Redirect to wikipedia

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I found two systers and, whow father directly relink to wikipedia Is this normal behaviour?
WikiTree profile: Marcus Aticus Balbus
in WikiTree Tech by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (661k points)
lol .. learn something new everyday ..


C'est Bon Magnifique
That's weird?  Hopefully someone will come back and explain.

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I think WikiTree at least have one restriction and that is profiles older than year 0 or something and then you redirect to WIkipedia
by Living Sälgö G2G6 Pilot (275k points)
selected by Aleš Trtnik
That is correct.  BCE profiles are not allowed on Wikitree, so there was a big push to redirect all those possible to Wikipedia, although there are still a lot of BCE profile still on Wikitree.  (We may be able to find some of these in the errors for death before birth.)

Feel Mr Aleš can access the Redirects.... so maybe we could have a new error candidate....

Another thing Chris care about is that we shall merge to lowest number e.g.   if we merge xxxx-34 and xxxx-23 then we shall merge  to xxxx-23 and the reason is SEO i.e. Google gives WIkiTree higher ranking with less duplicated profiles and that duplicates are merged in to one specific profile and that we dont have one page redirect to another that redirects to the next that redirects........ is my understanding

Maybe on error where the #REDIRECT goes to higher number or to another #REDIRECT

SEO is the theory how to get higher Google ranking which all WikiTree people care about


For a time we were redirecting BCE Profiles to WikiTree but that was more time-consuming than valuable and so now we're deleting them. I'm working through the BCE Category but it takes a little while because I click on one person and find generations of family for them that need to be deleted.  We'll get through them eventually. I've been whittling it down a bit every day.
so beginning of  error 103 is mostly candidates for this.
Great, I'll work through that list, thanks!

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