Have you registered for the 2020 Connect-a-Thon yet? [closed]

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This is our second annual Connect-a-Thon. Our goal is to decrease the number of profiles that are not connected to our big tree by adding relatives to existing profiles.

The event will start on Friday, July 17, at 8 AM (EDT) and run until Monday, July 20, at 8 AM (EDT).

Will you join us?

To register, just click the ANSWER button and say "Sign me up!" or whatever and include a few words about your location and/or genealogical interests. This will help us assign you to a team. If you already know what team you'd like to be on, say that. The current teams are listed here. There are a few new ones and some that aren't active for this marathon. Please double check before you post your answer!

closed with the note: Registration is closed.
in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
closed by Eowyn Walker
Thanks for your assistance.  I really appreciate your kindness

Thanks, Deborah McDaniel Shannon,

Hi, Deborah!

I just deleted your email address out of your post so that spammers don't pick it up. 

If you have decided to participate in the Connect-a-thon, just go up to Eowyn's original post at the top of these comments, click "answer," and let me know which team you'd like to join. 

Once you're on a team, your teammates will be able to help you figure out the best way to approach adding your information from Ancestry.

please sign me up for the legacy heirs
Yes I would like to help.
Drat, I wanted to take part and didn't think I could - we were meant to be doing a child swap meaning 6 hour drive on Saturday. Find out now our plans are having to change due to illness and I could do Connect-a-thon but I'm too late to register!! so DRAT!!! Catch you next time. Have a good time everyone! Add heaps!
Sarah you can still participate but you'll be doing it on your own and not with a team. I see that alot during the "thons". Don't not participate because you didn't register. You can still have some fun with it.
Thank you for your input and encouragement.  McDaniel6503
Thanks to you Julie and all the others regarding your input about the thon.' You're great!   Deborah
I know this question shows my “Wiki-ignorance,” but... What does the column labeled “Normalized (sum)” on the score tally sheet mean? I’ve sort of deduced that it means the number of different “connected” profiles that you’ve added a new profile to, but I can be totally wrong. Yup! Been known to happen!

Hi, Carole --

The team normalized sum is just an average of the total connections made divided by the number of team members who have actively participated.

The individual normalized sums, I believe, are the percentage a person has contributed to the team total -- apparently rounded up to the next whole number. I'm not positive about this, but the math kinda makes sense.

p.s. No "wiki-ignorance" involved. lol ... it's not spelled out anywhere that I'm aware of, and we never did say there would be math. ;-)

p.p.s. We do have a thread going for Connect-a-thon questions if anything else comes to mind. :-) ... just go here

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Registration is now closed. Thanks to everyone who is participating!
by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
selected by Eowyn Walker
i know you closed it but can i possibly get registered with the legacy heirs? I worked late and thought i had until the end of the night and it is still the 15th where I am

I am so sorry to have to ask this which requires posting an e-mail that was sent from  WikiTree G2G <noreply@wikitree.com>  (Very clearly I am still asking questions that "new" Wikitreers have, so I hope that is understood.)  Why am I gets spam  e-mail (see below):  Very clearly it is spam but I don't see it showing up here (thank goodness).  However, I need to know why is it being sent to me through WikiTree G2G <noreply@wikitree.com>.  Is there something I can do to prevent this?  Clearly it is originating at Wikitree. .I have received several e-mails like this throughout several weeks time. Below is the latest spam in today's e-mail sent from WikiTree G2G <noreply@wikitree.com>:

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The discussion is following:
Have you registered for the 2020 Connect-a-Thon yet?

 

Mary, that problem will mostly stop now that only registered members can post to g2g.

Did you see that only members can now post in G2G?

The other thing you can do (especially in long threads with lots of answers) is toggle off the "Email me" box on your posts before you add your comment, answer, or reply.

Thank you Melanie.  Will be sure to keep "e-mail me" unchecked!  And thanks for the link too, about the problem and plan to minimize it.  If spammers do register it might be easier to identify them . . .
Still haven't figured out how I should be using g2g.  I think if I initiate a message, then when starting to type a topic, discussion about the topic comes up to first investigate.  So will do that if anything needs to be reported. Mary
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I'm participating again as the Tree Nuts co-captain! :) Can't wait!
by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
Thanks, Eowyn! You have the badge now.
Eowyn thanked Eowyn? Has her personality finally split? Is she now truly "Nuts?!?!?!"

LOL. You are so funny, Eowyn laugh

I am joining you.
Lol, thats funny
Eowyn, I think your group sounds like it fits me.  Sign me up!
+34 votes
Me me me me!!!!

Tree Nuts here, too.
by Julie Ricketts G2G6 Pilot (384k points)
Woohoo!!!
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I missed last one, but I'll be participating this time! Sign me up with the Tree Nuts again :)
by Jayme Arrington G2G6 Pilot (116k points)
Awesome! Thanks, Jayme!

Yay, Jayme!!! Glad you're able to join in this time!

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Looking forward to joining the Tree Nuts again for this one!
by Emily Holmberg G2G6 Pilot (107k points)
Cool! Thanks, Emily!

Welcome back, Emily! So happy you're joining us again. 

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Sign me up for the Super Sweepers representing the Bayou state.
by Tommy Buch G2G6 Pilot (213k points)
Great! Thanks, Tommy!

Nice job Tommy, you were # 5 to sign up, already have your badge... and the first to join the Super Sweepers!!! Glad to have you aboardyes

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Please sign me up with the Tree Nuts again.  You're such a fun group too work with.  Looking forward to it.
by Robin Shaules G2G6 Pilot (964k points)
Super! Thanks Robin!! :)

Hooray, Robin!! We had fun hanging out with you, too!!

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Sign me up to Team England please.
by Corinne Morris G2G6 Mach 1 (17.1k points)
Great! Thanks, Corinne!
Thanks Corrinne, We will let you have the links to the new Team page shortly

Joan and Janet Co-Captains

  Hi Corrinne, thanks for joining us

The following are the links you need

Mighty Oaks team page

Mighty Oaks Chat Page

We'll be using the same Discord server as always. If you're not already on Discord, just send Joan a Private Message, and she will add you. 

Janet & Joan

+31 votes
SA Springboks please
by Louis Heyman G2G6 Mach 6 (68.4k points)
Wonderful, thanks Louis!

I made a new page here SA Springboks Connect-a-Thon

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I'm in for the new England team (name not decided yet)! :)
by Frances Weidman G2G6 Mach 3 (32.2k points)
Great! Thanks, Fran!
Hi Fran

Thanks for signing up. we will let you have page and G2G links asap

Joan and Janet Co-Captains

  Hi Fran, thanks for joining us

The following are the links you need

Mighty Oaks team page

Mighty Oaks Chat Page

We'll be using the same Discord server as always. If you're not already on Discord, just send Joan a Private Message, and she will add you. 

Janet & Joan

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Sign me up please. The new England Team (whatever we decide to call it) .
by Joan Whitaker G2G6 Pilot (110k points)
Super! Thanks, Joan!
And I was about to go crazy adding everyone to the New England team. Then I noticed lower case n in new. :(
Sorry Steven.  We have not decided on a name for the England team yet.  But it will be just one team for England. And we have a lot of people who just cannot wait to get started, so you might get of lot of these.  Sorry, we will try to get a name sorted out quickly.
Steven and Eowyn.  We have just had a quick discussion and the team name will be "Mighty Oaks"
new English team might be less confusing considering Nor'Easters covers New England. You had me going for a minute.

I would have thought Yews would have been more apt. But just don't get in a fight with Western Red Cedars or we will have bark and sawdust everywhere. (btw are the tree nuts the acorns in the mighty oaks???)
Yews might be in Church yards where we spend our time, but there are a few Oaks there as well LOL.
Hi Steven

Yes Acorns are the seeds of the Mighty Oak, I have three in the garden and some seasons weeding is needed as one by the house is enough.
More Oaks around where I live than Yews and all the great old ships of England were built of fine English oak.

  Hi Joan, thanks for joining us

The following are the links you need

Mighty Oaks team page

Mighty Oaks Chat Page

We'll be using the same Discord server as always. If you're not already on Discord, just send Joan a Private Message, and she will add you. laugh

Janet & Joanlaugh

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I'd like to join the Tree Nuts again for the upcoming 2020 Connect-a-Thon.
by Greg Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (299k points)
Great, thanks Greg!

And we'd love to have you back, Greg!

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Im in for the new England team

by Steph Meredith G2G6 Mach 8 (81.2k points)
Awesome, thanks Steph!

Thanks Steph, We will let you have the links to the new Team page shortly

Joan and Janet Co-Captains

  Hi Steph, thanks for joining us

The following are the links you need

Mighty Oaks team page

Mighty Oaks Chat Page

We'll be using the same Discord server as always. If you're not already on Discord, just send Joan a Private Message, and she will add you. 

Janet & Joan

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Please sign me up on team Rose.
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Mach 9 (91.6k points)
Great, thanks Jennifer!
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I’m in again as Captain of Team Massachusetts.
by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (207k points)
Awesome, thanks Bob!
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Sign me up for the England team (name  to be confirmed)
by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Pilot (155k points)
Great! Thanks, Hilary!

Thanks for signing up Hilary for the Mighty Oaks

 We will let you have the links to the new Team page shortly

Joan and Janet Co-Captains

  Hi Hilary, thanks for joining us

The following are the links you need

Mighty Oaks team page

Mighty Oaks Chat Page

We'll be using the same Discord server as always. If you're not already on Discord, just send Joan a Private Message, and she will add you. 

Janet & Joan

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The Nor'Easters have entered the harbour. Let's load up and do this thing. I'm at the helm.

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by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (287k points)
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Great, thanks Steven!
Thank you for leading again, Steven!
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I'm in, leading Team Virginia smiley

by Mindy Silva G2G6 Pilot (551k points)
I'm ready to do this again w/Team Virginia! I don't see an "answer" button, though,  to sign up?

Thanks!
See Steven Tibbetts comment at the top below the question.  He has a screen image showing where to click to answer.
Yay, thanks Mindy!
Hi Michelle,

If you can scroll up to Eowyn's post and click on "answer" I can get you added to the Team!
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Hi I am up for it again.  No longer the Strollers now the Mighty English Oaks (England Team)

Jackie
by Jackie Prentice G2G6 Mach 2 (25.6k points)
Awesome, thanks Jackie!

Thanks Jackie for signing up for the Mighty Oaks

 We will let you have the links to the new Team page shortly

Joan and Janet Co-Captains

  Hi Jackie, thanks for joining us

The following are the links you need

Mighty Oaks team page

Mighty Oaks Chat Page

We'll be using the same Discord server as always. If you're not already on Discord, just send Joan a Private Message, and she will add you. 

Janet & Joan

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Another Tree Nut here, please and thank you!
by Richard Kyllo G2G6 (7.4k points)
Yay! Thanks, Richard!

Alright, Richard!! Welcome back!

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