News on Database errors project (March 19th 2017)

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asked Mar 20 in The Tree House by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (207,720 points)
retagged Jun 8 by Maggie N.
Thank you Aleš !
...also Thanks!

Thank you, Aleš!

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I think it is not so good that the check box for Manager Notified activates  Hide for 30 Days. The way I first notify managers (unless I have already a working relationship with them) is usually to write a public comment on the erring profile saying: "Have you noticed the error report?" and then a link to the error report for that particular profile, so they can see for themselves (and perhaps also notice other errors). But if there's a Temp Hide, they will not see the error I'm trying to alert them to.

answered Mar 21 by Eva Ekeblad G2G6 Mach 9 (91,100 points)

In such case use Not corrected with comment Posted Message.

Maybe we should rethink the need for Hide for 30 days. now with Error status it is a bit obsolete.

Yes, please: rethink.

But we should of course hear from other Data Doctors, who may still have a use for the function.
Well, Hide for 30 days is convenient when the correction is a Proposed Merge. For profiles with no longer active (or no longer interested in the profile) managers, 30 days is the time it takes to get a default approval and complete the merge. So in that case, hide the error for 30 days is the most useful option.

For other cases, which are the majority, I agree with Eva.
True, about the 30-day merges.

I have mostly been working the db-errors from a spreadsheet shared between the two of us who work error 912 (accessible from the Swedish Wikitree group at FaceBook). So I have not had a great need for hiding the ones I've decided to do by a merge.

I guess I may change my routines somewhat now with the status button.

Although with managers with 100+ errors of the same kind it has been useful to have them on their own page for chipping away at, little by little.

I changed the fourth option to Proposed merge (hide for 30 days)

For notifying the manager, it is better to use first option (Not corrected) and write as a comment, Message posted on PM to manager or similar.

Simple and elegant.
+4 votes
I prepared report of entered comments by error and status. In a week or two, I will prepare hints for error comments based on entered comments. Have a look.

http://www.softdata.si/osebe_staro/ales/wikitree/Status%20comments.htm

Here is also a Top list of users claiming their corrections. They are counted only if error is really corrected. I still have to decide if this will be regular thing.

http://www.softdata.si/osebe_staro/ales/wikitree/Top%20DD.htm
answered Mar 21 by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (207,720 points)
Thanks Aleš
I like it. Some of the corrections I've done have been quite odd.  Joseph Smith, head of LDS, married many women ceremonially after death. Blanne Harper - often misspelled in the Bible in an in-law branch of tree - actually Blaney.  Suggestion - a better (any) way to deal with poly marriages.
Very nice work! Looks like you have recruited some hard working Data Doctors!

Thank you!
I like your list of users claiming their corrections, except it leaves out the 901 db_e, because we cannot correct them due to the privacy level.  Kind of leaves us out in the cold.
I know. Also some errors are easy to correct, and some are hard. That is why I don't like scoring who is the best. Maybe if I count all comments it would show who are active DD.
That sounds like a plan. By the way, you are doing an awesome job!
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Here is another report for all status changes for last 6 hours.

http://wikitree.sdms.si/function/WTStatusReview/Status.htm
answered Mar 22 by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (207,720 points)

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