Suggestions News and Updates (August 2nd 2020) [closed]

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  • I added additional checking of template parameters. That was in suggestion 848. I created 4 new ones 894-897 that will cover all parameter problems.

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https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1083684/challenge-of-the-week-clean-up-names

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    in The Tree House by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (560k points)
    closed by Aleš Trtnik
    I do like the parent suggestions. Been able too hook up quite a few families.

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    +4 votes
    Thanks again for all your wonderful work on this.

    I noticed at times that the expected results are not what one would expect. The cause I could find is that there are some fields still 'filled' with a string from a previous search, generating an unwanted 'and' search. It is a bit of a job then to check what field to empty.

    Would it be possible to add a button to reset all fields on https://wikitree.sdms.si/default.htm to 'empty'?
    by Michel Vorenhout G2G6 Pilot (222k points)
    Are you talking about dropdown lists that appears after you type some text in suggestions search? That is autocomplete of the text entered. I also occasionally noticed, that it behaves strange.

    Other dropdown lists are created by your browser.
    See https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1081905/method-to-speed-up-replacement-of-gedcom-as-source?show=1081945#a1081945

    That link works after you click 'get profiles'. If however you have a previous search somewhere and do the search on the text (..ged part), you (well, me) will get 0 results.
    +1 vote
    All of my 1776 , Spanish American War & War of 1812 Stickers are on this week’s suggestion list. The stickers all work. So I don’t know what I’m supposed to do.
    by Joelle Colville-Hanson G2G6 Pilot (118k points)

    Also 896 Unknown parameter in template for roll of honor stickers. And 895 Using Deprecated parameter in template  for cemetery stickers. 

    When template https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Template:Global_Cemeteries was converted to sticker parameter sub that defined the subproject was removed. That made it not needed. I think I should program editbot to remove it. it is used on over 600 profiles.

    Parameter image is expected to have a name of the image and that image should be of the known type (.gif, .jpg, .png) That isn't the case on your profile. There is no need to have | image = in case there is no image specified. Removing the image parameter will clear the suggestion, although I think I will adjust the algorithm to allow empty parameter.

    invalid image type: parameter: image
    {{1776
    | image =
    | startdate...

    can you adjust to allow for image= a template? {{US Flag|Virginia}}, for example. See https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1084985/dbe-897-error-detected-when-us-flag-virginia-is-used-as-value

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