Challenge of the Week: Clean-up as many merged profiles as possible (22 Jan 2018) [closed]

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Hi WikiTreers,

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

This one is a reprise of one of the most popular and valuable challenges we've done so far: cleaning up messy merged-together profiles.

Aleš has prepared a report of profiles from around the tree that were merged but never had their biographies and sources consolidated. Click here for the list.

Click here for tips on how the biographies and sources section should look. Most importantly, all profiles should have one and only one == Biography == headline and one == Sources == section with one <references /> tag directly beneath it.

After you delete the junk and consolidate any useful biographical text and sources set the status as corrected. That will earn you 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.

UPDATE:

Top 10

closed with the note: Challenge is finished
in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.8m points)
closed by Eowyn Walker
Challenge is active
Thank you :-)

http://tinyurl.com/Doctorsheet spreadsheet
http://prntscr.com/hk72jy instructions

Sheet is updated. We might have to mark off by page you are doing or something.

Hi, Ales.  I have done about 8 profiles now but I am not showing up in the participant tracking list.  What's up???
This is the suggestion for your latest edit and it has no correction marked.

http://wikitree.sdms.si/function/WTStatus/Status.htm?ErrID=811&UserID1=3272248&UserID2=0

Are you sure, you are marking it correctly?

I'm not showing up either,  Aleš   I've done two or three.

report wasn't being updated as you can see from the caption.

Nr of Statuses by User for week 20180121 (23.01.2018 14:15:42 - Slovenian time) it is 21:00.00 now in Slovenia.

It updates now.
Maybe I'm not sure how to collect points.  I correct the error and set the status with a comment, right?  Am I missing something?  I participated (didn't have time for much) in last week's challenge and don't think anything accrued.  Clearly, I'm challenged (pun intended.)
Susan, you are doing something right because you are showing 26 corrections on the tracker.  Only the "suggestions" for the challenge count for each week even if you clear other errors.
Haha, yay, me!  I *thought* I knew how to correct and post the status.  Maybe I'm just not sure how to get to the tracker.  Whatever, no big deal, I'm just glad it's working.  Thanks!
The tracker is linked right below the picture of the Data Doctor winner's badge above these comments.  I believe the tracker updates every five minutes.
The tracker is not working this morning.  I have done a about a dozen profiles this morning and it hasn't budged from the 77 I had yesterday.
Results are updated again.
The tracker apparently stopped working again this afternoon.

24 Answers

+7 votes
I will be working on France pre-1500s to start with
by Emma MacBeath G2G6 Pilot (827k points)
Emma, almost 400K points!   You're an Amazon!
Thanks, Jo!  Apparently it just rolled over past 400,000 while I wasn't looking :-)
+6 votes
I would like to work on some profiles.
by SM Reaper G2G6 (6.8k points)
+6 votes
I'll do some too.
by Carolyn Martin G2G6 Pilot (200k points)
+6 votes
I’ll do some.
by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (426k points)
+6 votes
Virginia and Orphans - 1800's
by Elizabeth Coltrane G2G6 Mach 2 (20.5k points)
+6 votes
Well, my wife Jane and I have 122 combined 811 suggestions between us through 12 generations of connections, so I think I'll have plenty to do on this one.
by Michael Frye G2G6 Mach 1 (14.1k points)
+4 votes
You talked me into it.  I'm making coffee and warming up my keyboard.
by Jo Gill G2G6 Pilot (110k points)
+4 votes
I have cleaned about 6 or 7 profiles but I am not showing up in the participant list.  Yes, I have updated the status pages.  What's up?
by Carolyn Martin G2G6 Pilot (200k points)
+4 votes
It's certainly a good cause!  Will do what I can.
by Bonnie Saunders G2G6 Mach 1 (14.2k points)
+4 votes
I'm in for a few.
by Julie Campbell G2G6 Mach 1 (17.5k points)
+4 votes
Always in for merge cleanup.
by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (861k points)
+4 votes
I'm in.  I'll chip away at some in the 1800-1899 range.
by Susan DeFoe G2G6 Mach 2 (25.2k points)
+4 votes
by Neil McNicol G2G6 (8.7k points)
edited by Neil McNicol
+3 votes
I am in for this week. I hope to get more done this week than I did last week.
by Anonymous Barnett G2G6 Pilot (466k points)
+5 votes
Not sure how much time I'll have for this, but a few are better than none!
by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (548k points)
+4 votes
Please add me to the challenge.
by SM Reaper G2G6 (6.8k points)
+4 votes
I'll help with orphans.
by Karen Harbert G2G6 Mach 2 (26.8k points)
+4 votes
I would like to participate. I enjoy cleaning up merged profiles. Probably still have a number of my own still out there.
by Diane Depatie G2G1 (1.8k points)
+4 votes
Yes .. Will Do ..
by Gerald Baraboo G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
+4 votes
I do this all the time, so I'm in!
by Debi Matlack G2G6 Mach 8 (80.2k points)

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