Notable Closed Profile - Jack Nicholson [closed]

+16 votes
Hello : )

On the notable project page it states, "Living Notables should have privacy level set to Public Biography and Family Tree". Can we have Jack Nicholson's profile privacy switched? I'm not part of the notable project so I wanted to make sure before reaching out to the pm directly if that was necessary.
WikiTree profile: Jack Nicholson
closed with the note: Resolved
in Policy and Style by Jayme Arrington G2G6 Pilot (185k points)
closed by Jillaine Smith

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+12 votes
Best answer
You are correct - living Notables should have their privacy levels set to Public Biography and Family Tree, and currently Jack is set incorrectly. You don't have to be a part of the Notables project to point out something like this to the PM. I currently am on the trusted list, but unfortunately, it does not give me the ability to make changes to the privacy. Only the PM has this ability.
by Scott Fulkerson G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)
selected by Jayme Arrington

Have you spoken with Aleš to create a Database error for people with the Notables template and the wrong privacy

Speaking of golfers, Scott: One of the greatest golfers of all time, Arnold Palmer, died today. I couldn't find a profile on a search, so I created one. We'll see how it goes connecting him.


Done connected him to WIkidata....


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Hey, Magnus -- I'm not sure what this means. Could you explain a little more?
Thanks, Elizabeth!

I added a few categories to him today, and saw that you did a great job getting his immediate family entered. I'll take a look and see if there's any way I can help.
One of the things I like about working on Notables is the diversity of it all. So far, his family's all in western Pennsylvania, teenagers working on coal mines and such. When they say he's from labor roots, they're not kidding. An interesting problem is the Anglicization of German names. Looking at the records, it varies a lot as if there wasn't a specific time that it officially changed.. Part of that problem might be that it's mostly Census records I'm looking at, not much else. And the literacy levels of the Census enumerators in the area were not high. Spelling varies. A lot.

This may be related to the class status of the family and how factory life was in the 1800s, but may also have to do with availability of Pennsylvania records. I've always found the state to be a little challenging. It would appear that, for now, looking at people of German extraction, born around the Pittsburg area as early as the 1820s. I'm puzzling about Shanefelter/Schoenfelder transition, too. Getting to learn about a region I don't know a lot about. It's what I like about working on Notables. You never know where it might lead. Very interesting!

No telling how easy it will be to connect to the larger tree. There's getting to be a sizeable fragment now, so have at it. There's room for one and all. I'm not territorial about those profiles.
+4 votes
A year later... still closed
by Sunny Clark G2G6 (9.7k points)
Actually, he's set as "Public Biography and Family Tree", which Notables are supposed to be.
It was red locked.  Abby fixed it a little while ago.
Thank you

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