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?

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 (2.1m points)
reshown by Aleš Trtnik
Challenge is active.
Knocked off some pre=1500 ones

6 Answers

+6 votes
I’ll do a few.
by Ginger Lawton G2G6 Mach 2 (20.3k points)
+5 votes
These little errors can cause big visibility problems. I'll knock off a bunch.
by Charles Avis G2G6 Mach 3 (33.4k points)
+4 votes
I did quite a few yesterday.  Hoping for time to do some more later today
by Karen Stewart G2G6 Mach 9 (93.5k points)
+3 votes
Yes, will do some.
by Elsie Hagley G2G6 (9.5k points)
+3 votes
I plan to do some!
by Phillip Jares G2G6 Mach 3 (31.0k points)
+2 votes
I’ll work on some.
by Melanie Countryman G2G2 (2.9k points)

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