EditBot (aka Aleš Trtnik ) is a Wonderful WikiTreer

+35 votes
Oh my heavens, look at the work EditBot is doing today!!!! It's fixing broken Ancestry links. A link to Ancestry's 1880 Census records brings up ... the 1880 Census record! Yahoooo!!!!!!
WikiTree profile: Aleš Trtnik
asked in Appreciation by Debi Hoag G2G6 Pilot (199k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

4 Answers

+7 votes
Oh, it is finally happening!! Hallelujah!! :-)
answered by Emma MacBeath G2G6 Pilot (521k points)
+3 votes
Yes, definitely well deserved! :) Thanks Debi for recognizing it (him). ;)
answered by Charlotte Shockey G2G6 Pilot (919k points)
+4 votes

The best with the Edit bot is that more people see the benefits with a well written bot. 

The debate on Wikitree was against bots 2 years ago and now the edit bot is I guess one of the users with most thanks and without question the first tool inside WikiTree setting numbers on the quality problems WikiTree has with the lack of a well defined quality process  

Next step would be to do life easier for the bot which is called making data machine readable. 

  1. Start add templates for sources —> the edit bot can find profiles with less number of “good” sources and help us see those profiles that needs research 
  2. Add what facts a source is evidence for —> easier find profiles with facts without evidence
  3. Add quality of source —> easier find profiles with facts that needs a better source in an region etc.


answered by C S G2G6 Pilot (268k points)
+6 votes
Actually, Ancestry links are always corrected, when EditBOT saves the profile for another reason. I was correcting a few thousand profiles with UTF errors that resulted in no biography display. Here is the log file. The other half will be corrected next week.

answered by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (350k points)

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