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

+12 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!

in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
reshown by Aleš Trtnik
Challenge is active.
I'll do a few to help out

25 Answers

+6 votes
I’ll try to clean up a few this week.
by Sara Keleny G2G6 (6.4k points)
+6 votes
I will work on a few this week!
by Sharon Glover G2G6 Mach 1 (10.0k points)
+6 votes
I already solved a few.
by Pierre Goolaerts G2G6 Mach 2 (22.0k points)
+6 votes
I will try to work on some this week
by Sue Knifley G2G5 (5.6k points)
+6 votes
I’ll do a few.
by Ginger Lawton G2G6 Mach 1 (20.0k points)
+7 votes

I’m in. This is an error that I made constantly when I was a Newt. Not leaving them out, really, but putting them IN under the Sources heading! Took me a whole week to clean them up from my Suggestions feed! blush

by Carole Bannes G2G6 Mach 1 (18.7k points)
+4 votes
I'll try and do a few. I did dozens earlier this week ... before this challenge was active!
by Alex Stronach G2G6 Pilot (327k points)
+6 votes
These are easy.  Count on me.
by Charles Avis G2G6 Mach 2 (28.8k points)
+6 votes
I'm working the challenge this week.
by Karen Stewart G2G6 Mach 3 (32.4k points)
+5 votes
I'll try and help.

by Edwin Reffell G2G2 (2.8k points)
+5 votes

I'm glad to work on some.  wink

by Jen Wanner G2G3 (3.5k points)
+5 votes
I'm in to help.
by Rhonda Schneringer G2G6 (8.5k points)
+5 votes
working on it! found a few of my own, so this is definitely a good one! ;- )
by Jana Diamond G2G6 (6.2k points)
+5 votes
Yes, I will do some.
by Elsie Hagley G2G5 (5.9k points)
+5 votes
I will work on this this week
by Judy Brett G2G4 (4.4k points)
+5 votes
I've been doing some of these this week so Yes for me.
by Carolyn Ball G2G5 (6.0k points)
+4 votes
Where do we find the stats, to see the current progress?

by Alex Stronach G2G6 Pilot (327k points)
I guess  that the stats are the points at the end of your question.
+5 votes
I'm going to give it a go. This will be the first I've ever participated in!
by Simone Dunkerley G2G Crew (350 points)
+5 votes
I'll help.
by Denise Hunt G2G4 (4.5k points)
+5 votes
I do this everyday so yeah I'll see what I can do.
by Steven Greenwood G2G6 Mach 1 (17.9k points)

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