Is there a category for profiles that needs clean up from GED import?

+20 votes
I run across so many profiles that need format repairs from GED import but I don't always have time to reformat at that moment.

This profile is just an example of so so many. On this one sources need help being organized.
WikiTree profile: John Penrod
in The Tree House by Elizabeth Hyatt G2G6 Mach 1 (11.7k points)
retagged by Maryann Hurt

Don't think so but something Wikitree should have....

A search CONT found +87 000 profiles that still have a CONT  tag in the profile that should be deleted... Feels that this should be solved with a cleaning bot

on that page you will find profiles that have this:

[[Category: Gedcom cleanup required]]
Thanks, Vincent. I was looking for that category (-:
Is that something we should add when we see it?  I don't feel confident cleaning up the GEDCOM junk myself...
@Roger: Yes, just add the category to any profile that needs it.
Indeed, Magnus, this is very messy CONT

It would take a lot of time to update these manually.

And from what I'm seeing Unsourced can be added to so many of these as well.  UGH!


Could be Just deleted

Or with replaced with


Feels like a bot should do the work...


1 Answer

+3 votes
This is where Personal Categories come in (when you don't have the time to reformat right now).  I have created my own category: Haywood-41 Shore Up Sources (as in strengthen them).  Way back when, I put in fabulous sources such as 'FamilySearch' (and nothing else!); 'Internet IGI' (and nothing else!); 'parish registers' (what was I thinking?!).  So when I come across these, I put in my Personal Category to remind me to come back to them later and do some work on them.

Shame I only just found out about Personal Categories! (and I've only been here a few years LOL)

Look 'em up in the Help Index under C for Categories.
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (2.0m points)

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