Beta preview of interface for database errors project

+15 votes
For all interested, here is preview of interface for database errors project.

It is still work in progress, but generally it works.

Comments welcome.
in WikiTree Tech by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (661k points)
retagged by Dorothy Barry
Bisexual is not a good defenition, it belongs in the range homo, hetro, bisexual. So it is not a gender.

For gender we have male, female, and I guess hermaphrodite.
Since there is apparently no word for what we need, maybe Unisex would be the best word. Like for clothing.

Meant for names used by both man and woman, "unisex" seems right for me.
If you need to enter a profile ID in the left-hand panel to see anything in the right-hand panel, then there should be some instruction to do so. Otherwise, it's not clear what one would do on this page.

I entered my user ID, and kept the selection to the default 8 generations. It only gave me two generations.

I then emptiedout that field and went down to Full names. I entered Smith and kept the default to 1000. Then I clicked on the "Name Errors" button. Nothing happened. Repeated again, entering "John Smith" - nothing happened.

Watchlists generates a message "to be done". Also the password box should not display the password, but only ***
You could use "ambiguous" for names where the gender is not clear.
How about M/F ?
Or Gender Neutral, or unspecified gender.

Jillaine Smith, did you read this?
Note: Private profiles are not part of public database so if your parents are private, enter grandparents.
And did you try again?

After entering Smith, you have to be patient an wait maybe 30 seconds.
Then you'll find 990 error-records.

It's excellent! I didn't understand it before ... much better! Awesome tool :)
Biological genders are male, female, and intersex. These are based on the DNA of the individual.

Social genders often corresponds to biological genders, but is discovered as the individual grows from infant to child to adult and may change over time, and by self identification.

Biological gender is similar to vital statistics, such as birth date and place.

Social gender is similar to occupations or religions.

Both these genders are important, but the biological gender is typically of more interest in genealogy because lineage linked genealogy is based on biological relationships. Because we also care about adoptive relationships because of the significance of both nature and nurture in human development, social gender is also interesting.

Both types of gender are important but social gender should never be confused with or replace the biological gender.

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+3 votes

Looking at location: Noord-Holland, I get 475 errors.
When I click Hide active errors I still get 475 errors
When I click all three 47 errors are shown
But when I click Hide active and one of the other two then zero errors are shown.


by Pierre Goolaerts G2G6 Mach 2 (22.6k points)
Fixed. Refresh the page (F5)
+4 votes
I really like the possibility of a Watchlist errors field, as I have many European Aristocrat profiles I have adopted and it would be great to get a list of errors in those profiles.

Just wondering if they should also should have an ability to limit the number of errors? Like the fullname field.
by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (537k points)
Why? is it a problem? Until now watchlist  request had maximum of 800 errors.
Sorry, I obviously need to read things more carefully, I didn't realise that a Watchlist search already existed.  Though I did get 1028 errors.

Being able to limit the number I think would still be helpful?
Why limit.... it will soon be 0...

I realized that I was on the trusted list of many odd profiles so I took away myself.... from the trusted list.... maybe not an optimal way of getting less problems but I get a watchlist that is more me... ;-)
At the moment watch list is limited to 5000 profiles, so only first 5000 was checked. On new interface, i will make it possible to navigate through watchlist in chunks. But as Magnus said, your list will reduce, as you will correct the errors.

Aleš Trtnik the watchlist url would be an candidate to send out in the "Weekly" email as they did last.... Maybe not sending the "Weekly" email to everyone the same day could make the load less.... high....

Good thing with the watchlist solution is that you fast find odd things you have done lately.....

+1 vote

I finished 2 line errors. Preview is available in errors by location. I will use this for all errors, also on prepared static lists.

Also all links open in new tab, so you just close it and no need to use back button.

by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (661k points)
edited by Aleš Trtnik
+1 vote
not keen on putting my password into a third party site that is not secure.
by Gillian Causier G2G6 Pilot (261k points)
I agree. Additionally, several of us have discovered that our workplaces prevent access to Database Errors, which leads me to think that someone believes there are more serious security issues than lack of https. Maybe port 92 is considered to be a security risk?
Well, Wikitree is also working on http protocol. so you are already putting your password on unsecure server. But I don't see that as a problem, since you don't manage money on wikitree.

Port 92 is not standard port for http protocols, and some firewalls do block it. Since Errors project is hosting on my company's servers, port 80 is already used for my business. I can try to buy additional IP, so we could use port 80 for Wikitree.
+3 votes

Watch list is done over wikitree's APPS server. It is not possible differently. It openes in new tab, where you have to login to server, if you dont have automatic login. But options, 

  • Show temporarily hidden errors
  • Show ignored errors
  • Hide active errors

 are included so you can see only false errors on your watchlist. Check desired options and then click Go to apps server

Also maximum size of watchlist is increased from 5K to 10K profiles.

by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (661k points)
+3 votes
I checked one profile to see how the results looked. This is easier to follow on the "after death" type errors. One over the other is easier to follow than side by side. The "control" panel is an improvement. Only checking one profile is hardly a good test. If I find any difficulties, I'll comment later.
by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (225k points)
+2 votes

On page in section Reports / Ancestors Added WikitreeIDs if less then 10 users in generations.


by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (661k points)
edited by Aleš Trtnik

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