TIP of the day: Why set a community tag - correcting information

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jun 17 2015 11:19 PM

1. Open the REB to Mt 27:56 and you will find Mary of Magdala shown incorrectly as Mary, Mother of James.

This is not a tagging error that will be corrected. Bradley Grainger of Faithlife explained it this way.

Bradley Grainger (Faithlife):

There is no tagging.

Biblical Referents are only tagged in the Greek and Hebrew texts. Those tags are carried over to English Bibles that have reverse interlinears.

When a Bible doesn't have a reverse interlinear, the context menu tries to guess, based on the word you clicked on, and the people (or places or things) the system knows exist in that verse. Usually, when there are multiple possibilities, all of them are shown (e.g., right-click "Gate" in Neh 12:39 in REB; cf. ESV). I'm not sure why the context menu doesn't show both Marys in this verse.

To reduce false positives, this "guess" is only shown for proper names, not common words such as "mother".

2. To obtain accurate information, you need to "correct" the systems guess with a Community Tag:

3. Now you can select the correct Bible Referent in the Context Menu to place correct information at your fingertips.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 17 2015 11:23 PM

Nice example MJ

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 18 2015 4:44 AM

I've known about community tags for a long time but have never used them. Your post is a good argument to do so in the future.

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