My "tool to generate simple biographies" has not worked in the last few days. Can it be fixed?

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in WikiTree Tech by Patricia Hickin G2G6 Mach 8 (88.3k points)

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What tool are you using?

This one works for me: https://apps.wikitree.com/apps/shipley1223/Bio.html

by Jim Angelo G2G6 Mach 5 (51.3k points)
Well, it doesn;t work for me. Must be my computer!
This may seem too obvious, but are you sure you are logged in to WikiTree? I sometimes have two different browsers (Firefox and Chrome) both open.  Only the one logged in to WikiTree will work.

Yes, I'm logged in.

This is too funny. I put in my own ID, Prickett-120, and got this:

"undefined Prickett's date of bith is currently unknown.undefined's parents were [[Prickett-119|Minter Prickett]] and [[Layman-280|Pauline Layman]]."

I don't know why Wikitree has been mis-spelling "birth" for years.

That is funny! Things we never see.

The problem could be a privacy setting.  When I use a profile with yellow lock (private with public bio and family tree), absolutely nothing displays. For "open" profiles it works fine.

I don't know why Wikitree has been mis-spelling "birth" for years.

WikiTree hasn't been. That app is a contribution to WikiTree made by Greg Shipley. If you are having issues or would like to recommend corrections, he would be the person to contact.

Well, it doesn;t work for me. Must be my computer!

It may actually be the privacy level of the profile you are working on. I am logged in and when I use the app to generate a bio, it shows only one child (when there are 4 total) because those other children are still living. I don't think the app was ever updated to handle specific conditions, which is why I myself will not use it (I have to go back and correct the text anyways).

Well, yes, changing the privacy level(s) did change things -- if I'm not mistaken, that never used to be an issue.

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