Unsourced Profiles List Not Updated? [closed]

+3 votes
It looks like the unsourced profiles lists may not have been updated for a while?  For example: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Brown-66864 had it's {{unsourced}} tag removed on October 1, but it's still appearing on the list.  I've seen quite a few others with the same issue while working my way through the Indiana list (https://www.softdata.si/wt/Unsourced_20200906/IN/2_1800-1899_4.htm)
closed with the note: Solution to problem discovered and reported.
in WikiTree Tech by Bill Feidt G2G6 Mach 3 (39.9k points)
closed by Bill Feidt

2 Answers

+5 votes
Best answer
I think I see the problem now.  I've been reloading the Indiana report (https://www.softdata.si/wt/Unsourced_20200906/IN/2_1800-1899_4.htm).  One has to re-fetch from the master list (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:DBE_Unsourced) in order to get the updated version of Indiana.

Sorry to answer my own question.
by Bill Feidt G2G6 Mach 3 (39.9k points)
selected by Michel Vorenhout
Actually Indiana Unsourced category is the best starting point. Everything is there and automatically updated as needed.

Thanks Aleš.
+3 votes

The list is updated once a week only. Oct 1 is on a Sunday, and the list is updated with a snapshot of Sunday. So, it might be that this profile just was not included yet.

If the editor has used the tracker (= followed the link to add a comment to the database at WikiTree+) you should see a comment there.

But Aleš will know better than me.

by Michel Vorenhout G2G6 Pilot (261k points)
Thanks, but it's November now. If it's undated once a week it should have been updated multiple times since then. Am I misunderstanding something?

Yes, my bad blush All these days/months look alike now with the Lockdowns...

Which page exactly are you looking at? I know there are a few different pages unsourced profiles might show up.

This was the page: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Brown-66864

But I've seen more than a few others like this (updated early October) while working on the Indiana unsourced list.

Yes, I have noticed those html pages are not updated regularly. I find it better to use the search on WikiTree+. That will also take into account when someone checks the challenge tracker as it works from the WikiTree+ database.

So this page:


Or better said: Use a search on Unsourced_Profiles 19cen Indiana

You can play with the century as well if you like some eras more.

Thanks for pointing out this alternative process, Michel.  I've seen the WikiTree+ search form before, but have always been a little unsure how it works. Guess I need to watch the help video.  I did discover the solution to the problem I was having though.  See my answer to my own question. smiley

Thanks for the "best answer", Michel.

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