EditBot (aka Aleš Trtnik ) is a Wonderful WikiTreer

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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.

http://www.softdata.si/wt/EditBot/ChangeLog%20UTFError%2020171018%20205900.htm
answered by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (350k points)

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