Challenge of the Week: Clean-up as many merged profiles as possible (26 Feb 2018) [closed]

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Hi WikiTreers,

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

(NOTE: This challenge will run for two weeks because of RootsTech and then Aleš will be skiing in Utah :D )

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

WikiTree profile: Space:DD_Challenge_811_VIII
closed with the note: Challenge is finished
asked in The Tree House by Eowyn Langholf G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
closed by Eowyn Langholf
Ales you need to put a new stat for this week on this.
Aleš is out of town at Rootstech so we will most likely not have a real time tracker for this challenge.  I don't know when he will run the next data report either.

https://tinyurl.com/weekchallenge Week Challenge
 

http://prntscr.com/hk72jy instructions

Single item updated in challenge sheet. 

Evidently in order to use the chat feature I need an email associated with googl/ chrome/ youtube to enter. Feel free to email me at starmaster98@hotmail.com to enter you into the sheet so it will recognize you.

Since we only have the one section this week, please say what part of the larger categories you are working on. A-e, or UK only, etc.

Thank you Steven :-)
I'm working orphans.
The challenge tracker is not working tonight.
I didn't even realize until now that the tracker had been reset for this challenge.

This is suppose to be for two weeks. Like it says above in the description. (NOTE: This challenge will run for two weeks because of RootsTech and then Aleš will be skiing in Utah :D )

18 Answers

+4 votes
Yes I am in for this. I will be the first to begin.
answered by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (231k points)

Ales you need to put a new stat for this week on this.

commented 1 second ago by Linda Barnett G2G6 Pilot (156,660 points)

The challenge tracker is not working tonight.

This isn't working this week and tonight.This is suppose to be for two weeks. Like it says above in the description. (NOTE: This challenge will run for two weeks because of RootsTech and then Aleš will be skiing in Utah :D )

+6 votes
I'll do some.
answered by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (176k points)
+6 votes
I'm working on France pre-1500s
answered by Emma MacBeath G2G6 Pilot (510k points)

This is suppose to be for two weeks. Like it says above in the description. (NOTE: This challenge will run for two weeks because of RootsTech and then Aleš will be skiing in Utah :D )

+6 votes
Will make a start on Australia 1900-99
answered by Roger Davey G2G6 Mach 1 (13.3k points)
+6 votes
Hi! as usual, am late, but will clean up a few files!
answered by Bonnie Saunders G2G6 (7.1k points)
+7 votes
I will take a break from sourcing and give this a try.
answered by Carolyn Martin G2G6 Pilot (111k points)
+5 votes
I'd like to be working on Wisconsin profiles after 1800. How do I find them?
answered by Dana Johnson G2G6 Mach 1 (16k points)
Many thanks, Steven!
thumbs up Steven!
The challenge tracker is not working tonight.

This is suppose to be for two weeks look above in the descrition. (NOTE: This challenge will run for two weeks because of RootsTech and then Aleš will be skiing in Utah :D )

The tracker isn't working this week and tonight.This is suppose to be for two weeks. Like it says above in the description. (NOTE: This challenge will run for two weeks because of RootsTech and then Aleš will be skiing in Utah :D )

Maybe Ales forgot to set the tracker to do 2 weeks? He must have needed that vacation.
+4 votes
OK, I'll try this challenge. In between watching RootsTech online. :-)
answered by Beverly Benfer G2G6 (6k points)
+5 votes
I'll do some of these, too. (even without the tracker and WikiTree+).  I'll concentrate on US 19th C, mostly midwest.
answered by Jim Angelo G2G6 Mach 1 (14.2k points)
+4 votes
I will have a go , it will be a break from sourcing, although in the sourcing I came across Rebecca North a convict and have been on her trail for a couple of days, she has my attention, but this will give me a fresh perspective.
answered by Rionne Brooks G2G6 Mach 3 (33.7k points)
+4 votes
Working on cleanup. What is Rootstech like?
answered by Patricia Tidwell G2G3 (3.7k points)
+4 votes
Yes, I'm in.
answered by Jo Gill G2G6 Mach 5 (54.5k points)
+4 votes
Open NZ & New Zealand - Done
answered by Graeme Olney G2G6 Mach 3 (37.5k points)
+3 votes
OK, trying
answered by Katrina Whitaker G2G6 Mach 3 (32k points)
+3 votes
I am in for this week
answered by Joe Patterson G2G6 (8.8k points)
+3 votes
working Virginia
answered by Elizabeth Coltrane G2G6 Mach 1 (11.7k points)
+4 votes
I'll do some, I think I'll focus on orphans and get in some more entries to the Bio Builders challenge.
answered by Amanda D. G2G6 Mach 1 (10.5k points)
+2 votes
I would like to work on some profiles 1700-1799.
answered by SM Reaper G2G5 (5.7k points)

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