Re: New Records - PGY
- "kengibs" wrote:
> Since 1999???Yup.
> Gee, there have been two updates since then.... I'm mostI occasionally do updating info, but the main thing I focus on is
> interested in correcting old records with missing data or adding
> records for active politicians whose information is changing....
> Like you I've been offering information since 1999....then layed
> off for about 7 months.... Now when I try to offer additional
> information I'm finding the earlier corrections are missing so am
> wondering just what the update cycle is...
doing a daily scouring for obituaries, and I've not missed a day in
doing so in 3 years, I've forwarded upwards of 800 names since that
> I fully appreciate the "tons" of new information that Larry isWell, when I submit the obituaries, which I send directly to his
> receiving and the difficulty it must present when it is unformatted
> and in a raw [editorial] state.... So when it takes more than a
> year to accept and use good data the prudent thing to do may be to
> discontinue submitting anything until the update can be
> Only in that way can we know what it is we are correcting....
email box (as opposed to this website, for which I send info on
current candidates (that may contain a small bio) and/or scandals or
other articles that may interest our fellow subscribers here), I list
the actual date of death, such as "this person died in Anywhere,AL on
01/01/2002", which is of enormous help to Larry (instead of anonymous
emails that say "Mr. Joe Smith died on Friday" -- well, given that
sometimes he gets an enormous backlog, that Friday could be Friday
last week or Friday umpteen months ago). Certainly it is a source of
frustration I hope that I alleviate with my submissions.
- Lawrence Kestenbaum wrote:
> I'm really sorry about this. I have posted a tremendous amount ofWell, as you certainly know, you do yeoman work in documenting this
> new information into the database over the past year (the new total
> is now over 100,000), but inevitably there is a backlog of material
> which still needs to be done.
very important historical subject !
> As y'all may know, I'm having throat surgery on May 8th, and I amWell, don't worry about things, just take care of yourself, and
> trying to get the new version of the web site online before that.
> Recovery is expected to take a while -- I'll be off work for three
> Right now the priority is to get the new version finished, so I
> have been neglecting the email a bit. Again, my apologies to
here's to a successful surgery and speedy recovery !
- --- Lawrence Kestenbaum <polygon@...> wrote:
>No apologies necessary. Besides the fact that you have
> I'm really sorry about this. I have posted a
> tremendous amount of new information into the
> database over the past year (the new total is now
> over 100,000), but inevitably there is a backlog of
> material which still needs to be done.
a lot of other things to do, we all must keep in mind
that while the rest of us work separately, you
essentially have to re-enter much (if not most) of
what ALL of us send to you. And you have, we all
realize, MANY contributors (not just regulars). As for
myself, I try to hold back anything I've got whenever
you notify an upcoming update; it saves both of us the
time from my sending info you already have. Besides, I
usually take note if you've made changes or additions
in what you're looking for. (New categories,
notations, etc.) I know I've sent a lot of material
that's not posted yet, but I can't even imagine how
much you get in all.
> As y'all may know, I'm having throat surgery on Mayweb
> 8th, and I am trying to get the new version of the
> site online before that. Recovery is expected totake a
> while -- I'll be off work for three weeks.Me too (a few weeks off, that is), though for another
reason I may mention later.
Best wishes to you in your surgery and full recovery;
here's hoping you come back better than ever!
> Right now the priority is to get the new versionNo problem. Best of health to you!!
> finished, so I have been neglecting the email a bit.
> Again, my apologies to everyone.
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