Challenge of the week: Clean up names [closed]

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Hi WikiTreers,

Will you join our Data Doctors Challenge this week?           

Aleš's "WikiTree+" data analysis has uncovered thousands of profiles with special characters or words in name fields that probably don't belong there. There are parentheses that need to be removed, suffixes that need to be moved to the Suffix field, and much more.

Errors in name fields aren't just cosmetic. They make it less likely for profiles to be found in searches and matching.

Here is the table of likely problems and other suggestions to investigate.

Although the changes might be simple and fast, a thoughtful genealogist like you needs to investigate and carefully make the decision.

After you investigate something, set the status [more info]. That will let others know it has been addressed ... and ... it will earn you a point. The member with the most points at 11:59pm EDT on Sunday night will get a badge and the bragging rights.

If you're participating, please post here to let us know. It's nice to cheer each other on, and it will help us avoid stepping on each others' toes. Also post here if you have any questions about how to participate.           

Thanks for helping!

P.S. 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.

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WikiTree profile: Space:DD_Challenge_Names_XVIII
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.
Is it just me, or is the suggestions table missing?
It's missing for me too.
No, it is me. I have to do 20 things each week when I publish and I often forget one. This week it was a list in the challenge. It is there now.
Thanks.
I'm sure it's a lot to remember! Thanks for fixing it so quickly!
In it!

4 Answers

+4 votes
I would like to participate.  Thank you,
by Sandi Strong G2G6 (10.0k points)
+3 votes
Up for this one, never going to win it, but taking part is good
by Jules Harris G2G5 (5.3k points)
+2 votes
I’ll do a few.
by Ginger Lawton G2G6 Mach 1 (16.4k points)
+2 votes
I'll try to get a bunch done.
by Charles Avis G2G6 Mach 2 (21.5k points)

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