Why is it taking so long to get a small .gedcom approved?

+7 votes
Why is it taking so long to get a small .gedcom approved (45 people!)?  I submitted a very small .gedcom on the 17th and it has not yet been approved.  I have emailed them about this and not received any kind of reply to my emails.

in Policy and Style by Patricia Hickin G2G6 Mach 8 (84.8k points)
Did you try and contact Eowyn? I can't imagine why it would take that long!

This is my problem also.  I have been waiting a few weeks!  I have mailed the info@wiki and also Eowyn directly.  Who else can help? 

Hi Jodie,

You need to review your GEDCOM and submit it for approval.  Click the link under step 2 here: http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:UploadGedcom&action=report&gu_id=60614

Once you go through all the instructions, you'll be able to click an approve button at the bottom which will submit your GEDCOM to me to review.  Then you'll either get an email from me about anything that needs to fixed or when your GEDCOM is processed into WikiTree.

Patricia, yours has already been approved.

@Eowyn Thanks for all your work on the GEDCOMs!

2 Answers

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Pat: Beware. Do you have all profiles sourced and perfect in every way? If not you are certain to get a lot of flak on wikitree.
by Anonymous Knight G2G6 Mach 3 (35k points)
GEDCOMs do not have to be completely sourced and perfect in every way. The purpose of GEDCompare on WikiTree is to discover whether or not profiles already exist so that duplicate profiles are not uploaded. Sure, there are rules. You can't upload profiles with no dates, for example.

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Anything that requires review on WikiTree can take time, because the people who do the reviews are all volunteers.  I don't know how long the review of gedcoms generally takes, or how many are in the queue, so I'm afraid I can't offer any more insight.
by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (537k points)
My gedcom got approved within a few hours after I posted my question/complaint on the G2G forum.  So all is well here!

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