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    Hi everybody, I thought I'd give you all an update on this one. 

    We've done a lot of work on this over the last couple of years, but this is the sort of project that is going to be ongoing pretty far into the future.

    Things that have been done:

    • Added the 'Report Issue' functionality to the website (in the navigation) where users can report duplicates that they come across
    • Added admin tools to merge duplicate Bands/Venues/Locations/Concerts when we find them or when a user reports them.
    • Created 'aliases' behind the scenes for Bands/Venues/Locations so that any duplicates that we merge won't pop up again in the future as duplicates.
    • We now verify locations against the external Geonames database to standardize them.
    • Implemented a location verification step after a concert is created to prompt the user to verify and standardize the location that they entered.
    • Reviewed all of the locations…
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    noisetemple commented  · 

    Hi! Just joined, and am excited about logging shows.

    I've been (what I would call) a frontline volunteer data quality checker for the FamilySearch genealogical project for nine years. Adding, editing, and a lot of dedup and standardizing are all involved. If dev(s) open up more micro-task crowdsourcing, I’d enjoy contributing to the "sweep.”

    Also: I agree with the recs about an entry “merge” function, and the point made about one of the standardization perils being some user’s feelings of entry “ownership” (seen that a lot on FS.)

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