Why can't the Search function be updated to look for real birth name? Some actors, actresses, singers etc. are listed on the site under their real birth name but if you do not know that you may be looking for them under an AKA that is not on the site yet?
If you do not find them under any aka's you are prone to add them on the site and if they are here it becomes a duplicate that must later be removed by someone else who finds it by accident.
If the person adding the actor by the name they believe it should be under adds their real birth name as a part of the add then it is so much easier to find duplicates this way.
Example – Let’s just say that (hypothetically speaking of course) John Wayne was on the site as John Wayne as he is and should be. But someone maybe 18 never heard of John Wayne (kind of absurd I know but like I said hypothetically speaking) they somehow put in his real birth name “Marion Robert Morrison” to search for him (why, I don’t know this is just an example). They don’t find him because the site does not search for a person’s real birth names and if the real birth name is not listed here as an aka, the person may never find this actor?
If you put in “John Wayne” you find him.
If you put in aka “Duke Morrison” you find him.
If you put in aka “Michael Morris” you find him.
If you put in his real birth name “Marion Robert Morrison” the site does not find him because it does not search on real birth name.
I had better examples of this problem in the past but I can no longer find them, sorry. I hope this makes sense?
Lastly while I am on the subject of the site search. Does the site have a value or whatever it is called to use to search for someone if you do not know the correct spelling of their last name? Maybe like an asterisk (*) or something?
I put in John W and it brought up a few thousand but when I put in John Wa it took me to someone named “Michael John Warren”.
I wanted the search list to come up again but with a lot less names to look through so I tried John Wa* but same thing happened.
If the site does not have one can we add that onto the to do list for the far future as a helpful search hint?
Thanks for reading, I hope this was as "Clear as Mud"?, Ron