers, that may help. If they don't, try the "Help editing" link at the bottom of the page. If that doesn't work, then try the "Support" link in the Welcome message above. Or if it's not too difficult, I can try to help. --GayelKnott 23:46, 23 November 2012 (EST)

Oops -- forgot what page your comment about Daniel Walker was on. The best way to handle a situation like the marriage of Alice to Daniel Walker is to question it and ask for a source. There are a lot of ways to do this, but probably the easiest is to just write a comment in the "Personal History" section of her page (and the marriage page), something like "The marriage of Alice to Daniel Walker does not appear in other records where she is found. Can someone provide a source for the marriage?" Or you could say something like, "The marriage of Alice to Daniel Walker seems questionable based on the records available. Can someone provide a source?" Or something like that. That way, other researchers are alerted to the problems with the assumed marriage, and you haven't thrown out someone else's research. If you can prove that Alice wasn't married to Daniel Walker, there are other things you could do, as well.

In this case, no one seems to have gotten upset about the changes that have been made, so I'd just leave it for now.

Hope that helps. --GayelKnott 00:16, 24 November 2012 (EST)