Suggestions News and Updates (August 9th 2020) [closed]

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News

  • 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 0.3.3 are:
    • Moved Source pasting definition out of the extension, so I can update it daily.
    • Added Profile cleanup. It is similar to what EditBOT does automatically on save.
    • Moved Profile cleanup definition out of the extension, so I can update it daily.
  • Wikidata links reached a new milestone. 150000 profiles are linked from wikidata. You can see the connection stats here. Today also marriages from ThePeerage are being imported to wikidata. That is the cause for a lot of new matches and slight increase in suggestions. It is still ongoing, so some suggestions may be temporary until next week.
  • EditBOT did almost 9000 corrections to clear some of the 896 Unknown parameter in template suggestions.
  • In suggestion 897 Error in template parameters I added checking of parameters that link to WikiTree pages. It is done for Categories, Projects, Space pages and Project Needs categories.

Previous News

Challenge

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1086929/challenge-of-the-week-correct-simple-errors-reference-tags

    closed with the note: Outdated
    in The Tree House by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (484k points)
    closed by Aleš Trtnik

    1 Answer

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    So why is WikiData so important to link to?  Appears to be no different than any other Wiki, the contents is subject to verification.  For instance, you mention them uploading ThePeerage.  That was recently found to contain some fairly major error.  If you set WikiData as something to compare to as you set FaG, we are going to get more errors again based on nothing solid at the other end. sad

    by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (306k points)
    I think wikidata is and will be a mayor player as the database of everything. It is still in its early development but it already has a lot of data and huge potential for additional informations. It is already used a lot. The Peerage is just one of the sources. I am preparing to make WikiTree an actual  source for wikidata. I will add a wikitree reference for matching data and I will probably populate the missing or different data based on WikiTree.

    oh good, make them follow us.  Perfect.  laugh

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