MAS won't let me merge the three versions of me it has scraped RRS feed

  • Question

  • Kenneth Forbus, Kenneth D. Forbus, and Ken Forbus are all the same person, i.e., me.  Several times I have tried to use the Merge Author command to merge them, and it never happens.  This is really frustrating.  Anyone know how to fix this?  Sometimes it says the change will be queued, but nothing ever happens.  Other times it says

    Failed To Submit This Update

    This may be caused by invalid operations. Please check the form/context of
    the information you submitted

    Given that it is all choices on web forms, without typing anything in, it's hard to see how I could have made a mistake in "form/context", since all of my choices were provided by the web page itself.  If somehow I did, that's a bug, a well-designed web form shouldn't do that.

    Thanks for listening.


    CS prof

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 6:45 PM


  • Dear Ken,

    Thank you for your interest in Microsoft Academic Search.

    The requested author profiles have now been merged. Sometimes it can take a little while to process in the system, but you should see the changes online within the next couple of days.

    We hope you continue to explore and enjoy our site. If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to ask.

    Best regards,

    Microsoft Academic Search Team

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 8:46 PM