Newly created project template being erroneously reported as an error

+7 votes


The new Palatine Migration project has a new template, {{Palatine Migration}}, created by Abby Glann. I and others have been busy adding the template to profiles of people who fit within the project scope. Today another WikiTree member alerted me that the template showed up on her most recent error report as Error 843: Missing template (spelling). (I wasn't aware of this because I hadn't added it to my own ancestors' profiles until after last Sunday's error report was created.) I say "Eek!" because I'm upset to think that people have been diligently removing that valid template from profiles it was just added to.

Please let's eliminate the error marking for this template. And because there are many Leaders who might be creating or modifying templates for perfectly good reasons, and probably aren't notifying Ales Trtnik every time they do so, I'm concerned that Error 843 could lead to a lot of counterproductive "corrections."

asked in Policy and Style by Ellen Smith G2G6 Pilot (804k points)
retagged by Maggie N.

4 Answers

+4 votes
Best answer

Here are the lists of all templates I found on WikiTree. There might be some others, that weren't in category Templates or it's subcategories. They should be.

Since I check template names against this two lists, all templates must be listed there. So for any new template I must be notified. We will have to update instructions for that. A lot is happening with templates these days, so I can miss some changes.

Palatine Migration is in the list, so it shouldn't be an error.



answered by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (320k points)
selected by Ellen Smith

Aha! It seems that until last Wednesday (18 January), the template name recorded on that page was "Palatine Immigration" instead of "Palatine Migration." Thus, when last week's error checking routine ran (on 15 January data), all entries for {{Palatine Migration}} were treated as errors. 

As I remember, I added Palatine Migration later last week, when I noticed it in Project box templates.

+3 votes
I thought I was something like that. I've noticed a number of other working templates that show up in that category, like {{Ann_Forbes}}, {{Arnick}} and {{Beardsley-KC}}. {{Beardsley-non William}}, {{Beardsley-Y-DNA-SNP}}, {{US Politician}} etc
answered by Aaron Gullison G2G6 Mach 1 (18.3k points)
edited by Aaron Gullison
Some of those templates might be "deprecated" by WikiTree, even though they still function.

Maybe the Leaders have been discussing these templates, but because the public discussion of templates hasn't gotten into detail on templates like these, I imagine that most regular members are only puzzled about Error 843.

All templates should be in some Templates subcategory. These are not. Someone should classify them and let me know of changes.

+3 votes

The template Palatine Migrants  (currently on those four profiles) is what is marked as an error.  Ales wants it to say Palatine Migration.  Palatine Migrants is what was added to Antoni Kraemer that started this discussion.  I'm sorry if I didn't explain clearly.
answered by Beulah Cramer G2G6 Pilot (140k points)
edited by Beulah Cramer
This db_errors check looks only at templates, not at categories. The template is "Palatine Migration," and that was being marked as an error.

It appears that Ales has edited the error-checking protocol so that it no longer marks this as an error.   :-)
I guess I don't understand all of the intricacies of this but I'm happy to leave it in the capable hands of those who do.  At least it has been remedied.
I spoke too soon. This hasn't been fixed. The error notation has disappeared from profiles where I marked it as a false error, but there are other Palatine Migration profiles that are still showing this as an error.  :-(
I tried to designate false error on four of them  It worked on the first one
but just sat and spun its wheels on the next three.
+1 vote
I agree.  I just posted a similiar question because I have two errors showing up with Error 843 and I can't figure out how to correct them. Thanks for posting.
answered by Nancy Lee Cousins G2G6 (6.1k points)

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