Missing names in official Surname List... [closed]

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I was cross-checking my watchlist against a surname list, & discovered that there are over a dozen profiles (out of almost 700) that are not showing up in the surname list. These are profiles that I created a month ago over the span of a week, and include both LNABs & Current Last Names that belong in the list. Profiles that I created both before & after the missing ones are in the list. It's a real puzzle...

WikiTree profile: Charles Sinnett
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in WikiTree Tech by Kitty Linch G2G6 Mach 4 (40.7k points)
closed by Kitty Linch
What's the surname and what are some of the profiles that are missing? (I predict that the WikiTree Team will need that information in order to figure out what's wrong.)

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Hi Kitty,

Can you list the examples? Thanks.

by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
selected by Kitty Linch

Sorry, the profile I originally listed was the one just before the ones that are missing... Here's the list:

  • Mitchell-13750    Louisa A. (Mitchell) Sinnett
  • Moyers-237    Jenetta E. (Moyers) Sinnett
  • Simmons-7209    Sarah Margaret (Simmons) Sinnett
  • Sinnett-645    Clarence Arthur Sinnett
  • Sinnett-646    Hettie Catherine (Sinnett) Nelson
  • Sinnett-647    Henry Clay Sinnett
  • Sinnett-648    Oliver Dice Sinnett
  • Sinnett-649    Edward Clinton Sinnett
  • Sinnett-650    William A. Sinnett
  • Sinnett-651    David Clarence Sinnett
  • Sinnett-652    Eliza Frances (Sinnett) Simmons
  • Sinnett-653    Rubertha (Sinnett) Smith
  • Sinnett-654    James Kennie Sinnett
  • Sinnett-655    Sarah Virginia (Sinnett) Mitchell
  • Sinnett-656    Nettie F. (Sinnett) Craun
  • Sinnett-657    Oliver Franklin Sinnett


Hi Kitty,

I'm seeing these folks on http://www.wikitree.com/index.php?title=Special:Surname&s=SINNETT&order=name

It could be that they're not appearing until you resort the list. We have a complicated "caching" system that enables surname index pages to load quickly when you first see them. Sometimes the cached versions get out of date. Resorting the list should always show you the most up-to-date content.

Another point of possible confusion is the privacy controls. For example, Sinnett-645 is listed as Charles (Preferred First Name) rather than Clarence (his Proper First Name, which is private for private people).

Chris, I'm sure it's not the privacy controls; I checked for that. It must have been a caching problem -- they're there now. I use a link from my working free space page to get to the index, and it incorporates the sort preference I use. I've been having trouble with my browser crashing lately, so it makes sense to me that the cache was not cleaned correctly. Thank you for looking!

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