Have you seen examples of really great profiles?

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I'm looking for awesome profiles to link to from http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Profile_Improvement and the style guides. Profiles should include a written biography (though it doesn't necessarily have to be long), and of course be neat and tidy (ie. no raw GEDCOM data, etc.). It would be nice to have ones that use other elements that aren't very widespread yet on WikiTree, like a Timeline section.

Here's your chance to show off your (or others'!) beautiful profiles!

in Policy and Style by Lianne Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (423k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway
Don't everybody shout at once! :) So I guess the lack of response means that we need to do some serious work on a few profiles to create good examples.
We really need to get examples together. Others are asking http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/5367/is-there-a-model-profile and this just came up in a G+ thread https://plus.google.com/u/1/114449822521576560110/posts/L3jyZCBKSrT
Lianne, maybe each user group could aim to come up with one or more model profiles?
I've created a section for them, with Wombat's example, on the Profile Improvement page: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Profile_Improvement

I also like the idea of having examples for specific user groups. I'll look for some and add them to the user group category pages.
Awesome! We could also use http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Examples -- or we could delete the category if we don't want to use it. It's old and the examples aren't really great ones.

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Sorry Lianne - I'm not in the habit of "blowing my own trumpet" but I think that this one of mine is a good example...  http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Line-113

I'm using it as my own style guide to slowly work through all of my and my partneer's direct ancestors.


by Wombat Allen G2G6 Mach 2 (22.1k points)
selected by Keith Baker
Thanks Wombat! That is a really nice profile. :) I think it was that profile that inspired me to start using Timeline sections, actually!
I agree, the setup is very good! Although I use more wikicode to organize the data.

I took the liberty to use your profile of Thomas Line as an example, I hope you don't mind ;-) Look at http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Line-138.

As you can see I added the code for the Table of Content in some areas and organized some data in tables.
As an example of wikicode Martyn, that's great.
There is some markup you've used that I made a definite decision not to use because of the layout it gives you (white space and heading alignment) but it does have the advantage of building a bigger TOC at the top.  I didn't know about that 'table wikicode' before.

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