Project badge for non-living persons

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If I understand it correctly non-living persons cannot join a project which is creating over 50,000 suggestions in the 631-635 series.

They should be changed to categories, which often display the same emblem and "please join" statement. That is true for the 1776 project & category.

Data Doctor Walt

After my posting of this I found a G2G question from 2+ years ago in the same vein with answer by Ales that the project can make a request and have "editbot" do a mass change.

OK, project leaders -- make the requests and save the data doctors time to work on other errors/suggestions.
WikiTree profile: Walter Anderson
in Policy and Style by Walt Steesy G2G6 Mach 2 (21.5k points)
retagged by Walt Steesy
I fixed it on Walter's profile. It's supposed to be a sticker, not a Project Box.

It's not a badge issue, Walter, since a badge is a totally different thing.
In addition to what Natalie mentioned, there are some risks to doing mass changes from Project Boxes to Stickers. There may be instances where the Project Box was added and the Project Account should also be added (but hasn't yet), so a global change would knock those profiles out of view.

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The problem is usually caused because people don't realize there is a 'sticker' and a Project box since they look the same but usually have a slightly different wording.  

1776 is commonly a problem because people add the category to the template, instead of the information about the person's service.  Editbot can't change that template to have the required information. so those have to be manually changed, based on information in the biography or from sources.

In addition to that, I understand a 'new' sticker is coming out for all the Veteran / War templates, also, which will cause different issues, I suspect.
by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (518k points)

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