Did you receive your Corrections Officer (now Data Doctor) Badge [closed]

+28 votes

See the Data Doctors Project page for information on joining.



Hi there is now a separate db_errors badge. I think I've given it to everyone who officially joined the project, but if I missed you, let me know.

UPDATE: 5/26/2016:

Let me point out that if you didn't ask for the Profile Improvement Badge before, I would have no way of knowing you were working on the project. So those of you who are asking now, I didn't forget you, but I didn't know about you.

The badge and the name have changed

UPDATE Aug. 5, 2016. Since Aleš is now a leader, after you read the project page, please send Aleš a message asking for the badge

closed with the note: old join thread; see link to Data Doctors Project at top
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
closed by Debi Hoag
Hi Anne,

 I would like the badge, I 'm working on the errors of the Netherlands province Zeeland, from the beginning of the project in coordination with  other members of the Dutch Roots Project.

Thanks in advance.
This tool is fabulous.  I just used it to find 3 errors on my watchlist....  No more for now!!!
Hi Anne,

Please could I have a badge, am doing a bit of all sorts with this project. But mostly clearing the small numbers that are left over at the end of each week, working through a generation or 2 from me into the global each week (on generation 19 now), using it to check after a big inputting session to check I didn't forget anything and planning to help more with the under 1500s records as just got my badge.

Great idea, i've already corrected dozens of errors. Would love a badge.

No yet, but would like one.
Please may I have a Corrections badge?  This corrections stuff is addictive! (I should know, I am a proofreader in my day job.)
Hi Anne, how does one know if they've joined the project? Just because I've added the tag and have been making lots of corrections (to "my own" tree), but that doesn't mean I've joined the project? Sourcing is hard. I'm not sure I want to venture out beyond my own tree :(
To officially join a project you ask the leader of the project (in this case me) to give you the badge. If you've been working through the db_errors, http://www.sdms.si:92/wikitree/ShowErrors.htm even on your own tree, then you qualify for the badge. Although you can work on them without the badge. So ask if you'd like to join and I'll give you the badge.

Sourcing is hard, but it does gets easier, as you get more familiar with what's available. You also never have to wander past your own family.
Then yes, I'd like to join, if for no other reason than to get recognition for the work I've already been doing, so far :)

I do sometimes color outside the lines, because its so easy to get sidetracked :)
I have been working on my watchlist errors and correcting those I find on profiles I source. I would like to have the Corrections Officer badge, too.

6 Answers

+5 votes
Not yet...
by James Luper G2G6 (7.5k points)
+4 votes
I have not yet received a badge.
by Esmé van der Westhuizen G2G6 Pilot (136k points)
+5 votes
Hi Anne,

I'm working on error code 106, merging duplicate profiles, I'd like a db_errors badge please
by Carol Keeling G2G6 Mach 6 (67.3k points)
+4 votes
Hi Anne,
I've made corrections in my own line and now correcting some from my line that are orphans but I know the name and can make simple corrections.  I just renamed three unnamed infants, for example.  Not a badge collector as a goal but will take any that fit in the range of what I do anyway.
by Beulah Cramer G2G6 Pilot (401k points)
+3 votes
I'd like to join. I love the error report. It really has me thinking when everything looks fine, but there must be an error somewhere.


by Susan Fitzmaurice G2G6 Mach 5 (57.4k points)
+2 votes
Woot ,woot guess what I'm back my brain tumor has been evicted and I am retired DNA tested and ready for Dr;s orders , was to do puzzles and mind games lol I know right where the biggest puzzle and Ancestry mind games here in this project  will please the all the members of the spirit world ,whom need some attention  let them know they are not forgotten as I visit  Ill weed the gardens and leave flowers or die trying. Please accept me officially  and please  add both Badges on my profile as I  have been working as a correction officer and data Dr since 1st day on wikitree one but now have time and mind, soul at hand! =) Thanks [[Fearn-75.]]|[[Linda May fearn]]
by Linda Stewart G2G6 Mach 1 (12.8k points)

Hi, Linda. Welcome back and congratulations on the successful eviction. The Data Doctors have an new join thread. They won't see your message here. Thanks for bringing this old one to our attention so that we can get it closed out.

Thank you for you assistance.

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