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Estimating ages with "before, after, between, appx." dates


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#1 Emilito

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:16 AM

Even when dates are qualified (before 1844, between 1923 and 1938, etc), the calculated ages are presented as absolute E.g. for someone known to be born in 1800 that was listed as having died between 1850 and 1860, the current listing is "died between 1850 and 1860 at the age of 50" ... I would prefer that ages calculated by qualified dates be qualified themselves. E.g. that it say "died between 1850 and 1860 between the ages of 50 and 60") ... same for before, "before 1850 less than 50 years old", for after "after 1850 more than 50 years old" ... or something like that. (similarly for "approximately" ... )

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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:28 AM

Even when dates are qualified (before 1844, between 1923 and 1938, etc), the calculated ages are presented as absolute E.g. for someone known to be born in 1800 that was listed as having died between 1850 and 1860, the current listing is "died between 1850 and 1860 at the age of 50" ... I would prefer that ages calculated by qualified dates be qualified themselves. E.g. that it say "died between 1850 and 1860 between the ages of 50 and 60") ... same for before, "before 1850 less than 50 years old", for after "after 1850 more than 50 years old" ... or something like that. (similarly for "approximately" ... )

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Good idea. It has my vote.