My friend, Karen, wrote in her blog today about Find A Grave.
She wrote a great piece there, I could not agree more, and I could not have said it any better.
But, it is also a matter of ethics and your reputation. It is so so so wrong ethically to misrepresent data on a data base such as Find A Grave. I suppose if you don't care a whit about your reputation, then it doesn't matter. I cannot imagine not caring about your ethics or your reputation.
What is so sad about this is that some unsuspecting researcher, newbie or experienced, will happen upon this bad data, will take it as the gospel truth and will incorporate it into their personal family history data base. And, there it will stay.
And, worse yet, this unsuspecting researcher will most likely pass on this error, possibly to many other researchers, it will continue to be passed on and on and on. Sadly, once it is out there, especially when the information is wrong, it is all but impossible to correct.
So the volunteer from Find A Grave that is intentionally posting data in error gets the big raspberry of the day! BLECHHHH and SHAME ON YOU!
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