Join the Data Doctors project and become a Data doctor / 3 [closed]

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To join the Data Doctors project and become a Data doctor, go to latest join post here:

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/768536/join-the-data-doctors-project-and-become-data-doctor-in-2019

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in The Tree House by Aleš Trtnik G2G6 Pilot (515k points)
closed by Aleš Trtnik
I believe I have learned more by working with this project than I would have by myself.

With the weekly challenges, one concentrates on one particular suggestion which gives one the opportunity to truly figure out what to look for when making corrections. By the end of the week, one has the knowledge and confidence to make a huge difference towards the health of our shared tree.

Try it, you will love it.
Just so you know, Data Doctors is like a year round Clean-a-Thon. Just like Sourcerers is like a year long Source-a-Thon.
Lost access to the spreadsheet on google. Can anyone remedy that?

Thanks

Terry

Can anyone tell me why I get this message 

Your WikiTreeID does not exist. Status is updated, but correct it next time. (Wight - 531)

You shouldn't add spaces in Wight-531

I have made mistakes on gender when entering persons. Many have been "corrected" by data doctors trying to help. However seldom do the people doing the "fixing" bother to edit the biography to reflect the gender correction.

I would rather have them left for me to correct if the job is done incompletely. It would be great if the "data doctors" received proper training prior to being set loose.
To keep the data doctors away, you can go to the drop down, Suggestions, and correct all the mistakes in your tree yourself.
Absolutely agree with Terry McClintock.
So, how are Data Doctors different from Sourcing?
When I am making these corrections I avoid tampering with the bio, especially if it appears to be thoughtfully done.  It's one thing to change a gender in a box. It's another to edit someone's work.
The bio should be checked before making a gender change or anything else, since there can be notes to indicate why a gender is set one way.  If no notes, the bio should still be checked when gender is changed, so it doesn’t say ‘he’ or ‘she’ which is now opposite of gender.

232 Answers

+9 votes
I would like this badge.
by Heidi Dapra G2G Crew (840 points)

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+9 votes
Great Idea thanks
by Jean Skar G2G6 Mach 1 (11.0k points)

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+9 votes
I would like the Data Doctors badge.
by Mary Jenkins G2G1 (1.2k points)

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+9 votes
Cant wait to help! British historian and I am all about the source and making people come to life.
by Lissa Debrees G2G2 (2.4k points)

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+9 votes
I've been working on correcting my family errors as well as updating sources :)
by Marlena Lidell G2G1 (1.8k points)

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+9 votes
I'd be glad to participate if I could.
by K. Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (125k points)
I would like the Data Doctor badge.  Thanks!

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Thank you very much!
+9 votes
Hi there,

I would like to help out and join the Data Doctors group.

Thank you!

   Jen
by Jen Lieberman G2G2 (2.7k points)

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+9 votes
I'm in, I want to be a data doctor!
by Danelle Freed G2G2 (2.2k points)

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+9 votes
I would like a data doctor badge
by Darlene Roy G2G Crew (970 points)

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+8 votes
This project looks fantastic! Would love to join!
by Andrea Hochstetler G2G Crew (630 points)
This project looks fantastic! I'd love to contribute!

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+8 votes
Hello,

I would like the Data Doctor badge please.  

I fixed two of my own errors this morning.  Farnsworth-1560 & Plumley-423.

Thank you!!
by Peggy Plumley G2G2 (2.2k points)

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+8 votes
Yes, I would like to join the Data Doctor team.
by Sharon Danbrook G2G1 (1.7k points)

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+8 votes
Hello, I can help out this week. Easy one to start with.
by D Armistead G2G6 Mach 1 (11.4k points)
Hi, I must have commented instead of answering, but have been working on this one. May I have a badge please? Thanks!

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+8 votes
I am so enthusiastic, I started the project before receiving a badge.  Would love to have the badge now!  Thanks.
by Merryl Hunkin G2G6 (6.2k points)

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+8 votes
I would also like the data doctor badge.
by James McGehee G2G Crew (840 points)

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+8 votes
I would like a Data Doctors Badge. I am a perfectionist and believe highly in quality assurance to make sure the most correct data is being displayed and learned by the entire Wikitree community.
by Justin Zierke G2G Crew (440 points)

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+8 votes
I would like a data doctor badge and become a data doctor so I may contribute to Wikitree.  I have been researching my family for many many years.  

Thank you,

Melanie Price McKenzie
by Melanie Price G2G1 (1.2k points)

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+8 votes
I would love to be a data doctor.  Have sort of been doing some clean-up solo for awhile.  Would be nice to have some structure.
by Denise Ganopole G2G1 (1.8k points)

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+8 votes

Please sir, may I have a badge?

by Scott Anderson G2G6 Mach 1 (11.8k points)

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+8 votes
I would like the Data Doctor Badge, please.
by Hal Stout G2G1 (1.6k points)

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