Challenge of the week: Improve orphaned profiles (29 Jan 2018) [closed]

+15 votes

Hi WikiTreers,

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

Once again, Aleš has come up with something to help us work together on a category of profiles that need our help. This time it's "orphans," i.e. profiles without Profile Managers.

Here is the list of orphaned profiles that could use some TLC.

Will you join us?

Every time you record a status update it will earn you a point. The member with the most points at 11:59pm EDT on Sunday night will get the Winner badge this week 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

closed with the note: Challenge is finished
in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.4m points)
closed by Eowyn Langholf
Challenge is live.
I am in for the week.

Spreadsheet is all updated. spreadsheet

Hope to see you in chat instructions

Steven, I haven't used the spreadsheet before. Should we put which error we're working on in the challenge tracker column?
nan, if you are working the errors in a certain cell just change the background color. You get to chose the color. Ain't that special? Try to keep the text visible though. Just select the cell, click the paint bucket, and chose the color.

When you go to the next one, color that also.
Got it, thanks!
Fixed 822's for 1700-1799.
I have been working on 601's!

27 Answers

+5 votes
I will try to do one or two, although our campground WIFI is so poor that it is even hard to get gmail....

I am looking at open profiles with a single letter LNAB

Update....slow internet so just a few, looking at 852 in the 1800s in the US for some GEDCOM cleanup and finding names for unknown.
by Kay Sands G2G6 Pilot (228k points)
edited by Kay Sands
+5 votes
Yup. 811's at the moment
by Eileen Bradley G2G6 Mach 1 (15.8k points)
+6 votes
I love orphans!

I will be working on 721s 1800-1899
by Emma MacBeath G2G6 Pilot (575k points)
Me too, Emma. I'm in.
+5 votes
Will try to do some this week. Internet access is limited right now, so I have to go elsewhere to do online genealogy.
by s Davenport G2G6 Mach 1 (10.7k points)
Hello again!  Missed ya!  Go Roses :-)
+5 votes
I'll try to do a few.
by Janet Berkman G2G2 (2.7k points)
+5 votes
I'm in, I love working on orphans.
by Nan Starjak G2G6 Pilot (221k points)
+4 votes
I am in for Team Tennessee this week as their fearless leader.
by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (379k points)
+5 votes
I'm always willing to help the orphans.
by Karen Lorenz G2G6 Mach 3 (36.8k points)
+5 votes
I'm in for this one!
by Susan McNamee G2G6 Mach 3 (37.6k points)
Nice to see you again Susan. I bet you've been busy lately!

Go Roses ;-)
+5 votes
Fixed all obvious 741's

Now doing 724
by Esmé van der Westhuizen G2G6 Mach 8 (89.1k points)
edited by Esmé van der Westhuizen
+5 votes
I will do a few of the english ones.  Thanks Janet
by Janet Wild G2G6 Mach 8 (83.7k points)
+5 votes
My first time, but will attempt to help.
by Arlene Freeman G2G Crew (660 points)
+5 votes
In for this one.
by Natalie Trott G2G6 Pilot (513k points)
+5 votes
I'll work on some too.
by Carolyn Martin G2G6 Pilot (139k points)
+5 votes
I would love to work on some profiles.
by SM Reaper G2G5 (6k points)
+5 votes
I'm new but I'd be happy to take a stab at some. Bad or incomplete data on the Web for all the world to see drives me bonkers!
by Tina Schreckengost G2G2 (2.6k points)
+5 votes
I'm in. Would be great to help.
by Pat Kelynack G2G6 Mach 4 (41.2k points)
+5 votes
I'm working on wrong character errors.
by Karen Harbert G2G6 Mach 2 (26.4k points)
+5 votes
Sure; I'll work on some orphaned profiles. I'll work on some Separators in First Name, which is what I was working anyway.
by Susan DeFoe G2G6 (8.7k points)
edited by Susan DeFoe
+5 votes
I'll work on the Scottish orphans
by Sheena Tait G2G6 Mach 4 (40.4k points)

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