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

+8 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.

in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
reshown by Aleš Trtnik
Challenge is active.
Count me in

12 Answers

+6 votes
The tracker mentioned on this page is for May.

So where is the tracker for the month of June ? Thanks
by N Gauthier G2G6 Pilot (152k points)
This tracker seems to track all suggestions, not only the reference errors from this week's challenge.

I solved mostly location suggestions this week, so I don't think I'm supposed to be ahead for the challenge.
+7 votes
Also the suggestions list is not found on the webpage linked so we don't know which errors need fixing.
by N Gauthier G2G6 Pilot (152k points)
Errors 861 thru 872 under the Reference Category.
I forgot to attach the suggestion list. It is there now.
+5 votes
Challenges of the week

Is it possible to get the list for just one surname as I work on a one name study and would love to make sure the errors there are corrected?
by Jean Skar G2G6 Mach 1 (14.6k points)
Hi Jean. Here are the suggestions for Skar:

From a surname index page, look for the "suggestions" link.
Thanks but I want for Nisbet Nesbit Nesbitt Nisbett
Hi Jean,

In the URL above, just change SKAR to whatever surname you desire. The suggestions, if any, will be loaded for that surname.

This is great help

+5 votes
I'm in.  These are usually real easy.
by Charles Avis G2G6 Mach 2 (28.8k points)
+4 votes
I’ll do a few.
by Ginger Lawton G2G6 Mach 1 (20.0k points)
+4 votes
I try to fix some.
by Monika B. G2G4 (4.2k points)
+4 votes
I’d like to work on some.
by Susan O’Callaghan G2G6 (7.2k points)
+4 votes
I'll help.
by Rebekah McKinney G2G2 (2.7k points)
+3 votes
I can help with this task.
by Beverly Benfer G2G6 Mach 1 (19.5k points)
+3 votes
i'll work on a few. Just a thought maybe would could add a challenge for clearing up your own suggestions. I know I do a lot on my own profiles each weel lol.
by Pam Dale G2G6 Mach 7 (78.1k points)
+2 votes
The Stats page isn't loading. Ignore this message sorry. I don't know how to delete it.
by Pam Dale G2G6 Mach 7 (78.1k points)
+2 votes
Yes I will do some.
by Elsie Hagley G2G5 (5.9k points)

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