Suggestions News and Updates (October 18th 2020) [closed]

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  • I added links to WikiTree+ Maps on each profile, that is shown on WikiTree+. See
  • Problem in biography dump for the 29th september was resolved. All bio related suggestions are up to date.
  • A few updates were done to locations table so some new location related suggestions mimgh appear.
  • I added PRDH template conversion also to EditBOT automated updates and to WikiTree+ Extension on Automated corrections and to Source paster.

Previous News

  • I corrected almost all dead links to PRDH. They were changed to a template where possible. Here are the log files .
  • Due to country table improvement, there are many new suggestions in 6x8 suggestions.
  • I have split the table into 5 smaller ones similar to the WT+ online grouping. You can now jump to each table directly from TOC. Also each table has the totals for that table.
  • There was a bug in unconnected profiles showing more and more profiles, that were connected as unconnected. This is now resolved.
  • Pre1500 profiles for suggestion 921 were all unprotected as requested by pre1500 group.
  • Added new suggestion regarding inline references. It is 872 Named Inline citation error. This performs additional checks similar to 871 and 872 but for named references. and just for the additional close tag (/ref). There are some other instances of typos listed here.
  • A new version of WikiTree+ Chrome Extension is published. Changes in version 0.3.6 are:
    • Resolved a URL change of Edit page on WikiTree
    • Resolved a problem with not saving if no manual changes were made.
    • Turning off the Enhanced editor on Extension use.
  • Spatial modul of WikiTree+ got a new addition. Maps. There are 2 usages of the spatial modul.
  • I added Difficulty rating to suggestions (Easy, Intermediate and Advanced). That identifies the required expirience to resolve a suggestion.
  • Made some data updates in the country table. I also added a column showing the item difference since the last week.
  • Added a new magic word construct Creator_ + WikiTreeID to the search engine. It finds all profiles that were created by that user. Here is an example for all profiles created by me. You can extend the search to find all profiles created by me and no longer managed by me by searching for Creator_Trtnik-2 NOT Trtnik-2
  • Added new suggestion 421 Hidden marriage on public or open profiles. A marriage can be hidden from displaying on the profiles. This is used for additional privacy. But using it on open and public profiels is not its intent. It is causing problems with suggestions, where you don't see the marriage on the profile and have no idea of what is wrong until you enter the edit mode, where you can see the marriage.
  • Wikidata template got sameas parameter. It will function same as with FindAGrave template.
  • 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. 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.
  • Added new magic word SourceJunkUnmergedMatchPendingMerge and templatetext=Andersson to WikiTree+ search engine.


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    in The Tree House by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (685k points)
    closed by Aleš Trtnik
    I added new Magic keyword MissingLocation to find profiles without the location. You can also use BirthLocation=MissingLocation or DeathLocation=MissingLocation to find missing locations just in one.of them.

    1 Answer

    +1 vote
    Is there any chance we can map things and then use a keyword like "living:1840" and find profiles that overlap that date in their lifespan?
    by Jonathan Crawford G2G6 Pilot (227k points)
    I was thinking of making an option to display the map by century. Maybe at least color it by century.

    But adding a point in time as a filter sounds good idea. I will think about it.

    I am also planning to make a possibility to show any search result from WikiTree+ on the map.
    Excellent. That might be really helpful to build out connections. Ideal case would be to be able to put in a life span and see everyone, but that would be harder than one point in time. Then you just zoom into the place you want, and try to find connections for people that way.

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