Data Doctor Challenge of the Week: Correct simple errors in reference tags [closed]

+10 votes

Hi WikiTreers,

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

This is an easy one to participate in, once you know how reference tags work, i.e.:

  1. A footnote needs to start with <ref> and end with </ref>.
  2. There needs to be a <references /> tag directly below the == Sources == headline for the footnotes to display.

Using these tags is naturally confusing for Newts. It's very frustrating for new members when a tag is missing or misplaced and they can't figure out why footnotes aren't appearing.

Once again, Aleš has come up with something incredibly helpful. He's prepared a report of profiles from around the tree where a reference tag appears to be misplaced.

Click here for the list.

Can you help fix them?

The member with the most points at 11:59pm EDT on Sunday night will get the Winner badge this week 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.

Top 10

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.
Just did some simple pre-1500 one already before I saw this. Will get some more done also this week.
I'm in!

12 Answers

+6 votes
I'm joining this challenge.
by Michael Bogues G2G6 (6.3k points)
+4 votes
I'm in for this challenge.
by Kathy Zipperer G2G6 Pilot (353k points)
+5 votes
I'll join in with the clean-up.
by Charles Avis G2G6 Mach 2 (28.8k points)
+4 votes
I'll work on Scottish profiles again
by Sheena Tait G2G6 Mach 7 (74.1k points)
+4 votes
I’ll do a few.
by Ginger Lawton G2G6 Mach 1 (20.0k points)
+4 votes
I'm joining in to do a few

by Maureen Wilkins G2G6 Mach 1 (13.1k points)
+4 votes
I'm joining!
by Kathryn Black G2G6 Mach 1 (15.3k points)
+4 votes
I've been working on my suggestions list and came across some if these. I'll help out!
by Pam Dale G2G6 Mach 7 (78.1k points)
+4 votes
Will get some done
by Roger Davey G2G6 Mach 2 (29.2k points)
+4 votes

I'm in for this challenge.
by Dave Haddock G2G6 Mach 1 (11.6k points)
+4 votes

I'll join in with the clean-up.


by Elsie Hagley G2G5 (5.9k points)
+4 votes
Since I was upset with my participation in the latest Saturday Sourcing Sprint, I think I will try this.  Hopefully, I will do alright.  If not, I guess I can try something else or just throw in the towel.
by Ada Hart G2G1 (1.3k points)
I just checked again and the tracker was working fine.  Apparently, there isn't an option to fill in a radio button for a Data Doctor Challenge like there is for the Sourcing challenges, and each correction is automatically counted for the challenge because I just checked and my name was listed in the results status page.  Thanks.

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