DNA study added wrong how do I fix?

+5 votes
Okay, my attempt to add myself to Brady DNA study project ended up showing as red. A page came up and I thought it meant I had to add something to the box so I added [[DNA Study]]. Now DNA is black on my profile page but the page it links to is red. Here I go again. Don't laugh. I will eventually figure this out.

How do I fix it?
WikiTree profile: Barbara Shoff
asked in WikiTree Tech by Barbara Shoff G2G6 Mach 1 (19.8k points)
recategorized by Keith Hathaway
Laughing with you rather than at you. I canĀ“t make much sense of what triggers red and black on categories either :)  Still no wiser after re-reading the instructions umpteen times, so I have given up using them for the moment.
Lynda, I am so glad I am not the only one challenged. Once I figure out how to do it and figure out how to use a video screen capture program, I promise I will put it on my blog and send you a link. Of course, I am going to have to live long enough to get through all the learning curves.
Sending you a private message to see how I can help Barbara :-)

2 Answers

+3 votes

Hi, Barbara (and Lynda)!

I've asked one of our DNA Project members to contact you about setting up the categories for your DNA information.

To answer your question about categories: When a category shows up in red, it means that it doesn't exist and might need to be created. I say might, because sometimes it's a case of misspelling or just not having the correct category name.

When that happens, before you create a new category, it's always best to go looking and make sure that you haven't used the wrong category name or misspelled something. So, I suggest using Find > Categories from the Help menu to look for the higher-level category where the category you need belongs.

All that said, I know that it's not as easy as I just made it sound!! :-)  It takes some time to get familiar w/ the structure of categories. So, just be patient with yourself, and don't be afraid to ask in G2G if you're not sure whether or not a category needs to be created.

We've all been in your shoes before, believe me. :-)

Just for good measure, here's the Categories help page. (Can also be found on the Help menu: Help > Category Usage)

answered by Julie Ricketts G2G6 Pilot (263k points)
0 votes
Pretty sure that a category that shows up red on any profile page indicates that the category has not been built.  That usually happens to me when I add an {{ Unsourced |  some state }} and spell the state name wrong.
answered by Janne Gorman G2G6 Mach 2 (21.8k points)

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