Challenge of the week: Clean up as many location names as possible [closed]

+6 votes

Hi WikiTreers,

Will you join our "Data Doctors" Challenge? This week's challenge focuses on location fields.

Aleš has prepared a report of profiles from around the tree that have potential suggestions in their locations. These are usually simple typos that are easy to fix. But a thinking genealogist needs to give them a quick "reality check" and consider the intent of the original member and the sources before making any changes. Will you try some?

To participate in the challenge:

  1. Post an answer below to let us know. This helps us coordinate and cheer each other on.
  2. Click to the list of suggestions and drill down to find ones you can fix or dismiss.
  3. After making a change, click the "challenge tracker" button and then the edit the status. This will record a point.

The member with the most points at 11:59pm EDT on Sunday night will get the "WINNER" badge and the bragging rights. But we'll all benefit from a neater, cleaner shared tree.

Post if you have any questions about how to participate. Thanks for helping!

PS If you want to chat or coordinate what you are working on with others, in addition to this G2G post there is a handy spreadsheet courtesy of Steven Tibbetts. 

Real-time tracking results: See your stats
alongside other participants here.

Top 10 Participants

WikiTree profile: Space:DD_Challenge_Location_XX
closed with the note: Challenge is finished
in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
closed by Eowyn Walker
Challenge is active.

9 Answers

+4 votes
I can't find the suggestions list on this page ...

but lots of people have entries, so what is being used ? Thanks
by N Gauthier G2G6 Pilot (132k points)
No I can't see the list of profiles to edit locations on
No all those suggestions do not apply. The Data Doctors Challenge is only for locations this week.
I couldn't see this on my phone this morning, but on my "regular" computer, I can see the location list. It consists of basically the 600 suggestions along with 559 and 561 WikiData errors and 579 and 581 FindAGrave errors.
No I never had a cellphone and only use my computer. Since no remedy was forthcoming in this forum, I wrote to Ales directly and therefore he has since fixed it.
Ah -- well that explains it.  I typically read email/follow links on my phone early in the morning but prefer to really work (although the lines are getting more blurred every day) from my "computer".  So glad you solved the problem for everyone!  Thanks, N.
+2 votes
I'm in for this challenge.
by Kathy Zipperer G2G6 Pilot (314k points)
+5 votes
Count me in : )
by Jesse Beamon G2G3 (3.8k points)
+3 votes
by Carolyn Adams G2G6 Mach 6 (62.7k points)
+4 votes
I'm down for the challenge!
by Kathryn Black G2G6 Mach 1 (14.1k points)
+4 votes
I'm ready to tackle some.
by Charles Avis G2G6 Mach 2 (20.9k points)
+2 votes
I'm joining in this week.
by John Elkin G2G6 Mach 7 (73.6k points)
+4 votes
I'll try some this week.
by Carole Bannes G2G6 Mach 1 (16.5k points)
+3 votes
I’ll do a few.
by Ginger Lawton G2G6 Mach 1 (16.4k points)

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