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

+20 votes
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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 (10.3k points)
retagged by Maryann Hurt

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

A search site:www.wikitree.com/wiki 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

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Gedcom_cleanup_required

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.
THANK YOU!
Indeed, Magnus, this is very messy CONT site:Wikitree.com/wiki

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!

I Feel CONT

Could be Just deleted

Or with replaced with

<CR>:

Feels like a bot should do the work...

 

1 Answer

+2 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 (1.1m points)

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