Elements 13: Each Event must be assigned an entirely unique name or they will unexpectedly merge

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Events must each be assigned a unique name in Elements 13. E.G. If you have photos of Joe's birthday in 2013, and also photos of his 2014 birthday, you cannot call each, "Joe's Birthday". Elements does not care about the year, and the two events will merge! Unfortunately, this means you must make certain to give each event a unique name such as "Skiing 2013", and "Skiing 2014". I wind up with the year appended to all my events. Is there a way to fix this?
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Chad Hunter

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Michel BRETECHER, Champion

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Simply think 'generic' or 'custom' tags and categories. Create a 'normal' category not in the 'event' panel. Call it either 'Skiing' or 'Skiing 2013'. If you call it 'Skiing', you can add the date as a secondary search criteria.
For instance I have a lot of birthday sessions. I only have to select my keyword 'birthday' and the date range for the year, and possibly another tag for the person of that birthday.
I don't use the new categories (people, places and events), I use my own standard keywords and normal categories.
Also, I don't think 'skiing' is what Adobe meant to be an event. It's rather a normal keyword.
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Surendra, Employee

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Hi Chad,
Here is what I tried at my end:
1. I created a event name ''Birthday' with date '15/5/2010' with a single name. It created this event.
2. I created another event named 'Birthday' with date '15/5/2011'. On clicking 'done' Organizer showed a warning message saying 'event name already exist. click OK to continue with this name' and I pressed OK.
Now in Events view in Organizer, there are two separte events with Birthday. Isn't it something that you want. Please try this scenario and let me know if it is working at your end or not.