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 (513k 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.

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+8 votes
I  would like the Data Doctor badge. Thank you.
by Ginger Lawton G2G6 Mach 1 (15.1k points)

Awarded. I also invited you to google group.

I noticed, that you are following inkorect tag. You didn't use plural of doctors. It should be Data_Doctors tag, to be notified of the changes. You can correct it here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following.

+7 votes
I would like to be member, Tried it for first time this month. Good way to learn the do’s and don’ts.
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)

Awarded. I also invited you to google group.

You should also follow Data_Doctors tag, to be notified of the changes. You can do it here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following.

+8 votes
I am starting to have a go at helping with the weekly cleanup.  May I have the Data Doctor badge please?
by Lesley Leamon G2G2 (2.5k points)

Awarded. I also invited you to google group.

+8 votes
I have been working on this weeks challange, got a late start on Friday evening as I had just discovered the challenge and had not yet requested to join Data Doctors, would like to become an official member
by Sandie Schwarz G2G6 Mach 1 (19.0k points)

Awarded. I also invited you to google group.

You should also follow Data_Doctors tag, to be notified of the changes. You can do it here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following.

+8 votes
I have so enjoyed doing the challenges in data doctor I have learnt so much more

Thank you

Helen
by Helen Edwards G2G5 (5.2k points)

Awarded. I also invited you to google group.

You should also follow Data_Doctors tag, to be notified of the changes. You can do it here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following.

+8 votes
I would like the Data Doctor badge please. Thank you.
by Margaret Haining G2G6 Mach 4 (47.9k points)

Awarded. I also invited you to google group.

+8 votes
I would love to be a Data Doctor! This will help me learn the correct source formatting for WikiTree so I can apply it to my own profiles and others once I become more comfortable! I'm always looking to learn! :)
by Cory Fulmer G2G1 (1.6k points)
I would love to help!!

Awarded. I also invited you to google group.

+8 votes
I am volunteering to be a Data Doctor
by Peter Geary G2G6 Mach 4 (43.3k points)

Awarded. I also invited you to google group.

You should also follow Data_Doctors tag, to be notified of the changes. You can do it here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following.

+8 votes
The receipt of a  Data Doctor Badge would be awesome
by Dave May G2G2 (2.7k points)

Awarded. I also invited you to google group.

You should also follow Data_Doctors tag, to be notified of the changes. You can do it here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following.

+8 votes
I would like to help the data doctors

Peter
by Anonymous Beaton G2G Crew (750 points)

Awarded. I also invited you to google group.

You should also follow Data_Doctors tag, to be notified of the changes. You can do it here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following.

+8 votes

I am hoping to join The Data Doctors Project to help others fix minor errors on Profiles that could use improvements.

by Keith Mann Spencer G2G6 Mach 1 (14.0k points)

Awarded. I also invited you to google group.

+8 votes

I  would join. Thank you.
by Peter Geary G2G6 Mach 4 (43.3k points)
Hi, Jack

We are working on your badge now and you should receive it soon.  We welcome you.
+8 votes
I look forward to the work!
by Jack Schaffer G2G4 (4.2k points)

Awarded. I also invited you to google group.

You should also follow Data_Doctors tag, to be notified of the changes. You can do it here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Special:Following.

+8 votes
For the benefit of everyone
by S Boz G2G1 (1.1k points)

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+8 votes
I would like to get the Data Doctors badge please as currently I spend most of my WikiTree time sourcing profiles, connecting profiles and correcting errors.

Thanks

David
by David Edwards G2G3 (3.5k points)
There are a few of us here on Page 10 that have not had any replies to our offers of help so not sure if anything is happening or not.

David

Awarded. I also invited you to google group.

+8 votes
I would love to help in this project.  I have started on my own.  Thank you for the badge.
by Shelly Cloud G2G1 (1.7k points)

Awarded. I also invited you to google group.

+7 votes
Yes please include me
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You need to be logged in when you apply or at least provide the WikiTreeID.
+8 votes
data doctor, part of England Team
by Trevor Pickup G2G6 (6.0k points)

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+9 votes
I would like to receive the Data Doctor badge. Thank you.
by Kevin Carden G2G1 (1.0k points)
Hi, Kevin

We received your request and will get back to within a couple weeks; Ales awards badges twice a month.

Thank you for your interest in the Data Doctors Project!

Awarded. I also invited you to google group.

Thank you so much!
+9 votes
Hi I've actually been doing Data Doctor things but didn't know there was a tag for it. I enjoy the challenges very much.
by Melissa Greenwood G2G4 (4.4k points)
Hi, Melissa

There is a tag for Data Doctors; there is also a project badge; is that what you are interested in getting?  You can add the data-doctors tag to your followed tags.

Let us know and we will be in touch.

Happy Holidays
Hi, thank you I did put it on my profile. I also finally figured out how to use the tracker lol.

You have a great day and Happy Holidays to you as well
So do you want to become a "badged" Data Doctor and join the project?

Thank you.

Awarded. I also invited you to google group.

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