Challenge of the week: Clean up as many locations as possible [closed]

+28 votes

Hi WikiTreers,

Will you join our "Data Doctors" Challenge of the week?

This week's challenge focuses on cleaning up the location fields on profiles.

Aleš has prepared a report of profiles from around the tree that have potential errors in their locations. These are usually simple typos that are easy to fix. But a thinking genealogist needs to give them a quick "reality check" and consider the intent of the original member and the sources before making any changes. Will you try some?

Click here for the list.

After making a change, click the "challenge tracker" button and then the edit the status. This will record a point. The member with the most points at 11:59pm EDT on Sunday night will get the badge and the bragging rights. But we'll all benefit from a neater, cleaner shared tree.

If you're participating, please post here to let us know. It's nice to cheer each other on. Or post if you have any questions about how to participate.

Thanks for helping!

Real-time tracking results: See your stats
alongside other participants here.


Top 10 Participants

For more results see:

closed with the note: Challenge closed
asked in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
closed by Eowyn Langholf
For this challenge, using the status button is the only way your contributions count.  The tracker works for other challenges that don't have a cool status button :-)
Ok Emma.  Thank you!

Once your changes are saved, there is a green banner which appears. You should see a button to click which says "Challenges Tracker." Click that button. It should show you one or more options for possible changes, and you should also see a "status" button on the right side of the page. Click any of the status buttons. It will open another page which is called the Suggestion status. You have the option to show how you handled the changes, click any related boxes, and click "update status." That will record your changes for the competition.

The tracker seems to not be updating again....10:30PDT Saturday

Neither of the choices for which challenge to credit appears (to me) to be the right one. Is there no way to go through the Custom Lists to do a particular state's errors and still get credit? Or is it possible to get to a state's errors through the challenge list? Not that I care to win, but participating in a group challenge adds to the fun.
None of the choices offered by the Challenge Tracker appears to be this challenge-- is it because I went via custom lists to find the Louisiana location errors?
Stephanie, we don't use the challenge tracker for the Data Doctor challenges because the Status button automatically tracks for us when we set the status after clearing errors.  When I mentioned the tracker wasn't working I meant the real-time results tracker that shows how many errors we have cleared.  Do you know how to set the status for errors using the status button?

It seems that the Real-time tracking results: See your stats
alongside other participants here.
 Has seems stop giving the stats alongside the participants. You need to check it out.

Oh! Now that you mention it I remember having read that a while back. I have been updating the status, thanks. The page of errors that I was working was not removing the profiles I'd done after setting the status and then refreshing the page, so I didn't know if that was affecting anything-- but I see my total showing on the stats page. Thanks for answering!
Stephanie, the system will only remove corrected profiles from your own personal suggestion list when the status is set.  It doesn't remove them from these suggestion lists until Aleš does the date dump at the beginning of the week. And you're welcome :-)

43 Answers

+9 votes
I'll start on the 663's
answered by Cindi Clark G2G6 Mach 1 (18.3k points)
+8 votes
I'll work on them as I find them
answered by Amanda Frank G2G6 Mach 4 (40.7k points)
+9 votes
I'm in starting with the NZ ones
answered by Graeme Olney G2G6 Mach 4 (41.8k points)
+9 votes
Ok I am game, I'll get started now. thanks
answered by Gwen Fleming G2G6 Mach 2 (21.7k points)
+11 votes
610 for me.
answered by Isabelle Rassinot G2G6 Pilot (210k points)
Go Isabelle! :-)
+9 votes
I'm in, although I'm concentrating on developing some of my profiles this week. It's always nice to do some quick fixes like this.
answered by Denise Chiasson G2G6 Mach 1 (17.2k points)
+10 votes
Just saw this. Sounds like fun. concentrating on the 603, 633, 663 errors.
answered by Steven Tibbetts G2G6 Pilot (160k points)
edited by Steven Tibbetts
+9 votes
I'll start on 607's
answered by Elizabeth Coltrane G2G6 Mach 1 (12.4k points)
+10 votes
I’ll work on some.

I was going to focus on my ancestors but with a degree in geography and 35 years in software development, the first 25 creating (underlying technology for) mapping software and GIS, this challenge is irresistible.
answered by Kay Sands G2G6 Pilot (173k points)
+9 votes
I'll work on the 633's
answered by Mindy Silva G2G6 Pilot (184k points)
+9 votes
Started on the Wisconsin location errors.
answered by Dana Johnson G2G6 Mach 1 (16.5k points)
+9 votes
Just got the challenge. I'm in.
answered by Victoria English G2G6 Mach 2 (20.5k points)
+9 votes
I'll work on Scottish ones :-)
answered by Sheena Tait G2G6 Mach 3 (34.2k points)
+8 votes
I'll get to some Louisiana ones.
answered by Stephanie Ward G2G6 Mach 3 (32k points)
+9 votes
SA Roots place names Corrections made

All done yea!!
answered by Ronel Olivier G2G6 Mach 4 (47k points)
edited by Ronel Olivier
Nice Work Ronel :-)
+7 votes
I am in on this challenge. I will start with the '601's'.
answered by Neil McNicol G2G5 (5.8k points)
+7 votes
I shall participate. Thank you!
answered by Jamie Ball G2G5 (5.1k points)
+6 votes
I am working on 641 (Death location in lowercase), 1800's, page 5.
answered by Julie Campbell G2G6 Mach 1 (16.6k points)
+5 votes
I will do some as time permits this week.  Not sure what yet.
answered by Laura Bozzay G2G6 Pilot (448k points)
+5 votes
I'm in for this data doctor challenge
answered by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (238k points)

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