I wish people would be more specific

I’ve gotten several FB comments/emails from people lately that refer to MPs on my site without giving the full name. Like “We want you to change X detail on Audrey’s casefile, it’s wrong.” Um…Audrey who? I think Charley has about nine Audreys, as well as some people with the middle name Audrey.

Ah well. I’ll just have to write and ask for clarification.

9 thoughts on “I wish people would be more specific

  1. Kat January 14, 2013 / 4:46 am

    Because people don’t think. They look up a friend, relative, whatever, see an error, and email away without finishing the thought that they might have to actually complete a sentence. Call it a product of the instageneration we have now. Either that or you are supposed to be a mind reader.

    • Meaghan January 14, 2013 / 1:23 pm

      Well, the person did reply promptly and named the correct Audrey, at least. But I think you’re right: a lot of people don’t think, and don’t even bother to even skim and entire post before posting a comment based on what they think of the first paragraph or whatever.

      • Kat January 14, 2013 / 3:25 pm

        Humph. I was in a bad mood when I posted, but I am glad you understood what I was trying to say. Glad it was cleared up though, I think what gets me the most is the amount of work you have, and then more added on that you have to go through till the details are worked out. Grump again.

    • Meaghan January 14, 2013 / 8:29 pm

      I’ve heard that librarians have similar problems: “I’m looking for a book. I saw it in a bookstore and it looked interesting.” “What is the title?” “I can’t remember.” “What’s the author’s name?” “I can’t remember that either.” “Well, do you remember what it was about?” “Not really, no…it had a blue cover, does that help?”

      • libraryjobber January 15, 2013 / 7:28 pm

        I’ve had this conversation numerous times with patrons. Even worse are the ones who say, “I don’t remember the tiitle or author, but I saw the author on TV. She was wearing a blue sweater. Why can’t you tell me what book I want?”

  2. ghfhjjfj January 19, 2013 / 7:43 pm

    do you have patrick ackles, carol ann riley, charles alvarez, cynthia jabour, patricia weeks in charley project

  3. Ashley Erin March 5, 2013 / 5:26 pm

    The Patrick Ackles (could also be spelled Eccles) story is interesting. An update was found on an Unsolved Mysteries site saying his family no longer wants his listed as missing, yet he was never found. I believe he went missing in 1972 when he was 6 years old, from Florida. Went missing playing in his yard, I think. Apprently the records of missing children in Florida were desroyed in the mid 70’s, not much info out there about him. Carol Ann Riley, Cynthia Jabour and Patricia Weeks were all romantically linked to Robert Dean Weeks. Patricia was his wife, and the others were both engaged to him in the 80’s. He was convicted in the deaths of Patricia and Cynthia in the late 80’s in Nevada, but has not been convicted in Califonia for the death of Cynthia, though the bodies have never been found. I think he was also the POI in the disappearance of his buisness partner James “Jim” Shaw. Weird stuff……

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