User talk:CallMeDave

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Welcome to Gramps! We hope you will contribute much and well. You will probably want to read the help pages. Again, welcome and have fun! Sam888 (talk) 00:26, 9 June 2020 (UTC)


> (another 32 links from need to be fixed!)

Hi, link rot is pretty much out of our control, so thank you for noticing and fixing them :) --Sam888 (talk) 00:15, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, will try my best to find them 👍 --CallMeDave (talk) 22:53, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

GEDCOM consolidation

Thanks for beginning to attack the GEDCOM import/export documentation.

The other day, had a new user ask if Gramps actually supported GEDCOM import. My first reaction was to think "OBVIOUSLY it does, RTFM!" It seemed like this would be a quickly handled question where I could just (kindly) point them at the appropriate subsection of the Import page.

No such luck.

I started searching and there wasn't an obvious page with the step-by-step process for the ideal problem-free import & a "clearing house" or "portal" page to troubleshooting GEDCOM idiosyncracies. Worse, bits & pieces of the critical information was scattered everywhere.

Like the Download page, the basic import page has grown so convoluted (and choked with caveats & tech detail) that it has become scary for the new user.

I've never needed to use the GEDCOM. So thanks for working on it.

Aha.. Ok you are welcome --CallMeDave (talk) 20:58, 24 September 2020 (UTC)