Challenge of the Week: Clean-up as many merged profiles as possible [closed]

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Hi WikiTreers,

Will you join our "Data Doctors" Challenge of the week?

This one is a reprise of one of the most popular and valuable challenges we've done: cleaning up messy merged-together profiles.

Aleš has prepared a report of profiles from around the tree that were merged but never had their biographies and sources consolidated. Click here for the list.

Click here for tips on how the biographies and sources section should look. Most importantly, all profiles should have one and only one == Biography == headline and one == Sources == section with one <references /> tag directly beneath it.

After you delete the junk and consolidate any useful biographical text and sources, set the status as corrected. That will earn you a point.

The member with the most points at 11:59pm EDT on Sunday night will get the badge and the bragging rights. But we'll all benefit from a neater, cleaner shared tree.

If you're participating, please post here to let us know. It's nice to cheer each other on. Or post if you have any questions about how to participate.

Thanks for helping!

Real-time tracking results: See your stats 
alongside other participants here.

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WikiTree profile: Space:DD_Challenge_811_XVI
closed with the note: Challenge is finished
in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
closed by Eowyn Walker
Challenge is active.
I look forward to helping :)

13 Answers

+5 votes

OK, more Scots for me smiley

by Sheena Tait G2G6 Mach 7 (71.7k points)
+6 votes
Let's git er done.
by Charles Avis G2G6 Mach 2 (27.4k points)
+4 votes
I'm definitely in for this!
by Kathy Zipperer G2G6 Pilot (346k points)
+3 votes
I hope to get to some of these. Thanks.
by Robin Shaules G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
+1 vote

I am in for this one. I’ll work on Swedish profiles.

Missy smiley

by Missy Berryann G2G6 Pilot (116k points)
+3 votes
I'll have a go at some
by Alison Palmer G2G6 Mach 1 (14.2k points)
+5 votes
This wouldn't have to be done if the person that merged the profiles continued with the second step and that is to clean up the merge but all to often someone just sees a pending merge, pushes the button to make the merge happen, and then leave it and never properly finish what the did!
by Walt Steesy G2G6 Mach 2 (21.5k points)
+3 votes
I’ll do a few.
by Ginger Lawton G2G6 Mach 1 (19.6k points)
+3 votes
I'll work on some
by Linda Friedlander G2G2 (2.8k points)
+3 votes
i want to try. I watched the video. What if the profile is imported from a GEDCOM and has no real sources?
by Nancy Wilson G2G6 Mach 4 (49.2k points)
Nancy, you add an {{unsourced}} template above the ==Biography== heading. If you know the country or state (in the US), then you should add that to the template. For instance {{unsourced | Connecticut}} or {{unsourced | Sweden}}.
+3 votes
I’d like to help with this one.
by v. Wilson G2G6 (9.0k points)
+2 votes
I'll try a few.
by Janet Clifton G2G6 Mach 5 (52.3k points)
+1 vote
Working my way through a few. Very satisfying. Like polishing silver!
by Anonymous Stadelbauer G2G3 (3.2k points)

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