Because you bumped a thread by making an edit --
I don't have the PIP badge, because back in the day I didn't think I would remember to "update" as regularly as was required. (I tend to forget to do that kind of thing, then all of a sudden it's "oh, oops", and half a dozen or so updates at one time.)
I would love to do this, because I'm a tad CDO about spelling and punctuation and having things understandable, but I don't think I could remember to "do it right" and update whatever I was doing as per requirements.
commented Dec 14, 2018 by Melanie Pau
From the "where's the beef" thread --
Honestly Debi, while my own overall goal is to write well defined profiles by following PIP guidelines, that commitment is exactly why I haven't joined the project. I don't want to say i will do it and then not have the time.
commented Sep 18 by Jonathan Crawford
Rather than derail this conversation, I have responded to Jonathan's comment over on the Profile Improvements join thread.
It includes my thoughts and asks questions about whether we have set the bar too high and, if so, to where it should be lowered. I welcome a conversation over there about PIP and the Voyage.
commented Sep 18 by Debi Hoag
Regards the commitment : I'm one of those, like Jonathan, who doesn't want to say I will do it and then not have the time. (I believe I emailed about those concerns.)
As an example of my doing what I can to "improve" profiles (although I did not create them, they are now on my watchlist) :
Last week -- Sir Arthur Harris., his second wife: Thérèse (Jillie) Harris formerly Hearne. (Also, as part of "improving", I created Arthur's first wife, and the children of the first marriage - and other related persons).
Also, this week -- Desmond Wilkinson Llewelyn (aka Q in the Bond movies); his father: Ivor Llewelyn, his mother: Mia Llewelyn née Wilkinson, also Ivor's brother, Leonard Wilkinson Llewelyn KBE JP.
Still works in progress (because rabbits) - begun in the (successful) attempt to get Desmond Llewelyn connected to the main Tree :
John Henry Cawsey Dennis, and his first wife Sarah Ann aka Dora Annie Baker. (John Cawsey Dennis is the brother of Leonard Wilkinson Llewelyn's son-in-law -- and found as part of the working to connect Desmond, because going up wasn't going anywhere.)
I still do not believe I could honour any commitment to "improve one profile on my watchlist each week" (because I would forget, more than any other reason), so won't be taking the Voyage, much as I might like to.
I just wanted to encourage others who read this that, while you don't need a badge to improve profiles, if you can make that commitment, you should do so. From what I have heard from some who have gone on the Voyage, it is extremely worth the time spent.
edited to correct typo in name