Why does WiliTree think profile is in a high-level category? [closed]

+1 vote

I received a suggestion that Bosman Clifton's profile was in the high level category American Revolution. And it is. I can not determine why it is in that category. There's nothing in the profile to put it there - unless the 1776 sticker puts it there. Which would be a sticker problem, not a me problem. :)

So ... what's up and how can I fix it?

WikiTree profile: Bosman Clifton
closed with the note: Answered
in The Tree House by Dave Ebaugh G2G6 Mach 1 (19.4k points)
closed by Dave Ebaugh

3 Answers

+5 votes
Best answer

It would be because the unit listed isn't listed as a category thus the sticker is bumping the relevant category to the American Revolution category which is high level. 

Have a look at this category https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Hall%27s_Delaware_Regiment%2C_American_Revolution and if it is suitable change the units=Hall's Regiment Delaware Militia to units=Hall's Delaware Regiment, American Revolution and see if that removes the American Revolution category.

by Darren Kellett G2G6 Pilot (223k points)
selected by Dave Ebaugh
unit=Hall's Delaware Regiment worked. unit=Hall's Delaware Regiment, American Revolution tried to create the category Hall's Delaware Regiment, American Revolution, American Revolution, so the sticker is a subtle thing.
It is good that it works now. Didn't know that the 1776 sticker automatically adds American Revolution as it isn't one I normally use. Sometimes you have to do a bit of fiddling with some stickers as the parameters can be varied and categories added without realizing.
Actually I was using {{1776}} instead of {{1776 Sticker}}. I didn't notice the name had changed. It works fine when I use the right template. <blush>
+3 votes

Ah, since you are the PM, it is yours to correct. That's "The buck stops here." thing 

There was a recent discussion also involving this sort of notice and by recent I mean in the last two weeks 

Anyway, I am not certain this page will answer your question, or it might do so obliquely ... Help:Categorization -- at least I hope it helps

by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (589k points)
G2G didn't suggest anything relevant when I typed the question. ^shrug^
+6 votes

There are lots of those Suggestions because they changed the '1776' sticker to '1776 Sticker'.  Many people had the '1776' sticker with no information or only had the Category of American Revolution. It should have had the rank, unit / units, and dates, but many templates didn't have that information.  It the other information was included, they are not always in the 'high category', but all the 'old 1776' templates will need to be converted to the new '1776 Sticker' coding, which only has rank and unit.  Unit is very specific, so the category should be determined from the Category builder 'icon' above the biography section.  It now needs American Revolution at the end of the unit which converts to the Category name. 

Recent G2G Questions - https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1106449/why-do-i-have-top-level-category-stickers-on-my-profiles?show=1106449#q1106449

- https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1107705/885-using-top-level-category-meaning?show=1107705#q1107705

by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (642k points)

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