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Family (Last) Names of users

The new procedure for URLs needs last names (Family names) of users.

Therefore Rad needs to check for all EconomicBlogs:

  • That the last name is not empty
  • We would like one single word as family name,
    • We don’t like : G. Holcombe as last name, leave this a Holcombe
No Multiple Last Name


Exception1: Aristristrocratic Names: This remains in the last names

  • De: French
  • Von: German
  • Van: Dutch

Exception2: Complex Family name after marriage

  • Miller-Smith (one word with hyphen)


First Name

Americans use abbreviations for their second, third first name.

Apparently there is a bug in FeedWP, that takes the second first name as last name.

Team can move the second first name into the first name.

Do the task only for the main authors.



Nickname versus official name

Sometimes authors use the nickname instead the official name.


Nickname Official Name
Fred Frederic
Jeff Jeffrey
Jim James
Mike Michael



FInd on twitter with Official Name:




WordPress: Nick Name and Display Name


Question: is there manual work or does FeedWP do this automatically?


Names of Organisations

For all none-persons like


“Spott Money”,

“The National Interest”,

“The Telegraph”,

you need to use one word like “SprottMoney”
no “the” in this word

Family Names will be : Spiegel, SprottMoney, NationalInterest, Telegraph

Abbreviations for Central Banks

Central Banks are also organisations. Here we use the short names: SNB, RBA, RBNZ, ECB.




Names of Multi user

add the two or three family names with “-”

First name is empty



for the authors James K. Glassman, J. W. Verret and Hester Peirce


Names Corrections

Manual Correction: Wrong authors on Mises USA

There are many posts that are by

but in reality they are by Ryan McMaken.



but we have Bettina Bien


Manual Correction: Assign Correct Author for “Adam Smith” Posts


We used the wrong author for 64 posts and called him Adam Smith. Use the correct author for these 64 with this link



Now the URL is wrong



This task is done except Swissmacro (waiting for German stop lists)


This page is about the tasks for Google Go-Live of our feed site. See here in the milestones



Cheerleaders: Need bio for all cheerleader authors





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