News on Data Doctors Report (July 12th 2020) [closed]

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  • I added a link to template definition on 84x suggestions in info column.
  • In search results on WikiTree+ I changed the display of templates. I group them together and display the number of each one if more than one. Example: https://wikitree.sdms.si/default.htm?report=srch1&Query=templatefull%3Dancestry_image
  • I also added possibility to search by full template name. Use underscore instead of spaces. templatefull=Ancestry_Image
  • I added to Connection finder 2 new types of relation search. Paternal Lines and Maternal Lines. This can help in DNA queries to find a common father/mother. https://wikitree.sdms.si/default.htm?report=disp2&WikiTreeID1=+Whitten-1&WikiTreeID2=Whitten-819&relatives=4
  • I exposed the actual data on which location suggestions are based. https://wikitree.sdms.si/function/WTShowTable/Table.htm?table=Countries Based on the changes we did last week in the table, there are some new 6x8 spelling suggestions and 612 Location too early ones.
  • I went through WikiData False Suggestions lists and I made some changes to the algorithms to improve the lists. The lists where the algorithm was changed are gender ones 551, 552 and date ones 553, 555, 556, 558.
  • I decided to remove Unconnected to global tree suggestions 568 and 569. 54x suggestions covers that much more precisely.
  • In suggestions 724 Wrong word in First Name, 734 Wrong word in Preferred Name and 774 Wrong word in Last Name at Birth added checking of Annonymous on open profiles.
  • I removed 451 and 453 suggestions, since they weren't wery usefull.
  • Profile completeness suggestions are now LIVE. I have prepared a system to calculate suggestions about the profiles completeness for a member if he chooses so. These suggestions are no longer project oriented, although a project can choose to check project managed profiles. I built a verification of managed profiles based on Category:Suggestions_-_Include_Profile_Completeness. If a WikiTree member adds himself to this category, his managed profiles will be checked for data completeness.
  • I released a new version of WikiTree+ Chrome extension. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wikitree%20/giodhdfeabddjnlhknbggojlgpnhanof It has a few new things also usable to DD. Changes in version is 0.3.2 are:

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    in The Tree House by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (526k points)
    closed by Aleš Trtnik

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    I added new magic keyword PendingMerge to search for pending merges in combination with any other text. https://wikitree.sdms.si/default.htm?report=srch1&Query=PendingMerge+Sweden

    Nice!  Thanks!

    by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
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    This week's report had a new suggestion reported for 848 error in template parameters on https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kirkland-2617

    I have not been able to find the cause...

    by Kay Knight G2G6 Pilot (395k points)

    This page explains how to create ancestry urls to Ancestry templates in wikitree.  Looking at that profile and the Suggestion, the Info Box is stating that the problem is with the Ancestry Record template, which I found with a url for Ancestry interactive, which looks like it should use the Ancestry Image template.  See this page Links to Ancestry for Source Image

    The explanation states that you should have a number for the 2nd one for the image but your url doesn't have a number.  You could probably try it using that entire part in the url.

    The Ancestry Record template uses 2 parameters also, but it doesn't use an Ancestry url that has 'interactive' in it.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks Linda. I couldn't find the ancestry reference in the profile. Sure looks I was interrupted ....

    You have the following source.

    * Hoff, Henry B. ''Genealogies of Long Island Families; From the New York Genealogical and Biological Record. Vol II Praa - Youngs''  (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1987), Early History of the Thorn Family of Long Island, compiled by Thorn Dickinson, p. 334; digital images, Ancestry (https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/48330/LongIslandFamII-001364-333?pid=295110 : accessed 26 Nov 2019) {{Ancestry Record|48330}}

    Correct use of template would be 

    * Hoff, Henry B. ''Genealogies of Long Island Families; From the New York Genealogical and Biological Record. Vol II Praa - Youngs''  (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1987), Early History of the Thorn Family of Long Island, compiled by Thorn Dickinson, p. 334; digital images, Ancestry ( {{Ancestry Image|48330|LongIslandFamII-001364-333}} : accessed 26 Nov 2019)

    You should replace the URL with correct Ancestry template.

    Ales, if the characters will work also, then that help page should be also changed because it looks like only numbers are valid for that parameter.

    Characters can appear in first and second parameter. Most common are numbers, but not always. It says so on the template definition.

    https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Template:Ancestry_Record

    Ales, can the Links to Ancestry for Source Image page be changed to reflect the correct information for the templates mentioned. I think some templates have been changed or updated, but that page hasn't been changed.  Thanks. 

    Thanks, I got it (and also fixed it going to the wrong page) now have Hoff, Henry B. ''Genealogies of Long Island Families; From the New York Genealogical and Biological Record. Vol II Praa - Youngs''  (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1987), Early History of the Thorn Family of Long Island, compiled by Thorn Dickinson, p. 334; digital images, Ancestry  : accessed 26 Nov 2019) {{Ancestry Image|48330|LongIslandFamII-001365-334}}

    I'm pretty sure that I was interrupted while working on the profile. Or it was a case of DWWT (Don't WikiTree While Tired). Interesting that when I tried, in edit mode, to FindInPage using Chrome on an iPad that it didn't find the string of characters cestr. You would think someone with years of experience with parsing software would know better.

    And thanks so much for all the validation applied to WikiTree content!
    +1 vote

    I love the search within brackets.  It worked the first time for me (!)  using acadian templatetext=citation needed

    On the Pending Merge, is there a similar one for Unmerged Matches?  I've often wanted to find those to clean them up.


    by Cindy Cooper G2G6 Pilot (148k points)

    Unmerged matches are not in my database at the moment. I was wondering if that is something of interest on a large scale?

    I checked and there is 34000 Unmerged Matches.

    I could import those as well.

    I would certainly review the ones for Acadians, and maybe Quebec.  34,000 is quite a few and many can be cleared up by starting over, or resolving conflicting data to support the match.

    Done. UnmergedMatch is the Magic word and here are unmerged matches in your managed profiles. There are 2.

    https://wikitree.sdms.si/default.htm?report=srch1&Query=UnmergedMatch+Bourque-573

    Thanks, Ales.  Unfortunately among Acadians there are 130, so at least 65 matches I can research.  I'll work on the Quebec ones after that.  I've always wondered how I would find them!  Thank you!!
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    Hi Aleš,

    I am missing the suggestions 749 in the reports. Is reporting discontinued?
    by Jan Terink G2G6 Pilot (228k points)
    It didn-t calculate. I missed that. I will correct it. It shouls be there in an hour or two.
    Thanks!
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    I received one of those 9000 Suggestion 848. I've looked at the Korean War template I've used on this profile and compared it to the template on this help page and I cannot see what I am doing wrong. If there is anyone who can, I'd appreciate some help. Thanks so much!

    by Nelda Spires G2G6 Pilot (297k points)

    The Info column states 

    using Deprecated parameter: 1
    {{Korean War
    |branch=United States Army...

    If parameter is a number it means you are using unnamed parameter. In your case it refers to |image which is missing = sign. Correct would be |image=... but since you are not using it, it can be removed. I did it on the profile. 

    {{Korean War
    |branch=United States Army
    |startdate=21 Feb 1952
    |units=Co. G 1st Inf Tng Regt BRTC
    |enddate=20 Nov 1953
    |rank=Sgt
    |unit=
    |image
    }}

    Thank you so much, Aleš!

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    The template search sounds great.  I tried it out with 'irish clans' and happily it is not case sensitive.  It gave me too many results to be effective however.  Even with it limited to relatives it was over 5,000 results.  Maybe limiting it to a certain number of generations would help focus on meaningful profiles.

    Thanks for all you do  Aleš!

    by Thom Anderson G2G6 Mach 4 (47.2k points)
    What was your query and what were you trying to find? Maybe I can help.

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